Richard Rouse - 2021 ECGC speaker

Richard Rouse III is a creative director, designer, writer and consultant with a history as a Director/Lead at Microsoft Studios, Ubisoft Montreal, THQ …

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Beth LaPensee - 2021 ECGC speaker

Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. is an award-winning designer, writer, artist, and researcher who creates and studies Indigenous-led media such as games and comic …

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Matthew Hodge - 2021 ECGC speaker

Matthew Hodge is an award-winning composer, award-winning bestselling author, and collegiate professor for 10+ years at multiple universities. His scoring …

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Christopher Barney - 2021 ECGC speaker

Chris has spoken at conferences all over the world. He contributed his game design and programming skills to Pearson’s web based MMO, Poptropica …

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Paxton Galvanek - 2021 ECGC speaker

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 general HR activities.

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Amber Johnson - 2021 ECGC speaker

Amber currently teaches courses in digital art, game programming, photogrammetry, tech art, and VR. On top of teaching …

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John Romero - 2021 ECGC speaker

John Romero is an award-winning game programmer, designer and level designer whose work spans over 130 games, 108 of which have been published commercially. Romero is the “father of first-person shooters” having led the design and contributed to the programming …

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Toiya Kristen Finley - 2021 ECGC speaker

Nashville native Toiya Kristen Finley is a writer, editor, game designer, and narrative designer/game writer. With a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing, Toiya has nearly 70 published works …

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Tom Abernathy - 2021 ECGC speaker

At ArenaNet, Tom guides story development and execution on Guild Wars 2 and other projects. His major game credits include GW2, The Division, League of Legends …

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Alexander Paschall - 2021 ECGC speaker

Alexander teaches UE4 development to AAA game studios, Hollywood cinematographers, automotive manufacturers, and students internationally.

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