Critiques & Round Tables

One of the most popular events at the East Coast Game Conference returns!

Helpful career advice from leading industry experts.

Max Litvinov - 2021 ECGC speaker

Max Litvinov

Max Litvinov is a gameplay engineer. He has previously worked on a wide range of features, systems, and game mechanics on the following games: Cookie Jam Blast, Starlink: Battle for Atlas and The Avatar Project. Prior to …

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Dorothy Phoenix - 2021 ECGC speaker

Dorothy Phoenix

Dorothy is a game developer and the owner of Cloudy Heaven Games, a small game development startup. Prior to starting Cloudy Heaven Games, Dorothy worked professionally as a software engineer …

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Paxton Galvanek - 2021 ECGC speaker

Paxton Galvanek

Paxton Galvanek is the General Manager at Funcom NC. Paxton oversees Funcom’s Operations, Administration, and Human Resources specifically its recruiting/talent acquisition, talent management, and all …

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Ryan Grady - 2021 ECGC speaker

Ryan Grady

Ryan E. Grady is an artist, animator and illustrator based in Raleigh, NC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Appalachian State University has her Master of Art + Design from …

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Charlie Breakiron - 2021 ECGC speaker

Charlie Breakiron

BREAKIRON has its roots in Charlie Breakiron’s extensive experience as a freelancer and an instructor serving the industry in Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Koblenz, Germany.

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Brandon Crews - 2021 ECGC speaker

Brandon Crews

Brandon is from Tarboro, NC and lives in Garner, NC. He is an assistant professor of Simulation and Game Design at William Peace University and a technical animator who focuses on 3D character rigging, animation …

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David Schultz - 2021 ECGC speaker

David Schultz

I first learned digital art in 2004 as an Intern at a small studio in Asheville, NC. I worked for a few years as a freelance artist and in various non art-related jobs, before becoming an Environment Artist …

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How often do you get the chance to level-up your portfolio based on feedback from great industry professionals? Not often.

For 2021 the Career Lounge will again feature our always-popular, portfolio critiques. During each 45 minute session a group of career pros will review four portfolios (sign-up is first come, first serve each day of the event).

This year however, instead of a physical conference room, sessions are in Discord virtual meeting groups. While only portfolio presenters and career pros interact during each session, all ECGC attendees can watch.

Send this form to Ken Turner if you are interested in reviewing portfolios, helping with the Career Lounge, or have any other questions.



While portfolio critiques are focused on a specific topic - your portfolio, round tables are general discussions with industry experts.

Instead of sitting around on our bean bag chairs, this year each round table will be held in a Discord virtual meeting room (don't worry though ... the experience will still be casual).

All ECGC attendees will have both the chance to ask top-of-mind questions - and to hear industry professionals discuss tips & tricks, how to develop a marketable portfolio, and things not to do for a successful career!

Ken Turner - Career Lounge Coordinator