Rated NA 215: Origin Stories panel from PAX Prime 2015

[Recorded at PAX Prime 2015] Host: Ash — People ask all the time: how did you get that job in games? Well, for this group, the answers are convoluted and, often, completely nuts. From meeting a friend through our mom’s writer’s groups to creating videogame-inspired outfits, follow our wild, weird paths into games. Maybe you’ll get inspired to find your own random way in.

Panelists: Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows [Creative Director, Gorgeous Robot], Ash Sevilla [Community Manager, n-Space], Sean Baptiste [Product Marketing Manager, Adult Swim], Jessa Brezinski [Product Manager, Harmonix], Laura Bailey [Voice actor], Ben Britten [Technical Director, Mighty Games]

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Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films/tv, synthesizers, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Switch gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all of this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Top 3 games? Let's go with System Shock 2, A Link to the Past, and Super Castlevania IV. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.