Keynotes and Performances

GAMEMason Opening Speaker: Darren Korb
11:00am – 12:00 pm

Join Darren Korb of Supergiant Games in conversation with current Game Design student Paul Hiniker. Korb is an American songwriter and composer best known for writing the music featured in Bastion, Transitor, Pyre, and Hades. Their conversation will center around music in gaming, game development, and his experiences on the creative side of each of these popular games. Feel free to put your questions in the chat for Darren to answer at the end of the talk!

GAMEMason Keynote Speaker: Carolina Ravassa
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join Carolina Ravassa, voice of Sombra in Overwatch and Raze in Valorant, for a conversation about everything gaming and voice acting! She will be joined by two current Mason students to chat about her experiences working with voice actors and game designers all around the world on these hugely popular games. Feel free to put your question in the chat for Carolina to answer at the end of the talk!

Triforce Quartet

TriForce Quartet will be presenting a GAMEMason-exclusive performance video of their covers of the most iconic music in gaming. The video will be available to watch anytime throughout the conference day.

The Triforce Quartet is a traditional string quartet that plays video game music.

The group began innocently as a short Zelda medley for an encore of a recital in early 2007, but the video of using traditional string quartet instruments to play music of classic games gained viral popularity later that summer. Thanks to this, cellist Chad Schwartz was able to combine his love for video games, along with years of classical training, to arrange a variety of video game themes that even non-gamers can enjoy. The four members of the Triforce Quartet take audience members on an unforgettable musical journey.

The Triforce Quartet has played in front of sold out shows at PAX Prime in Seattle, PAX East in Boston; MAGFest in Washington DC, the iDIG Music Festival in Ireland and with Video Games Live!