News - Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer to be at NVISION 08
Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer to be at NVISION 08
Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer, known
to many as “Number Six,” is the newest addition to NVISION 08 keynote lineup.
NVISION is the first-ever visual computing conference hosted by NVIDIA.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear
Tricia’s perspective on how advancements in visual computing are impacting the
entertainment industry. NVISION attendees will also meet Tricia at the NVISION
08 GeForce LAN event!
The former supermodel turned-actress is also
well-known for portraying General Kilian Qatar in Electronic Arts’ popular
videogame Command and Conquer 3.
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
“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
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.
About NVIDIA 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.comand www.nvision08.com.