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2013 EXHIBITORS AND FOOD VENDORS

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EA Games

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at info.ea.com


FUNCOM

Funcom is a world leading independent developer and publisher of MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games. Funcom was founded in 1993 and has since then developed and published over 25 game titles across several genres and gaming platforms. Most notable of these are the MMOs 'Age of Conan' and 'Anarchy Online', as well as the adventure game 'The Longest Journey'. There are currently over 250 talented individuals from over 25 different nationalities working at Funcom, spread out across offices in Norway, Canada, China, Switzerland and the US. This makes Funcom one of the most multi-cultural game development studios in the world, and is after 16 years of operation one of the largest and most influential independent development studios in the business.More info at funcom.com


Red Storm Entertainment

Red Storm Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubi Soft Entertainment, specializing in CD-ROM games, console games, and related merchandise.

Their objective is to become the market leader for entertainment products that satisfy the appetites of  "hardcore" game players, while also appealing to the broader community of  "casual" game fans attracted to realistic and intelligent games. With games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, the company quickly became recognized as an innovative creator of titles that break the mold by combining popular genres to provide a totally immersive gaming experience. Many of Red Storm's games feature stunning 3-D graphics, seamless combinations of action and strategic gameplay, as well as thrilling new types of play for on-line gamers.

Armed with a proven formula for success, Red Storm Entertainment is excited about the future of gaming. Our goal is to produce top-quality, innovative games for PC and the next-gen systems while continuing the collaboration with Ubisoft to bring our franchise titles to all viable platforms.


Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation.


FraggedNation.com

Fraggednation.com is an online gaming ladder and tournament site which supports XBOX, PS3, Wii, and PC. They have a community feel and are completely devoted to ensure that the online gaming community has a place to play that is fair, fun, and unique. This is obvious by their motto: "A community of Gamers. For Gamers - By Gamers. At FraggedNation the leagues are all yours; we just do the paperwork."


Tournament Seeker

Tournament Seeker is a beautiful blend of video game event management resources. Our mission is to give gamers a clear and easy way to find video game tournaments around the world. We also understand the struggles that come with organizing a great event, so Tournament Seeker provides helpful resources to event organizers, and the unique opportunity to list and showcase video game events for FREE.


D&D Sluggers

A little bit Nintendo, a little bit dance pop, and more than a handful of fun. These are the ingredients which make up D&D Sluggers. From their port town of Wilmington, NC, the dynamic duo of Soultron and Hyphen utilize a Game Boy DMG and Nintendo DS in harmony with guitar, synths and vocals to create seriously catchy music about love, life, perseverance and Pokemon. Formed in March 2010 in the wake of their previous projects Soultron and Little Miss Sabotage and the Cornflowers, D&D Sluggers have been making a name for themselves up and down the east coast. Having been tapped to play such massive festivals as Hopscotch 2011, Nerd-a-palooza 2012, The Escapist Expo 2012, MAGFest 11, and SXSW 2012, and supporting the likes of Afroman, Random Encounter, Math the Band, The Protomen and Peelander-Z, their style has helped to bridge the gap between chiptune and rock. True lovers of the genre, they have even published a guide to getting started making chiptunes.

On August 20th, 2011, D&D Sluggers released their much-anticipated full-length album, This Album is a Party. This album sees the duo realizing their full potential. Produced by Worth Weaver at Red Room Recording, the band have fully translated their raucous and infectious live show to a handy compact disc format. Already, the album has garnered praise. Brian Tucker from Star News says, “If music could be highly infectious for the ear then D&D Sluggers have a nasty virus in This Album is a Party.” A successful alternate reality game built a large buzz crossing through the borders of states, countries and oceans. D&D Sluggers are currently tweaking material for their sophomore release, and will be coming to your town soon.


Raincrow Games

Raincrow Games is a collection of writers, gamers, and geeks, with a vision to create epic interactive stories through the fusion of cutting edge technology, compelling fiction and interactive game play to be enjoyed on a global stage."V Dusk Falling" is a game of strategy. A movement based game unlike any you've experienced. Hunt other players, create powerful clans, rule your city—or the world. Location based missions, distinct player talents, monthly events, all driven by episodic storytelling. You can even unlock powerful items like the Janus Mirror that allow you to hunt in cities all over the world. Embrace your inner vampire, Play the Story.


Applied Software

Applied Software, founded in 1982, is one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the region. With a singular focus in helping our clients (more than 5,000 since our founding) achieve high performance, we provide a comprehensive array of solutions and services. Given our rich history and our commitment to client success, many companies return to Applied Software time and time again for product updates, education and strategic advisory services. Our sales and services professionals will take the time to understand your business goals, your specific project requirements and your personnel needs. Then we will develop a custom services and support plan that fits your precise needs.

We specialize in reselling the full suite of Autodesk products including Revit®, Civil 3D®, 3ds Max Design®, Inventor® and others. Our own innovative document management solution, Webster®, provides mission critical workflow, collaboration and coordination support for your most sophisticated project needs. Our application specialists are like you - architects, professional engineers, project managers and designers. This means that you the get training, mentoring and consulting services that are based on the real world scenarios that you experience daily. As one of the only Autodesk Authorized Training Centers in the Southeast, we offer a broad range of classes from introductory to mastery level instruction. In fact, our instructors regularly rank in the top 1% of all Autodesk certified instructors world-wide.


Alicia's Anime

Alicia's Anime is a small business, owned and operated by Anime fans, which got started in 2004. They sell Anime and video game related merchandise on their website and at conventions in the Northeast US. Please contact them if you'd like an item not listed on the site, or if you need any other info! For additional information, please visit www.aliciasanime.com


Elite Zone

"Stop playing with yourself and check out ELITE ZONE Internet Gaming Lounge! ELITE ZONE is the destination for adult gamers (no one under 18 admitted). ELITE ZONE offers extreme gaming PCs and premium Xbox360 gaming stations. OPEN 24 hours 7 days a week. So bring your friends or meet other gamers who play the same type of games, compete in tournaments, better your gaming skills, and make new friends all at ELITE ZONE of Fayetteville, NC located at Marketfair on Skibo Rd (910) 826-3661.


D20 Girls

The D20 Girls Project is a semi-unique business that combines social networking, talent management, event services, and independent publications to promote the positive image of female gamers in the gaming industry. We network with local and national vendors to build mutually beneficial associations and business relationships through press coverage, paid engagements, event hosting, and much more. We seek venues and events where the D20 Girls can help encourage the feminine presence in video and board game play, cosplay and LARPing, electronic and print media, art and photography, and the various genres of the same: fantasy, anamorphic, sci-fi, anime, horror, Renaissance fairs, comic books, pop-culture reenactments, and more. The D20 Girls Project is specifically geared towards promoting a female spirit in the gaming industry, whether that be through our quarterly magazine, our monthly newspaper, modeling and cosplaying, or our promotional event services. We are able and excited to tailor our services to the specific needs of our clients and events – Each convention and business is unique and we aim to highlight your assets with ours.


Gamer's Haven

Gamer's Haven was founded on March 17th, 2010 with the intent on buying and selling roleplaying games as well as providing a space available for roleplayers to conduct games in a controlled, neutral environment for an affordable price. Overtime, we branched out into other markets such as miniature gaming like Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 and Magic the Gathering. Gamer's Haven is a hobby store that sells non-traditional games. What we mean by "non-traditional games" is games that are not mainstream like video games. Some well known examples of these games are Magic the Gathering, Warhammer 40,000, and Warhammer Fantasy. Some lesser known examples are Munchkin, Malifaux, and Warmachine. We constantly give a 10% discount on all of our products everyday in the store as well as on our website. Students and Military also recieve an additional 2% off everyday. Also we recently added a rewards program that gives you further benefits for purchasing from us! Gamer's Haven also provides table space for miniature and collectable card gaming during normal business hours without charge. Gamer's Haven also sells and demos roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Deathwatch, and Warhammer Fantasy RPG. Gamer's Haven also provides space for roleplayers to get together and have fun in our roleplaying room. The room itself is free to use.


