GDC organisers move event until August

GDC organisers move event until August

The organisers of San Francisco trade show GDC have moved the event until the summer.

In a post on the conference's website, the firm revealed that GDC Summer would be taking place between August 4th and 6th.

This follows GDC 2020 being postponed from its March dates due fears of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Tickets cost $299 for a conference pass and $99 for an expo pass if bought before July 10th, rising to $499 and $129 respectively. 

In moving to August, the event comes rather close to fellow trade show, Cologne's Gamescom. The organisers of that event are have said that the conference is still taking place. It's slated to be held between August 25th and 29th, though of course that could change depending how the pandemic proceeds.

"Taking place August 4th-to-6th, GDC Summer will be a three-day celebration of all things game development," the page said.

"Featuring multi-disciplinary educational and inspirational talks and a freestyle two-day show floor (August 5th-to-6th), GDC Summer represents a unique opportunity for developers to get up to speed on advances in the field while mixing and mingling in sunny San Francisco. Don't wait until next March to drive your career and business forward."

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