We are pleased to announce that Dylan Collins, Demonware (Dublin), and Mike Brown, DarkWater (Derry) have confirmed that they will speak at the gamedevelopers.ie annual birthday event.

As readers of these pages will know Demonware have recently completed a very exciting deal with Activision while DarkWater is the newest development studio to be established on the island. Further speakers are still to be confirmed.

This year we are kindly being hosted by the newly established Graphics, Vision and Visualisation research group, or the GV2 group, at Trinity College Dublin. The talks and awards will take place in Lloyd Building lecture room LB01, Trinity College Dublin. To find see http://www.tcd.ie/Maps/tcd_east.html

This year’s birthday shindig will take place from 7-9pm on Friday the 27th of April.

Industry talks will be followed by the annual gd.ie awards. For more on these see the forums under ‘birthday shindig’ or at http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3512