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Elbowfish Hosts OMSI After Dark Game Masters Panel Feb 24

Elbowfish is proud to be a Community Sponsor of a special OMSI After Dark: Gaming, in conjunction with OMSI’s ongoing “Game Masters” exhibit.

Elbowfish Founder & CEO David Galiel moderates a Portland all-star Game Masters panel about the future of games.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
21+ Only | IDs Required

OMSI After Dark starts at 6:00PM
Game Masters Panel at 7:00PM in the Planetarium.

ATOMS & BITS: Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?


  • We will explore questions such as:
  • Is there a place for “Atom games” – e.g., board games, card games, parlor games etc. – in a digital world?
  • Do genre/platform/medium distinctions still matter?
  • ARGs, Pervasive Games, Mobile AR, eSports – what’s next in interactive entertainment?
  • 100 Eohippuses or one Dromornis?

This WILL be a sold-out event! Get your tickets today!

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Jonathan Spencer Levy
Jonathan is an Emmy award-winning creative director with over 20 years’ experience delivering projects for Fortune 100 firms including Activision, Sony, Nike, MIT, US Army, ABC, Warner Bros, and Disney. His extensive portfolio includes interactive, product, environmental, multi-platform gaming, film & television, and digital marketing. He is Chair of IDSA Oregon and Creative Director at Kaia Inc.

Andrew Mayer
Andrew Mayer has been a creative director, UX designer and user experience consultant for over 20 years, working with companies like Sony, SGN and the Cartoon Network to create best-selling console, mobile, and board games. His new book, “The Process of Successful Game Design”, is coming out in March.

Erika Ruhl
In between planning world domination and power napping, Erika has run the Mt. Hood Community College Computer Game Development major for the past 7 years and won an award for Excellence in Teaching. She teaches a variety of game and STEM classes and finds joy wherever art and technology intersect.

Andrew Stern
Andrew was a designer and engineer of the interactive drama Façade (2005), Dogz, Catz, Oddballz and Babyz (1995-1999), and Touch Pets for iOS (2009-2011). He founded the Portland studio Stumptown Game Machine, and recently co-founded Playabl.

Ben Throop
Ben Throop is the creator of Headmaster, a launch title for the upcoming PlayStation VR. Prior to his independent work, Ben was a game director at Activision studio Vicarious Visions.

David Galiel (Moderator)
David Galiel is founder & CEO of Elbowfish. He has worked as transmedia storyteller, MMO executive producer, new media consultant, game designer and professional musician, and has led integration of interactive entertainment into film, television and education productions. He also led an international nonprofit & consulted for the US government. He can’t seem to make up his mind.


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P.S. Elbowfish will also have a demo table at the event, and our games will be on sale. Come say hi!