Speaker at East Coast Game Conference

Honored to be a speaker at the 2017 East Coast Game Conference. I will be doing two talks as part of the #GameAudio track, revisiting the Amazon Echo and Audio Advocacy topics I presented recently at #GDC17!  Join us April 18th-20th in Raleigh, NC!

Both of my talks are in the Audio Track:
“Party of One: Department of One”
Weds, April 19th – 3:15pm
“Telling Story Through Sound: Building an Interactive Radioplay”
Thurs, April 20th – 11:30am

PS: Pleased to see familiar faces and colleagues representing as well on the roster! Jared Mason, Alyssa Menes, Eddy Webb, Heidi McDonald, Li Xiao’an

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GDC Impressions and Afterthoughts – AK

I was asked to write an article for the Audiokinetic (WWISE) blog, giving my #GDC17 “Impressions and Afterthoughts”. Links to my two talks at GDC included, and I also threw in some photos and things. Enjoy!

#vo #vr #audiovr #gameaudio
W shoutouts to #carouselcon, #codedpavr, JoCo Cruise and more

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Alumni choirs singing onward!

Looking forward to our upcoming University Singers concert. We are singing a variety of fun pieces, including the Schubert “Mass in G” (with soprano solo Liz Rishel), Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus”, and the very wacky Sam Pottle’s “Jabberwocky”.

Join us on Sunday, March 26th, for this FREE performance with my fellow Duquesne University alumni, community members, and student body:)
Facebook Event Link

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CodeSpa: VR in the Mountains

I am very excited to be attending CodeSpa next week, a Virtual Reality Programming workshop in the Santa Cruz mountains! Thank you, organizers, for accepting me via the scholarship program! Looking forward to collaborating with a variety of VR experts and enthusiasts, plus a very enticing yoga program!
“This one-of-a-kind learning experience will teach virtual reality programming skills in a mountain-top setting as stunning as the immersive environments you will design in daily hands-on workshops.” Game Audio, represent!
#vr, #ar, #gameaudio, #audiovr, #vraudio

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Two Weeks of Nonstop Awesomesauce

Hi folks, if anyone was trying to reach me via internet over the past week since GDC I was on a much needed vacation and offline during JoCo Cruise. Ohhhh the irony of a boat filled with nerd icons, geek music celebrities, and no internet!!! We made it work, with analog solutions… aka paper. Now, I’m back on land…. and internet… and time to decompress and process two back to back weeks of networking, speaking, discussions, roundtables and audio awesomeness. Also over 200 emails:) I will be posting slides and materials from my two GDC talks in the near future as well.

“I had a funny dream where I helped host the GANG Audio Awards, and it was awesome”. Nope, was real. You guys were amazing. Continue reading

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Level with Emily Reese – Interview

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Emily Reese for her #GameAudio podcast Level with Emily Reese. We talked about my current and past projects, and me putting on my ‘alto pants’ to sing the award-nominated title Song for VR game “I Expect You To Die”. Check out my interview in Episode 60 TODAY on her website or thru your streaming podcast preferences today:) Continue reading

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Telling Story Through Sound

Rehearsals underway with my co-speaker Mike Lee for our talk at the Narrative Summit next week at #GDC17, talking about Tech, Story and #GameAudio! “Telling Story Through Sound: Building an Interactive Radioplay”. Join us on Monday at 3pm PST as we talk about the dev and lessons learned while developing “The Baker Street Experience” for Amazon Echo last year!

Our Game is available to play for Free on all Alexa devices! Watch our LIVE interview about our upcoming talk with Gamasutra two weeks ago #alexadevstory

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Retronauts shoutout or… Bwak Out!

Last week Retronauts, “America’s favorite classic gaming podcast, probably“, did an episode where they reviewed their favorite albums of February. I was excited that they highlighted vocal tracks from The Materia Collective’s latest release, ZODIAC: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed, including my Bwak Choir ensemble’s cover of “Cadets”. Read more and take a listen on The Bwak Choir’s writeup!

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G.A.N.G. Mentor Program Online

Part of the G.A.N.G. – Game Audio Network Guild Mentor Program series, join Stephan Schutze and me next monday night Live online as we discuss #gameaudio networking tips and hangouts to hit up in “Preparing for GDC: Audio Events you should not miss!” Join our discussion Tues night/Weds morning (time zone depending). Must be a member of G.A.N.G. to sign in:) See and the image at the left, or the link below for details!

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Aven Colony comes to Xbox and Playstation!

Excited to announce that Mothership Entertainment and TEAM 17‘s “Aven Colony“, a PC game I have been working on #gameaudio for through Funky Rustic, will be coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4!  “Aven Colony” Console Launch trailer on YouTube!
Want to check out the game? Download the Beta today, or check it out in person at Game Developers Conference in two weeks in South Hall at booth #2130!

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