Following Valve's trio of announcements last month, from SteamOS to Steam Machines and a brand new, bizarre controller, the gaming company revealed that its hosting a Steam development conference next January. The conference, titled "Steam Dev Days," runs for two days in Seattle's Washington State Convention Center, and promises panels, instruction, and hands-on with the aforementioned Steam products. There's also talk of VR discussion, something Valve continues to explore in interesting ways.

Unlike the pricey San Francisco-based Game Developers Conference, Steam Dev Days costs just $95 to attend. All events on-site are off the record, though sessions are to be recorded and available after the show. Should you wish to present a panel, Valve's asking for submissions right here -- news on sessions and speakers already confirmed are coming "soon."