GamesBeat 2013 Participants Revealed

The editors of GamesBeat (a division of VentureBeat that covers the interactive entertainment industry) have announced the final line-up of participants for GamesBeat 2013, which takes place from October 29 – 30 at Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City. The annual event (now in its fifth year) attracts industry experts, game developers, executives, and venture capitalists for two days of panels, fire-side chats, and networking.

"Less than a month away from two new major console launches, along with continued fierce innovation in mobile and free-to-play, this GamesBeat is living up to its billing as a 'Battle Royal,'" said Dean Takahashi, Co-Organizer, GamesBeat 2013 and Lead Game Writer, GamesBeat. "We look forward to nothing less than a showdown between game industry legends, top executives, analysts and venture capitalists, and today's most exciting game startups."

This year's event will feature GTTV host Geoff Keighley, Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley; Entertainment Software Association (ESA) President Mike Gallagher; Senior advisor for Digital Media (White House office of science and technology) Mark DeLoura; Oculus Rift CEO Brendan Iribe; Ouya Founder & CEO Julie Uhrman; KPCB Partner Bing Gordon; Kabam Co-Founder & CEO Kevin Chou; Former EA CEO turned "private investor" John Riccitiello; Funomena Founder Robin Hunicke; Mayfield Fund Partner Tim Chang; GameStop President Tony Bartel; Digital Chocolate & Electronic Arts Founder Trip Hawkins; Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi; and Syntertainment Co-Founder (and creator of SimCity and The Sims) Will Wright.

For more information about the event – including purchasing tickets for the event, visit

Full details on all the roundtables, panels, and fireside chats during the two-day event can be found here.

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