The Console Wars: Past, Present, and Future
What started out as arguments at the school lunch table and a few cheap shots between companies quickly erupted into The Console Wars. Whether you love it or hate it, the only thing certain is that it’s not ending anytime soon. In this presentation/discussion panel, we take a look at the history of The Console Wars, the struggles of today, and voice our thoughts on how we think it will play out into the future. Join us in voicing your opinion on this staple of the gaming industry. Fans of all consoles are encouraged to attend including PC gamers.
While Sega and Nintendo may be best friends today, we will talk about the Bit Wars like it was just yesterday. Although many of the games that were the same in name played the same on both systems, some managed to be completely different. In this panel we’ll take a subjective look at games from both companies, and talk about these odd cases of the same game with two identities. Games will include examples such as Adventures of Batman and Robin, Aladdin, Sparkster, Shadowrun, and more.
You will learn how to make 2D side scrolling games with Yo-yo Games Game Maker Studio. It’s a robust program that Michael will take you through the basics of and put you along the path to making your own 2D game.
Michael Hayes has made games for Nintendo e-shop and Xbox Live.
Cosplay from Concept to Creation
Always wanted to show off a whole new side of yourself? Have a video game, anime, or movie character hiding inside? Cosplay is all about embodying a character. Our team of experts can help you figure out where and how to start.
This panel will be set up lecture-style with topics covering embodiment of character, sketch and idea to creation, construction of costume, and prop making. There will be time for questions and answers at the conclusion. Examples of costumes and props will be available for you to view.
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Bruce Wayne, Cosplayer
Jennifer Syas, Artist and Costumer
Kate McKay, Artist and Seamstress
It’s A Zelda World
In this panel, the past, present, and future will be discussed about the ever growing Legend of Zelda franchise and fan base. We will touch on the the awesome to the downright ugly of this video game phenomenon. Join the fun as one fanatic gives you his journey from the original game in his childhood living room to becoming a central focus on his success in the video game market.