LA Games Conference/The Guide


LAGC begins today at 1pm at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles.  Details are at  We’ll post video once links are available. Here’s the guide:

Tu 4/28     

1-2, Gaming Trends

2-2:45, Gaming & Music
Speakers include:  Alex Hackford, Head of A&R, Sony Computer Entertainment, Tommy Tallarico, Video Games Live,Scott Scherer, Hands-On Mobile, Ted Cohen
2:45-3:45, Roundtables – Monetizing Your Games (Zeevex), Protecting Your Online Gaming Community (CS Identity), Mobile Gaming (DMW), Virtual Goods and the Demise of Subscription (Entropia Universe). 

3:45-4:30, Hollywood Film TV & Gaming
Spencer Hunt, Sony Pictures TV, John Kavanagh, Paramount Digital Entertainment, Bill Kispert, VP Interactive, NBCU, Kate Connally, MTV Addicting Games, Dave Long, Exponential, Steve Goldstein, Stubbs Alderton 

4:30-515, Gaming & Mobile
George Kurtyka, Nokia, David Zemke, Glu, Tim Chang, Norwest Venutre Partners, Michael Chang, Greystripe, Kyu Lee, Gamevil, Nicole Lazzaro, XEODesign

5:15-5:45, Finding Money in Games
Mitch Lasky, Benchmark Capital 

6-7, Poolside Cocktails, Tropicana Bar 

W 4/29

9-9:45, Social Gaming
Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari & Chuck E Cheese
, CEO, uWink, Chair, NeoEdge

9:50-10:35, Viral Gaming
Speakers include:  Gareth Davis, Facebook, Jason Oberfest, MySpace

11-11:45, Virtual Worlds
Speakers include:  Bob Ferrari, Sanrio Digital, Teemu Huuhtanen, Sulake (Habbo)

11:45-12:30, NexGen MMOGs
Speakers include:  John Hayase, Sony Online, Kuk Yi, Best Buy Capital, Matt Bellows, Vivox, Dennis Fong, Raptr

12:30-1:30, Lunch

1:30-2, Casual Gaming
David Roberts, PopCap Games (Bejeweled)

2-2:45, Generation Gamers
Speakers include:  Kyle Laughlin, Y! Games, Jesse Redniss, USA Network Digital

2:45-3:30, Marketers in Games
Speakers include:  Bill Young,
EA, Brandon Moulton, Massive (Microsoft), Matt Story, Play (Denuo), Anu Shukla, Offerpal

4-4:30, Distribution
Mike Yuen, Qualcomm (Zeebo)

4:30-5:15, Infrastructure Deployment
Speakers include Dave Laux, IBM Games

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