Game Design Expo hits the VFS this January

Game Design Expo 2008 is only a month away, and the two-day event promises to be a gold mine of information both for those already in the business and those looking to start their gaming career. Day One of the Expo, held at the Vancity Theatre, will feature a keynote presentation by Jay Weinland and CJ Cowan from Bungie, the studio behind Microsoft’s mega-succesful Halo 3. Speakers from EA, Stormfront Studios and other industry players will also address audiences throughout the day on topics ranging from the console wars to designing games for different platforms.

Day Two is an open house held at Vancouver Film School which gives Expo attendees a peek at the intensive one-year game design program at VFS. Department Head Dave Warfield will be on hand, and workshops on game art, level design, music for games and other topics will go on throughout the afternoon.

Tickets are going fast, so get to the Game Design Expo website to register.