ICON2009 Succeeds in Busan

December 3, 2009
    BUSAN, South Korea, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --

    -- Became the discussion forum of world renowned game, animation and movie
       CG specialists
    -- About 2,600 digital contents professionals and preliminary workers from
       15 countries participated in the event

The bureau of ICON2009 (Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency (BIPA),
http://www.iconconf.or.kr , President: Gyucheol Kim) announced that it has
successfully hosted ICON2009 (International Contents Creator’s Conference) for
2 days from Nov. 26 to 27, in the biggest scale ever for the event.

Celebrating the 3rd year, the theme of this year’s event was “Future
Vision of Core Leading Contents of Digital Entertainment Industry.” For the
first time, the conference was held in Busan along with G-Star 2009, adding
more profundity to the whole event.

Each year, world renowned game, animation and movie CG specialists
participate in ICON and present the current trends and the future vision of
their technology. In this year’s event, 28 professionals from 8 countries,
including the US, China and Japan, and 26 Korean specialists lectured in 45
classes in 4 sessions.

The keynotes included the introduction to Blade & Soul by Jaehyun Bae, the
Chief of Development Unit in NC Soft; the presentation on the world gaming
industry by Nocolay Nickelsen, the vice president of Funcom, famous for Age of
Conan; and the one on the Chinese market by Diana Li, the CEO of Shanda games.
Each of these keynotes was hailed by industry followers.

Also, the development know-how and the trailer videos were revealed for
the first time ever in the world to draw attention from many enthusiasts. An
online game Dragon Ball Online and a Japanese animation Yonayona Penguin were
partially revealed by the developers before their official launch in the

“In the event, the current trends and the future vision of creating,
marketing and developing digital contents were presented, and the Korean
professionals and preliminary workers could find information and hope for
moving one step ahead of their current position,” said BIPA, the organizer of
this conference.

Increased by 38% from last year, 2,596 people from 15 countries worldwide
participated in this year’s event, which was far more developed both in
quality and in quantity. Also, it is expected to play a large part in creating
a new image for Busan as a world-class city specializing in digital contents.


     Jungwon Yoon
     Tel:   +82-51-749-9432
     Email: gardeny@busanit.or.kr

SOURCE BUSAN IT Industry Promotion Agency

Source: newswire

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