Sony, Microsoft, EA, Paramount Pictures, Disney, VU Games, Universal Studios, Qualcomm, WildTangent, Hands-On Mobile and Real Networks among Gaming Industry Leaders to Speak at LA Games Conference

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Gaming champs Fatal1ty and Roulette among speakers at 2-day event.

LA Games Conference is a high end event for senior executives from the top games publishers and developers, Hollywood studios and advertising firms. We are thrilled to be hosting this event in our backyard during this exciting time for digital media

After six years of tremendous success producing the annual Games & Mobile Forum in New York City, Digital Media Wire today announced speakers for the LA Games Conference ( to be held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, November 7-8, 2006.

The two-day event will focus on business, finance and creative developments in the gaming industry, including casual, console, mobile, online and pc markets and the increasing intersection of Hollywood and Madison Avenue with the gaming industry. The conference agenda will cover compelling roundtable discussions and panels including: Hollywood & the Games Industry, Casual Games: A View from the Top, Mobile Games: A View from the Top, Madison Avenue & Games, Moms, Social Networking & Community: Building Next Generation Entertainment Brands and The Next Wow? Extending Entertainment Franchises Through Games: Where We've Been. Where Can We Go?

"LA Games Conference is a high end event for senior executives from the top games publishers and developers, Hollywood studios and advertising firms. We are thrilled to be hosting this event in our backyard during this exciting time for digital media," said Conference co-chair and Digital Media Wire CEO Ned Sherman.

The LA Games Conference will be attended by 300 of the most senior level executives at game publishers and developers and leading members of the leading members of the press. Like all Digital Media Wire events, the conference will put the top leaders in the industry -- developers and publishers -- in an intimate environment for 2 days where they can network, build relationships and do deals.

The impressive list of confirmed speakers include:

Doug Lowenstein, President, Entertainment Software Association

Mika Salmi, Founder & CEO, Atom Entertainment

Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, Professional Gamer, Auravision/Fatal1ty

Morgan "Rhoulette" Romine, Professional Gamer, Ubisoft/Frag Dolls

David Higley, Managing Director & Head of Digital Media, UBS Investment Bank    

Andrew Katz, Partner, MS&K

Mike Vorhaus, Managing Director, Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.

Bill Kispert, VP, Interactive, NBC Interactive

Peter Wanat, Executive Producer, Vivendi Universal Games    

John, Broady, Director of Business Intelligence, CNET Networks Entertainment

Mike Marchetti, COO, EA Mobile

Michael Dowling, CEO, Interpret LLC

Andrew Wallenstein, Digital Media / TV Features Editor, Hollywood Reporter

Kanishka Agarwal, VP, New Products and Media Analyst, Telephia

Cody Alexander, Head of Video Games, William Morris Agency

Nicholas Longano President of New Media, Massive Incorporated

Teemu Huuhtanen, Regional President, North America, Sulake Corporation

Clancy Brown, Actor    

Gordon Bellamy, Executive Consultant, MTV Networks / Spike TV

Mathew Bellows, GM & VP Marketing, Floodgate Entertainment

John Blakely, VP, Development, Sony Online Entertainment, Austin

George Borkowski, Head of IP & Tech Practice, MS&K

Jon Van Canegham, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Trion World Network, Inc

Chris Cao, Studio Creative Director, Sony Online Entertainment

Kenny Dinkin, VP & Executive Producer, Playfirst

Jay Moore, Founder, The Strategery Group

Chris Early, Studio Manager, Microsoft Casual Games Group

Mike, Goslin, VP, Virtual Reality Studio, Walt Disney Internet Group

Jeff Herrmann, Bus. Dev. & Strategy, VNU's Media Measurement & Information Group

Alex St. John, CEO & Co-Founder, WildTangent

Sandi Isaacs, VP, Interactive & Mobile, Paramount Pictures, Licensing Group

Gary Price, Partner, TAG Strategic

Keith McCurdy, COO, Hands-On Mobile

Joseph, Olin, President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

Jim, Merrick, CEO, Mobliss

Michael, Schutzler, SVP, Games Division, RealNetworks

Julie, Shumaker, VP, Worldwide Sales, Double Fusion

Keith Boesky, Principal    Boesky & Company

Richard Weil, President, FUN Technologies

John Welch, President & CEO, PlayFirst

Mike, Yuen, Senior Director, Gaming Group, QUALCOMM

Eric, Zimmerman, Co-Founder & CEO, gameLab

Mathieu Nouzareth, Founder & President, Boonty S.A.

Jim Banister, Principal, Spectrum MediaWorks

Mark, Friedler, CEO, GameDAILY

Eric, Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies

Joe Lynam, President, CEO & Founder, PaymentOne

Dave Rohrl, GM - SF Studio, PopCap Games

Megan Galbraith, Senior Game Producer, Atom Entertainment, Inc.

Bart Yeary, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Identity Play, LLC /

Anders Evju, GM, Americas, I-Play

Don Daglow, President & CEO, Stormfront Studios, Inc.

Matthew Bromberg, President and COO, MLG

Mark Donovan, VP of Products & Senior Analyst, M:Metrics

Scott Goldberg, Columnist, Digital Media Wire

Event sponsors include MS&K, Sony Online Entertainment, Javien Digital Payment Solutions, Payment One, Screen Actors Guild, Victory Records, Parks Associates, Gamespot, GameDaily, Game Jobs, Whiteblox, New York-Tokyo, Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles, PR Web, and AXiS Marketing & PR.

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In addition to LA Games Conference, Digital Media Wire produces Games & Mobile Forum; Millennials Conference; Digital Music Forum; Future of Television Forum and the Washington Digital Media Conference, which it produces in tandem with Potomac Tech Wire.

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