GAMEmason 2022 Education Sessions


MARCH 5, 2022
Located in Grand Tier lll, CFA

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Motion Capture and Performance Installations – Boris Willis, Associate Professor, Computer Game Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Keynote Speaker
Tara Strong – Main stage

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Through the Game Development Process – Eric Piccione, Assistant Professor, Computer Game Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Old Systems, New Games: Building Homebrew NES Games From Scratch- Robbie Dieterich, Assistant Professor, Computer Game Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Black Geek Space and You – Videogame researcher Javon Goard, and BlerDCon CEO Hilton George will engage audience members in a conversation related to Black geek culture. Make sure you do not miss the opportunity to join in on a conversation about diversity and inclusion within the geek space

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
The field of Professional Esports – GAME mason in collaboration with GMU Esports present our very own Esports Panel! This Panel features Nathan “Natter” Pitchaikani and Washington Justices’ Aaron “PRE” Heckman! Natter is an Overwatch coach that is known for coaching a number of teams competing in the Overwarch Contenders Major along with some notable names in the Overwatch Community. PRE is the current General Manager for The Washington Justice, which is a local Professional Overwatch team based in Washinton D.C. with a very impressive history.