Greetings! ScoreKeeper here hands cramped from playing twenty-seven straight hours of Space Invaders (and I still can't get past level three) to tell you about an upcoming video game composer event that video game music aficionados are apt to revel in.
Sumthing Else Music Works will be sponsoring one of the largest video game composers and fans gathering to take place since Atari's Home Pong console gave birth to the blips and bleeps of the video game universe.
"The Maestros of Video Games" will take place on Saturday, June 11th at Dark Delicacies Books & Collectables in Burbank, California. Over a half-dozen of the hottest names in the video game scoring industry will be on hand for an hour long Q&A panel hosted by Dan Schweiger of "On The Score." Following that, an in-store composer signing session where fans can get their favorite CDs autographed by the people responsible for penning them.
The Q&A panel has limited seating which I've heard is already filled to capacity but if you're gregarious enough perhaps you could bully you're way aboard. The signing is open to everybody. If you're the world's biggest Inon Zur fan and you're living on an island off the northern coast of Newfoundland, fear not. Autographed copies of many of the CDs will be available for purchase through the Dark Delicacies web site.
I've been to a handful of these composer gatherings at Dark Delicacies and I can vouch for their coolness. Whether you're mingling amongst composers for film, television, video games, or all the above, they're some of the nicest, warmest, and most approachable people in the industry.
The composers on hand that day include:
Greg Edmonson (UNCHARTED series, FIREFLY TV series)
Inon Zur (DRAGON AGE series, CRYSIS, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH)
Jesper Kyd (ASSASSIN'S CREED series, HITMAN series, RESISTANCE/SyFy)
Garry Schyman (BIOSHOCK series, DANTE'S INFERNO, DESTROY ALL HUMANS! series)
Mike Reagan (GOD OF WAR series, CONAN, DARKSIDERS) Penka Kouneva (PRINCE OF PERSIA The Forgotten Sands, MIDNIGHT MOVIE) Richard Jacques (JAMES BOND 007: BLOOD STONE, MASS EFFECT, HEADHUNTER)
Sean Murray (CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS, CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TV series)
The Q&A (if you can get in) takes place from 2PM-3PM. Call (818) 556-6660 for availability. The composer signing takes place immediately afterward from 4PM to 5PM. You can call (818) 556-6660 to order any available autographed CDs without having to attend the event.
For more information visit Dark Delicacies.
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