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10:00am - 9:00pm
Goldsboro Gaming Exposition
Posted by: Michael Everett
For Immediate Release / January 9, 2007

SECOND GOLDSBORO GAMING EXPO JUST DAYS AWAY

Phi Beta Lambda, a business club associated with Wayne Community College,
will host its second annual Goldsboro Gaming Expo on Saturday, Jan. 27. The
event, slated for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the college, will be a hybrid
festival of video game tournaments, industry speakers, product promotions,
exhibition booths, student recruitment, and family activities.

More than 20,000 square feet of the Wayne Learning Center, the main building
on the campus in Goldsboro, will be occupied. Last year's expo attracted 750
participants, and organizers are calling the 2007 version "the biggest video
game event in eastern North Carolina."

Tickets are $7.50 in advance and may be reserved online at www.g2expo.com.
They will be $10 at the door.

The main entertainment attraction will be tournaments (entry fees are in
addition to entry ticket cost) and unlimited free play of the latest games
on consoles including the Xbox 360T video game entertainment system. Nearly
a dozen vintage arcade games will be available - all free with the price of
admission.

All ages are invited to attend the expo, but gamers must bring photo
identification to be admitted to games rated above E (Everyone) in the
Entertainment Software Rating Board ratings system. No games with an AO
(Adults Only) rating will be featured.

A number of speakers, including corporate executives, creative leaders and
educators, are scheduled. Some of the topics and presenters include:
"Introduction to Game Design" by Rafael Chandler, creative director of Media
Sunshine, a company that provide consulting services to game developers and
publishers;
"From Dream to Reality - Your Game Development Career" by Bruce Shankle who
has 13 years' software development experience covering different industry
segments including military, space, imaging, telephony, and electronic
entertainment; and
"Revolution and Evolution Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games"
by Robert Rice, author of MMO Evolution and an authority in the design,
development, production, operations, community development and management of
persistent immersive environments, massively multiplayer online games, and
large scale online communities.

There will be three panel discussions: one on getting an education to go
into graphics and game design careers by N.C. educators, one led by
WomenGamers.com about understanding the women gamer and what type of changes
need to be made to tap this large buying community, and a general
question-and-answer session.
Exhibitors include Charles River Media, Thomson Course Technology,
DistantStar Productions, Neogence Studios, Red Storm Entertainment, School
of Communication Arts, Ultimate Duck Hunting/Mid Carolina Media, the
International Game Developers Association, and others. Speakers will be
signing their books in the exhibit area also.

The exhibits continue outside. The U.S. Army Mission Support Battalion will
bring its "Adventure Van," a unique simulation system contained in an
18-wheel tractor-trailer. BAWLS Guarana will set up in a tent complete with
gaming lounge and a supply of its non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made
from the guarana berry. The radio station "Bob 93.3" will broadcast live.

Go to the expo Web site, www.g2expo.com, for a schedule and details. Contact
Phi Beta Lambda club advisor Michael Everett at (919) 735-5151 or
advisor@phibetalambda.org for more information on attending, exhibiting or
speaking at the Goldsboro Gaming Expo.

Wayne Community College Phi Beta Lambda is a chapter in the college division
of FBLA-PBL Inc and is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The
mission of FBLA-PBL Inc. is to bring business and education together in a
positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career
development programs.

Wayne Community College, located in Goldsboro, N.C., is a public, two-year
college serving more than 14,000 individuals annually as well as business
and industry, and other groups in its service area with quality, economical,
convenient learning opportunities.
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