Wondering exactly how many people you need to be supremely jealous of, thanks to the fact that they got to hang out with and generally become best buds with Eric Chahi, Clint Hocking, Peter Molyneux and other gaming inudstry legends at GDC 2011
? According to the event's official blog
, this year's conference was attended by a record 19,000 gaming professionals, who attended over 450 lectures, tutorials, keynotes and friendship bracelet craft circles.
Want to help add to that number next year? Well, check your calendars -- the Game Developers Conference is going to roll back into San Francisco like a brisk wind March 5 - 9, 2012.