GDEX 2018 Schedule




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10:00 am

Creative Prototyping with Unity :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Mike Geig
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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Design Thinking X Game Design :: C151
Mars Ashton
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
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Facebook and Instagram Ads Right Out of The Box :: C150
Justin Moodley
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
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11:00 am

Creating "Juicy" Games :: C151
Ryan Davis
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
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Programming a Portal-like in Unity :: C150
Jason Conaway
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 12:45 pm
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The New Addressable Asset System for Speed and Performance :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Mike Geig
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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12:00 pm

Bringing Guns of Icarus from PC to PS4, a Crossplatform Postmortem :: C151
Matthew Niederberger
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
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Introduction to Unity’s Entity Component System :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Mike Geig
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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1:00 pm

CommUNITY Lunch :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)

Friday September 28, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Dev Day Lunch Break :: C150

Friday September 28, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Dev Day Lunch Break :: C151

Friday September 28, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Dev Day Lunch Break :: C162a

Friday September 28, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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2:00 pm

Character Creation Work for Artists and Designers :: C151
Katie @Elentori
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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Designing Narrative Choice in Games :: C150
George Ziets
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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Multiplayer Map Design Workshop (feat. Kill Monkey Kill) :: C162a
Josh DeBonis, Nikita Mikros
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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Shadergraph: Building Custom Shaders :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Mike Geig
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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3:00 pm

Brains, Bodies, and Games I: MOVEMENT :: C150
Susan Shapiro
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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Machine Learning Agents Explained :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Mike Geig
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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4:00 pm

Brains, Bodies, and Games II: VISION :: C150
Susan Shapiro
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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Video Equipment 101 for YouTubers :: C151
Swankybox
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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What’s New with Unity / Open Format Q&A :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Mike Geig
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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5:00 pm

End of Day Networking :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)

Friday September 28, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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How to MARKET YOUR GAME when you have no time, budget, or sanity left! :: C151
Tom Caprel
Friday September 28, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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7:00 pm

GDEX Kick-Off Party :: Granero Lounge

Friday September 28, 2018 :: 7:00 pm
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10:00 am

Building Games Inspired by the Arts :: C150
Chris Totten
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
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Don’t Just Demo! TEST your game :: C151
Susan Shapiro
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 11:45 am
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Killer Queen: Doors Open - Free Play / Teams Practice :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Mini Mentorship: Audio :: C162a
Sean Beeson, DB Cooper, Kazuma Jinnouchi
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 11:45 am
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Octodad, Young Horses, And The Importance Of Context in Game Postmortems :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Phil Tibitoski
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
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11:00 am

Locomotion in Virtual Reality :: C150
Alyssa Stahl
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
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Playing Together: How Games Learn From and Add to a Diverse World. :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Bria Davis, William Evans, Ethan Rivera, Donte Woods-Spikes
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
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12:00 pm

Balancing Family & Career in the Games Industry :: C162a
Scott Johnson, Marcus Cenci, Steve Hamaker, Rebekah Saltsman
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
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Bringing our Arcade Game Home, the New Fashioned Way :: C150
Josh DeBonis, Nikita Mikros
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
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Creating Compelling Interactive Fiction :: C151
Ben Serviss
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
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GDEX Perspectives: Building A Better Game Industry for Our Global Audience :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Kate Edwards
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
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Killer Queen: Group Play :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Super Smash Bros. Melee Boss Challenge :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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1:00 pm

Biometrics In Video Games :: C151
Susan Magnani
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
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From Frogpants To The Instance: Scott Johnson :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Scott Johnson
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
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Game Jams 101 :: C150
Mars Ashton
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
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How to develop, manage, maintain, protect, and leverage the company brand from a legal standpoint. :: C162a
Leanthony Edwards
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
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2:00 pm

Black Nerd Problems Presents 'Femme Fight Club' :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
William Evans
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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Everything Cosplays Panel and Q&A :: C162a
MeeramiCosplay , Princess Morgan , Rubber City Cosplay , SutefaniiRoozu , Thechet
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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Game Development Streams: How and Why :: C151
Travis Faas
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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Killer Queen: Wild Card Tournament :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Localization: Getting Your Game Ready for the World :: C150
Tobe Sexton
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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MageQuit Tournament :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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3:00 pm

