The entire Boing Boing Video crew (Xeni Jardin, Wes Varghese, Derek Bledsoe, and Jolon Bankey) is in San Francisco this week, along with a number of the bloggers from Offworld, BB Gadgets, and Boing Boing, to cover the 2009 Game Developers Conference. And this time, for the first time ever, we're doing it with live video broadcasts on our new Ustream channel. Tune in for conversations in our BBV@GDC studio with hosts including Matty Kirsch from Killscreen TV, Jolon Bankey and Daniela Calderon from Mysterious Development, Xeni and Joel from Boing Boing, visits from Brandon, Cory, and Pesco, and lots of game biz guests and happy mutants throughout the world, all week long!
For BB + Offworld's complete video and blog coverage of GDC09, visit offworld.com/gdc09.
(Special thanks to our live stream host Ustream TV, to Wayneco Heavy Industries, and to our transportation provider at Virgin America.)
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