Ready, Set, Energize: 2008 ION Game Conference Prepared to Launch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEATTLE, Washington, May 12, 2008 - The online game development community is fired up for one of the year's most important and influential events, the 2008 ION Game Conference. Beginning May 13th, three days of high-level knowledge-sharing and networking will be offered at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel facing the beautiful Puget Sound.

ION is drawing in hundreds of game industry professionals from around the world, to connect with each other and gain valuable online game development and business strategy information from almost 70 sessions. In fact, over 260 companies from around the globe will be on-hand to engage with fellow attendees. The keynote addresses will be delivered by Won Il Sue, Vice President of Neowiz; John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment; Yat Siu, Founder and CEO, Outblaze and Sanrio Digital and Alex St. John, CEO of Wild Tangent.

Attendees will partake in gourmet lunches and snacks throughout the conference. Networking opportunities will abound, including an early registration champagne reception on Monday, May 12th; the official conference party on Tuesday, May 13th; and organized breakfasts all the way through designed to encourage making meaningful connections.

"Bringing this year's ION to game developers is the continuing fulfillment of a dream," asserted Peter Freese, Director of the 2008 ION Game Conference. "At Evergreen Events we want to demonstrate that you don't have to sacrifice quality of experience when sharing instructive content with the leaders in the interactive entertainment business."

Online registration is now closed, but on-site registration for ION will be available for general attendees only through the duration of the conference.

The ION Game Conference is an annual Seattle-based game industry event designed for an experienced international attendee audience or those who strive to network and learn about new online game development and business trends. Visit the official website athttp://www.ionconference.com for the latest news and information about the 2008 ION Game Conference. For more information about the global and diversified advisory board supporting the ION Game Conference, visit http://www.ionconference.com/advisors.php.

To keep informed about the latest news about ION and the online game industry, sent straight to your e-mail Inbox, sign up for the free ION Connection newsletter at http://www.ionconference.com/signup.html. To network and share news with fellow members of the online game development community, join up with the ION Network here: http://ionnetwork.ning.com.

ION is Powered By:

2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE SPONSORS: 24 Seven, Aria, Big Fish Games, BigWorld, Dolby, Eidos, enterpriseSeattle, GNi, Goodwin Procter, iovation, Kelley Drye, MindArk, Omni Interactive Audio, Parature, PlaySpan, PLAYXPERT, PowerUp Games, Solid State Networks, Sony Online Entertainment, Terremark, Testronic Laboratories and Vivox.

2008 ION GAME CONFERENCE PARTNERS: Association of Virtual Worlds, China GC Networks, DFC Intelligence, MPOGD, Pearl Research, Stratics, Themis Group and Thisisgame.

About Evergreen Events

Evergreen Events, Inc., ( http://www.evergreenevents.org), is an independent Seattle area-based producer of conferences and events for the interactive entertainment industry. Evergreen Events is dedicated to the enrichment of both established and aspiring professionals through innovative first-class events offering exceptional content that is compelling, educational, and cogent. Our directors and advisors bring over a century of collective successful experience and involvement in the game industry.

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E-mail: paul@ionconference.com


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