Halon Entertainment and The Importance of Previz In Games and Film. :: C150
Mike Sill
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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Mini-Mentorship: Art :: C151
Scott Johnson, Katie @Elentori, Henry Bawden, Marcus Cenci, Steve Hamaker
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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Retro Game Design: Surpassing Limits with Creativity :: C162a
James Deighan, Zack Manko, Andrew Marsh
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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4:00 pm

'Hello, Fellow Gamers!' - Tips for Creating an Earnest, Authentic Online Community for Your Game :: C150
Harris Foster
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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BOMBFEST Tournament :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Cosplay Awards :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
MeeramiCosplay , Princess Morgan , Rubber City Cosplay , SutefaniiRoozu , Thechet
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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Killer Queen: Double Elimination Grande Finals :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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Mixed Reality Game development with Microsoft Hololens :: C162a
Rick Payne
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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5:00 pm

2018 Video Game Law Review: Landmark Decisions in the Court of Public Opinion :: C150
Ross Hersemann
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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Night In The Woods :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Harris Foster, Rebekah Saltsman
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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Pour Some Sugar -- Granular Directors Workshop for VO :: C162a
DB Cooper
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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Truth about Game Development: Common Misconceptions :: C151
Starlightskyes
Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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6:00 pm

AbleGamers Charity Happy Hour :: 16-Bit Barcade

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Street Fighter V Boss Challenge :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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7:30 pm

Killer Queen: Grand Champions and Awards :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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8:00 pm

Saturday Dance Party! :: Park Street Cantina

Saturday September 29, 2018 :: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
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10:00 am

The Importance of Game Design :: C150
Brett Pennings
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
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The Instance: The Art We Love in World of Warcraft :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Scott Johnson, Steve Hamaker
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
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The Percussion Cabinet: Exploring Percussion in Video Games :: C162a
Roland Garza, Jon Gazda
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
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What I Do: A Game Programmers Journal :: C151
Joe Hocking
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
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11:00 am

How to create an original soundtrack that is right for your game :: C150
Jon Brennan
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
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How to Get into Games Casting :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Seven DeBord, Daniel "iKasperr" Bong, Jess Brohard
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
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Unraveling Player Motivations :: C162a
Jason Conaway
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 11:45 am
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VO Audition LIVE :: C151
DB Cooper
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 12:45 pm
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12:00 pm

Applying Improv to Game Design :: C162a
Zack Kelly
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
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Business Models and Bargaining Power in a Post-Steam World :: C150
Rachel Presser
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
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How to interact with publishers w/ Finji :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Rebekah Saltsman
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
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Tournament: Lite (pc) :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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1:00 pm

Designing for the New Arcade :: C150
Charles Pratt
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
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Interacting with the Games Press & Landing that Big IGN Job. :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Daemon Hatfield
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
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The Weird and Wonderful History of Exercise Games :: C151
Cat Musgrove
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
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Your Hero's Tale :: C162a
Jason Tharp
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
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2:00 pm

Any Fish is Big in a Puddle :: C150
Ryan Davis
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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Boss Challenge: Super Smash Bros Melee :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Building a Career Through YouTube :: C162a
Swankybox
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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Killer Queen: Draft Tournament :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Lesbisnakes - Queer Fantasy in Game Design :: C151
Kira Magrann
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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Starting in Esports Hosting and Interviewing :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Jess Brohard
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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3:00 pm

Audio Demo Derby :: C162a
Sean Beeson, DB Cooper
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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Halo and Beyond: Working with Composers :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Kazuma Jinnouchi
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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Indie in West Virginia :: C150
Cory Brown
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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Social Cheat Codes :: C151
Nick Locapo
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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4:00 pm

Creating a Strong Charity Community :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Daniel "iKasperr" Bong
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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From College Student to Freelance Composer :: C150
Tim Claubaugh
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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Hacking the Brain in Games :: C151
Hope Moore
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
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Tournament: Match Point (PC) :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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5:00 pm

Financial Planning/ Budgeting/ running your own business :: C150
Ryan Donovan
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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Game Design Bootcamp :: C151
Henry Bawden
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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It's Dangerous To Go Alone, More Dangerous To Join A Party :: C162a
Mars Ashton
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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The Pioneers of eSports: Video game championships of the 1980's and 90's :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Chris Bidwell
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
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6:00 pm

GDEX Awards and Closing Ceremony :: GDEX Main Theater (C160)
Craig Kaufman, Chris Volpe, Keith Blake
Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
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Tournament: Mario Kart 8 :: Freeplay/Tournament Area

Sunday September 30, 2018 :: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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