See Brent talk. Yes, actually SEE.
Jul 31, 2007 16:43:12

Yay.

I'll be at SOE Fan Faire and the SOE Community Summit for the next few days and if you're there please flag me down and say 'hi'. Apparently Brenlo has also set up a podcaster panel on which I'll sit. I'm not sure what we'll be talking about, but we'll entertain ourselves easily enough.

AND.

The idea Michael from MMOGNation.com and I brewed up over dinner at GDC has become a reality at AGC. We'll be holding a panel about the relationships between studios, publishers and alternative media. WTF is alternative media? It's us. The bloggers, the podcasters, the forum trolls, the comment writers, the... enthusiasts. This means that if you're planning to be at GDC Austin this fall, you'll get to come to the panel and make fun of me if you want. Or if you're so inclined you can cheer wildly and start a wave. That would be fine too. Here's the summary of the GDC Austin panel:
Presentation Description:
A blended panel of industry and independent bloggers and podcasters will discuss the pros and cons of interfacing with alternative gaming press. Are independent blogs and podcasts a threat to the aims of game studios and publishers or can they represent a valuable channel for community building and information dissemination? Also, what value do studio-operated blogs and podcasts provide in terms of community building and product marketing? Are corporate blogs and podcasts able to break through to audiences without compromising the traditionally anti-commerce format of blogs and podcast and consequently drawing ire from the gaming audience?

Intended Audience and Prerequisites:
Community managers, bloggers, podcasters and anyone interested in the increasingly blurry line between public relations, traditional media and alternative media.

What is the idea takeaway from this presentation:
The panel aims to identify common ground between the objectives of alternative media and the community-building needs of studios and publishers.


Hope to be meeting some of you face to face very soon.

- Brent

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Submitted by Brent on Jul 31, 2007 16:43:12 CST (comments: 6)


Comments:


'Very Cool!' by Wilhelm2451
Submitted on 2007-07-31 17:19:51 CST
I hope those of us not in attendence can find a transcript or reasonably priced audio play back of this session. It sounds potentially very interesting.

Just make sure that the panel isn't made up of just 4 (North) American males. You know what that leads to.



'laf' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-07-31 17:23:01 CST
Hey, there are two females on the panel (tentative) ...

...and three North American males. So we're one shy of jackass-perfection I guess.



'see you there' by hallower
Submitted on 2007-07-31 20:06:17 CST
Gratz on landing the panel. I'll be sure to write a scathing review when I get back from the conference. ;)

I was a little hesitant about signing up for this one, because I was planning on moving out of Texas around that time (not 'cause I don't love being a Texan, of course), but you've convinced me. I just registered. I enjoyed last year's AGC, and it'd be a good opportunity to drop some resumès.

Damianov said he'll be there too, so maybe a lot of our little blogosphere will be able to get together for a little shindig.



'Congrats' by Scott
Submitted on 2007-08-01 13:21:17 CST
Sounds like a great opportunity. Personally I dread public speaking, but haven't done it enough to get relaxed about it.

I'll be really interested to get your take on the various MMO demo's like The Agency if they're allowing actual in-game play and not just showing the trailer in a loop. :P



'bit of a trip' by hughnme
Submitted on 2007-08-01 20:45:20 CST
Hey Brent,
If you can shout me the airfare from Melbourne OZ ill be a definite starter



'mpls bridge collapse' by Brent
Submitted on 2007-08-02 01:12:51 CST
I've been getting emails all evening about the disaster in Minneapolis.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/01/bridge.collapse/index.html

I'm fine. Thank you for your concern. I am currently in Las Vegas for Fan Faire and upon arriving in my hotel room, Todd from MOGARMY.net text messaged me about it, which is when I became aware of it. I checked CNN and then called the family. All is well for me, but this is clearly a significant event in the city and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wondering if everyone I know is alright.

-Brent




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