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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Dariel00 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:09 pm

I was awarded a free pass earlier today for the 11th-12th. I can totally miss class on Tuesday, but I'm a little torn between my Wednesday classes and going to this.

I'm at the mercy of persuasion.
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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Pugovitz on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:12 pm

I can do the $370 price if that's the best deal we can get. I think I heard Christa and Sam can do it too. With Vincent that's four; we only need two more. For those of you that definitely can't do the higher price, you may still be able to get the free pass and still come down with us.

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  IAmSerge on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:12 pm

TallonRain wrote:I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to skip Monday - Wednesday just yet. I'll see if I can, though...

-Kyle

Hey, Husky,

When did you start developing games?

When did you start coming to UNT?

A big fan,
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Post  Pugovitz on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:15 pm

Dariel00 wrote:I was awarded a free pass earlier today for the 11th-12th. I can totally miss class on Tuesday, but I'm a little torn between my Wednesday classes and going to this.

I'm at the mercy of persuasion.
Oho, that should be easy. Come on! You can miss one day of class to literally rub elbows with industry insiders. Imagine who you'll meet, what connections you'll make, and what you'll learn. Heck, they have a friggin "Networking Lounge"... with a bar.

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Dariel00 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:28 pm

Pugovitz wrote:
Dariel00 wrote:I was awarded a free pass earlier today for the 11th-12th. I can totally miss class on Tuesday, but I'm a little torn between my Wednesday classes and going to this.

I'm at the mercy of persuasion.
Oho, that should be easy. Come on! You can miss one day of class to literally rub elbows with industry insiders. Imagine who you'll meet, what connections you'll make, and what you'll learn. Heck, they have a friggin "Networking Lounge"... with a bar.

Do we have any idea on how hotel prices are going to run. Unless I end up having an exam or presentation on Wednesday (chances are nigh, but it is possible), I think I'm down like Chinatown!
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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Break Man on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:55 pm

cathode26 wrote:We can go at the free price, but we only get the expo pass, and you need to get a response from GDC offering you the Expo pass.

This is just seeing if we can get more GDC for cheaper.


Break Man did you receive the expo pass?


-Vincent

That's the thing; I checked who they were giving out free passes to, and I saw that it's for someone who is in a program on video game development. I am fully in my History degree, and I'm pretty sure that, even if I were to go with "creative development", I would be denied a free pass. So I'm a bit on the out-and-out on this one.

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Dariel00 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:09 am

Break Man wrote:
cathode26 wrote:We can go at the free price, but we only get the expo pass, and you need to get a response from GDC offering you the Expo pass.

This is just seeing if we can get more GDC for cheaper.


Break Man did you receive the expo pass?


-Vincent

That's the thing; I checked who they were giving out free passes to, and I saw that it's for someone who is in a program on video game development. I am fully in my History degree, and I'm pretty sure that, even if I were to go with "creative development", I would be denied a free pass. So I'm a bit on the out-and-out on this one.

I was offered one and I'm a RTVF major. You should give it a try.
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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Dariel00 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:27 am

I saw that all of the nearby hotels were sold out.

If we end up with a very small group of us going down there, a friend of mine at UT offered their place for us to crash.

But just in case this turns into a field trip, I'm contacting some really cheap housing that's very close to the Convention Center. It's like a hostel/dorm set up
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free tickets

Post  Jonathan on Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:47 am

awesome, i'd like to go to gaming convention in Austin. I'm not sure if my luck is enough to get free tickets though, but I am going to try anyways. Thanks for posting this.
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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  cathode26 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:08 pm

This message is about the pay tickets from GDC, I have the excel document mentioned. Please come to room F204, the game programming lab at Discovery Park today between the hours of 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

If you can't come but want to still go, give me a call at 940-206-3975.
Obviously if we don't get 6 people then we will be going the free route.

