Tulsa’s largest game festival will be returning to Cox Business Center October 13-15. We’re happy to reveal that Chris Avellone – best known for his work on Planescape: Torment, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Divinity: Original Sin II, and Prey – will be the keynote speaker at this year’s XPO Game Festival!

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The keynote, entitled “Development & Design,” will focus on development lessons accumulated through trial and error (and a little success). These lessons are intended to help developers and designers avoid the same mistakes and improve the quality of their games. From early foundations in school to managing scope on larger projects, Chris will run through a variety of topics that can help the workflow of games currently in development.

Chris joins a distinguished lineup of games industry veterans who will cover an assortment of timely topics ranging from esports and VR to game development tips and tricks. Featured speakers include Richard James Cook (Game Developer and Filmmaker), Chris Schroyer (Telltale Games), Rey Gutierrez (BlackWhiteBlood), Craig Deskins (Riot Games), Josh Manricks (Secret Location), Jenny Gibbons (Woodsy Studio), Matt Milizia (Frostkeep Studios) – and many more!

XPO Game Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever this year. Following its inaugural event in 2016, XPO will offer a jam-packed weekend allowing attendees to attend panels, demo games, compete in tournaments, enjoy tabletop games, join cosplay contests, relax in a retro gaming lounge, and more. For more information visit http://xpotulsa.com.

XPO Game Festival At-A-Glance

*   Retro Lounge

*   Indie Alley

*   VR Showcase

*   Conference Tracks / Solo & Panel Sessions

*   Main Stage / Live Music

*   Tabletop Play

*   LAN Party

*   Laser Tag Arena

Ticket Info

Tickets are available for purchase online through Eventbrite at the following link:


Early Bird Weekend Passes are available for $65 until September 1, 2017. Single Day Passes (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) can be purchased for $35 each. All ages are welcome!

XPO Game Festival has been featured in a number of outlets – including Nintendo Insider, Hardcore Gamer, Gaming Cypher, Fangirl Nation, The Gaming Ground, and Tulsa World.

Read more about XPO Game Festival here.