THINK SERVICES’ 2009 GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE CHINA OPENS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SAN FRANCISCO—April 20, 2009—The call for submissions to present lectures, tutorials, and panels at the 2009 Game Developers Conference® China (GDC China) is open now through May 22, 2009. The 2nd conference dedicated to the art, science and business of games - presented by Think Services, a Division of United Business Media- returns to the Shanghai Convention Center October 11-13. Session proposals can be submitted via the official GDC China website at www.China.GDConf.com.

Backed by the Ministry of Culture of the P. R. China (MOC), GDC China will bring new insight to the expansive Chinese game development industry—uniting the current generation of Chinese developers to share their ideas with local professionals and global pundits. GDC China will hold conference tracks on Global Game Development, Online Games, Visual Arts, Audio, Mobile, and Independent Games.

“The success of our event in 2007 demonstrated the enthusiasm and need for developers in China to further their learning in a conference style setting and gain insight into how their work plays an integral role in the games industry worldwide,” said Meggan Scavio, event director.“Based on our experience from our first event, GDC China 2009 will serve the community even better with more specialized content garnered with the help of the Asian development community, our advisory board, and the experience and knowledge of the GDC.”

For more information on submitting a talk to this year’s GDC China please visit www.China.GDConf.com.

About the Think Services Game Group

A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, GameCareerGuide.com, WorldsInMotion.biz, GameSetWatch.com, GamesOnDeck.com, SeriousGamesSource.com, the Game Developers Conference®, the Game Developers Conference® Austin, the Game Developers Conference® Europe, the Game Developers Conference® China, GDC Mobile, the Game Career Seminars, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. To learn more, visit www.tsgamegroup.com

About Think Services, a division of United Business Media

Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using educational events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and innovative media. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), and HDI. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and marketing services company with amarket capitalization of more than $1.6 billion. To learn more, visit www.think-services.com.

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Contact: Audrey Shen

Think Services, a division of United Business Media

ashen@ubmtechnology.com.cn

(86-21) 62787488-8701

Sibel Sunar

fortyseven communications

sibel@fortyseven.com

323-658-1200


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