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The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit professional society that is committed to advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community. For more information on the IGDA, please visit or e-mail

The Triangle Chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) will hold a networking social from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Wayne Learning Center.  All IGDA members will be admitted into G2Expo for free to attend this evening session. Simply display your individual IGDA membership cards or proof of membership in good standing at the front desk.  The session is also open to all expo attendees.

Interact with game developers from most all of the North Carolina game development community.

Click here to visit the North Carolina Triangle IGDA Website.

Posted by: Leanna Greene - 01/07/07 @ 12:44AM
The drink of choice for video gamers everywhere will host a huge on-site exhibit complete with gaming lounge and thousands of BAWLS bottles to keep gamers energized all day (and night) long!

BAWLS is the brainchild of entrepreneur Hoby Buppert, CEO of Hobarama, LLC, who named the drink for the caffeinated bounce it packs. Widely distributed to local super markets, convenience stores (7-Eleven), Target Superstores, CompUSA stores and gaming venues; BAWLS is a premium, non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made from the guarana berry harvested in the Amazonian Rainforest.

The caffeine found in BAWLS Guarana contains the same amount of caffeine as coffee and nearly three times that of traditional sodas due to a naturally occurring form of the stimulant found in the guarana berry. BAWLS’ unique refreshing flavor tastes like a citrus infused cream soda and its popularity continues to grow over a variety of different sectors including financial institutions, the fashion industry, technology businesses, military bases, extreme sports and college campuses. For more information, please visit

Posted by: Michael Everett - 01/02/07 @ 11:23AM
ExhibitorsVisit booth #70462 / #70463 to pick up a G2Expo flyer from our newest partner, Tagan Technology Co.

Also don’t miss “Understanding the Female Gamer” a session held on January 9th moderated by Ismini Boinodiris Roby Co-Founder of  Ismini will be hosting a similar session at G2Expo this year. has been a media partner and sponsor of G2Expo since our first event February 4th 2006.

The 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 8-11, marks the 40th anniversary of the world's largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology and America's largest annual tradeshow of any kind.  Over 140,000 attendees will explore the over 1.6 million square feet of exhibition space to learn about the latest products and services from nearly 2,700 exhibitors.

For Tagan Technology booth details click here.

For “Understanding the Female Gamer” session details click here.

PrizesReceive a Limited Edition 2007 13 Month GameStop/EB Games calendar for each ticket purchased online.

These calendars feature full color artwork from unreleased titles including Halo 3, Virtua Fighter 5, Bioshock, and Madden 2008. Valued at $12.99 each, you get one free with every ticket purchased online, while supplies last!

Supplies are limited so purchase your tickets today! Calendars will be disbursed during check in procedures the day of the event. Simply bring your PayPal ticket receipt and mention this promotion to receive your calendar(s).

Miss the promotion? Purchase your calendar online today by clicking here.

Posted by: Leanna Greene - 12/30/06 @ 3:33PM
NewsPick up the January 2007 Game Informer magazine and turn to page fifty. Their January 2007 calendar, usually reserved for game release dates, features G2Expo on the 27th.

The entry reads, “Held at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC, this gaming expo may not get a lot of attention, but it certainly has a ton to offer. In addition to dozens of gaming tournaments, you’ll hear from a number of interesting speakers.”

With over 2 million subscribers Game Informer is the #1 computer and video game magazine.
Posted by: Leanna Greene - 12/29/06 @ 4:46PM
Speakers Today we introduce our newest G2Expo 2006 speaker footage of Rafael Chandler, entitled “The Future of Narrative in Games”.

This video takes a look into the writing and composing processes.

From the two different concepts of myth versus logic story lines as well as the different styles someone may have of stringing a storyboard together.

He even delves slightly into the next generation of consoles and the work that they bring with them as well as the benefits.

Rafael Chandler is the Creative Director of Media Sunshine Inc., a company that provides consulting services to game developers and publishers.  Prior to that, he worked for Ubisoft as a writer/designer on the Tom Clancy series of games.

This is another in depth look into the video game industry that isn’t worth missing!  Click here to see the video.