Maxx Merch

Maxx Merch is the parent company for one of the most well known product lines sold at anime, comic, sci-fi, gaming, and pop culture conventions across North America. Our merchandise is renowned for its adaptations, ranging from adorable to awesome, of the most popular characters and icons from these communities. A former employee of various game development studios, lead artist Ashley McKenzie produces all the artwork applied to our merchandise. We pride ourselves on being one hundred percent fan driven, and are happy to receive custom orders if we do not carry an item you desire. To follow our travels and keep up to date on the latest products we release, follow us on Facebook.


The Hobby Shop of Wilson

Stop in and see our store's selection of comics, trades, CCGs, toys, miniatures, art supplies, puzzles, scouting apparel, and so much more! We have lots to keep everyone in your home busy! For additional information, please visit: thehobbyshopofwilson.com


A 1-Up Kind of Life

In the mockumentary web series A 1-UP Kind of Life, college grad Trey "Triple Kill" Stevens wants to become a professional gamer. While his parents wish he would find a real job and his friends wish he would get a life, Trey looks to help his team, the Konami Code, reach the top of the gaming circuit. Check out the show that takes a humorous look at gaming culture. Visit us online at: www.the1uplife.com


Glitch Gaming Apparel

Glitch Gaming Apparel is the premier brand for video game t-shirts and apparel. The Glitch brand has been created specifically for the gaming community and is determined to produce the coolest gaming apparel on the planet. The Glitch company is 100% all about video games and the company plans to produce highly creative and unique apparel products for all gamers around the world.


Mighty Rabbit Studios, Inc.

Mighty Rabbit Studios, Inc. is an independent game developer based out of Raleigh, NC. We are currently working on "Saturday Morning RPG", an episodic downloadable role-playing game releasing for iOS devices.

The company was formed in September of 2010 as part of the inaugural session of the game development incubator program, Joystick Labs. Josh Fairhurst founded Mighty Rabbit Studios later adding Nic Allen as an additional founder. Our team currently consists of five full time staff and an additional three part time. We believe in the benefit and direction that mobile gaming is taking today in the contemporary market, and see it as a growing industry for the next several years.

Our flagship title "Saturday Morning RPG" is set firmly in a world inspired by 1980's Saturday morning cartoons and 80's pop culture icons. It is a fast paced Japanese style turn-based RPG centered on the collection and use of everyday objects in battle. Our hero, Marty, has the power to channel magic through these objects. This triggers special powers that give him an advantage in battle against the evil forces of the world's most heinous villain, Commander Hood.


2012 EXHIBITORS AND FOOD VENDORS

Chick-Fil-A

With some 722 units in 35 states, Chick-fil-A Inc. is, after KFC and Popeye's/Church's, the United States' third largest fast-food chain specializing in chicken. In addition to the Chick-fil-A restaurants, which are run according to a unique "Operator Agreement," the company in 1985 launched the Dwarf House line of sit-down establishments, and in 1996 opened Truett's Grill as a nostalgic 1950s-style diner. Whatever the type of restaurant, the focus remains chicken, and by far Chick-fil-A's most famous product is its chicken fillet sandwich, created by founder Truett Cathy in the early 1960s. From small beginnings in a restaurant outside Atlanta, Cathy has built Chick-fil-A into a firm worth an estimated $1 billion, but as of the late 1990s he had no plans to take it public. To sell shares to stockholders would, he suggested, change the very core of Chick-fil-A as a family-run business with a focus on people.


Papa John's

At Papa John's many things guide us toward excellence, but nothing is as important as our commitment to quality. We pride ourselves in providing a menu that's prepared with only the finest ingredients. From fresh vegetables to our never frozen, hand-tossed original dough and superior-quality tomato sauce, we strive to exceed your expectations. We even take special care to ensure all of our pizzas are made with zero trans fat. Combine our total commitment to quality with our superior ingredients, and the result is pure pizza excellence.


Acme Comics

Acme Comics is an Eisner-nominated comic book store, as well as the Triad's oldest and largest comic specialty shop, with 26 years of experience and counting! Whether you're making changes to the titles on your free subscription list, searching for that elusive back issue, or just asking questions as a comics new-comer, our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you. With over 50,000 comics in our backstock, thousands of trade paperbacks and hardcovers, hundreds of statues, busts, and action figures, and a well-stocked vintage backwall, there's not much we don't have! We even have an entire section dedicated to any and all video game related comics and merchandise.We do it right. For additional information, please visit www.acmecomics.com


Alicia's Anime

Alicia's Anime is a small business, owned and operated by Anime fans, which got started in 2004. They sell Anime and video game related merchandise on their website and at conventions in the Northeast US. Please contact them if you'd like an item not listed on the site, or if you need any other info! For additional information, please visit www.aliciasanime.com


Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation.


Britt Griffith

Britt was born and raised in Southern California where he grew up in and around the Hollywood business behind the cameras. He had his hands in anything from paging, security, props and set building to production assisting. In his late twenties, Britt ventured off the Hollywood path, and for 13 years worked a very dangerous blue collar job running heavy equipment at an asphalt manufacturing plant. One of Britt's lifelong hobbies is investigating claims of the paranormal. This led him to a friendship with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, the stars of the hit SyFy show Ghost Hunters. In 2008 Jason reached out to Britt and asked if he would like to come out and help on a very large case they had coming up. Britt said yes, and now finds himself working all over the world in front of the camera investigating the paranormal. When not filming with Ghost Hunters, Britt works with his partner Bill McClelland at Sun Set Production Studios.

For more information visit brittgriffith.com


Buckle Up Games

Buckle Up Game Studios is a mobile game developer creating addictive games for all ages. We are a brand new startup and are delighted to announce our first game off the assembly line called "Flipped" and plan to target all major devices including Android and iOS phones and tablets.

Flipped is an exciting puzzle game that anyone can easily pickup and enjoy. Guide Crateos the crate through level after level of mind bending fun by tilting, turning, and flipping your device to alter gravity within the level. Avoid hazards such as TNT, buzz saws, and even black holes; all the while collecting gems and trying to reach the end. Earn bronze, silver, and gold medals for each level and try your hand at beating our own times on each level to achieve the coveted "Author Medal." Over 70 levels of enjoyment, complete with 3 distinct themes and plenty of unlockable "secret" levels.

Whether you have a few hours, or just looking to spend a few minute at the bus stop, Flipped can be picked up and played for any amount of time and for any type of player."

For additional information, please visit www.buckleupgamestudio.com


Elite Zone

Stop playing with yourself and check out ELITE ZONE Internet Gaming Lounge! ELITE ZONE is the destination for adult gamers. ELITE ZONE offers extreme gaming PCs and premium Xbox360 gaming stations. No one under 18 admitted without guardian.So bring your friends or meet other gamers who play the same type of games, compete in tournaments, better your gaming skills, and make new friends all at ELITE ZONE,Fayetteville, NC(910) 826-3661.Open 11 AM – Midnight (overnighters every Friday and Saturday night).


FUNCOM

Funcom is a world leading independent developer and publisher of MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games. Funcom was founded in 1993 and has since then developed and published over 25 game titles across several genres and gaming platforms. Most notable of these are the MMOs 'Age of Conan' and 'Anarchy Online', as well as the adventure game 'The Longest Journey'. There are currently over 250 talented individuals from over 25 different nationalities working at Funcom, spread out across offices in Norway, Canada, China, Switzerland and the US. This makes Funcom one of the most multi-cultural game development studios in the world, and is after 16 years of operation one of the largest and most influential independent development studios in the business.


Glitch Gaming Apparel

Glitch Gaming Apparel is the premier brand for video game t-shirts and apparel. The Glitch brand has been created specifically for the gaming community and is determined to produce the coolest gaming apparel on the planet. The Glitch company is 100% all about video games and the company plans to produce highly creative and unique apparel products for all gamers around the world.


