September 2019 Newsletter
Member Spotlight - Penka Kouneva

This month, we would like to feature Advisory Board Member, Penka Kouneva. Penka has been a pillar within the game audio community for the last decade, constantly sharing her knowledge and experience with those that ask. 

Penka Kouneva's music has been called "fantastic" (Billboard) and "breath-taking" (NPR). Her studio credits include Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands game (with Steve Jablonsky), The Mummy VR game, and the $30M multimedia exhibit Heroes and Legends at the Kennedy Space Center. With life-long passion for SciFi and fantasy, she was thrilled to co-score with Joe Kraemer the episodic TV show Pandora on the CW network. Penka's feature film scores include Devil’s Whisper  and Encounter (both on Sony Pictures DVD); her mobile games include Cookie Jam 2, Meow Match, DragonStrike, Galaxy and others. Penka’s composer awards include: the 2015 Recognition Award from Game Audio Network Guild, Sundance Fellowship, Distinguished Duke University Alumna, and two Ovation Awards. Penka's concept albums The Woman Astronaut and Rebirth of Id were released by the top soundtrack label Varese Sarabande to great critical acclaim. In addition, she orchestrates for composer Neal Acree on all Blizzard Entertainment titles.

Click here to read the full interview.

GameSoundCon - October 29th-30th - LA

GameSoundCon is fast-approaching! Join fellow game audio professionals for two days of learning, networking, and community. There will be over 70 panels and sessions jam-packed into these two days in Los Angeles! New to game audio? Jump into the Game Audio Essentials track. Got some XP under your belt? The Game Audio Pro track will have talks to cater to you! Also involved are the Audio for Virtual Reality, Dialogue and Performance, Game Audio Research, and Wwise Special Training Sessions!

Members of G.A.N.G. have a $125 discount code available on the Member Perks Page.

G.A.N.G. Hang - Los Angeles: October 10th, 2019

All current Game Audio Network Guild members are invited to attend this first kickoff event for Southern California.

"The Los Angeles G.A.N.G Event initiative was recently launched to offer education, networking opportunities and other relevant activities for our members.  We anticipate having many more events throughout the year and welcome sponsorship support to host these events."
-Ken Jacobsen, Spearheading the LA Event Initiative 

Come share a drink and food and network with fellow G.A.N.G. audio friends. Space is limited.. so register now.

Registrations will be checked at the door. Food and Drinks Provided By Keywords Audio Services.

Register through the link on the Member Perks Page!

The 8-Bit Big Band Performing at Berklee Performance Center

Craving some live VGM covers? Come listen to The 8-Bit Big Band from Berklee!

The 8-Bit Big Band is a 30+ piece jazz orchestra, and will be playing at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on October 6. They'll have a few guest performers with them like jazz saxophonist  and VGM YouTuber Carlos "insaneintherain" Eiene

Concert trailer video:
Ticket link:

Also, you can use the coupon code 10GAMEDEV to get $10 off per ticket.

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