//================================================
Hi Vincent,

Please complete the attached excel doc and return to me. I will need the following information for each attendee in your group in order to register them with the 25% educational discount:
· Full name
· Email
· Title ( Student, Faculty etc)
· Pass Type

** please keep in mind, we must receive full payment by Friday Oct. 7th**

Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks so much!

Looking forward to working with you.

Gillian


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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  cathode26 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:00 pm

Just so everyone knows, I had someone in the game club apply for a free pass yesterday and they already received it, so anyone who is discouraged just apply!

-Vincent

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Break Man on Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:08 pm

I'm all signed up for the free pass. I figure it'll take a day or two for the confirmation/rejection, but if they do reject me based on my major, I'll direct them to Chris Kohler, a Japanese major and now editor-in-chief of Wired's Game|Life blog.

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  BrenGamer on Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:09 pm

I got a fee ticket earlier today. I'm probably only going to upgrade it to have the game career seminar for $100. I honestly do not have a lot of money to work with and cannot afford to do the full conference.

Vincent and I were talking about getting the university to pay for some transportation and thing because they have money for going to conferences. But it's probably too late to apply for it and the game club is not yet official (to the best of my knowledge). We can also ask about using this for another conference if need be.

But how are we going to work with lodging and transport? Are we going to carpool or anything? Where are we staying at?

Also, @Dariel00, a hostel? Details please.

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Salty Piers on Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:00 pm

I highly recommend attending, even if you're just on the expo pass, for the sole purpose of networking. Bring business cards and pass them out like candy. Don't go around begging for a job, just be personable and talk to everyone. I got my first internship by talking about how much I liked Austin to a random guy from Austin who turned out to be the tech director at Vigil Games (this was at GDC '10 in SF).

Also, there are a lot of talks available if you only have an expo pass. Dozens of talks are sponsored, so the companies are paying for the space and they'll let in whatever level of pass they feel like (including expo passes). You can see which talks an expo pass could get you into by going to the schedule builder on the website and only checking the "Expo Pass" box in the filter.


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Post  Frank-117 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:00 pm

Count me in. I was gonna go to the game career seminar on my own. Little did I know you guys have been scheming this whole time. Plus One to the guy posting flyers which led me to this site. Smile

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  cathode26 on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:07 pm

http://gdunt.editboard.com/t81-for-people-that-are-going-to-gdc

Try for 4:00 to 5:30 in the LARC lab so we can pick out a hotel.

-Vincent

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Pugovitz on Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:10 pm

cathode26 wrote:http://gdunt.editboard.com/t81-for-people-that-are-going-to-gdc

Try for 4:00 to 5:30 in the LARC lab so we can pick out a hotel.

-Vincent
Dariel talked to a hostel that's about a mile from the Center and is $25 a night. It has 8 beds open, bikes to rent, and cheap breakfast. I think this is probably the best option. He also has a friend that can house 4 of us, so if we have more than 8 people going we won't be totally sol.

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Break Man on Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:35 pm

I got confirmation for the free pass! I'm going! Now then, where do I redeem the code?

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Narkane on Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:25 pm

Woot! Just got my free pass too.
My transport is looking a little iffy so if anybody has open seats thatd be sweeto. But I do have friends up there and am checkin out to see if I can open up more free places to stay Very Happy.
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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  thasric on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:17 pm

Bump. ^.^ Important info... Don't miss it.
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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  cathode26 on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:54 pm

For members who are paying for extra events at the conference, you must register twice with two different emails: once for the free pass, and once for the pass you are paying for.

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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  IAmSerge on Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:10 am

I regret to inform you all
that due to schoolwork

and normal work

I have no time to spend on attending GDC.

Sorry guys,
don't mean to let you down
but I have obligations, and higher priorities.
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Re: Game Developer Conference Austin

Post  Break Man on Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:27 pm

So, it looks like I missed the cut-off for pre-registration. Looks like I'll have to register when I get there (the email does say this is possible).

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