NVIDIA Announces Actress Tricia Helfer From Battlestar Galactica To Speak At Nvision 08
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 5, 2008—NVIDIA today announced that Tricia Helfer, the actress widely known for her portrayal of “Number Six” on Battlestar Galactica, the Emmy award-winning television drama series, will speak and appear at NVISION® 08.
Ms. Helfer, who plays the part of a beautiful but ruthless humanoid Cylon, will discuss her experience on the hit TV show, which makes extensive use of computer graphics technology to create stunning special effects.
“We are very excited to have Tricia Helfer speak at NVISION 08,” said Rob Csongor, vice president of corporate marketing, NVIDIA. “As an actress in the 21st century, she is an iconic example of how visual computing is transforming the television, film, and entertainment industries. She interacts with both real and virtual characters, and real and virtual sets, in award-winning television dramas as well as video games. Our NVISION 08 attendees will have the special opportunity to hear and see through the eyes of Tricia how story making and entertainment have become stunningly realistic and engaging through the use of visual computing technology.”
Not only is Tricia Helfer in one of the most highly-acclaimed drama series on television today, she is also known in the world of video game entertainment, having played the role of General Kilian Qatar in Electronic Arts’ Command and Conquer 3.
NVISION 08 attendees will have the chance to hear Tricia Helfer talk about what it’s like to work on Battlestar Galactica as well as the opportunity to meet her at the NVISION 08 GeForce LAN event.
Tricia Helfer’s achievements include winning the “Ford Supermodel of the World Contest” and working for magazines such as “Elle,” “Vogue,” and “Cosmopolitan.” While modeling, Ms. Helfer realized she had a passion for acting, leading her to Los Angeles where she earned a starring role on Battlestar Galactica.
Taking place on August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event for professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. Thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from around the world are expected to attend.
Registration for NVISION 08 is now open at: www.amireg.com/nvision08/intro.html.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. NVIDIA’s inaugural NVISION 08 conference will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com and www.nvision08.com.
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