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Speaking of Speakers: Meretzky Coming to SCAD

March 24, 2008

Aside from the Game Developers eXchange in Atlanta in April, there are a number of speakers coming to SCAD Savannah this quarter.

The Student Activities Council is bringing in David Kushner to give a lecture about his experience writing about the influence of gaming on pop culture. He is a contributing editor and writer for Wired, Rolling Stone and IEEE Spectrum. His first book was Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture [Random House, 2003]. The lecture will be in Trustees Theater on April 8th at 8pm.

Steve Meretzky, a gaming icon, first place winner and game designer, will be coming to SCAD to speak on Monday, May 26th. The venue is still being determined. I’ve known Steve for quite a number of years, and until he beat me in the Game Design Challenge, I really liked him. Since that time, I’ve been in counseling.

According to Wikipedia, Steve “has been involved in almost every aspect of game development, from design to production to quality assurance and box design. He is best known for creating some of the famous Infocom games in the early 1980s, including collaborating with celebrated author Douglas Adams on the interactive fiction version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, one of the few games to be certified ‘platinum’ by the Software Publishing Association.”

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  1. March 25, 2008 11:01 am

    You should also note that he is DAMNED HILARIOUS.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5768612774562258953

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