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Session Name: Rising Tides: Stories in Audio Mentorship and Community (a Microtalk)
Speaker(s): Becky Allen, Naila Burney, DB Cooper, Ashley Coull, Damian Kastbauer, Penka Kouneva, Dren McDonald, Varun Nair, Wilbert Roget, Stephan Schutze
Company Name(s): PopCap Games / EA, Burn Interactive Sound, DB Cooper VO, LLC, Anki, PopCap, Kouneva Studios, nerdtracks, Facebook, Independent, Sound Librarian
Track / Format: Audio

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Overview: The game audio community seems to (almost) universally share the compulsion to advise and help newcomers because someone has usually done the same for them. Where this becomes interesting is in the different stories that game audio professionals all have. Every single one is different. This session will give the audience 10 unique stories on game audio mentorship and community. In the classic GDC microtalk model, each speaker has 5 minutes and 20 seconds to go through their 20 slides (each timed at 16 seconds apiece). The ideas will flick by like paint from a spin art turntable, but aim to splatter the audience with colorful, inspired tales on the spirit of volunteerism and mentorship.

GDC 2017

Becky Allen

PopCap Games / EA

Naila Burney

Burn Interactive Sound

DB Cooper

DB Cooper VO, LLC

Ashley Coull


Damian Kastbauer


Penka Kouneva

Kouneva Studios

Dren McDonald


Varun Nair


Wilbert Roget


Stephan Schutze

Sound Librarian

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