Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game Dark Age of Camelot, today announced that Dave Arneson, co-designer of the original DUNGEONS & DRAGONS role-playing game, will give the opening keynote address at the upcoming Dark Age of Camelot Roundtable Fan Gathering. As the ?Father of Role-Playing,? Mr. Arneson will offer a unique perspective on the history and future of role-playing games and their impact on the computer game industry. The annual West Coast Roundtable Fan Gathering will be held on September 23rd and 24th at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
“Dave Arneson is truly an originator in the area of role-playing games, and his work laid the foundation for RPG?s ? including Dark Age of Camelot – as we know them today,” said Eugene Evans, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Mythic Entertainment. “We?re thrilled to give the Roundtable Fan Gathering attendees a chance to meet Dave and hear his perspective on the history of role-playing games, and insight into what the future holds.”
This is the fourth Dark Age of Camelot Roundtable gathering since the release of the game in October 2001. Players from around the world are invited to meet fellow players and the game?s developers, as well as hear about the exciting advancements in store for Dark Age of Camelot in the coming months. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Dark Age of Camelot-themed activities to compete for prizes from event sponsors, including NVIDIA, Intel, NEC, Prima Games, Microsoft Games Studio, Thread Impressions, Crucial Technology, Bawls and Wiley Publishing.
This year?s paid attendees receive a free copy of the upcoming expansion pack, Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising ?, and an exclusive in-game item. Registration will close at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, September 9, 2005. Arneson is expected to show up with +5 Elven chain mail of resistance and a vorpal sword, so don’t try anything funny.
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