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Old 06-06-2008, 09:48 PM   #11
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I was looking at Austin GDC prices and its pretty expensive for that All-Access pass, but if you are crazy enough to go for one day go for the game career seminar.





I am contemplating actually going down to Austin for the one day with the Game Career Seminar Pass. I know people are probably thinking I am crazy for paying all that airfare just for one day, but if that means a shot at the industry, so be it!

Hey who knows, that one day maybe that one day you run into the guy that'll give you your first job. Or that gal that introduces you to so and so and then so and so which leads to so and so with a job with so and so. So go out there and meet so and so and tell so and so I send my regards .
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Old 06-07-2008, 02:51 AM   #12
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Actually the wise man I talked to told me to apply to be a volenteer, you just have to get there and they supply the rest. Although that being said, your free time is very limited. But, you just have to worry about a plane ticket. I may indeed just start volenteering for these things if this is the case. My charisma alone is more than enough to get me noticed... Haw!

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I have done the Conference Associates program with GDC (volunteered) and it is amazing. Not only do they pay for almost everything (discounted rooms and you have to pay for airfare) but it is a much easier way to meet people (since people will ask YOU questions). If you can try and do it but a warning it is kind of an elite group to get into (1000-2000 people apply and only 300 get picked).
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Well to you Gshonk, do you think some guy from Canada with manager and supervisor experience would have a decent shot? Just wondering if I should start planning now... or keep focusing onthe goal of an awesome portfolio to just land a job?

Somehow, I always take over these kinds of threads, back to you guys!

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Yea I think you would have a great shot just make sure your essay makes you stand out. Also I have done the program for GDC not for Austin GDC they are two different things so not sure how to get into Austin.
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Yea I think you would have a great shot just make sure your essay makes you stand out. Also I have done the program for GDC not for Austin GDC they are two different things so not sure how to get into Austin.
Maybe I should try out. I would have to wait though while my expenses, savings, liabilities, and budget are in order though. I'll probably try out once I'm settled in NY.
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