With just days left for special pre-registration, organizers of the Online Game Development Conference (OGDC) have announced eight new speakers from Microsoft's Xbox Live team, GameSpy, PopCap, Sony Online and more to its May 10-11th Seattle conference.
in August of last year, Evergreen's Online Game Development Conference, set for May 10-11, 2007 at Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel promises to offer a wealth of technical and creative information for the interactive game development community.
Organizers have noted that the event is designed to offer a wide array of future-oriented answers to the challenges and opportunities facing online game developers - the maxim of the OGDC is “Connect Your Brain”.
Evergreen has announced the latest speakers added to the show's line up, including:
. JJ Richards - GM, Xbox Live, Microsoft
. Charles Merrin - Vice President, RealArcade, RealNetworks, Inc.
. Brett Close - President & CEO, 38 Studios
. Todd Northcutt - Director, GameSpy Technology, GameSpy / IGN Entertainment
. Tom DuBois - Producer, Global Online Studio, Electronic Arts
. James Gwertzman - Director of Business Development, PopCap Games
. Victor Wachter - Online Community Relations Manager, Cryptic Studios
. Craig T. Dalrymple - Community Relations Manager, EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment
A number of other companies have also confirmed their attendance, including IBM, Nvidia, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, Cartoon Network, K2 Network, Multiverse, DigiPen, Pearl Research, Fox Interactive Media, Gas Powered Games, Midway Studios, WildTangent, High Voltage Software, Flagship Studios, Ensemble Studios and many more.
For more information on the event, including contact information, a list of sponsors, and registration details, interested parties can visit the official website