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Friday, July 25
 

11:00am

How to Be a Nerd For a Living: Career Paths Within Nerd Culture
ADDED: Wed, Jul 23, 06:49AM
Want to work in a fandom-related industry you're passionate about, but not sure where to start? These professional "Nerds for a Living" will discuss careers within gaming, film, comics, illustration and more. Lee Joyner (director of admissions, Cinema Makeup School), Tom Kurzanski (art director, TeeFury), Claire Hummel (production designer, HBO; concept artist, BioShock Infinite), Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Brad Herman (lead product designer, DreamWorks Animation), and Pat Loika (Loikamania Podcast) will share their career-building experiences. Topics include training, online resources, networking, and tactics to use (and avoid) for breaking into your dream industry. Moderated by Wendy Buske (marketing director, Nerd For A Living). This panel will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Friday July 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

7:00pm

Evolution of the Action RPG
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 22, 11:07AM
David Brevik (CEO Gazillion, visionary behind Diablo and Diablo II) sits down and talks with James Schmalz (CEO, Digital Extremes), Chris Lee (CEO, En Masse), David Eddings (VP, Gearbox) and Jared Gerritzen (VP, MLG) about the evolution of the action-RPG genre. From turn-based to real-time action, hear from the movers and shakers on how far the action-RPG genre has come and where it will be going in the future. Don't miss this chance to ask those burning questions you have in the Q&A session moderated by Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer in You).

Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC