This year’s GameSoundCon, the world’s largest professional conference for video game music and sound design, will be held at Burbank Convention Center in Burbank, California on 17 - 18 October 2023, after having outgrown its traditional location.
The event is open to everyone interested in video game sound, music, dialogue and technology, from composers and sound designers to researches, dialogue specialists and educators. Some of the sessions being offered at this year’s conference include ‘Composing Interactive Music’ with Tom Salta, ‘The Music of Tchia’ and ‘Casting for Authenticity and Diversity in Video Games’, along with a game audio business roundtable discussion with Richard Ludlow, co-founder and Audio Director at Hexany Audio, a deep dive into the interactive music systems used in ‘God of War Ragnarök’, and many more.
It is once again being presented as a hybrid event, with those who cannot attend in person able to purchase an online ticket which will offer real-time access to sessions, along with live text chat and more. As some of the sessions are being held simultaneously, they will all be made available for in-person and online attendees to watch for up to a year after the event.
For the first time, voice actors wishing to attend only the dialogue-focused sessions can purchase a new Actor Pass, which will provide them with access to a block of curated sessions in the GameSoundCon Dialogue and Performance Track on the afternoon of 18 October, all of which are relevant to performers, as well as an exclusive networking hour.
“We’re happy to welcome our three Presenting Sponsors this year: Audiokinetic (Wwise), Epic Games (Unreal Engine 5) and FMOD. Each company will provide special sessions in their respective rooms. In addition to hearing from the composers and sound designers who create the music, sound and dialogue for the most popular games in the main conference sessions, our Presenting Sponsors’ sessions will dive into the game audio engines and tools that they use.” - Brian Schmidt, GameSoundCon Founder and Executive Director
Registration for the event is now open, with the following special early bird ticket prices being offered until 4 September 2023:
- In-person: $449
- Online-only: $125
- Actor Pass: $149