#1 Intel Extreme Masters arrives with a lot of momentum behind it at New York Comic Con tonight. Fresh from a successful Global Challenge Guangzhou, Global Challenge New York will have many of the best professional gamers in the world competing in Counter-Strike, League of Legends and StarCraft 2 for a total of $93,000 in prize money. Keep an eye on the blogs by Don Bowden, the Facebook page, and the official site.
Look closer, however, and you’ll find even more that’s new in technology and entertainment from Intel at NYCC …
#2 Intel Insider Demo: Intel Insider and CinemaNow have generated a lot of tech press buzz this past week in places like Engadget and Tom’s Hardware. Unlock premium HD movies and entertainment with your PC. Visit us for some 1080p Hollywood entertainment and see why 2nd Generation Intel Core processors are visibly smart.
#3 Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Demo: Your PC on TV. Especially useful for watching movies. See #1
#4 Intel Solid-State Drive 320 Series Demo: A rugged, high-speed alternative to traditional spinning hard-drives. How does an Intel SSD hold up against a HDD while atop a paint shaker as they stream video?
#5 The Creator’s Project: What’s that, the Intel and Vice art and technology festival has nothing to do with NYCC? True, but since it’s practically around the corner in DUMBO, Brooklyn, we thought we’d create a little synergy by giving a few tickets away for the October 15-16 event. Follow our @inteledge Twitter handle for details on scoring them.
#6 “Vintage Tomorrows” Sneak Preview Screening : A new documentary about what steampunk culture can teach us about the future. Join us in re-imagining what we want from our technology through the art and science of futurecasting. Produced by Brian David Johnson, Futurist, Intel Corporation. (Saturday, 10/15, 12:15-2:00 PM, location 1B01)
#7 Sci-Fi Prototyping: Designing the Future Panel: “The Tomorrow Project,” a global initiative co-sponsored by Intel Corporation, promotes the exploration of science fact using science fiction. Join us for the launch of “Tomorrow Project Seattle,” a new book bringing together best selling science fiction authors and newcomers. Learn about how these stories inspire dialog and ideas about new technologies. Join moderator, author (“Science Fiction Prototyping”) and Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson, joined by bestselling authors Cory Doctorow (“Little Brother”) and Douglas Rushkoff (“Life, Inc.”) as they discuss the power of science fiction on science fact. (Saturday, 10/15, 5:15-6:15 PM, location 1A24)
#8 “Tomorrow Project Seattle” Book Signing: Besides being the first to receive free downloadable copies of the new book “Tomorrow Project Anthology” by attending the Sci-Fi Prototyping panel, you have the chance to win a limited, signed print edition. We will also have a few signings during the show. Did we mention a certain mega pop star is also a contributor to the book?
#9 Screen Future: Gaming, Comics and TV Around the World and Five Years From Now Panel: Join moderator Brian David Johnson, along with industry luminaries Craig Engler (senior executive, Syfy channel) and Jim Shooter (legendary creator, Dark Horse Comics), as they discuss the digital future of entertainment. The conversation spans Bollywood to the comic con show floor regarding how and what digital entertainment you’ll likely be enjoying five years from now. Learn about how people, technology, and economics are shaping the evolution of entertainment and smart TV. Expand your knowledge of the technology influencing our rapidly changing world. (Sunday, 10/16, 12:00-1:00 PM, location 1A15)
#10 Prize Wheel: Cool swag, ’nuff said.
See you there!