Heroes Are Here

Heroes Are Here has been Goldsboro's premiere source for comics and collectables for 25 years. Fully stocked with supplies, paperback and hardcover collected edtions, and a large selection of back issues,Heroes is hosted by a friendly and knowledgable staff. New comics every Wednesday, Heroes Are Here is a great geek gathering place. For additional information, please visit www.heroesrhere.com


The Hobby Shop of Wilson

Stop in and see our store's selection of comics, trades, CCGs, toys, miniatures, art supplies, puzzles, scouting apparel, and so much more! We have lots to keep everyone in your home busy! For additional information, please visit: www.thehobbyshopofwilson.com


Living Arts College

Find how you may qualify for the High Definition school that has pioneered digital art education. Look for training in animation, digital filmmaking, audio recording, digital media and interior design ... in advanced studios teaching Maya, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Vegas Video and more in short courses, certificate programs, diploma programs and degree programs. Plan to visit the School at Digital Circus ... the campus that one senior art education leader has called "... the art school of the 25th century!"


Mighty Rabbit Studios, Inc.

Mighty Rabbit Studios, Inc. is an independent game developer based out of Raleigh, NC. We are currently working on "Saturday Morning RPG", an episodic downloadable role-playing game releasing for iOS devices.

The company was formed in September of 2010 as part of the inaugural session of the game development incubator program, Joystick Labs. Josh Fairhurst founded Mighty Rabbit Studios later adding Nic Allen as an additional founder. Our team currently consists of five full time staff and an additional three part time. We believe in the benefit and direction that mobile gaming is taking today in the contemporary market, and see it as a growing industry for the next several years.

Our flagship title "Saturday Morning RPG" is set firmly in a world inspired by 1980's Saturday morning cartoons and 80's pop culture icons. It is a fast paced Japanese style turn-based RPG centered on the collection and use of everyday objects in battle. Our hero, Marty, has the power to channel magic through these objects. This triggers special powers that give him an advantage in battle against the evil forces of the world's most heinous villain, Commander Hood.


Penny Dreadful Productions

Penny Dreadful Productions is an Atlanta based conceptual design and physical production company bringing the world's creative needs to life. PD Productions encompasses many disciplines of art all under one roof- including Conceptual Design, Special Makeup and Prosthetics, Specialty Props, Costumes and Specialty Costuming, Public Art and Display, and much more. Our work has been seen in major motion pictures, professional theaters, and purchased in private commissions. PD Productions uses the "Steampunk" aesthetic to show off their talents as artists, but has worked in almost all genres and styles.

Turning your dreams into reality is our passion.



A 1-Up Kind of Life

In the mockumentary web series A 1-UP Kind of Life, college grad Trey "Triple Kill" Stevens wants to become a professional gamer. While his parents wish he would find a real job and his friends wish he would get a life, Trey looks to help his team, the Konami Code, reach the top of the gaming circuit. Check out the show that takes a humorous look at gaming culture. http://www.the1uplife.com/


Red Storm Entertainment

Red Storm Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubi Soft Entertainment, specializing in CD-ROM games, console games, and related merchandise.

Their objective is to become the market leader for entertainment products that satisfy the appetites of  "hardcore" game players, while also appealing to the broader community of  "casual" game fans attracted to realistic and intelligent games. With games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, the company quickly became recognized as an innovative creator of titles that break the mold by combining popular genres to provide a totally immersive gaming experience. Many of Red Storm's games feature stunning 3-D graphics, seamless combinations of action and strategic gameplay, as well as thrilling new types of play for on-line gamers.

Armed with a proven formula for success, Red Storm Entertainment is excited about the future of gaming. Our goal is to produce top-quality, innovative games for PC and the next-gen systems while continuing the collaboration with Ubisoft to bring our franchise titles to all viable platforms.


Tempest Comics

Now open at 240 Wilmington Hwy in Jacksonville NC located next to the Papa John's in the Triangle Shopping Center is Tempest Comics and Games. We have a wide variety of Comic Books from the New 52's to the old classic stuff, Magic Cards, Collectibles, Entertainment and much much more. So come check us out. http://www.tempestcomicsandgames.com














VIBRAS

Track Scan is a leading provider of audio technology for sports and electronic gaming. Track Scans new line of gaming and personal audio products-VIBRAS- includes the VIBRAS Five.One Surround Sound Headset System the only headset to earn Microsoft's authorization as "Licensed for Xbox 360". The VIBRAS Five.One headset features 10 speakers (five in each ear), enabling the player to feel inside the game. There is also a USB version available for PC gaming, movies,music and VOIP. Track Scan was founded in 1993 & is privately owned and based in Mooresville, NC with offices in Taiwan and China. For additional information, please visit www.track-scan.com/2/vibras.html


Wayne County Public Library

The purpose of Wayne County Public Library, Inc. is to provide our community with information, materials, and services that support learning and the workplace; promote an appreciation of our history and diverse cultures; and offer community members the opportunity to meet and interact with others in the community.




Zenimax Online

ZeniMax Online is a part of the ZeniMax Media group of companies, which includes Bethesda Softworks, makers of the best-selling, award-winning Elder Scrolls series and Fallout 3. ZeniMax Media also includes id Software, makers of DOOM and Quake. We are the MMO studio for our company working on an unannounced AAA title. We are located in beautiful Hunt Valley MD, a region that is easy access to the mid- Atlantic region. We also have Customer Service facilities in Galway Ireland. We are currently hiring in all disciplines. Please check out our openings on www.Zenimaxonline.com.




 

501st Legion

The Legion is a volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts and giving them a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion's aims are to celebrate the Star Wars movies through the wearing of costumes, to promote the quality and improvement of costumes and props, and most importantly to contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work.


2011 FOOD VENDORS

Papa John's

At Papa John's many things guide us toward excellence, but nothing is as important as our commitment to quality. We pride ourselves in providing a menu that's prepared with only the finest ingredients. From fresh vegetables to our never frozen, hand-tossed original dough and superior-quality tomato sauce, we strive to exceed your expectations. We even take special care to ensure all of our pizzas are made with zero trans fat. Combine our total commitment to quality with our superior ingredients, and the result is pure pizza excellence.


Chick-Fil-A

With some 722 units in 35 states, Chick-fil-A Inc. is, after KFC and Popeye's/Church's, the United States' third largest fast-food chain specializing in chicken. In addition to the Chick-fil-A restaurants, which are run according to a unique "Operator Agreement," the company in 1985 launched the Dwarf House line of sit-down establishments, and in 1996 opened Truett's Grill as a nostalgic 1950s-style diner. Whatever the type of restaurant, the focus remains chicken, and by far Chick-fil-A's most famous product is its chicken fillet sandwich, created by founder Truett Cathy in the early 1960s. From small beginnings in a restaurant outside Atlanta, Cathy has built Chick-fil-A into a firm worth an estimated $1 billion, but as of the late 1990s he had no plans to take it public. To sell shares to stockholders would, he suggested, change the very core of Chick-fil-A as a family-run business with a focus on people.


2011 EXHIBITORS

FUNCOM

Funcom is a world leading independent developer and publisher of MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games. Funcom was founded in 1993 and has since then developed and published over 25 game titles across several genres and gaming platforms. Most notable of these are the MMOs 'Age of Conan' and 'Anarchy Online', as well as the adventure game 'The Longest Journey'. There are currently over 250 talented individuals from over 25 different nationalities working at Funcom, spread out across offices in Norway, Canada, China, Switzerland and the US. This makes Funcom one of the most multi-cultural game development studios in the world, and is after 16 years of operation one of the largest and most influential independent development studios in the business.


FraggedNation.com

Fraggednation.com is an online gaming ladder and tournament site which supports XBOX, PS3, Wii, and PC. They have a community feel and are completely devoted to ensure that the online gaming community has a place to play that is fair, fun, and unique. This is obvious by their motto: "A community of Gamers. For Gamers - By Gamers. At FraggedNation the leagues are all yours; we just do the paperwork."


Dance Kinection

Brought to you by the same people who brought you RockBandAide.com, Dance Kinection is your source for all things related to Dance Central, one of the top-selling games for the Xbox 360/Kinect gaming system. Since even before Dance Central was released in November of 2010, Dance Kinection has focused on news and details related to the game and provides timely announcements on new downloadable content (DLC) for the game as released by Harmonix, the developers of Dance Central. For additional information, please visit dancekinection.com or follow us on Twitter, @DanceKinection.


Red Storm Entertainment

Red Storm Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubi Soft Entertainment, specializing in CD-ROM games, console games, and related merchandise.

