Guest Speaker: Indie MMO Game Development Conference

I will be attending the 2007 Indie MMO Game Development Conference in Minneapolis Minnesota this April over the 14th and the 15th as a guest speaker.

I will be giving a class on fundraising to aspiring game designers and developers that want to start their own company or studio and need to find funds to make it happen…

Fundraising: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective

The class will cover a variety of topics including how to find potential sources for funding, creatively structuring deals, choosing between debt and equity, handling investor relations, angels and venture funds, preparing business plans, common mistakes and pitfalls, when to walk away from a deal, deal points entrepreneurs should look for, and why a good attorney is an entrepreneur’s best friend.

and I will be moderating an open roundtable discussion:

In-Game Advertising: Gold Mine or Fool’s Gold

In-game advertising is getting a lot of attention as a primary or secondary source of revenue for online games. The roundtable will discuss the advantages and disadvantages to in-game advertising, as well as debate its controversial nature.

I will also be signing autographs for anyone that has bought my book, MMO Evolution.

Stop by and say hello!