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Shawnee 17.0 Gaming, Simulation & Immersive Technology Conference

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Shawnee State University

940 2nd Street

Portsmouth, OH 45662

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George Ziets ImageGeorge Ziets will be this year's keynote note speaker at Shawnee 17.0. George Ziets has been writing and designing games since 2001. He spent the first part of his career on MMOs like Lord of the Rings Online and D&D Online before running off to make RPGs at Obsidian Entertainment. His favorite Obsidian projects were Neverwinter Nights 2 and its expansion, Mask of the Betrayer (for which he was creative lead). Since then, he's been a stretch goal on a few Kickstarter games, including Pillers of Eternity and Torment: Tides of Numenera. He is now a lead designer at InXile Entertainment, working on the recently crowd-funded Wasteland 3.

Game Credits:

  • Earth & Beyond (Writer)
  • Lord of the Rings Online (Writer, Designer)
  • D&D Online (Writer, Designer)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 (Designer)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer (Creative Lead)
  • Elder Scrolls Online (Story and World Development)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Writer)
  • Dungeon Siege 3 (Creative Lead)
  • Dungeon Siege 3: Treasures of the Sun (Creative Lead)
  • Pillars of Eternity (Narrative Designer)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (Lead Area Designer, Writer)
  • Wasteland 3 (Lead Designer)

Event Includes:

  • Various breakout sessions such as: Past and current stages of the gaming industry, Game developers, and where and who SSU alumni are working with.
  • High school student competition of designed games and artwork (Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3griphpcsFDYcCETPN2gt5at-Q4DLGokUVrijmmjPhJYycA/viewform?usp=sf_link )
  • College game competition for current SSU students to win a scholarship (Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWLnG1rl_AX_zDUZy_i63lBfluK6YCKt6hYZ1KsX9o061lvQ/viewform?usp=sf_link )
  • College showcase where SSU students can showcase their created projects (Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3uhPvowba3KvN5z9aaIKNS6w5YtchWeEnbLHIs-w3frMuBg/viewform?usp=sf_link)
  • Lunch
  • Keynote speaker
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Shawnee State University

940 2nd Street

Portsmouth, OH 45662

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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