Phoenix Comicon is in less than a week and with it brings some really cool local gaming cosplay, events and of course panels.
One of our writers, Mercurius FM, will be hosting a few pop culture and gaming panels that should interest our readers including panels on Retro Video Game Music and remixes, Dystopian Societies as well as a class on the History of Doom and ID Software.
Hope to see you there!
Here is the schedule below and a brief description of each panel.
RETRO VIDEO GAME MUSIC 101Location: North 129B
When: 3:00PM – 4:00PM
A look back at the most iconic and memorable video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. This nostalgic panel will cover the music of video games from legendary systems like the NES, SNES, Genesis, and Game Boy. We will also pay respect to their composers and legacy. Discover the rich musical history of Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Chrono Trigger, Streets of Rage, and more! Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming, BabySoftMurderHands.com.
DYSTOPIAS: THE RISE AND FALL OF SOCIETIES
When: 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: North 231BC
The image of the future is not always democracy and shiny stuff. Sometimes it’s widespread civil oppression and technology which expands the human condition, for better or worse. Join us as we discuss the elements which lead to dystopia and it’s downfall, from Orwell to cyberpunk to Hunger Games. Topics will include mega corporations, cybernetics, transhumanism, and government oppression.
HISTORY OF DOOM: THE RISE AND FALL OF ID SOFTWARE
When: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Location: North 132A
How did a small group of computer programming wiz-kids become Ferrari-driving gaming rockstars? This panel discusses the history of Id Software including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. We also look at what they’re doing now, and what the future could hold. This will also include a discussion on the controversial 2016 Doom reboot.
With the rise of both video games and dance music to mainstream popularity, gamers and DJ’s are often one and the same. We have curated a selection of some of the very best video game remixes ever made. Video game remixes demonstrated will range from Sonic and Mega Man to Doom and F-Zero. We will also give some information for those who would like to become video game music remixers including tips and advice on arrangement and effects from dance music artist Mercurius FM. Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming, BabySoftMurderHands.com.