GameSoundCon goes virtual.
For the first time in its eleven-year history GameSoundCon will take place as a virtual event from October 5-7th. What is GameSoundCon? It's a multi-day conference considered the who's who in the video game world, where attendees learn everything from the basics of audio gaming to the technical aural workflows behind the biggest video game releases.
In past years, the Los Angeles-based event hosted a series of panels, discussions, and networking events attended by industry sound designers, audio professionals, music producers, and composers. The 2020 event will be no different, but with sessions being held online. Better yet, the somewhat pricey tag to attend the event ($449 in previous years) has been dwindled down to $25. Plus, GameSoundCon says it will be donating 80% of registration fees to Education Through Music-Los Angeles to support in-school music education among disadvantaged Los Angeles communities.
The virtual conference is a must for anyone interested in exploring video games as a career or who wants to become a more well-rounded creator. This year, the event will be held over three days, with the first day being dedicated to tutorials, and the following two days offering sessions, panels, and masterclasses. Sessions include how video game audio is different than traditional media, the technology behind the games, and how to compose interactive music for games, among others.
More panels are expected to be added as the event draws near. Past speakers include Sledgehammer Games, the team behind the Call of Duty series and other big names. To register, or to find out more info, visit GameSoundCon's website.