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10% discount off of the Social Gaming Summit

My buddy Charles Hudson is putting on a conference on social games, and I wanted to share the details. I you use the discount code ANDREWCHEN, you’ll get 10% off.

See you there!

Details below…

Conference description
Social Gaming Summit is a one day conference focused on the
intersection of casual gaming, immersive worlds, and social networking.
Games are
becoming one of the most popular activities within social networks and
developers continue to spend increasing amounts of energy figuring out
how to leverage and apply the growth in social networking to the games
they are developing. The conference will bring
together leaders in the social networking and gaming spaces to share
into the convergence of these worlds.

What: Social Gaming Summit (

Where: UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
When: Friday, June 13th 2008
Register Here:

Confirmed speakers already include the following list of folks:

  • Dave Williams, Shockwave and AddictingGames
  • Craig Sherman, Gaia Online

  • Jim Greer, Kongregate

  • Siqi Chen, Serious Business (Friends for Sale)

  • Erik Bethke, Go Pets

  • Daniel James, Three Rings

  • Amy Jo Kim, ShuffleBrain

  • Nicole Lazarro, XEODesign

  • Matt Mihaly, Sparkplay Media
  • Shervin Pishevar, Social Gaming Network
  • Mark Pincus, Zynga
  • Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Mike Sego, (fluff)Friends
  • Kyra Reppen, Neopets

The Social Gaming Summit will focus on a number of important themes in this emerging market:

  • Monetization and Business
    Models for Social Games
  • Casual MMOs and Immersive Worlds
  • Asynchronous Games on Social Networks
  • Building Communities and Social Interaction In and Around Games
  • What Makes Games Fun?
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