Saturday, October 9, 2021 - G3 Esports CEO Anthony Gaud hosted the discussion panel, "Are Videogames the New National Pastime?" at the 2021 New York Comic Con.
The panel was a discussion of whether video games and esports have become culturally more important in America than movies, television, toys and sports. Comparisons will be made with South Korea's esports culture.
In-person guests included:
Kevin Mowrer, former SVP Design & Development of Hasbro
Verta Maloney, co-founder and Chief Community Officer of GameHERS
Rob Johnson, CEO of Collegiate StarLeague, former Philadelphia Flyers executive
Video guests included:
Paul Viglienzone, Head of North American Business Dev, Game Tech for Amazon AWS
Shawn Dennis, former EVP of Dreamworks and VP/Chief Marketing Officer of the NFL
Tom Russo, Business Dev for Other Ocean, former Editorial Director at G4TV
Ric Serritella, founder NFL Draft Bible / Content Manager for Sports Illustrated
Craig Leigh, Minecraft Design Director, Microsoft
Jimmy Kim, Co-founder of SparkLabs, former CFO of Nexon
Official NYCC link: "Are Videogames the New National Pastime?"