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Black Excellence in Game Development

Carl Varnado  (Executive Director, Black in Gaming)

Kevin Brown  (Art Director , Microsoft)

Laura W Teclemariam  (Director of Product Management , Netflix)

J Patton  (Sr. Director Developer Technology Group, SIE Hip Hop Gamer , Sony)

Gerald Williams  (Hip Hop Gamer)

Location: Room 2001, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Special Event

Format: Special Event

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Vault Recording: Video

In the last 20 years, the impact of the Black Diaspora has been felt throughout the game industry. From the presence of hip hop in games, to the evolution of black characters to the impact of the developers behind the scenes. Come celebrate with Black in Gaming as we celebrate the extraordinary contributions of black developers in the game industry.


Attendees will get a sense of the breadth and scope of black contributions in the game industry.