Their objective is to become the market leader for entertainment products that satisfy the appetites of  "hardcore" game players, while also appealing to the broader community of  "casual" game fans attracted to realistic and intelligent games. With games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, the company quickly became recognized as an innovative creator of titles that break the mold by combining popular genres to provide a totally immersive gaming experience. Many of Red Storm's games feature stunning 3-D graphics, seamless combinations of action and strategic gameplay, as well as thrilling new types of play for on-line gamers.

Armed with a proven formula for success, Red Storm Entertainment is excited about the future of gaming. Our goal is to produce top-quality, innovative games for PC and the next-gen systems while continuing the collaboration with Ubisoft to bring our franchise titles to all viable platforms.


Heroes Are Here

Heroes Are Here has been Goldsboro's premiere source for comics and collectables for 25 years. Fully stocked with supplies, paperback and hardcover collected edtions, and a large selection of back issues,Heroes is hosted by a friendly and knowledgable staff. New comics every Wednesday, Heroes Are Here is a great geek gathering place. For additional information, please visit www.heroesrhere.com


 

501st Legion

The Legion is a volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts and giving them a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion's aims are to celebrate the Star Wars movies through the wearing of costumes, to promote the quality and improvement of costumes and props, and most importantly to contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work.


Acme Comics

Acme Comics is an Eisner-nominated comic book store, as well as the Triad's oldest and largest comic specialty shop, with 26 years of experience and counting! Whether you're making changes to the titles on your free subscription list, searching for that elusive back issue, or just asking questions as a comics new-comer, our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you. With over 50,000 comics in our backstock, thousands of trade paperbacks and hardcovers, hundreds of statues, busts, and action figures, and a well-stocked vintage backwall, there's not much we don't have! We even have an entire section dedicated to any and all video game related comics and merchandise.We do it right. For additional information, please visit www.acmecomics.com


Applied Research Associates

Founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979, ARA is an employee-owned company of more than 1,200 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. ARA’s collective staff possesses a broad range of technical expertise in defense and aerospace, homeland safety and security, and transportation technologies.

For additional information, please visit www.ara.com.


Virtual Heroes

The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates creates collaborative interactive learning solutions for the healthcare, federal systems, and corporate training markets. Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT) leverage simulation learning and digital games-based learning paradigms to accelerate learning, increase user proficiency, and reduce training costs.

For additional information, please visit www.virtualheroes.com, www.humansim.com


Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation.


GameFrog

GameFrog NC's Longest Lasting Gaming Lan Center. We have 30 High end gaming stations with Xbox 360's, Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect, High End Gaming PC. We are your #1 gaming destination in the Raleigh/Durham area.

For additional information, please visit www.gamefrog.net


PMS Clan

PMS Clan, also known as Pandora's Mighty Soldiers is the world's largest multi-platform online female gaming group, launched in 2002, with active game divisions on Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and PC platforms. Unlike many gaming clans, the main focus of the PMS clan is not just to play our best; our mission is to provide a fun, positive, and competitive online gaming experience to other female gamers in an effort to recruit and retain females in the online gaming environment. H2O Clan was launched as the male only counterpart clan of PMS in 2004, in the attempt to recognize males that have supported females in gaming and provide an active and competitive clan and community for them. H2O members typically try to raise the industry's awareness of female consumers, and support and compete alongside PMS members at events or competitions. PMS|H2O Clan boasts over 2000 members, across various platforms and games. PMS|H2O also has an active international divisions based all around the world. Our clan differs from other gaming clans in that it does not discriminate between gamers based on skill or even location as many do - any gamer can join the respective male and female divisions - They are only screened for attitude and dedication. Our top players have competed alongside the best PRO players in the industry, and we have placed top 8 at World events like CPL, WSVG, and CGS.


Gamer's Gathering

Gamer's Gathering is a store dedicated to bringing you the best in quality gaming events and reasonable prices on all of our goods.

We are a bunch of gamers that want to give back, yet stay around for the long haul to provide the very best events and selection of good games.


Vicious Cycle Software

Founded in 2000 by industry veterans Eric Peterson, Wayne Harvey, and Dave Ellis, Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software. The Morrisville, NC, based studio is dedicated to creating compelling content for all ages across all platforms, including Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon for the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®; Despicable Me for the PlayStation®2 system, PSP system, and Wii; and PSP system exclusive and original title Dead Head Fred®, winner of the Writer’s Guild of America’s first inaugural Videogame Writing Award.

Since 2005, Vicious Cycle has also developed and licensed the Vicious Engine®, a comprehensive and fully portable middleware solution for PC, console, and handheld game development. Vicious Engine 2™ (Ve2), released in early 2009, offers a suite of new and improved features for cross-platform, next generation game development on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 system, PSP system, and Wii platforms, making it the most complete game development solution available today. Vicious Cycle is a D3Publisher development studio.


M.I.L.D

M.I.L.D was formed 2009 and their bond in music has grown ever since. With their label Combo Breaker Productions "Music Intellectually Lives Down" (M.I.L.D) a hip hop group whose musical style is based in old video game soundtracks, animes, and former TV shows. Rapper/Producer, MaNiC states "We do whatever the mind tells us if we feel it and can visualize it to a grand scale then we get it done hands down." Artist/Stylist, Double J.B. aka Swagswitcha is known for style, looks, and all around swag, "From head to toe if it don’t look good then we’re not wearing it." Artist/Producer, Space Colony’s vision is to let you know that changing the game is on his mind and from their point of view change is good. Singer/Rapper Salacious sings from her heart and says what she feels.


EGRepublic.com

EGRepublic.com is a gaming website that is made for gamers by gamers. We are composed of hardcore, casual, and all the in between. We are all about community. Once you join The Republic you are always part of The Republic.

Our official unofficial motto is "We are created by you and for you! Game On!".

For additional information, please visit www.egrepublic.com




Bit Brigade

“The word “play” is probably an understatement- these guys shred through the games as expertly as the band wails on their instruments.” -Nintendo Power (6/06) When Bit Brigade rolls into town, the gamer elite hang up the controller for the evening and see a rock show. With unprecedented attention to detail and post-rock bombast, Bit Brigade meticulously replicates every musical cue, cutscene and boss battle in perfect syncronization with master gamer Noah McCarthy's inspiring speed-trial run of each level. Composed of members of roadwarrior (both stateside and abroad) mathrock bands Cinemechanica and We Versus The Shark, Bit Brigade elevates game music to its proper place in the foreground of epic technical rock and plays the games like they don't need the extra lives. Which, for the record, they don't.


Penny Dreadful Productions

Penny Dreadful Productions is an Atlanta based conceptual design and physical production company bringing the world's creative needs to life. PD Productions encompasses many disciplines of art all under one roof- including Conceptual Design, Special Makeup and Prosthetics, Specialty Props, Costumes and Specialty Costuming, Public Art and Display, and much more. Our work has been seen in major motion pictures, professional theaters, and purchased in private commissions. PD Productions uses the "Steampunk" aesthetic to show off their talents as artists, but has worked in almost all genres and styles.

Turning your dreams into reality is our passion.



VIBRAS

Track Scan is a leading provider of audio technology for sports and electronic gaming. Track Scans new line of gaming and personal audio products-VIBRAS- includes the VIBRAS Five.One Surround Sound Headset System the only headset to earn Microsoft's authorization as "Licensed for Xbox 360". The VIBRAS Five.One headset features 10 speakers (five in each ear), enabling the player to feel inside the game. There is also a USB version available for PC gaming, movies,music and VOIP. Track Scan was founded in 1993 & is privately owned and based in Mooresville, NC with offices in Taiwan and China. For additional information, please visit www.track-scan.com/2/vibras.html


Hampton Inn

Our promise to you includes a clean, comfortable hotel room. In fact, we have 111 of them! If you're traveling with your family, you may opt for a room with two beds. Or, if you're here by yourself on business, why not book a room with a plush, king-sized bed so you can stretch out and relax?

Wonderful 42" Plasma TV in Lobby, Award Winning hotel with Outstanding Customer Service, Beautiful Two-Room Whirlpool Suites, and Meeting Facilities Accommodating up to 50 Guests.


