Santa Clara, Calif. - Nvidia announced that Tricia Helfer, the actress 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 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.
Says 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."
Tricia Helfer 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.
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.