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John K. Bates
John K Bates represents Mindark, creators of the Entropia Universe
platform and is responsible for business development, strategic
marketing & PR initiatives throughout North America. Mindark's Entropia
Universe has set all three World Records for the most expensive virtual
item ever sold with the most recent being the sale of the Crystal Palace
Space Station at auction for $330,000 USD.
An Internet trailblazer since 1987, Bates is also an owner of
Goldstar.com, the world’s leading direct marketer of live entertainment.
John also co-founded BIGWORDS.com, a leading youth marketer and textbook
seller. John has been involved at the intersection of the Internet,
Virtual Reality and Gaming since 1994.
Bates is a highly sought after speaker and has garnered excellent
ratings at diverse venues such as ION 08, South by Southwest, Harvard’s
Cyberposium, WebAttack, Jupiter Online Developers Conferences,
Vanderbilt School of Business Distinguished Speakers Series, St. Gallen
School of Business World Leaders Symposium, VeerStichting Symposium,
Virtual Worlds, Virtual Goods Summit and more. John brings passion,
enthusiasm and long experience in virtual worlds. John graduated from
the UCLA Honors Collegium Summa Cum Laude.