Posted by: Michael Everett - 12/10/06 @ 12:40PM
We have begun updating our exhibitor’s page for the upcoming event!  You can now find company information, booth information, and more.  Exhibitors will be on site the day of the event to answer your questions face to face!

The first round of additions includes Charles River Media, Neogence Studios, the School of Communication Arts, Thomson Course Technology, Ultimate Duck Hunting, and the US Army.  We have many more companies to add so keep checking back for more info!
Posted by: Leanna Greene - 11/15/06 @ 11:13AM
Speakers Today we release our newest speaker footage from G2Expo'06.  It features Heather Chandler; she is a multimedia producer with ten years of experience.

Her company, Media Sunshine, Inc. was founded in 2005. Chandler is also the author of such titles as The Game Localization Handbook and The Game Production Handbook.

This video goes into the detailed process of what a game producer does and the steps that have to be taken in order to make the game successful. Each process of pre-production, production, testing, and after production is thoroughly broken down.

At the end of this speech is a question and answer session. Perhaps even one of your own questions appears!

Posted by: Leanna Greene - 11/13/06 @ 10:37PM
SpeakersTimothy Buie's footage from G2Expo'06 was recently released and is available in our event footage section.  This is just a small taste of his entire presentation.

Timothy Buie is an assistant professor in the College of Design at North Carolina State University. He’s been working in the Industrial Design Department for ten years and occasionally teaches an art and design class.

Introducing us to the world of games through scholastics; he teaches classes such as digital imaging and ID400 Real and Modeling & Animation and is proposing more classes such as ID292 which would cover game design, the phenomenon of games, and the inner makings of a game.

Buie states that he has been seeing a lack of creativity in video games. His students have the creativity it just needs to be harvested. Working together the students create games and in his opinion certainly know how to make things and make them appealing to the masses!

The students learn to how to draw and draw a lot. Everything starts with and idea and then moves into the pitch. A ton of hard work is involved to design, create, and produce a demo. The end of the clip gives a vibrant example of the outcome once everything is followed through.

To get a more in depth feel, check out of the video!

Posted by: Michael Everett - 10/26/06 @ 10:49PM
Prizes Charles River Media is the premier publisher of books supporting the game development, game programming, game art, and game design communities.

They will exhibit along side Thomson Course Technology at this year’s expo. In addition they will be donating books to be given away as door prizes.

We would like to thank both Charles River Media and Thomson Course Technology for supporting game development and G2Expo.

Click here to visit Charles River Media’s list of game development related titles.

Posted by: Michael Everett - 10/25/06 @ 7:19PM
Prizes Crucial Technology recently signed as a sponsor and shows their support by sending a prize pack of T-shirts, posters, and Ballistix(TM) memory to be given away in the PC tournaments hosted at this year’s expo.

Crucial Technology is a division of Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Crucial provides high-quality memory upgrades, graphics cards, flash memory and a host of products to enhance the entire computing experience on its Web site at Crucial offers over 200,000 upgrades for more than 25,000 desktops, notebooks, servers, routers, printers and electronic devices.

Tournaments JC Media & Entertainment's founders Michael Brandt and Damon Scott have a combined ten years experience running and competing in gaming tournaments nationwide.

Damon Scott recently got out of the Marine Corps and is actively pursuing his gaming endeavors. He has experience managing gaming centers and is a console admin and writer for the Global Gaming League.

Michael Brandt was ranked World's Third Most Dangerous Gamer in the October'06 issue of EGM magazine

Featured this year will be Super Smash Brothers Melee, Capcom vs SNK 2, Soul Calibur 3, Tekken 5, Virtual Fighter 4, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Street Fighter 2: AE, Guilty Gear Slash, Dead or Alive 4, and Marvel vs Capcom 2.

Click here to visit the tournaments page and get more info.

Posted by: Michael Everett - 10/05/06 @ 11:28PM
Exhibitors The U.S. Army Mission Support Battalion will be exhibiting at this year's expo. They bring with them a unique simulation system that must be experienced by all attendees. Their exhibit will include an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that is a self-contained and climate controlled “Adventure Van.”