Elite Zone

Stop playing with yourself and check out ELITE ZONE Internet Gaming Lounge! ELITE ZONE is the destination for adult gamers. ELITE ZONE offers extreme gaming PCs and premium Xbox360 gaming stations. No one under 18 admitted without guardian.So bring your friends or meet other gamers who play the same type of games, compete in tournaments, better your gaming skills, and make new friends all at ELITE ZONE,Fayetteville, NC(910) 826-3661.Open 11 AM – Midnight (overnighters every Friday and Saturday night).


Icarus Studios/Fallen Earth, LLC

Formed in 2003, FALLEN EARTH, LLC is a special purpose entity born out of Icarus Studios dedicated to the production of the independently produced and published, massively multiplayer online game (MMO) unlike any other, Fallen Earth. Set in the Grand Canyon in 2156 and mixing first-person shooter-style action with role-playing game design, Fallen Earth allows players to explore a post-apocalyptic world through crafting, trading, and scavenging. Fallen Earth is co-developed with Icarus Studios using the patented technology xScape Platform and available exclusively for the PC. Fallen Earth is rated “M” for “Mature” by the ESRB.


Wayne County Public Library

The purpose of Wayne County Public Library, Inc. is to provide our community with information, materials, and services that support learning and the workplace; promote an appreciation of our history and diverse cultures; and offer community members the opportunity to meet and interact with others in the community.




Entertainment Consumers Association

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization established to serve the needs of those who play computer and video games.

Formed in 2006, the ECA is an advocacy organization for consumers of interactive entertainment. Gamers represent nearly fifty percent of the US population and spend $10 billion annually on gaming, yet as a group are continually overlooked by both politicians and the mainstream press. The mission of the ECA is to give game consumers a voice and to ensure that elected officials hear their concerns and appreciate the growing influence of the gamer demographic.

The organization, which is headquartered in Connecticut, focuses its advocacy efforts on consumer rights, anti-games legislation, and a host of other public policy concerns as well as providing substantial community, educational, and affinity benefits to its members—from discounts on subscriptions and game rentals and purchases to education, employment assistance, and insider access to industry news and events.


Living Arts College

Find how you may qualify for the High Definition school that has pioneered digital art education. Look for training in animation, digital filmmaking, audio recording, digital media and interior design ... in advanced studios teaching Maya, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Vegas Video and more in short courses, certificate programs, diploma programs and degree programs. Plan to visit the School at Digital Circus ... the campus that one senior art education leader has called "... the art school of the 25th century!"


2010 EXHIBITORS

EA Sports

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.


VIBRAS

Track Scan is a leading provider of audio technology for sports and electronic gaming. Track Scans new line of gaming and personal audio products-VIBRAS- includes the VIBRAS Five.One Surround Sound Headset System the only headset to earn Microsoft's authorization as "Licensed for Xbox 360". The VIBRAS Five.One headset features 10 speakers (five in each ear), enabling the player to feel inside the game. There is also a USB version available for PC gaming, movies,music and VOIP. Track Scan was founded in 1993 & is privately owned and based in Mooresville, NC with offices in Taiwan and China. For additional information, please visit www.track-scan.com/2/vibras.html


Acme Comics

Acme Comics is an Eisner-nominated comic book store, as well as the Triad's oldest and largest comic specialty shop, with 26 years of experience and counting! Whether you're making changes to the titles on your free subscription list, searching for that elusive back issue, or just asking questions as a comics new-comer, our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you. With over 50,000 comics in our backstock, thousands of trade paperbacks and hardcovers, hundreds of statues, busts, and action figures, and a well-stocked vintage backwall, there's not much we don't have! We even have an entire section dedicated to any and all video game related comics and merchandise.We do it right. For additional information, please visit www.acmecomics.com


Elite Zone

Stop playing with yourself and check out ELITE ZONE Internet Gaming Lounge! ELITE ZONE is the destination for adult gamers. ELITE ZONE offers extreme gaming PCs and premium Xbox360 gaming stations. No one under 18 admitted without guardian.So bring your friends or meet other gamers who play the same type of games, compete in tournaments, better your gaming skills, and make new friends all at ELITE ZONE,Fayetteville, NC(910) 826-3661.Open 11 AM – Midnight (overnighters every Friday and Saturday night).


Living Arts College

Find how you may qualify for the High Definition school that has pioneered digital art education. Look for training in animation, digital filmmaking, audio recording, digital media and interior design ... in advanced studios teaching Maya, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Vegas Video and more in short courses, certificate programs, diploma programs and degree programs. Plan to visit the School at Digital Circus ... the campus that one senior art education leader has called "... the art school of the 25th century!"


Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation.


Game Pax

Game Pax creates backpack to protect, organize, and transport consoles like Xbox 360 or PS3 Slim, four controllers, power and cable components, several games, and personal items.The bag was designed with functionality being the utmost priority.There was a void in the market for a bag as funstional and well designed, thus the Game Pax label was born.Game Pax offers a service called "Tag Your Bag" which puts the gamer tag on each item, making it unique to the individual.


The Video Game Club

The Video Game Club, LLC is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. We started our commitment to improving the world of gaming in August of 2009. The Video Game Club hopes to make online gaming even more enjoyable by offering opportunity to our members, as well as fostering a sense of community and providing a constantly growing range of products and services. Many of our founding employees are gamers themselves, and we believe that fun is necessary for mental well-being and quality of life. We hope that you'll join us, because the fun is just beginning!


Hampton Inn

Our promise to you includes a clean, comfortable hotel room. In fact, we have 111 of them! If you're traveling with your family, you may opt for a room with two beds. Or, if you're here by yourself on business, why not book a room with a plush, king-sized bed so you can stretch out and relax?

Wonderful 42" Plasma TV in Lobby, Award Winning hotel with Outstanding Customer Service, Beautiful Two-Room Whirlpool Suites, and Meeting Facilities Accommodating up to 50 Guests.


Head 2 Head Games

Head 2 Head Games & Comics is a store dedicated to bringing you the best in quality gaming events and reasonable prices on all of our goods.

We are a bunch of gamers that want to give back, yet stay around for the long haul to provide the very best events and selection of good games.


Escapist Magazine

Founded in 2005, The Escapist is a leading video gaming destination offering video game enthusiasts high-quality, innovative and exclusive content with a considered approach to its audience. The mouthpiece of the gaming generation, The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture by way of in-depth features, thought provoking articles and relevant columns authored by leading video game authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts, engaging forums and robust social media elements that incorporate the video gaming experience. Honored with both a Webby Award and People's Voice Award in 2008, The Escapist is responsible for the web's most viewed video game review series, Zero Punctuation, in addition to introducing the first-of-its-kind Internet Film Festival for Gamers and the March Mayhem game developer competition. The Escapist is part of Themis Group, Inc.'s online media arm Themis Media, and currently generates over 25 million page views each month.


Wake Tech

Wake Technical Community College is a two-year, public institution serving Raleigh, North Carolina, and surrounding Wake County. Their Simulation and Game Development courses are designed to give students a broad understanding of all facets of video game design while allowing them enough focus to hone the skills that best suit their abilities and maximize their potential. From the beginning, their classes are project oriented, helping students build a portfolio of work to bring with them when they interview for an industry job. It is Wake Tech's goal to ensure that their graduates have the practical skills they need to compete and thrive in the simulation and game industry.


PMS Clan

PMS Clan, also known as Pandora's Mighty Soldiers is the world's largest multi-platform online female gaming group, launched in 2002, with active game divisions on Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and PC platforms. Unlike many gaming clans, the main focus of the PMS clan is not just to play our best; our mission is to provide a fun, positive, and competitive online gaming experience to other female gamers in an effort to recruit and retain females in the online gaming environment. H2O Clan was launched as the male only counterpart clan of PMS in 2004, in the attempt to recognize males that have supported females in gaming and provide an active and competitive clan and community for them. H2O members typically try to raise the industry's awareness of female consumers, and support and compete alongside PMS members at events or competitions. PMS|H2O Clan boasts over 2000 members, across various platforms and games. PMS|H2O also has an active international divisions based all around the world. Our clan differs from other gaming clans in that it does not discriminate between gamers based on skill or even location as many do - any gamer can join the respective male and female divisions - They are only screened for attitude and dedication. Our top players have competed alongside the best PRO players in the industry, and we have placed top 8 at World events like CPL, WSVG, and CGS.


