Fri 12 Sep 2008
I’m heading to Singapore for Games Convention Asia. While I’m super excited, I just hope I can survive!
When I make a big trip, I generally try to stack up as much action as possible. That is to say, I’m not going there to slack off or be a tourist. So, I noted to the local IGDA chapter, the conference organizes, as well as the government support agencies to “leverage” me as needed. And leverage they did.
My flight leaves Montreal on Monday, and I arrive in Singapore Wednesday morning. And, right away, the action starts that afternoon… Here’s what’s cooking over the week:
- Lecture on “Developer Communities” as part of the IDA’s Asia Pacific Games Marketplace Forum
- VIP/speaker reception
- Lecture on the “Future of Talent” within the GC-Asia conference
- Moderating a panel of press/PR experts to discuss Western market trends within the GC-Asia conference
- Reception at the Swedish embassy
- Lunch/meeting with the heads of the various Asian IGDA chapters
- Lecture on “Student Communities” within the student day portion of the GC-Asia conference
- Lecture on macro game industry issues/challenges at the National University of Singapore’s Game Lab
And, of course, that’s not including the usual raft of meetings, expo floor explorations, sessions, etc, etc.
Luckily, I’ll have some personal time on Sunday to check out what makes Singapore unique.