The second annual IGDA Foundation Charity Dinner takes place October 27, this year putting David Jaffe in the hot seat. The event costs $200 to attend, with the proceeds going to various charitable endeavors including multiple scholarship funds. It will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 27th at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, LAX, in Los Angeles, in conjunction with this year’s IGDA Leadership Forum. This year John Romero will be continuing his “legend on legend” interview of seminal game designers with an interview of David Jaffe.
The dinner is preceded by a cocktail reception, which features a live on-stage discussion between John Romero and David Jaffe. David is former Creative Director at Sony Computer Entertainment of America, and is best known for his work on the Twisted Metal and God of War series and is the co-founder of independent game studio, Eat, Sleep Play. Romero, who started his career at id Software working on Doom and quake, is the co-founder of Loot Drop, an independent social game studio.
The IGDA Foundation is a developer charity that donates the bulk of its proceeds to numerous game related scholarships, including the Eric Dybsand Memorial Scholarship for AI Development, the Accessibility SIG “Gamers with Disabilities” Project and the other events and programs of IGDA and its Special Interest Groups.
For more information - or to register for the event - check out IGDA.org. The Charity Dinner and associated activities begins at 7 pm local time and runs until 10:30 pm on October 27.