PhaLANx

PhaLANx Gaming is a core group of gamers interested in coming together to discuss, play, and compete in the ever-growing expanse of games. Our website was started in January ’09 with the help of a few friends, but the idea has been around for much longer than that. We feel like now’s the time to turn our gaming interests into something bigger than just a five or six person LAN. Something more than just internet friends and a small circle of gamer buddies to associate with, but a network of local and active gamers brought together with a common purpose. PGC is that idea. A lot of us originate from a small town in North Carolina called Smithfield, and have been gaming together for years. A few of us migrated off to N.C. State University and the Raleigh area, where we are now reaching out locally to expand our gaming community. We hope to continue our growth here in the Raleigh area, and base an active, local, gaming network; creating a new outlet for gamers, with a sense of purpose and pride from being part of something - while adding another level of competition and reason to hone your skills. As our generation grows, the gaming scene’s future is limitless, as is PhaLANx Gaming’s. We intend to make PGC more than just a group of friends, but a growing community that can take Local Area Networking to the next level. We invite you to join us in our steps forward.


RUaGamer

RUaGamer is the largest PC and console LAN gaming center on the East Coast with over 4000 sq ft of space and 55 gaming stations. Anyone can play console and PC games at home, but only RUaGamer lets you play them together with other gamers in a welcoming, state-of-the-art facility with plenty of room for friends and faimly. 4000 sq ft facility 20 Gaming PCs on 22" Monitors 24 Xbox 360s on 26" HDTVs 8 Premium station with Xbox 360s on 42" HDTVs 2 Wii stations on 100" Projectors "Rock Star" Performance area, 120" Screen, Premium Instruments, 5.1 Surround Sound.


Entertainment System Band

Since it's formation in 2004, 37 people have been members of Entertainment System. Some people, and 99% of witch doctors, say that the band is cursed; however, founding guitarists, John DeCampos and Chris Baines (and sycophantic bass player Tyler Merchant) find the idea ridiculous, as they believe that in order to be cursed you must have a soul. ES turns your favorite old school game music into heavy hitting rock/metal arrangements. This will be the band's second year performing at CGS and they look forward to introducing its two newest members, Jon Smeltzer and Brandon Wildman. Keep an ear open for their fifth studio album, "Rock n' Roll Cereal," coming out this summer.


Rare Candy Band

Rare Candy, based in Baltimore, MD, have played MAGFest, Otakon and 64-bit Gen, as well as a handful of other venues and conventions. They stray away from the more popular guitar, bass, and drums formula that most bands use and instead institute a blend of insane dueling keyboards and fast paced rhythms. With crowd favorites like “Dark World” from Zelda 3, and “Undersea Palace” from Chrono Trigger, you'll be taken back to your old memories of sitting in front of your Super NES with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich after watching hours of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles . Band members include Chris Baines and John DeCampos (of Entertainment System fame), Dom Cerquetti (founder of JamSpace) and some guy named Matt Baros.


Glitch Gaming Apparel

Glitch Gaming Apparel is the premier brand for video game t-shirts and apparel. The Glitch brand has been created specifically for the gaming community and is determined to produce the coolest gaming apparel on the planet. The Glitch company is 100% all about video games and the company plans to produce highly creative and unique apparel products for all gamers around the world.


Penny Dreadful Productions

Penny Dreadful Productions is a group of artists from the Metro-Atlanta area who collaborate to “bring your imagination to life”. Lead conceptualists Mathew Silva, Brian LuAllen, Erin Bushko, and Devon Simons team up with other production artists, machinists, prop makers, costumers, painters, and special effects artists of all kinds to create props, costumes, and special effects for theatrical productions, film, special events and festivals. Their designs for the Steampunk genre have been seen from coast to coast, and they are proud to make the Carolina Games Summit their first stop for their 2010 Steampunk Tour.



Triangle Game Initiative

Triangle Game Initiative is the trade association for the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina interactive entertainment industry. TGI members are market-leading companies and prominent industry figures who have gathered at the Research Triangle in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, to master the arts and sciences of gaming. Their mission is to build a thriving community of companies and professionals dedicated to the advancement of the interactive entertainment industry in the Triangle region.


Cases2Go

After more than a quarter-century, Cases2Go has evolved from modest beginnings to become a thriving, full-spectrum, full-service reusable container company. We now offer our customers a complete assortment of luggage, transit cases, stationary enclosures and rackmount solutions. Change is driven by our customers, and Cases2Go is driven by the challenge of identifying and implementing solutions and as Cases2Go continues to grow, one constant will always remain: our commitment to enhanced service and quality products. We are more than a company; we are people with imaginative vision and passion for our products, our industry and above all, our customers.


Wayne County Public Library

The purpose of Wayne County Public Library, Inc. is to provide our community with information, materials, and services that support learning and the workplace; promote an appreciation of our history and diverse cultures; and offer community members the opportunity to meet and interact with others in the community.


 

2009 EXHIBITORS

501st Legion

The Legion is a volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts and giving them a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion's aims are to celebrate the Star Wars movies through the wearing of costumes, to promote the quality and improvement of costumes and props, and most importantly to contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work.


Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation.


Entertainment System Band

Formed in 2005, Entertainment System has grown from an instrumental garage band to a polished rock and metal machine creating tracks based on classic 8 and 16-bit video game music. The band's first album, The Computer Always Cheats, was released in 2006, featuring set list staple "Bloody Tears". Super Entertainment System, featuring Matt Pie and Jeff Hammer on drums and bass, was released at ES's annual VGM extravaganza, 16-Bit Gen, in 2007. The album was a vast improvement over their freshman release, containing standout tracks "Kirby's Dreamland" and "Tetris".

Current bassist Tyler Merchant and drummer Andy Porter joined guitarists Chris Baines, JD DeCampos and Rex Anderson in 2008 while the band prepared for their junior release, Entertainment System 64. This album redefined the band's sound, featuring their most eclectic song choices to date and complex but tasteful arrangements. Fan favorites "Earthbound", "Final Fantasy" and "River City Ransom" rounded out the decidedly obscure track listing. The album debuted at 32-Bit Gen held at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Following the new lineup's explosive set, the five went on their first East Coast tour with VGM comrades The Megas. The tour was a success and a pact was entered into. The groups are now working on a joint E.P., Megatainment, based off the soundtrack to Mega Man 1. A West Coast tour is planned to follow Megatainment's release.


FSP Group

FSP Group is the 6th largest power supply vendor in the world. Since the company was established in 1993, their outstanding management team has drawn together its R&D expertise, its sizeable production capacity, and outstanding product quality to consistently excel in this competitive marketplace.


Glitch Gaming Apparel

Glitch Gaming Apparel is the premier brand for video game t-shirts and apparel. The Glitch brand has been created specifically for the gaming community and is determined to produce the coolest gaming apparel on the planet. The Glitch company is 100% all about video games and the company plans to produce highly creative and unique apparel products for all gamers around the world.


Insomniac Games

Founded in 1994, Insomniac Games is an independent game developer based in beautiful downtown Burbank, where the sun shines just about 365 days a year. Prior to starting Insomniac Games, CEO/President Ted Price spent a few years as controller of a start-up medical company, where he decided that life in games must be easier. (He was wrong…) Fortunately, he found two very talented programmers, Alex and Brian Hastings, and together they laid the foundation for the company’s first success, Disruptor.


Penny Dreadful Productions

Penny Dreadful Productions is a group of artists from the Metro-Atlanta area who collaborate to “bring your imagination to life”. Lead conceptualists Mathew Silva, Brian LuAllen, Erin Bushko, and Devon Simons team up with other production artists, machinists, prop makers, costumers, painters, and special effects artists of all kinds to create props, costumes, and special effects for theatrical productions, film, special events and festivals. Their designs for the Steampunk genre have been seen from coast to coast, and they are proud to make the Carolina Games Summit their first stop for their 2009 Steampunk Panel Tour.



Pitt Community College

Pitt Community College's Simulation and Game Development curriculum provides a broad background in simulation and game development with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management. Students will receive hands-on training in design, 3D modeling, software engineering, database administration and programming for the purpose of creating simulations and games. Graduates should qualify for employment as designers, artists, animators, programmers, database administrators, testers, quality assurance analysts, engineers and administrators in the entertainment industry, the health care industry, engineering, forensics, education, NASA and government agencies.


