PixelPop Festival: Celebrating Gaming – September 12th & 13th at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri
On the weekend of September 12th-13th, Nerd For A Living returns to the second annual PixelPop Festival in St. Louis, MO. PixelPop is a two-day festival celebrating games and game development, held at Webster University. (East Academic Bldg, Garden Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119)
Nerd For A Living was a proud sponsor of the inaugural PixelPop event, and we’re pleased to again sponsor the event this year. We’ll also be speaking and presenting as part of the festival’s professional programming.
PixelPop Festival is for both game developers (and aspiring devs) and for fans of gaming and the gamer culture. The event features all kinds of gaming entertainment – traditional video games (PC and console), mobile gaming, and tabletop games (CCGs, boardgames, etc). Play the latest and greatest from local game developers, compete with other attendees in game tournaments, and participate in fun multiplayer games. Get hands-on with playable demos of upcoming releases, and meet the minds and companies behind their creation.
At-door registration will be available for PixelPop. Two day passes are $25. One day passes are be $15.
PixelPop Festival Programming
Programming will include a number of gaming industries speakers and personalities, including Saam Pahlavan, Danielle McRae, Eduardo Ortiz Frau, Michael Hicks, Megan Vokal, Peter Heinrich, Butterscotch Shenanigans, and many more.
Making Music for Games
Saturday, September 12th | 4:00pm | Auditorium
Nerd For A Living’s Wendy Buske will be moderating a panel of Gaming Musicians about the craft and career of creating sonic landscapes for interactive media.
Nerd For A Living Presents: Be Your Own Hero
Sunday, September 13th | 1:00pm | Auditorium
Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske will be presenting our Be Your Own Hero: Leveling Up Professionally & Personally interactive session. This motivating, goal setting exercise encourages participants to create a “leveled-up” version of themselves as a roadmap to future success. Instead of emulating an idol or mentor, whose career path they are unlikely to duplicate, participants construct an accomplished yet realistic future self to use as their measurement of success. Using special “character sheets” that track skills, professions, and goals, participants will compare and contrast their present and future selves to highlight their strengths, expose their weaknesses, and map personal goals. Using familiar gaming concepts from tabletop and video game RPGs, this entertaining session combines interactive fun with personal reflection, producing a useful takeaway to keep attendees motivated long afterward.