The Shawnee Art + Technology Game Conference is devoted to all aspects of gaming, game design, simulation and immersive technology.

November 4, 2016
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Conference Information


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Non-Academic Participation (Lunch included) $30
Student (Lunch included) $20

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A full refund is awarded if cancellation is done before October 1, 2016
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Student Competitions

If you wish to enter your own/group game to compete/demonstrate, whether high school or college, email Debbie Schwamberger for a Competition Registration Form ( Deadline: Oct 14, 2016. Registrations received after this date will not be accepted.

High School (morning competition)

College (morning competition and exhibition)

College $1,000 Prize (afternoon competition) Note: Winner must also participate in Celebration of Scholarship.



Friday November 4, 2016
9:00 am–3:00 pm


Shawnee State University

940 Second Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662

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About SSU Gaming

To learn more about the Digital Simulation and Gaming programs at Shawnee State University, visit

Keynote Speaker

Chris Avellone

Chris Avellone is one of the leading figures in game design today. He has been in the gaming industry since graduating from the College of William and Mary. One of the first games Chris worked on as a writer was 1998's "Fallout 2" and 1999's "Planescape: Torment" (Interplay). In 2003, Chris co-founded Obsidian Entertainment which created such games as "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II" (2004), "Neverwinter Nights 2" (2006), and "Fallout: New Vegas", on which Chris acted in various roles including writer and producer. Recently, Chris worked as narrative designer on "Pillars of Eternity" (2015). Currently, Chris is working at Larian Studios on "Divinity: Original Sin II", which is set for a December 2016 release date.


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