After a its start last year under the Texas Independent Game Conference name, the Austin, Texas-based Independent Game Conference is about to move into its second year, on the 29th and 30th of this month. This year's event features keynotes from Gamecock Media's Mike Wilson and Harry Miller, as well as NCSoft's Richard Garriott.
The conference is divided into two tracks – business and technical – and tackles topics such as IP protection, publisher presentation, and tips on networking, with support from local companies like Gamecock, Critical Mass Interactive and BioWare. Additionally, a demo presentation night is slated for the 29th.
Gamasutra spoke recently with Executive Director Stephen Farrer and Conference Director Mark Chuberka about what they learnt from last year's conference, and what they're excited about for this year's event.