Top picks for GDC 2009 lectures

It's unfortunate that my talk is on Monday, as the next four days of the conference will be a let down after the early peak.

Going to GDC this year? Not quite sure what is worth checking out? Well never fear, I’ve got your back with a list of what I suspect will be some of the more interesting talks at GDC this year. Of course, I think the highlight will probably be my 1:30 talk on Monday at Serious Games on AudiOdyssey and all things accessible/usable, but here are the other great choices:

Monday, 11:15 – 11:45am, Simon Carless talks about Indie games sales and stats in room 304 of the Indie Games Summit.

Monday, 1:30 – 2:00pm, I’ll talk about Mega Man 9 errr AudiOdyssey in room 305 of the Serious Games Summit

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Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:00am, Frank Lantz gives a Keynote on new ARG (Augmented/Alternate Reality Games) techniques in room 305 of the Serious Games Summit

Tuesday, 2:00 – 2:45pm, Kellee Santiago talks about how to manage a small indie team in room 131 in the Indie Games Summit.

Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm, Eric Zimmerman (and Steve Meretzky!) do the game designer’s challenge on “My First Time”. Should be hilarious. It’s in 135 of the North Hall.

Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:00pm, Matthew le Merle talks about finding early stage funding for small video game start ups in room 2002 of the West Hall.

Thursday, 9:00 – 10:00am, 10 panelists talk for 5 minutes each about whatever the hell they want relating to game design, it should be really interesting. 2007 in the West Hall.

Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Chris Eden gives a talk on Indie self publishing on PSN in room 3002 of the West Hall.

Thursday, 3:00 – 5:00pm, Jon Blow heads up the Experimental Gameplay session in room 135, North Hall.