Music has been a huge part of video game production for years and five composers who have created soundtracks for major releases such as Bioshock, , Uncharted and Call of Duty: Black Ops will be in attendance at next weekend’s Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con. This is a much closer alternative for Los Angeles area comic and video game fans. Greg Edmonson, Sean Murray, Garry Schyman, Kevin Sherwood, and Inon Zur will meet fans, sign autographs throughout the weekend and share some of their experiences in a special panel at the event, set for April 29 – May 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Greg Edmonson is perhaps best known for composing the soundtrack to the cult space western TV series Firefly, written and directed by Joss Whedon. He is also the composer forthe PlayStation 3 blockbuster video game series Uncharted, winner of Best Original Music from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Sean Murray has provided the emotional and memorable dramatic musical scores for numerous international films as well as hit television series and blockbuster video games spanning diverse genres from the gothic horror of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and urban action of True Crime: Streets Of L.A. to the emotionally intense themes ofCall of Duty: World At War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, the biggest entertainment series in history.
Garry Schyman has emerged as one of the medium’s foremost composers, creator of the music for the multiple award-winning video game BioShock, winner of Best Original Score from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, SPIKE TV’s Best Original Video Game Score Award, and G4 TV’s Soundtrack of the Year Award. That success led his being assigned by Electronic Arts to create the hellish, dramatic score for Visceral Games’ adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, Dante’s Inferno.
Kevin Sherwood is the composer, musician and sound designer for Treyarch, in which he displays his trademark heavy guitars. He wrote the Nazi Zombie songs Lullaby for a Dead Man, The One, Beauty of Annihilation, 115 and Abracadavre. Additionally, he wrote several of the Dead Ops chip tune songs and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Inon Zur composes emotionally dynamic music for film, television, anime and video games. His credits include hundreds of episodes of Escaflowne, Digimon and Power Rangers as well as blockbuster videogame franchises such as Dragon Age, RIFT, TERA, Prince of Persia, EverQuest, Lineage, Crysis and Fallout, for which he has received award nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and SPIKE TV as well as top honors at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
A few of the other celebrities scheduled to attend are; Tricia Helfer, Alaina Huffman, Harry Hamlin, Michael McMillian, John Schneider, Adam West, Burt Ward andChase Masterson. Tickets are available in advance atwww.wizardworld.com/anaheim.html
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