The Army Adventure Van incorporates several exhibits into one. While the specifics of the particular van appearing at the expo are unknown some example experiences may include flying or firing weapons on a helicopter, testing your skills and accuracy in operating an Abrams tank, or improving your marksmanship in firing an M9 on a simulated targeting system.

All experiences are simulated with the realism required to prepare troops for real world combat.

The U.S. Mission Support Battalion conducts professional mobile and fixed exhibits, provide multimedia and graphics support, and develop and produce marketing and incentive products to connect America’s people with America’s Army, enhance public awareness, and provide quality leads to the U.S. Army accessions effort.

Prizes Thomson Course Technology, the worldwide leader in computer education products and services, will exhibit at this years Goldsboro Gaming Expo.  Stop by their table to see the latest game development books and course materials available.

As an added bonus Thomson is supplying books as door prizes to be given away during various speaker sessions.  Thus making it even easier to walk away from G2Expo with all the resources needed to begin developing your own video game!

Whether you are a beginner to the world of game programming, an experienced hobbyist looking for the latest tips and techniques, or a professional game developer keeping up with technology trends, you’ll find the guidance you’re looking for in Thomson’s Game Development series.

Click here to browse through over 87 titles on subjects ranging from 3D Graphics and OpenGL programming to Game Physics and Multiplayer Programming.
Posted by: Leanna Greene - 09/27/06 @ 11:13AM
Speakers Seven speakers gave dedicated presentations at the last Goldsboro Gaming Expo, their topics ranged from Producing Your First Video Game to Advanced Materials and Mapping in 3ds Max. These videos will now be released in wmv format over the next seven weeks.

The first video is the story of Mid Carolina Media, Inc. told by it's founder Joseph Middleton. Attendees at the G2Expo'06 got an inside scoop on Ultimate Duck Hunting months before it was released.  Also included is inside information on starting your own video game company from the ground up. 

Each video link will be available next to the respected speakers name on our Speaker Page.  You may also quickly view this particular video by clicking here.
Posted by: Michael Everett - 08/26/06 @ 2:04AM
Staff Please excuse our mess as we are completing the final stages of our new website re-design in preparation for G2Expo’07! Many thanks go to our lead graphics designer Josh Berens for his contributions to this project!

The G2Expo’07 team hopes you enjoy the new layout and will be able to find what you are looking for quickly and easily. If you have questions or comments please feel free to post in the forums or fill out the contact form!

Check back often as the new site is just the beginning. We will be announcing our new sponsors and contributors soon as well as many other aspects of G2Expo’07 which have been under development since the day after G2Expo’06!
Exhibitors Looking for a creative way to promote your products and services?  Download our prospectus and see how you can capitalize on G2Expo'07's success. Prospectus Link

The business club responsible for the Goldsboro Gaming Expo is a 501(c)3 non-profit, meaning any donations should be tax deductable!
Posted by: Michael Everett - 03/15/06 @ 10:37AM

Our next Goldsboro Gaming Expo will be held on Saturday January 27th 2007!  Mark your calendars to attend.  We always welcome new volunteers, sponsors, or contributors so feel free to contact us if you are interested.

Posted by: Michael Everett - 02/15/06 @ 3:27PM

Just wanted to let everyone know we now have a 5 minute video that you just have to check out!  Check the Event Footage section for the links!

Posted by: Michael Everett - 02/04/06 @ 10:42PM

750 Total attendees gathered for Today's Event!

Money Raised: 5084.29
Game rooms: 11
TVs: 44 
X-boxes: 10
X-box 360s: 4
Playstation 2s: 12
Gamecubes: 8
FREE Arcades: 10
Total Number Games: 91
Hotdogs sold: 480 
Lollipops sold: 300

Prize packs: 30 Tournament winner prize packs which included trophies, certificates, and $500.00 in gift cards.

308 Brand New Game Strategy Guides Given Away, 50 t-shirts,  Hundreds of misc prizes: key chains, lanyards, free song downloads, promotional materials, etc!
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