School of Communication Arts

The new campus of the School of Communication Arts provides a digital-real-world place for "A Higher Digital Education".  The School is dedicated to supporting the digital imaging industry by maintaining a close association with professionals in the arenas of digital filmmaking, digital audio production, entertainment, corporate communications, advertising and publishing.

Quality training is achieved through an environment that combines highly specialized studios and an instruction staff of industry related professionals.  Plan to visit their booth or call the campus and setup a guided interview.

Click here to visit the School of Communication Arts online.


Triangle Game Initiative

Triangle Game Initiative is the trade association for the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina interactive entertainment industry. TGI members are market-leading companies and prominent industry figures who have gathered at the Research Triangle in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, to master the arts and sciences of gaming. Their mission is to build a thriving community of companies and professionals dedicated to the advancement of the interactive entertainment industry in the Triangle region.


US Army

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 specific vehicle appearing at the expo will not be released publicly until the day of the event, 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.


Vocoso

Vocoso.com brings games to life with Real Voice for Real Gamers using online conferencing or telephone. Free for use with any game, Vocoso offers voice and web products that allow advanced interaction with other players to plan the best raids and strategies against online opponents or to simply chat with other players. Compatible with World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XI, Call of Duty, Unreal Tournament and limitless other games... Visit Vocoso at http://www.vocoso.com to experience the difference of real time voice conferencing.

Use your free cell phone minutes, your home telephone, or the easy to use Vocoso Channeler application to communicate in new ways and take the competitive edge. With an advanced administration control panel and one click to call all of your online friends, Vocoso brings you to the next level of gaming!


Wake Tech

Wake Technical Community College is a two-year, public institution serving Raleigh, North Carolina, and surrounding Wake County. Their Simulation and Game Development courses are designed to give students a broad understanding of all facets of video game design while allowing them enough focus to hone the skills that best suit their abilities and maximize their potential. From the beginning, their classes are project oriented, helping students build a portfolio of work to bring with them when they interview for an industry job. It is Wake Tech's goal to ensure that their graduates have the practical skills they need to compete and thrive in the simulation and game industry.

Wireless Xpress

Wireless Xpress is an authorized US Cellular agent with three branch locations in Wayne County. The Goldsboro store is located on Berkeley Boulevard near the main entrance to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The Pikeville location is on Highway 117 North near the center of downtown and the Mount Olive location is in its brand new store off Highway 55 in front of the Wal-Mart shopping Center. All Wireless Xpress stores offer the latest products, like the Blackberry Pearl and Curve, and plans, like prepaid and free incoming. In addition, owner Jenny Radford has a knack for placing the most knowledgeable and friendly staff at each one. Wireless Xpress continues to grow in Wayne County, because they understand the importance of excellent cellular service - when you need it and where you need it. Wireless Xpress covers Wayne County because they know US Cellular covers you everywhere else.

2008 EXHIBITORS

Ameriprise Financial

Ameriprise Financial has more than 110 years of history helping clients plan for retirement, education expenses, estate settlement, taxes, and the unexpected. They have more than 2.8 million individual, business and institutional clients and $492 billion in owned, managed and administered assets as of September 30, 2007. Ameriprise offers and distributes a broad array of investment and insurance protection products and services that help their clients stay on track toward their financial goals and dreams. Ameriprise uses a comprehensive and personalized financial planning approach that is built on a long-term relationship with one of more than 10,000 knowledgeable advisors who help clients prepare for the future.

AT&T Inc.

AT&T Inc. is the largest communications holding company in the United States and worldwide, by revenue. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T is recognized as the leading worldwide provider of IP-based communications services to businesses and the leading U.S. provider of wireless, high speed Internet access, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. As part of its "three screen" integration strategy, AT&T is expanding video entertainment offerings to include such next-generation television services as AT&T U-verseSM TV.

The merger of AT&T and BellSouth, along with the ownership consolidation of Cingular Wireless and YELLOWPAGES.COM, will speed convergence, competition and continued innovation in the communications and entertainment industry, creating new solutions for consumers and businesses.

AT&T continues to build on the heritage of its predecessor companies that have served customers for more than a century. The new AT&T will earn customer trust and loyalty with a continuing commitment to the deployment of innovative products and services, reliable, high-quality service and excellent customer care.

Bawls Guarana

Bawls Guarana, the drink of choice for video gamers everywhere, will host a huge on-site tent 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 www.bawls.com.

Computer Power User

Computer Power User Magazine is a monthly print publication aimed at people who know that technology rocks. The kind of person who gets his kicks upgrading graphics cards and smashing benchmarks. The type of person who reinstalls Windows at 2 a.m. on a Saturday because his system keeps crashing while he's ripping MP3s. Or the person who repartitions his drive to create a dual-boot system and installs Linux so he can learn more about how the OS works.

It's for people who enjoy wireless gadgets, fast Internet connections, and the latest next-gen computer games. People who like honest reviews, useful tips, and refreshing commentary from world-class computing experts. People who would rather check out the next exhibit at E3 in person than rely on the latest drivel from some PR flack.

To learn more about CPU and to subscribe, click here.

Destineer Studios

Destineer Studios develops and publishes commercial videogames for both consoles and PC, and creates PC-based virtual training systems for military, intelligence and first-responder organizations. Destineer is a privately held corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with development studios in Minneapolis, Raleigh, NC, and Austin, TX, and publishes games under the Destineer, MacSoft, and Bold Games, brands.

Entertainment Consumers Association

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization established to serve the needs of those who play computer and video games.

Formed in 2006, the ECA is an advocacy organization for consumers of interactive entertainment. Gamers represent nearly fifty percent of the US population and spend $10 billion annually on gaming, yet as a group are continually overlooked by both politicians and the mainstream press. The mission of the ECA is to give game consumers a voice and to ensure that elected officials hear their concerns and appreciate the growing influence of the gamer demographic.

The organization, which is headquartered in Connecticut, focuses its advocacy efforts on consumer rights, anti-games legislation, and a host of other public policy concerns as well as providing substantial community, educational, and affinity benefits to its members—from discounts on subscriptions and game rentals and purchases to education, employment assistance, and insider access to industry news and events.

Icarus Studios

Icarus Studios is a technology-driven company dedicated to helping clients build virtual worlds, MMOGs, simulators, and 3D educational products. Its unique, next-generation technology makes Icarus a comprehensive resource center for anyone tasked with quickly creating virtual space. From complete project development to platform and tools licensing, Icarus works within each client's time and budget to accomplish objectives in a fraction of historical development times. With an average of over fifteen years of experience building online worlds, Icarus' technical and design leadership delivers consistent quality. Icarus today employs over 65 professionals who are passionate about their industry and the quality of their work.

Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" ) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.

Music Wizard Group

Music Wizard Group is the leader in music videogame software that teaches anyone how to play real musical instruments. Music Wizard provides a
simple and non-violent, gaming solution that "cracks the musical code" of reading notation and delivers on the promise of real musicianship for
everyone. Music Wizard Group seeks to improve the quality of life by empowering more people with the gift of playing music and by promoting music
as something to be shared and enjoyed together.

Music Wizard welcomes everyone to experience the joy, self-expression and liberation naturally gained through a relationship with playing music.
Backed by award-winning software, university produced Music Wizard Academy tutorials for parents and teachers, a proven song-based curriculum and a never-ending supply of musical content, the means is now available to unlock and ignite the creative musical genius inherent in all.

Music Wizard Group believes that the language of music is a birthright, something that anyone can learn and enjoy at any age, regardless of
experience. The company's core mission is to help bring about universal music literacy.

Red Storm Entertainment

Red Storm Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubi Soft Entertainment, specializing in CD-ROM games, console games, and related merchandise.

Their objective is to become the market leader for entertainment products that satisfy the appetites of  "hardcore" game players, while also appealing to the broader community of  "casual" game fans attracted to realistic and intelligent games. With games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, the company quickly became recognized as an innovative creator of titles that break the mold by combining popular genres to provide a totally immersive gaming experience. Many of Red Storm's games feature stunning 3-D graphics, seamless combinations of action and strategic gameplay, as well as thrilling new types of play for on-line gamers.

