2009 Game Developers Conference(R) China Announces Advisory Board of Esteemed Members From the World of Chinese Game Development


    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ -- Think Services, organizers of the
industry-leading Game Developers Conference (GDC), has assembled an esteemed
advisory board for the 2009 Game Developers Conference (GDC) China.  The
advisory board includes industry executives from leading Chinese development
studios including NetEase, Ubisoft Shanghai, XPEC, Shanda and many others. The
2009 event marks the second GDC China conference dedicated to the art, science
and business of games by returning to the Shanghai International Convention
Center, October 11-13 of this year.

    The full list of advisory board members includes industry veterans Ding
Yingfeng, product director of NetEase's popular Chinese free-to-play MMO
Fantasy Westward Journey, Eric Chang, CTO and co-founder of XPEC
Entertainment, Xu Xiao Yue, the lead engineer of Ubisoft Shanghai and Joe Zuo,
vice president of Shanda Games, the Shanghai-based licensed publisher of
MapleStory, Ragnarok Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online and several others.

    The 2009 GDC China advisory board is:

    Ding Yingfeng
    Deputy Director of Online Game Department & Product Director, Fantasy
    Studio (Fantasy Westward Journey) of NetEase

    Raymond Neoh
    Founder, TQ-Global Ltd

    Billy Hsu
    CEO, DJL Worldwide

    Xu Xiao Yue
    Lead Engineer, Ubisoft Shanghai

    Eric Chang
    CTO & Co-Founder, XPEC Entertainment Inc.

    Joe Zuo
    Vice President & Partner of "18 Fund," Shanda Games
    "GDC China is the ideal venue to explore the groundbreaking frontier of
Chinese game development," says Meggan Scavio, event director for GDC China,
"and there's no group better qualified to act as our guides than the expert
developers and executives of the GDC China advisory board.  They helped craft
the content that makes GDC China the must-attend event for anyone interested
in the Chinese game industry."

    GDC China has extended their early bird registration to September 15,
2009.  For more information on the 2009 Game Developers Conference  China,
please visit www.gdcchina.com.

    About the Think Services Game Group
    A core provider of essential information to the professional game
industry, the Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and
drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and
research products and services.  These include Game Developer Magazine, Game
Developer Research, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com,
GameCareerGuide.com, WorldsInMotion.biz and other Gamasutra Network websites,
the Game Developers Conference , the Game Developers Conference  Austin, the
Game Developers Conference  Europe, the Game Developers Conference  China, the
Game Developers Conference  Canada, GDC Mobile, the Game Career Seminars, the
Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. 
To learn more, visit www.tsgamegroup.com.

    About Think Services, a division of United Business Media
    Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using
educational events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and
innovative media.  Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn
from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong
brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its
products and services.  The division's flagship products include the Game
Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer
magazine, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI), and HDI. 
Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and
marketing services company with a market capitalization of more than $1.6
billion.  To learn more, visit www.think-services.com.

    Contact:    Audrey Shen
                Think Services, a division of United Business Media
                (86-21) 62787488-8701

                Ben Veechai / Brian Rubin
                Think Services Game Group / fortyseven communications
                415-947-6280, 212-391-4707
                bveechai@think-services.com / brian@fortyseven.com


For further information:

For further information: Audrey Shen of Think Services, a division of
United Business Media, (86-21) 62787488-8701, ashen@ubmtechnology.com.cn, or
Ben Veechai of Think Services Game Group, +1-415-947-6280,
bveechai@think-services.com; or Brian Rubin of fortyseven communications,
+1-212-391-4707, brian@fortyseven.com, for Think Services Game Group Web Site:

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