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2014 East Coast Game Conference Names Eidos Montrealís Mary DeMarle as Keynote Speaker

East Coastís Largest Gathering of Industry Professionals Welcomes Second Keynote Speaker in Addition to Turbineís Ken Rolston

Raleigh, NC, March 15, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Triangle Game Initiative, and the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) have announced the addition of the conference’s second keynote speaker, Eidos Montreal’s Mary DeMarle. The sixth annual ECGC will be held on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 S. Salisbury St.

Mary DeMarle, executive narrative director for Eidos Montreal, has worked in the game industry as a freelance contract writer and full-time narrative game designer and writer for more than 15 years. Her work crosses numerous genres and playstyles, and includes such winning titles as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Homeworld II, Myst III: Exile, Myst IV: Revelation, Dungeon Siege: Broken Sword, and the Splinter Cell license. Ken Rolston, an award-winning game designer and industry veteran from the Boston metro area who serves as design director for Turbine, previously was named a keynote speaker.

ECGC, the largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast, strives to provide video game professionals, academics and the industry with an engaging program and opportunities for networking and collaboration. Because the event is volunteer-led, ECGC is able to offer attendees a top-quality event with access to renowned industry leaders for a more affordable rate than comparable events occurring around the nation throughout the year. The Triangle area is home to more than 40 leading game companies, including several ECGC sponsors such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Red Storm and Insomniac Games. This year’s attendance is expected to exceed last year’s mark of 1,300 participants.

For more information, including registration for the conference, visit http://www.ecgconf.com/.

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“We are excited to announce our second keynote speaker and once more bring the largest meeting of gaming professionals on the East Coast to the Raleigh area,” said Walter Rotenberry, ECGC co-director and Triangle Game Initiative co-president. “The Triangle area is home to more than 40 leading game developing and publishing companies, making this conference a great opportunity for industry individuals to discuss trends and innovative growth in the region.”

About East Coast Game Conference:
Formerly known as the Triangle Game Conference, the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) has become the leading annual East Coast forum for game industry professionals to share expertise, network, and build careers. The Research Triangle Park in North Carolina is home to more than 40 companies developing and publishing games, along with being the U.S. hub for game engine development, with Epic, Vicious Cycle and Gamebryo having headquarters in the region. ECGC works in partnership with the Triangle Game Initiative, a North Carolina nonprofit trade association of video game companies. For more information, visit http://www.ecgconf.com.
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