I need to get off my ass and figure out what my schedule's going to be like next week at GDC. There are two major Game Industry trade events every year. E3 is the big spectacle event where the big new game titles are shown off for retain chains and the new game consoles debut. GDC is more for game developers. For those who've never been, GDC is the big tech-oriented show that consists of three main parts: software and game development tools on display like a typical trade show, panels and discussions on the art and business of making games, and a job fair.
Basically, it's a huge-schmoozefest. As far as Audio goes, the show floor is pretty useless. There's just a whole lot of nothing right now when it comes to 3rd-party game development tools available for audio. What does exist right now is pretty piss poor. Anyhow, there isn't much to see there.
That leaves a week's worth of panels and discussions all about Audio to schedule. So, I'll be sitting in on talks about implementing interactive orchestral music, post-mortems on various games' soundtracks, and meeting with people at GANG events.
I'm not a radically out-going person and for me networking and schmoozing at things like GDC is REALLY exhausting. Beneficial? Yes, but exhausting none the less. So, it's going to be a long week and I really need to figure out where I'm going to be when.
As of right now, I have no idea. I guess I just keep waiting for someone to figure it all out for me, but that's not gonna' happen.
Maybe I need to become rich and get a personal assistant.