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Last Call: Masterclass, Surgeries and FREE walk-in sessions at GDC

By on March 19, 2013

If you’re a GAMESbrief regular, you’ve no doubt noticed that we’re running a Business Masterclass outside Europe for the first time ever next weekend, ahead of GDC 2013 in San Francisco, as well as offering a small number of one-to-one Surgery sessions with Nicholas on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. More details of those follow in a moment – suffice it to say that if you’re thinking of booking, time is short!

Today, we’re announcing one final thing – a handful of completely free walk-in sessions aimed at indie developers seeking business advice or guidance. Check out the end of the post for details of how to sign up for a free Indie Walk-In, and book soon – they’re bound to be snapped up quickly!

GAMESbrief Business Masterclass

Tickets for the GAMESbrief Business Masterclass (Sunday, March 24th) are almost completely gone – there were only three remaining as of this morning, so if you want one, be quick! This all-day session (with networking opportunities over lunch and after the Masterclass) will be happening in central San Francisco on Sunday. It’s $600 for a single ticket, or you can save 50% on a second ticket – it’s $900 for a bring-a-friend ticket (but there’s only one of those left!).

Book a Masterclass Ticket

GAMESbrief Surgeries

GAMESbrief Surgery sessions – one- or two-hour private consultations with Nicholas – have been hugely popular as ever, and we’ve now only got four time slots remaining. We’re closing bookings for the Surgery sessions on Wednesday night this week, so you’ve only got a couple of days left to book. A one-hour session is $400, or book a two-hour session for $600 – check out the remaining time slots, and book quickly to make sure you don’t miss out.

Book a Surgery

Finally, the GAMESbrief Indie Walk-In Sessions! On Tuesday afternoon (March 26th), Nicholas will be taking a limited number of 15-minute walk-in sessions aimed at indie developers. These short consultancies are aimed at helping out with business queries or specific questions about the business of games and publishing. They’re short (so in-depth queries might be difficult to answer), but they’re totally free and should help to put you on the right track or get a new perspective on problems you’ve been facing with your business.

We’ve never run Indie Walk-Ins before, but it’s something we’re really excited about. We’ve created a simple sign-up page for the walk-ins – use this to find an empty session and book, and on the day, just turn up to the location we’ll email to you (it’ll be around the same area as the main GDC venue). We hope lots of you will find it useful, and we hope it’s an experiment we can repeat again at future conferences.

Book a FREE Indie Walk-In Session!

About Rob Fahey

I’ve been writing about the business of games for 17 years, and have worked on, Eurogamer, VG247 and British newspaper The Times, as well as making appearances on BBC News, CNN, Sky News and others to discuss the industry. I'm the co-author, with Nicholas Lovell, of two of GAMESbrief's books: Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games and The F2P Toolbox. I'm also involved in product development for GAMESbrief - books, Surgeries, Masterclasses and other ways for us to help you make the most from your game and your business.