CELEBRITY GUESTS

Aundrea Grumbo

A proud and lifelong “Girl Gamer” entered her first gaming tournament at the age of 6. It quickly became obvious that you couldn’t separate Aundrea from the world of gaming. She played casually until turning professional in 2007 when she ran into Pandora’s Mighty Soldiers at SXSW. The PMS Clan (formally Psychotic Man Slayers) changed Aundrea life. Playing for PMS Delta team, she worked her way through the ranks, became the Halo 3 Divisional Leader and took four teams to compete in the MLG 2009 Circuit. From there, she lead the team to write the Halo ODST Prima guide which became one of Prima’s bestselling guides. She finally became a “made woman” by the PMS clan who honors her as a lifelong Elite Member! She's currently playing Halo 5, Rainbow 6, and occasionally adds in Destiny as a side dish. Aundrea’s passion for gaming put her on the path to her dream job, as the Public Relations extraordinaire for Dell and Alienware in Austin, Texas where she currently works. Needless to say she is a huge gaming advocate and is blessed to have the opportunity to speak about the influence women and social media have had on the gaming world at events such as SXSW, MLG (Major League Gaming), GDC (Games Developer Conference), ComicCon Austin, IKKiCon and QuakeCon. Aundrea’s goal is to continue traveling the world inspiring other women to join the wonderful world of gaming and technology!

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SEAN PATRICK FANNON

aka "Big Irish"  has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar.

Sean now focuses on his own gaming company, Evil Beagle Games, as well as serving as the Brand Manager for the Savage Rifts line. He's working directly with Pinnacle Entertainment and Palladium Books to create an entire line of books to bring the classic Rifts setting to Savage Worlds fans, which he says is his most challenging design project ever.

Follow his daily showcase of popular and hidden gem game products at www.seanspickoftheday.com.