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SIEGE 2016 Workshops

All workshops are Thursday, Oct. 6. They are free and open to any SIEGE attendee. GGDA members and SIEGE volunteers receive priority seating. Otherwise attendance is handled on a first-come, first-seated basis. Since seating is limited, come early!

10 am Oct. 6 in Salon C

Unity Presents: Intro to Unity + VR

Learn how to create a brand new 3D, VR-ready game from start to finish while touching upon many of the diverse systems and tools that Unity offers. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with creating game scenes, character movement, animation, user interfaces and more.

Presenter
Matt Schell is an independent game developer and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to his personal game development work, Matt works for Unity Technologies as a trainer on the R+D Content team, teaching developers how to make their own games in Unity.

2 pm Oct. 6 in the Athens room

You've Made a Game, Now What?

Our January meeting scraped the surface of business & legal matters that could make a game sink or swim. Learn how to navigate them like a pro in this hands-on workshop. Come with questions and get ready to work through some of your business and legal matters.

Presenters

Michelle Menard is an award-winning game designer, author of Game Development with Unity, and founder of Artemic Games. Michelle has previously worked in the casual, mobile, and AAA market, including at Firaxis Games and Zynga, and once was invited to the White House to blabber about game design. Originally from Louisiana, Michelle now lives outside of Baltimore with husband James, daughter Ciara, and 200 lbs of assorted sheep wool.

Attorney Lee Morin is principal of MORIN Entertainment Law. She is a member of the Georgia Game Developers Association and represents indie developers, sound designers, and composers. Lee is a frequent public speaker and author. She has presented at SIEGE since 2013 for Intellectual Property 101 and other business & legal panels. Other presentations include “The Fine Line of Fair Use,” for GameVidExpo, “Arts Applications in Games,” for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, and “Music in Games,” for NARIP. She is the legal blogger for The Needy Animator where she published blogs about copyright for the freelance artist and animation workers antitrust litigation. Lee specializes in art & entertainment, business, intellectual property, and nonprofits. With these practice areas, she holistically approaches matters to achieve desired results. Her art & entertainment practice pairs a range of industry knowledge with experience in contract drafting, review, and negotiation. Her business practice advises clients how to establish and manage a business, retain talent, protect ideas, creations, & brands, effectively collaborate with others, meet growth objectives, and set exit strategies. Her intellectual property practice provides clients with access to national and international copyright and trademark advisement, prosecution, and enforcement, and trade secret counseling. Lee’s nonprofit practice guides organizations through the process of achieving and maintaining state permits and federal tax-exempt status. She is a member of the Entertainment & Sports, Intellectual Property, and International Law sections of the Georgia Bar and several arts & entertainment trade associations. For more information, please visit her at morinentlaw.com