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LucasArts Speaks! (At the GDC) 27 Jan, 2003, 19:02 / 19 comments

LucasArts.com pointed out today that many of their employees will be speaking at the Game Developers Conference March 4-8 in San Jose, California. Among the highlights of the conference, the following seminars should peak your interest:

Art and Science of Brainstorming, a full day tutorial led in part by Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman, and Tim Schafer.

How to Write Good "Bad Dialogue": Cramming Storytelling Into an Action Game, an hour long lecture by Sean Clark and Ryan Kaufman (Full Throttle 2 co-designer).

What Producers Should Know About Audio, a panel discussion led by Clint Bajakian and members of the LucasArts sound department.

Now I know, you're probably not qualified to go or unable to afford the travel expenses. Not to fret. Recordings of the conference are usually made available on audio tapes and CD's. Pretty neat, eh?

Comments

  • Marek on 28 Jan, 2003, 09:13…
    Did you guys do a search on LucasArts? There are about a dozen employees doing lectures. There's some John Feil guy from the Full Throttle 2 team doing one, for example.
  • telarium on 28 Jan, 2003, 09:58…
    Yeah, I was just pointing out some of the highlights. There are lots of LucasArts people doing stuff.
  • RaptorII on 28 Jan, 2003, 07:02…
    Is nothing during my Spring ... oh. I get it. They don't want us. *sniffle* I'll just go cry now! ...And probably buy the brainstorming CD, which better be made! Hell, most anyone could use new suggestions for brainstorming, even if not on a dirrectly related topic.
  • Jake on 27 Jan, 2003, 21:17…
  • twifkak on 27 Jan, 2003, 21:47…
    Why didn't he/you/I check Developer News & EMI?
  • Marek on 28 Jan, 2003, 12:04…
    Well, that would set off the bomb.
  • Metallus on 27 Jan, 2003, 21:33…
    Oh no, you've revealed the horrible secret of MARMITE!
  • telarium on 27 Jan, 2003, 21:27…
    That's not necessarily true. A certain unnamed staff member has sometimes checked the "all" box for some reason. ? ?
  • Jake on 27 Jan, 2003, 21:34…
    thats just one checkbox though.
  • telarium on 28 Jan, 2003, 07:08…
    And yet all checkboxes.
  • twifkak on 27 Jan, 2003, 21:05…
    "Recordings of the conference are usually made available on audio tapes and CD's."
    Really? Where? How? When? How much? AHH!!!! I work in, uhh... Twifkak Enterprises, Ltd... yeah. Can I go now?
  • telarium on 27 Jan, 2003, 21:21…
    I think the companies they choose to record these things tend to vary. The prices vary as well. Last year, I think a CD with all of the recordings ran for $599. Or you could choose 10 conferences for only $79 or something.
  • Marek on 28 Jan, 2003, 03:32…
    The Tim / Noah / Ron / Dave conference alone would be worth $79. I'm sooo going to buy it if it becomes available

    BTW, Ryan Kaufman... let's hope that guy will be good, cause it sounds like he's Sean's protege, and LEC needs some new designers besides Sean and Mike.
  • telarium on 28 Jan, 2003, 07:17…
    Then keep an eye on this page or this page about three weeks after the conference. Actually, I'll make a phone call today and see if I can get more information.
  • twifkak on 28 Jan, 2003, 09:11…
    No, let ME know if you hear anything more. Better yet, let me know if you hear ANYTHING. HA, I win, Marek.
  • Marek on 28 Jan, 2003, 09:05…
    Great, I will.
    Let me know if you hear anything more :)
  • spaff on 27 Jan, 2003, 20:26…
    my boss is there ... will he attend these seminars and make decent notes for me?

    no.

    the git :) but i love him anyways :P
  • spaff on 28 Jan, 2003, 07:48…
    *will be there*
  • Swordmaster on 29 Jan, 2003, 01:11…
    You still owe me a bottle of grog!