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GDC 2011

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

YES! I just got my acceptance letter to attend GDC 2011 as a Conference Associate! For those of you who don’t know, Conference Associates (or CAs for short) are the volunteers that help run GDC. It’s a fantastic program that I’ve talked about before on my blog here and here. Needless to say, I am very excited about volunteering again this year! I miss all the CAs a lot. We’re kind of like a big family, and I love seeing them all every year!

I strongly encourage any of you out there who are trying to get your foot in the door of the game industry to apply for a volunteer position next year. It’s too late for GDC 2011, but applications open up around November of the year previous to each conference. They make their final selections in early January, which gives you a good chance to get a great deal on a plane ticket. The application form is always on the Volunteer Page on the main GDC website. It’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

This is going to be an especially fun year for me in particular as well, since I’m turning 30 at the GDC! I have the feeling I’m going to be partying quite late that night, most likely with a bunch of CAs and my new co-workers at Riot! I think this year I’ll try to take some pictures and post them with my GDC 2011 Final Thoughts post. If you’re going to be attending, see you there!