Gearbox at SXSW 2013


Come check out Gearbox Software at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX this weekend! We'll be appearing across several panels, including one that's all about the past, present and future of Borderlands!

The Past, Present and Future of Borderlands

Friday, March 8 at 7:00PM – 7:45PM
Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 1

Go behind the scenes of Gearbox Software’s critically-acclaimed Borderlands series with Matt Armstrong, Borderlands Franchise Director, and Jonathan Hemingway, Lead Character Designer, as they explore the genesis of the original Borderlands, the goals and philosophies that inspired Borderlands 2, and a few hints at what may be next.

Presenters: Jonathan Hemingway (Gearbox Software – Borderlands 2 Lead Character Designer), Matthew Armstrong (Gearbox Software – Borderlands Franchise Director)

Never Give Up, Never Surrender: Tips from the Pros

Saturday, March 9 at 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Palmer Events Center, Room 4-5

Representatives from some of the hottest independent game companies share the secrets of their success. Get an inside glimpse of starting small to making it big. Learn how they manage the pressure to "sell out," and what you can do to carve your own path in the competitive world of electronic games. Moderated by The Guildhall at SMU.

Presenters: Aaron Thibault (Gearbox Software – VP of Product Development), Chris Avellone (Obsidian Entertainment – Creative Director), Gary Brubaker (The Guildhall at SMU – Director), Harter Ryan (Robot Entertainment – Co-Founder)

Interactive Drama: Tales of What’s Ahead

Saturday, March 9 at 6:00PM – 6:45PM
Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 1

Telltale Games, developers of multiple critically-acclaimed episodic game series including 2012 Game of the Year winner, ‘The Walking Dead,’ will sit down with creators from the world of comics, film and video games to discuss the convergence of entertainment and interactive storytelling across multiple forms of media and where it will be taken next.

Presenters: Anthony Burch (Gearbox Software – Borderlands 2 Writer), Dan Connors (Telltale Games – CEO / Co-Founder), Gary Whitta (Telltale Games – The Walking Dead Writer / Consultant), Jamin Warren (Kill Screen – Founder), Sean Mackiewicz (Telltale Games – Editorial Director)