FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Philadelphia, September 25, 2007– Taking place November 2-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, America's VideoGame Expo announced today the preliminary line up of activities that gamers should expect at VGXPO 2007.
Breaking In– The Game Conference
GameJobs, the leading employment site serving the interactive entertainment industry, and America's VideoGame Expo are hosting a two-day seminar entitled 'Breaking In', a one-track conference aimed at providing employment tools and educational resources to people that want to find jobs in the videogame industry. At the 'Breaking In' conference you'll be provided with everything you need to know to find a job in the games industry.
'Breaking In' will showcase:
- <*>What you need to know about landing a job at a videogame company.*> <*>Information about colleges and universities offering education programs for game makers.*> <*>Details about the life cycle of a game development project.*> <*>And much more.*>
'Breaking In' will feature guest speakers from throughout the game industry and from recruiting groups such as Microsoft, GameJobs, GameRecruiter, and Mary-Margaret, IGDA, WIGI, Red Storm Entertainment, Large Animal Games, SMU, Full Sail,Digipen, and the Art Institutes.
Spencer Halpin's: Moral Kombat– Comes Alive at VGXPO
Moral Kombat is a feature-length documentary that studies the controversial subject of violence in videogames through a series of interviews with experts on both sides of the matter– some believing that violent games should be banned, others supporting their protection under the First Amendment. At VGXPO gamers will have an opportunity to preview the film and dive into the controversy with a live panel. Sure to be a major news event, this panel will be moderated by Newsweek's N'Gai Croal, and will feature Jack Thompson, Lorne Lanning and other special guests.
Underground Gaming Series
One of the premier video gaming circuits is coming to VGXPO! The Underground Gaming Series is the hottest new thing on the professional gaming scene. This 'NexGen' tour brings only the hottest games on the newest systems and brings out only the best gamers! The UGS will be on hand to showcase the circuit and whet the appetite of all gamers in an exhibition to give the gaming world one last taste of the 2007 Season after the Grand Finals in Atlantic City. Game competitions will include: Gears of War, Guitar Hero 2, Tekken 5: DR and Virtua Fighter 5
The VGXPO Education and Job Fair
For anyone that ever wanted a job in the videogame industry, the Education and Job Fair at VGXPO is your chance to meet with officials from game companies and universities that offer game related studies. Co-hosted by GameJobs, this special event is only education and job fair of its kind on the east coast in 2007.
Great American VideoGame Tournament
VGXPO's plays host to the second annual Great American VideoGame Tournament, a three-day gaming event where participants will compete to become 'Gamer of the Year'. The competition features games on console, PC, retro and arcade platforms and will culminate in a final round that will feature the Nintendo World Championship 1990 videogame (NES).
The Extreme Gaming Tour
The Intel Dell Extreme Gaming Tour travels throughout the country, bringing America four months of pure gaming excitement, and it's coming to VGXPO November 2-4! The Extreme Gaming Tour will feature high performance Dell and Alienware gaming PC's powered by the Intel® Core™ processor family. This 80' X 40' interactive experience will give consumers the opportunity to play the latest video games on computers designed to give you the horsepower needed for a great gaming experience. Visitors will also have a chance to enter and win an Alienware™ Area-51 desktop or a Dell™ XPS™ M1710 laptop computer powered by Intel Core processor technology.
Lorne Lanning to Visit VGXPO
Lorne Lanning is a creative visionary in the game design community and he will be on hand at VGXPO to meet gamers. Creator of Oddworld Inhabitants, Lorne is currently in partnership with Vanguard Animation and John Williams (Shrek movie producer) on their latest universe creation, Citizen Siege, which is in development to be a fully animated motion picture, with Lorne to direct and his partner, Sherry McKenna, to Executive Produce.
The Elite Gaming Lounge, Featuring the PMS Clan.
Come join the world famous PMS Clan in VGXPO's first-ever Elite Gaming Lounge! Come kick back with the coolest ladies in gaming, win great prizes, and 'get your game on' in the coolest area on the show floor.
The VGXPO Arcade
VIDEOTOPIA, the world's biggest, and best, gaming arcade comes back to America's VideoGame Expo! VIDEOTOPIA is a traveling museum exhibit that's traveled throughout the world and features some of the best arcade videogames ever made. Plus, all of the games are set on free play!
Have you ever wanted to dress up like Lara Croft, Super Mario, Master Chief, Final Fantasy's Cloud or even Sonic the Hedgehog -- here's your chance. VGXPO loves COS-Players! For the third straight year we will be holding the biggest videogame COSPlay competition in America! This year we'll be hosting competitions on BOTH Saturday and Sunday.
VGXPO TICKETS AND PASSES
America's VideoGame Expo will take place November 2-4, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Advanced tickets prices range form $7.50 to $25.00; Breaking In– The Game Conference is $99.00 and includes a weekend pass to VGXPO; some tournaments at VGXPO may require entrance fees. For more information regarding VGXPO, visit us on the web at www.VGXPO.com
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ABOUT AMERICA'S VIDEOGAME EXPO
VGXPO is an annual gaming destination - where gamers and industry insiders can come together to celebrate videogames. Now in its third year, attendees come to VGXPO to experience the newest games, encounter game industry legends, compete in tournaments, buy games and meet with friends. The convention provides a forum for the videogame industry to celebrate next-generation software, and it's rich history, with gamers. Additionally, VGXPO will host the largest videogame job fair on the East Coast, a conference seminar for students, and many other exciting events to be announced in the coming months.
America's VideoGame Expo, based in Philadelphia, is part of Lunar Tide Communications, Inc. a company that develops videogame related events and educational services. It's core service, the VideoGame.Net Experience, is an educational program that teaches students in 6th through 12th grades videogame design and production. Since 2003, the VideoGame.Net Experience curriculum has been taught to over 2500 students.