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Saturday, April 26 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Soundtracking Hell: The Music of Diablo

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An entire generation of gamers has spent its nights and weekends in the fantasy realm of Sanctuary, the setting of Blizzard Entertainment’s blockbuster video game franchise Diablo. Central to the incredible success of the series is its music. The composers and sound designers on our panel carefully craft the music behind every moment of gameplay, utilizing orchestras, choirs and cutting-edge technology to fill out the game’s immersive world. Just a few weeks after the release of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, these sonic sorcerers will explain how they make battling evil sound so good.


Moderators
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Russell Brower

Composer – Video Games; Director of Audio/Video - Blizzard Entertainment
  Russell Brower is an American music composer and three-time Emmy Award-winning sound designer who has created sounds for Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs and Batman: The Animated Series and video game music for Joint Operations, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, and more recently, Diablo III and Starcraft II. Currently the Director of Audio/Video for Blizzard... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Neal Acree

Neal Acree

Composer – Video Games: World of Warcraft, Diablo III, StarCraft II TV: Stargate SG-1
Composer – Video Games: World of Warcraft, Diablo III, StarCraft II TV: Stargate SG-1 Neal Acree is an award winning film, television and video game composer and conductor whose work includes the massively popular game franchises World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, shows like Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Witchblade and over 30 feature films. A versatile composer with roots in classical, rock and electronic music, Acree's... Read More →
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Derek Duke

Composer – Video Games: Diablo III, Warcraft III, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II; Project Music Director - Blizzard Ent
Composer – Video Games: Diablo III, Warcraft III, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II  | Project Music Director - Blizzard Entertainment | Derek Duke is a music composer who created music for Diablo III, Warcraft III, World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, among others.
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Jason Hayes

Composer – Video Games: World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo; Sr. Composer - Blizzard Entertainment
Composer – Video Games: World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo | Sr. Composer - Blizzard Entertainment A multiple award-winning composer, Jason Hayes is well known for his long-standing relationship with Blizzard Entertainment, contributing music to their games set in the popular Worlds of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. He was the original lead composer of World of Warcraft, the most successful online game in the world. Jason's music has... Read More →
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Joseph Lawrence

Sound Designer – Video Games: Diablo III, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich K
Sound Designer – Video Games: Diablo III, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Joseph Lawrence is Lead Sound Designer for Diablo III. He, along with the rest of the sound team, is responsible for in-game sound effects and music.  From 1990 to 1999 Joseph was a freelance sound designer and musician and did work for a long list of prominent Silicon Valley companies including Blizzard North... Read More →
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Glenn Stafford

Composer – Video Games: World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft
Composer – Video Games: World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft Glenn Stafford is a music composer who created the music for various games in the World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft franchises.


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:45am - 1:00pm
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