GDC Keynotes Announced

The roster of keynote speakers for the upcoming Game Developers Conference, held March 4–8 in San Jose, CA, has been finalized.
The keynote speakers are:
  • Game Design track: Warren Spector, founder, Ion Storm, a 20-year veteran of game design and production and board member of the International Game Developers Association. His recent works include Deus Ex: The Conspiracy and Deus Ex 2: Invisible War.
  • Production track: Bruce McMillan, executive vice president, EA Worldwide Studios, whose list of game franchises, including the world’s all time best-selling sports franchise, FIFA Soccer.
  • Audio track: Dane Davis, founder, DaneTracks, an Academy Award winner, whose sound design and sound editing work is featured in various films, including “8 Mile,” “The Matrix,” and “Treasure Planet.”
  • Programming track: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., professor of computer science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who coined the term “computer architecture.” His research in computer graphics has helped biochemists solve the structure of complex molecules.
  • Business and Legal track: Tack Jin Kim, CEO, NCSoft, whose company is the publisher of the the highly successful online game, Lineage.
  • Visual Arts track: Bill Kroyer, senior animation director, Rhythm & Hues Studios, an Academy Award nominee and one of the first animators to make the leap to computer animation with the feature film “Tron.” Kroyer’s film animation credits include “Scooby Doo,” “FernGully: The Last Rainforest,” “Cats & Dogs,” and the dinosaurs in “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.” More information can be found on the GDC web site, at the GDC web site. The GDC is produced by the Gama Network, which also produces this site.
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