Managing Director & Transmedia Producer
Karen Y. Snyder (KYS Realm), MFA, Digital Media Executive, Producer, Professor & Consultant. Karen offers over 15 years of experience in developing and creating multi-media projects that include full-motion video games. In 2017, she researched and developed an economic impact report on the video game industry for the Houston area. She is an Adjunct Professor of Digital Media at the University of Houston.
Co-Founder & Broadcast Director
Jon is an experienced creative marketing solution executive and broadcast program producer. He has over 20 years experience in broadcast production and he is a Tribeca Film Festival award-winner.
His background in development includes being the Founder of Recovery Network, an interactive patient education system from at the bedside through mobile app.
Mentor-IN-residence: Software Director
Co-founder and CEO of Revelation Interactive; IGDA Houston Chapter President; Houston Unity Engine Meetup founder; mentioned as 1 of the top 10 African American game developers by Black Enterprise.
Mentor-IN-residence: Marketing Outreach
Texas based, decorated army vet (Top Secret - SCI Clearance) turned marketing consultant and producer of esports events in the USA. Esports and marketing consultant for major events and festivals, such as DreamHack, exceeding 30,000 attendees. Esports and block chain promoter.
Mentor-IN-residence: Game Design & Management
James has been developing video games for 20 years, and has worked with companies such as Atari/Legend Entertainment, NCsoft, Vigil Games, Portalarium, and numerous other startups and indie developers. James got his start in game development as a senior or lead designer on such games as the Wheel of Time, Unreal 2, and Tabula Rasa. Since 2013 James has served as the Studio Director for the independent studio Kingdom Games, producing several titles for PC and PlayStation 4.
Mentor-IN-residence: TAlent DEvelopment
Veteran YouTube creator and Producer (as KevJumba: 2.6 million subscribers)
Voice actor known for his roles in Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars, Parasyte, No Game No Life, Haikyū!! and over 25 other anime productions. Gibbs has traveled the world working in theatre, commercials, and motion-capture. Currently he is a Houston-based improv talent and Master Teaching Artist for the Alley Theatre.
Robert Denton Bryant has worked in Hollywood in marketing and production, and in video games as a publisher and a developer. Director of Video Game Development at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
A Visiting Professor at SMU Guildhall focused on Serious Games, DigitalHealth and VR/AR development. Passionate about solving real-world problems through Serious Games and Immersive Technologies.
Institutional Program Chair of Media Arts, The Art Institute Houston.
Four-time Emmy® winning producer. Currently a professor and coordinator for Sam Houston State University's new BFA degree program in film and television.
Founder and director of the LIVE Lab in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University; CEO of Triseum, an educational game studio; and advisory board member at the National Academy of Science.
Instructional Associate Professor at University of Houston; two-time winning Microsoft Imagine Cup competition student team leader.
Managing Partner at Zaqen Capital; focused on early stage investment and strategy.
Assistant Director & Medical Device Innovation Lead at Texas Medical Center.
AT&T project manager for high profile healthcare innovation projects.
Expert in Digital Media. Instructional Lab Manager for the Digital Media Program at The University of Houston.
Accomplished physician, hospital and business executive, USAF flight surgeon and former NASA flightsurgeon.
Alfred Poor, PhD, is a health tech futurist and the founding Editor of Heath Tech Insider and a professional speaker and writer.
Executive Producer for Digital Domain VR/AR/MR & Chairman, New Media Council: Producers Guild of America.
Three-time winning Emmy® award winning producer.
President at Lerner Productions, a student run live-streaming production firm.
Former professional voice-over actor; Instructional Associate Professor of Digital Media Production Program Coordinator, Transmedia Marketing™ Certificate
College of Technology
University of Houston.
Art Director leading and mentoring teams of artists, designers, and developers to create story driven content and deliver creative products which elevate customer experiences in multi-sensory environments and new technologies.
Executive Director for the Immersive Technology Conference in Houston, TX, William is also the co-organize the Houston VR Meetup Group.
Senior Manger of VR/AR at Accenture, Modad leads the Houston chapter of the VR / AR Association. He is also the founder of Omniverse VR, an entertainment provider.
Immersive Designer & Art Lead -3D at IS Studios, LLC. Director of Immersive Art & National Science Foundation Grant Investigator and Developer for AR/MR/VR program.
The Co-founder and CEO of Z3VR, Ruben's background includes advising for Energizing Heath and the Product Manger for BrainCheck, an investor-funded, digital health start-up creating a platform to track brain performance over time. Houston VR Head of Business Development.
Former Lead Video Game Artist at Team Grey Box at Six Foot, Bellinger brings 20 years of visual communication experience to students that he teaches as an adjunct at the Art Institute of Houston.
CEO of Tangerine Pop, a casual video game studio. A consultant for Shockwave, IBM, Capitol Records, NVIDIA, and LeapFrog, David has developed content for such musicians as the Beatles, Paul McCartney,Gary Wright, Phil Driscoll, and the Music Machine.
A game designer for over 20 years, Chip has worked with companies such as Ubisoft, Sony Interactive, LucasArts, Sixense, Crystal Dynamics, EA, and OtherSide Entertainment. His work can be found in games such as "Star Wars - Galaxy of Heroes" (senior designer), "Rise of the Tomb Raider", and "Portal 2".
The Founder of Darkshot Studios, an indie game studio and the curator of the Houston Game Dev Meetup.
Video Game Industry Veteran. Currently, the Co-founder of Humaginarium. Formerly with EA, BrainCo, Adobe, and Professor and Dean of the Game and Simulations Programming at DeVry University.