Hold your laughter til the end... Avatar producer to appear at First 3D gaming summit

by: Ben Berry -
Ok, so Avatar the movie did serious business, and as purely a work of visual presentation, it hit homeruns. Sadly, movies are not just graphics, and while sales may be the name of the game, using a weak version of a warmed over plot will only win your ex-wife an Academy Award.

The same can be said for games, so when Jon Landau provides the keynote interview at the first ever 3D gaming summit, I hope he sticks to the display aspects of his movie and associated games, without much focus on the plot. Or maybe he can tach them the what they learned about the value of including a plot in your stories.

It is exciting though that there will be a 3D gaming summit, and it makes me giddy with the prospect that TRON could be an experience like the 80's movie sooner rather than later. Except without all the dying for realsies. I just hope Paul Anderson doesn't take any advice from Landau regarding Buck Rogers, because I don't want that screwed up.

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AVATAR PRODUCER JON LANDAU TO BE KEYNOTE INTERVIEW AT FIRST EVER 3D GAMING SUMMIT™ 
 
Oscar®-winning Producer Joins Previously Announced Keynotes Director
Paul W.S. Anderson And Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision, NVIDIA
 
Presented in Association with Variety
 
(Los Angeles, CA and Milford, CT; April 5, 2010) -- Bob Dowling, President of The Bob Dowling Group, and Unicomm, LLC, a leading event management company, announced today that Jon Landau, producer of the Academy Award®-winning feature film Avatar, will be a keynote interview at the first ever 3D Gaming Summit™, presented in association with Variety, to be held at the Los Angeles Hilton in Universal City on April 21-22, 2010. Mr. Dowling will query Mr. Landau on a number of stereoscopic 3D-related topics, including James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. Other keynotes are Paul W.S. Anderson, director/producer of the Resident Evil film franchise and the director of the upcoming 3D feature film version of Buck Rogers, and Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision for NVIDIA, the world's largest graphics semi-conductor processor company. 
 
"In addition to helping James Cameron change the future of filmmaking with the Oscar-winningAvatar film,” said veteran gaming industry journalist John Gaudiosi, Senior Content Advisor to the 3D Gaming Summit and co-founder and Editor-In-Chief of videogame syndication service Gamerlive.tv, “Jon Landau was instrumental in working with Cameron and acclaimed game studio Ubisoft Montreal to usher in the first big console game in stereoscopic 3D on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with James Cameron's Avatar: The Game. Today, we're seeing key players in the industry, including Sony Computer Entertainment and NVIDIA, usher in new stereoscopic 3D games, in part, as a result of this groundbreaking work."
 
The 3D Gaming Summit™ is a high strategy networking event exploring how video games aided by new technologies like stereoscopic 3D, are bridging the gap between interactive and linear entertainment. The 2010 event will include keynotes, one-on-one interviews, panels, networking breaks, table top displays, private screening rooms and an evening special event and industry reception.
 
 “There is no one better to talk about the seismic shift that 3D has brought to the entertainment sector than Jon Landau,” said Dowling, former editor-in-chief of The Hollywood Reporter and 3D Gaming Summit Co-Producer.  “Avatar has been the game-changer of all time, forever altering the way we perceive entertainment across all platforms.” 
RealD is a premier sponsor of the 3D Gaming Summit.  Official Sponsors are NVIDIA and MASTERIMAGE 3D.  Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Sensio, Virtual Images, and Harkness Screens are event Sponsors.  
 
The 3D Gaming Summit™Bringing together the most prestigious group of professionals, the 3D Gaming Summit's™ unique environment will enable attendees to engage, debate and define the latest developments in gaming and entertainment marketplace. With an unprecedented group of opinion leaders, the Summit will define the opportunities and strategic options presented by 3D stereoscopic gaming. For more information:  www.3dgamingsummit.com. is the newest addition to the 3D Entertainment Series of events produced by Unicomm, LLC held the past two years in Los Angeles, CA.  
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