[games_access] GDC -- Final Info on Phase One -- New!
d. michelle hinn
hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun Aug 10 18:12:14 EDT 2008
Haha! Why on earth haven't they changed that? Well, ok, that gives us
a month of breathing room so things aren't AS crazy as I thought!
It's still kind of crazy...but the crazy has been downgraded in
>please note: the gdconf site says 08 still at the top, so Feb 18-22 is GDC 08!
>if you look at bit down on the start page, you'll find the 09 dates, which are
>GDC 2009 takes place: March 23-27,
>On 10 aug 2008, at 23.53, d. michelle hinn wrote:
>>I'm now getting the "phase 1" proposals in final order for GDC
>>2009. The submission process is a LOT different than it's been in
>>the past (pasted below). We used to just wait until November and
>>just received a "sorry your proposal was not accepted" or a
>>"congrats your proposal was accepted" with no other explanation.
>>Not this year...
>>So our proposal work is not yet done (or at least we hope not...see
>>We will know very quickly if our proposals are rejected outright or
>>conditionally accepted -- we will then need to resubmit the
>>conditionally accepted proposals with the LONG version of the talks
>>(I was wondering where that 4000-5000 word bit went!). We'll need
>>to turn that around before November.
>>After that, it will go back in review and we'll wait to hear
>>whether or not we are officially accepted or rejected -- I've been
>>told that we'll hear this sometime in November but possibly as late
>>So...given that GDC is from Feb 18-22, 2009 that does not leave
>>people a whole lot of time to get travel arrangements, hotel, etc.
>>and, yeah, that kind of sucks. So make sure your travel planning is
>>flexible and that you can cancel plans if needed.
>>Obviously this new system is good and bad. It's good because it
>>will force all presenters to start planning their sessions well
>>ahead of time and thus we'll have better sessions this year
>>(hopefully!). It's also the first time we have EVER had the chance
>>to receive feedback on our proposals. But...It's bad because we
>>cannot submit the defense of our proposals (the 5000 word bit from
>>the past) until it's been accepted through the open submission
>>cycle. We are limited to a 400 word description. Any proposal that
>>is rejected during this first phase...that's that. There is no
>>other recourse. We might get one of the VERY few IGDA "second
>>chance" slots but there are no guarantees.
>>As soon as I hear back about the submissions, I will let everyone
>>know so that we can (hopefully, finger's crossed, etc) start
>>attacking the resubmissions.
>>Sooo...good luck to us! Special thanks to Thomas and Kevin for
>>their editing work! Now we wait and hope we get to go through this
>>again in another month! :)
>>PHASE ONE (July 7th - August 11th, 2008)
>>Initial Open Submission Cycle
>>This is what we are finishing now
>>PHASE TWO (August 11th - early September 2008)
>>First Review and Resubmit Cycle
>> * Advisory Board reviews submissions
>> * Submitters are notified of their status: Declined or
>> * Submitters of Conditionally Accepted talks will be required
>>at this time to prepare a largely complete presentation plan (which
>>includes the presentation materials such as PPT slides) for Phase
>> *Note: You are not a fully accepted speaker until your
>>presentation plan is reviewed and approved by the advisory board
>>PHASE THREE (November 2008)
>>Final Review Cycle
>> * Advisory Board reviews largely complete presentation plans,
>>PPT slides, etc.
>> * Submitters are notified of their final status: Declined or Accepted
>> * Submitters who miss the deadline to submit their presentation
>>plans for review will be automatically declined; exceptions will
>>not be made
>> * Submitters who sent in their presentation plans by the
>>deadline but were not accepted to speak will receive a discount on
>>a conference pass
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