Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Mentor Sessions offer 15 minutes of one-on-one interaction with industry leaders and professionals from a variety of fields in the gaming industry.
Meeting with this Mentor is highly recommended if you’re interested in content strategy/production, design, and leadership.
Karen Segars is the Lead Level Architect at Arkane’s Austin Studio. She graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 with a B.F.A in Computer Animation and a minor in Photography. In 2003, she moved to Austin and has helped create the environments for various games over the past 15 years including Metroid Prime 3 (Retro Studios/Nintendo), Blacksite: Area 51 (Midway Studios), and DC Universe (Sony Online Entertainment). Since joining Arkane in 2015 she has helped create the vast levels of the Talos One Space station in Prey as well as the Moon base for the recently released DLC MoonCrash.
You can see Karen's full bio on her speaker page.
Advance RSVP is only available for SXSW badges, however there will be two, 15-minute walkup session available per Mentor for SXSW Gaming wristbands.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.