GameSoundCon Announces Keynote Speaker Paul Lipson

Paul Lipson, senior vice president at Formosa Interactive will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s video game music and sound design conference GameSoundCon. 

The event takes place 9-10 October 2018 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

The panels and sessions at GameSoundCon 2018 cover a wide variety of expert-led discussions and hands-on sessions. Audio director Zak Belica and technical sound designer Seth Weedin (who is also the music composer for Robo Recall, one of the highest ever rated VR games), both with Epic Games, will talk about creating audio for the hugely popular game Fortnite and how to keep pace with the perpetual release cycle of this ever-evolving game.

Elsewhere at the conference, MTV icon, producer of platinum selling music titles, renowned synth player and now professor at the Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University, Thomas Dolby, will discuss “The Next Generation of non-linear VR Composers”. Prof. Dolby is about to launch the first-ever Bachelor of Music degree in VR composition at the major US university.

Neal Acree, the award-winning independent composer whose work includes the game franchises World of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft, Diablo, Chinese MMO Revelation Online and upcoming survival game Rend, the television shows Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis and over 30 feature films, will participate in a panel discussing what processes go into creating musical cues for competitive games from mobile PvP to eSports arenas.