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The Game Producers Chair: Top Austin Game Producers Panel

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Every 2 months on the 2nd Thursday

Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street #1601 · Austin, TX

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Capital Factory 701 Brazos Street #1601, Austin, TX (The Omni Hotel Building) The OMNI is between 7th. and 8th. St. and Brazos and San Jacinto . [Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Located on Brazos between 7th. & 8th. St.]

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The Video Game Producer's Chair: Panel with Top 4 Austin Game Producers

Thursday, April 14, 7pm - 9pm, Capital Factory ( & Buffalo Billiards ( Afta' Party

O.K., SXSW is over. You have caught up on your sleep. Killed off the hangovers. Flossed between your ears. Onto the next big thing!

Come play full out and join us for an amazing evening at our Austin Game Devs co-sponsored Video Game Gamers Unite! Meeting on April 14th., from 7pm - 9pm and our traditional Afta’ Party at Buffalo Billiards ( 6th. St.!

Praecipio Consulting ( is providing free drinks at our Afta' Party at Buffalo Billiards as a sponsor for the evening! Praecipio Consulting is an IT and business process consulting company focused on the Atlassian product suite, offering services, product licensing, training, managed services and managed hosting, and custom development across the entire Atlassian product suite.

The April Video Game Makers Unite! ( meeting is being co-programmed with the Austin Game Devs (the Austin affiliate of the IGDA) ( and will focus on the role of the video game producer. All aspects of a game's production ranging from ideation, funding, game design and development, operations and getting the game out the door, published, marketed and discovered. What skills do they need to have and how do you get to be one?

The Video Game Producer's Chair Panel will be moderated by Austin Game Devs' Randall Robbins (, also a VGMU! member. Collectively, these video game panelists represent almost 100+ person-years of video game producer and publishing experience, so we would urge you to come!

Our panelists represent many different types of studios and experiences:

David Cohen is the Program Coordinator of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy at University of Texas, Austin and has done work at Disney, Brash Entertainment, Schell Games, National Geographic with numerous game titles and noted author of multiple books and articles on video game production,

Elizabeth Howard is the current V.P. of Publishing at Aspyr Media and has numerous jobs there in multi-platform video game publishing over the last 14 years in Business Development, Digital Publishing, Business Development,

Dan Magaha is the current Chief Operating Officer of Game Salad, and past Studio Director at Seamless Entertainment, Co-founder of 2K Games Austin, Producer at NCSoft, and Firaxis Games, and

Greg Meador is now InMotion Software’s Studio Director, was a Senior Producer at Zynga, V.P. of Production at Challenge Games, Studio Director at Mock Science, and held key jobs at Midway, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Virdais, and Kesmai.

Spaces will fill up fast so make your RSVP today ( PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND ‘YES’ AND THEN BE A SPOILER NO-SHOW. Others will be turned away if you RSVP ‘YES' and then don’t show so please respect our scheduling system to ensure everyone who wants to come will be able to get in.

If you park in the basement of the Omni Hotel on Brazos, you can get a $5. Parking Voucher at the meeting! Wadda deal! Just hop the elevators to level up to the meeting at the Capital Factory on the top floor of the Omni!

As is now our custom, we will have an awesome Afta’ Party at Buffalo Billiards (, right down the block from The Omni on 6th. Street where you can drink, eat, and oh, yeah, network!.

This will be an amazing evening! We can’t wait to see you there!