Thursday, July 31, 2014

Speaking on Two Video Game Panels at Wizard World Comic Con in San Antonio 8/2/14 and 8/3/14


I have been lucky enough to speak on one of Genese's panels at a previous Comic Con in Portland so I'm very excited to be part of this one as well. Thank you, Genese!

If you make it to the San Antonio CC, come by and say hi, even if you don't make one of the talks. I'll be there geeking out with my kids I'm sure!

Here are the descriptions of the talks:

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VIDEO GAMES AND OUR FUTURE: WE’RE ALL GAMERS
Saturday, August 2nd
1:00 - 1:45PM
ROOM 214

Veterans of the video game industry join forces for this highly-anticipated panel. Don't miss Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion; MMORPG.com; The Gamer In You) Billy Joe Cain (Wing Commander: Prophecy) Joe Currivan (Producer - BattleCry Studios) and Antonia "Toni" Phillips (Live Producer - Electronic Arts; BioWare) give their insight on everything ranging from creating futuristic video games to delving into themes that span the most prevalent elements of pop culture. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at video game story details, gameplay features, and the influence video games possess in both video game culture and pop culture at large. These high-power panelists will discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how "gamification" is making it possible for everyone to become a gamer.

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WHAT VIDEO GAMES CAN TEACH
Sunday, August 3rd
2:00 - 2:45PM
ROOM 212

Join this high-powered panel divulging how much of an impact video games can have on people's lives in-game as well as offline. Parents advocating for a learner-centered approach often bring up the question, "Won't my kids just play video games all day?" Although the answer to that is multi-faceted, we know that no experience is devoid of learning. And, in fact, some may have more opportunities for development than we first believe. Join our featured panelists Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion; MMORPG.com; The Gamer In You) Robert Bell (Minister of Games - Enspire) Billy Joe Cain (Wing Commander: Prophecy) and Garry Gaber (Game Designer; Artist; Director; Founder - Escape Hatch Entertainment) as they discuss the benefits and potential drawbacks to video games and how to navigate both. This high-powered panel will plunge into video game culture and its social development divulging how video games affect our lives and education.

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Wizard World - Billy Joe Cain

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