Armed with a proven formula for success, Red Storm Entertainment is excited about the future of gaming. Our goal is to produce top-quality, innovative games for PC and the next-gen systems while continuing the collaboration with Ubisoft to bring our franchise titles to all viable platforms.

School of Communication Arts

The new campus of the School of Communication Arts provides a digital-real-world place for "A Higher Digital Education".  The School is dedicated to supporting the digital imaging industry by maintaining a close association with professionals in the arenas of digital filmmaking, digital audio production, entertainment, corporate communications, advertising and publishing.

Quality training is achieved through an environment that combines highly specialized studios and an instruction staff of industry related professionals.  Plan to visit their booth or call the campus and setup a guided interview.

Click here to visit the School of Communication Arts online.

Time Warner Cable Inc.

Time Warner Cable Inc. is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S. and an industry leader in developing and launching innovative video, data and voice services. They deliver services to customers over technologically-advanced, well-clustered cable systems that pass approximately 26 million homes.

Time Warner Cable was the first or among the first cable operators to offer high speed data service, IP-based telephony service and a range of advanced digital video services, such as VOD, high definition television and set-top boxes equipped with DVRs.

US Army

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 specific vehicle appearing at the expo will not be released publicly until the day of the event, 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.

2007 EXHIBITORS

Bawls Guarana

Bawls Guarana, the drink of choice for video gamers everywhere, will host a huge on-site tent 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 www.bawls.com.

Charles River Media

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.

DistantStar Productions

Founded in the Spring of 2001 by Bob Johnston, DistantStar Productions has produced five games and is currently finishing the sixth, “The Antique Chronicles“.

Bob is a semi-retired I.T. professional that has programmed business applications all his adult life. He semi-retired from his Manager's position in 2001 to follow his passion in the game creation world.

Their staff consists of people from India, England, South Africa, and the states of Utah and Minnesota, all coordinated by Bob Johnston in North Carolina.

Click here to visit DistantStar Production's Website.

Intel

Intel - The world's best gaming processor

It's not about playing the game. It's about dominating and winning the game. Designed for extreme power, the Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor for desktop PCs features the latest arsenal of performance-rich technologies, including 4 MB of shared L2 cache and 1066 MHz Front Side Bus. So bring on the game and let the annihilation begin.

Now available in quad-core Based on the Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, experience performance second to none on highly-threaded apps¹ with the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700–the world's first quad-core desktop processor.

Click here to visit Intel's Gaming Overview Website.

International Game Developers Association

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 www.igda.org or e-mail info@igda.org.

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

Click here to visit the North Carolina Triangle IGDA Website.

Neogence

Neogence Studios is headquartered near the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, and focuses on developing innovative technology, evolutionary gameplay, and evocative content for the global online games industry.

The Neogence core team has several decades of combined expertise in business, technology, development, and production, both in the game industry and in the high-tech sectors. We are committed to creating true next generation products that are feature rich, compelling, meet high production standards, and lead the market in new directions.

We believe that the very thing that makes online games so interesting and full of potential, the social aspects, are generally ignored or overlooked in MMO games, especially MMORPGs, which by their nature should have a heavy emphasis on social interactions. These social gameplay features and functionality transcend simple role-playing or player versus player combat and includes community, gamer sociology, political intrigue, conflict between players and clans, as well as interactions between players and non-player characters.

Neogence is working on MMO projects that are radical in design and meant to catalyze an evolution and redefine cybersociology, community, and social gaming.

Newegg.com

Newegg.com

Newegg.com is the pioneering and only e-marketer, an online e-commerce company that has created a powerful channel for manufacturers of computer hardware and software, consumer electronics and communications products to reach the do-it-yourselfers, hard core gamers, students, small to medium-sized businesses, IT professionals, resellers and consumers who desire a comprehensive digital lifestyle. At the Newegg.com website, consumers can find the latest technology parts and products, along with product information, pictures, how-to’s, customer product reviews and opportunities to interact with other members of the technology and game enthusiast community.

Founded in 2001, Newegg.com has more than five and one half million registered customers and more than 1,200 employees globally. Newegg.com headquarters are in City of Industry, California.

Once you know, you Newegg!

PNY

PNY

Established in 1985, PNY Technologies®, Inc. is a leading supplier and marketer of NVIDIA Quadro® by PNY professional graphics boards and Verto -brand consumer graphics cards. The company also offers a full line of high-end memory upgrade modules, flash media, Attaché™ USB flash drives, flash peripherals and S-Cure™ Data Protection Cards. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains facilities in North America (Santa Clara and Orange County, CA, Miami, FL, and Parsippany, N.J.), Europe (France, United Kingdom, Germany) and Asia (Taiwan). For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.pny.com.

The XLR8 product line represents the next level of high performance graphics and memory from PNY Technologies…

Click Here to visit get more info on the XLR8 line of products.

Red Storm Entertainment

Red Storm Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubi Soft Entertainment, specializing in CD-ROM games, console games, and related merchandise.

Their objective is to become the market leader for entertainment products that satisfy the appetites of  "hardcore" game players, while also appealing to the broader community of  "casual" game fans attracted to realistic and intelligent games. With games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, the company quickly became recognized as an innovative creator of titles that break the mold by combining popular genres to provide a totally immersive gaming experience. Many of Red Storm's games feature stunning 3-D graphics, seamless combinations of action and strategic gameplay, as well as thrilling new types of play for on-line gamers.

Armed with a proven formula for success, Red Storm Entertainment is excited about the future of gaming. Our goal is to produce top-quality, innovative games for PC and the next-gen systems while continuing the collaboration with Ubisoft to bring our franchise titles to all viable platforms.

School of Communication Arts

The new campus of the School of Communication Arts provides a digital-real-world place for "A Higher Digital Education".  The School is dedicated to supporting the digital imaging industry by maintaining a close association with professionals in the arenas of digital filmmaking, digital audio production, entertainment, corporate communications, advertising and publishing.

Quality training is achieved through an environment that combines highly specialized studios and an instruction staff of industry related professionals.  Plan to visit their booth or call the campus and setup a guided interview.

Click here to visit the School of Communication Arts online.

SteelSeries

SteelSeries

SteelSeries is all about gaming. Their mission is to create performance enhancing gaming gear, created for and by leading professional gamers. They continuously strive to better themselves, and work with leading professional gamers from three different continents to create their products.

The SteelSeries headquarters are located in Europe (Copenhagen, Denmark), and host the primary office facilities for the company. The headquarters handle all planning, production and partner coordination.

For logistical reasons they also have sales offices in Asia (Taipei, Taiwan) and USA (Los Angeles, California). From Taipei, SteelSeries can reach the entire Asian market, as well as New Zealand and Australia. From Los Angeles they can reach North America, Canada and South America. All manufacturing is done by sub-suppliers from Europe and Asia, and then delivered to warehouses for final processing.

Click here to visit SteelSeries online.

Thomson Course Technology

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.

Ultimate Duck Hunting

Now you can enjoy the realism of hunting and retrieving ducks in your own home. With the new 3D multi-player PC game, “Ultimate Duck Hunting”, you can experience training your own retriever and hunting ducks in cyberspace.

This unique game, which plays on any windows compatible computer, simulates the sport of duck hunting. Unlike other hunting games, “Ultimate Duck Hunting” allows the player to train his own hunting dog so that he can retrieve the birds he has shot, even the ones that the dog can not see. The training is based on the proven methods taught in the acclaimed “Water Dog” book and video. Therefore, the fun and skill of the game is to not only shoot the ducks but also guide your retriever to those birds.

 Produced by Mid Carolina Media, Inc., founded in 1994, and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is also the producer of Richard A. Wolters instructional videos including “Water Dog”, “Family Dog”, “Gun Dog”, “Game Dog”, “Top Dog”, “Top Dog II” and its newest instructional book, “Top Dog” from Dutton Books.

Click here to purchase Ultimate Duck Hunting.

US Army

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 specific vehicle appearing at the expo will not be released publicly until the day of the event, 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.

This page last updated on 01/31/13 @ 9:08PM.
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