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In-Game Currency Panel Tonight!

Brad H.
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New York, NY
Hey NY Gaming,

Want to learn about in-game currencies, but don't know where to start?

Join us for "Virtual Currency: What's it Worth?" TONIGHT, Tuesday, June 29th. This event is being held in partnership with the new ­Money Meetup, a group discussing virtual economies and other currency-related topics.

The evening features a panel discussion on the value and meaning of in-game currency. Panelists include:

Greg Costikyan has designed more than 30 commercially published games -- tabletop, PC, online, mobile, and social network -- been a game industry entrepreneur, and written extensively about games, game design, and game industry business issues for publications as diverse as the New York Times, Salon, The Escapist, and Verbatim: The Language Quarterly. He has consulted on game industry business issues to clients including Motorola, Nokia, Intel, IBM, British Telecom, France Telecom and Sarnoff Corporation. He designed one of the earliest online games, one of the earliest web games, and some of the earliest mobile games. Some of his writings are extensively used in game studies courses across the globe. He's received the Maverick Award (for "tireless promotion of independent games"), the Gamer's Choice Award, five Origins Awards, and is an inductee into the Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame. At present, he is working as a freelance game designer and game industry business consultant.

Sean F. Kane is a member of Kane & Associates LLC and manages the firm’s Interactive Entertainment Practice Group. Mr. Kane has represented clients on transactional and litigation matters involving various business segments, such as video games, virtual worlds, computer software, the Internet, music publishing, motion picture and television production. Mr. Kane is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (Co-Chair of the Committee on Virtual Worlds and Computer Gaming), as well as a member of the Section of Science & Technology Law (Co-Chair of the Virtual Worlds and Multiuser Online Games Committee). He earned his J.D. in 1998 from Fordham University School of Law, and his B.A. in 1995 from Villanova University.

Nima Pourshasb is VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at Live Gamer. His background includes Business Development at MTV Networks, where he led M&A deals with social media properties, and a Senior Project Manager role in strategy consulting at Oliver Wyman, specializing in Emerging Markets. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, during which he worked part-time at venture capital firm General Catalyst, helping launch an online advertising company. Other work experience includes Goldman Sachs and PWC, and he also holds a Masters in Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Gabe Zichermann is an entrepreneur and the author of Game Based Marketing.

­RSVP HERE!

Doors open at 7:00 PM and the panel kicks off at 7:30.

In-Game Currency: What's It Worth?
Tuesday, June 29th
Pulse Restaurant and Lounge
45 Rockefeller Plaza, 3rd Floor (inside Sports Club LA)

Totally free to attend!

­RSVP HERE!

See you there!

Cheers,
Brad
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