Detcon1 Adds Video Games Special Guest

JonDavisTitanfall_72dpi-800x601Titanfall programmer Jon Davis will be attending Detcon1, the 2014 NASFiC, as Video Games Special Guest.

Davis works for Respawn Entertainment where he is a member of the team that created Titanfall . He has 18 years’ experience as a video game programmer, starting with PilotWings 64, for the Nintendo 64, he has worked with several well-known franchises including EverQuest 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 and Modern Warfare 2.

Detcon1 Chair Tammy Coxen said, “Video games have become an increasingly important part of the science fiction and fantasy universe, and blend technology and storytelling in interesting ways. We are excited to have Mr. Davis as a guest at Detcon1.”

At the convention, Davis will share stories from his career, participate in “play the developer” sessions, and offer advice for those interested in entering the video games industry.

Detcon1 will be held July 17-20 in Detroit, Michigan. Davis has spent the last 18 years as a programmer in the video game industry.

The full press release follows the jump.

Press Release #8 – Titanfall Programmer Jon Davis to be Video Games Special Guest at Detcon1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2014

Detroit, MI – Detcon1, the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention, is thrilled to announce that Jon Davis will be attending Detcon1 as Video Games Special Guest.

Mr. Davis has spent the last 18 years as a programmer in the video game industry. He currently works for Respawn Entertainment as a member of the team that created Titanfall, one of 2014?s most anticipated games. Starting with PilotWings 64, a launch title for the Nintendo 64, he has worked on a wide selection of video game genres across several well-known franchises including EverQuest 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 and Modern Warfare 2.

Detcon1 Chair Tammy Coxen said, “Video games have become an increasingly important part of the science fiction and fantasy universe, and blend technology and storytelling in interesting ways. We are excited to have Mr. Davis as a guest at Detcon1.”

At the convention, Mr. Davis will share stories from his career, participate in “play the developer” sessions, and offer advice for those interested in entering the video games industry.

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ABOUT DETCON1
Detcon1 is being held July 17 through 20, 2014, at the Renaissance Center Marriott in downtown Detroit, Michigan.

The North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC), is held in years when the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) is held outside of North America. Worldcon, an international gathering of the science fiction and fantasy community, is being held in London, England in August 2014.

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