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Get Ready for CIMFest July 12-13


CIMFest – a celebration of the South’s game and simulation developers! CIMFest brings together some of SIEGE’s most popular speakers, like Bob Carter and Joe Cassavaugh, as well as those you have never before, like Levoski Brown, general manager of the professional Armada esports team, and animator (and animation researcher) Demetrius Dukes.

Special Events include a keynote speaker, networking lunch and the opportunity to recruit young aspiring people looking for jobs in the game industry. Come on out and meet developers from the southern part of Georgia and see what projects student have made.

Join us July 13, 2019 on the campus of Columbus State University to see the latest and greatest technologies and productions for these fields.


Booth Sign Up:
If you cannot join us Saturday in Columbus, here is our livestreaming schedule for

  • 10:00AM-11:00AM – Is It Movie Magic or a Simulation? Speaker: Rod Obando
  • 11:15AM-12:15PM – How To Succeed At Anything! Speaker: Joe Cassavaugh
  • 12:15PM-1:45PM – Indie Rants
  • 02:15PM-03:30PM – Keynote Exploration of Animation in Traditional and Interactive Platforms, Speaker: Demetrius Dukes
  • 03:45PM-04:45PM – Building Your Character. Speakers: Dakota Gaboury, Bass Kane and Brittney Green
  • 05:00PM-05:45PM – Unity 101 Speakers: Dr. Rodrigo Obando and Joe Cassavaugh

Full CIMFest 2019 Schedule


  • Friday, July 12
  • Saturday, July 13
    • 09:00AM-09:45AM – Registration
    • 10:00AM-11:00AM – Talks A
      • Is It Movie Magic or a Simulation? Rod Obando
        • Room 254
      • Voice Over Improv Workshop with Bob Carter
        • Room 258
    • 11:15AM-12:15PM – Talks B
      • How To Succeed At Anything/Joe Cassavaugh
        • Room 254
      • Three Approaches to Game Design/Karen Williams
        • Room 258
    • 12:15PM-1:45PM – Lunch
      • Cookout
      • Sponsored by: TBD (Maybe YOU)
      • Indie Rants
        • Room 254
        • Ranters
          • Joe Cassavaugh
          • Rod Obando
          • Anthony Obando
          • Andrew Greenberg
          • Bob Carter
          • Zach Smith
    • 02:00PM-02:15PM – Remarks
    • 02:15PM-03:30PM – Keynote
      • An Exploration of Animation in Traditional and Interactive Platforms by Keynote Speaker Demetrius Dukes
        • Room 254
    • 03:45PM-04:45PM – Talks C
      • Building Your Character/Dakota Gaboury, Bass Kane and Brittney Green
        • Room 254
      • Forming and Running a Successful Esports Team/Levoski Brown
        • Room 258
    • 05:00PM-05:45PM – Talks D
      • Unity 101/Dr. Rodrigo Obando and Joe Cassavaugh
        • Room 254
      • Managing Your Team and Your Time/Andrew Greenberg
        • Room 258

Where: Columbus State University’s Davidson Cougar Lounge, formerly the Davidson Student Center, 4225 University Ave. Parking is free

How Much: $10 for CSU students, alum and GGDA members; $15 all others


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