Video Game Journalists to Share Industry Insights at Art Institute of California

SAN FRANCISCO – Some of the bright stars in the bourgeoning field of video game journalism with share their thoughts with the next generation of game developers during “Meet the Press: Game Journalism Forum” scheduled from 6:00 – 8:30 pm on Fri., June 11 at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco.

The event is free and open to all Bay Area students, game industry professionals and the general public. It is organized and hosted by students in the school’s Game Art and Design and Visual and Game Programming degree programs.

Speakers will include Mark MacDonald, Executive Editor of Electronic Gaming Monthly, Simon Cox, Editor-in-Chief of Xbox Nation magazine and Joe Markert, CEO and Founder of Gamehelper.com, along with other game journalists being confirmed.

The forum will cover current issues in the video game industry, how game journalists review titles and cover industry news, how the panelists started their careers, and their tips for up-and-coming game journalists and developers. The event also will include a Q&A session.

As a special treat, San Francisco-based gaming media publisher Ziff Davis will donate door prizes to several lucky attendees.

The Art Institute of California – San Francisco is located at 1170 Market Street (at 8th) in San Francisco’s Civic Center. The location is serviced by BART (Civic Center station) and numerous Muni lines along Market Street.

The school developed its Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming programs in consultation with industry professionals from leading game development companies in California’s game industry. It regularly hosts guest speakers to provide students with additional insight from industry leaders. The school recently started a “Legends of the Game Industry” speaker series, which featured game design icon Will Wright as its first speaker in February.

The Art Institute of California – San Francisco attracts a diverse mix of students from throughout the Bay Area and the world, offering career-focused degree programs in Advertising, Graphic Design, Media Arts & Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual & Game Programming, Multimedia & Web Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management and Interior Design. For more information about the school, visit www.aicasf.aii.edu or call 888-493-3261. The school is currently accepting applications for entry into its Summer (July 12, 2004) and Fall (Oct. 4, 2004) class starts.

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CONTACT:

Dan Soine, Director of Public Relations

The Art Institute of California - San Francisco

1170 Market Street (at 8th)

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel. 415 276-1030

Fax 415-863-5831

Email dsoine@aii.edu


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