When we released the UFGT10 trailer, we revealed that Mike Z, Maximilian, Viscant, and Seth Killian would all be hosting panels this year. In addition to revealing our full panel schedule below, we are also very pleased to announce two more panels. The first features the UK’s Ryan Hart, and the second features popular speedrunners Cosmo, Siglemic, and Romscout!
All panels take place on Saturday, May 24th. They will be recorded and uploaded 1-2 weeks after the event. If you attend a panel from start to finish, you will get a free Panel Raffle ticket!
12 PM:How to Make Fighting Games – Hosted by Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont
Join Skullgirls creator Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont as he discusses the daunting task of not only making, but supporting, a competitive fighting game. What must a game have to be a complete title? What components are integral to fan satisfaction? How many of these things actually got into Skullgirls?
Lecture followed by Q&A.
2 PM:Behind the Scenes with Maximilian
Have you ever wondered how one of Maximilian’s beloved Youtube videos gets developed? What kind of insights, planning, or equipment does it take to entertain us? And more importantly, did Doom ever pay for that yogurt?
Brief lecture followed by Q&A.
4 PM:World Warrior – Hosted by Ryan “Prodigal Son” Hart
Jet setting across the globe to find, and fight, the best competition possible was supposed to just be a video game storyline for Street Fighter’s Ryu. Yet, Ryan Hart, the Prodigal Son of the United Kingdom, has made a life out of traveling to foreign lands and testing his skills. Listen in on how a Hart grew from a kid having fun playing Golden Axe, to becoming a world-renowned Champion of competitive fighting games.
Brief introduction followed by Q&A
6 PM:Building Teams with Purity – Hosted by Jay “Viscant” Snyder
Following the beaten path has never been Jay Snyder’s style, and very few can claim to have dissected the Marvel vs. Capcom video game series the way he has. A pioneer of playing the game’s mechanics instead of just popular characters, Snyder has developed a great understanding of how to build competitive teams around even low-tier and unpopular characters. A former EVO Champion Snyder has blazed an opinionated trail based around deep game knowledge, mechanics exploration, and an eternal quest for Purity.
Brief lecture followed by Q&A
8 PM:Domination 101 – Hosted by Seth Killian
A man who needs no introduction in the Fighting Game Community, Seth “S-Kill” Killian is a man devoted to the growth of competitive gaming. Over the years Seth’s contributions to building up the knowledge of fighting game enthuisiasts, be it through written expose, energetic commentary, or the recording of great matches, have been extensive – and celebrated. He has applied his knowledge to the development of modern fighting games for Capcom and Sony, and has been rewarded for his efforts with not one, but two fighting game characters named after him.
Brief introduction followed by Q&A
10 PM:The Fastest Pace – Hosted by Cosmo, Siglemic, & Romscout
Is it enough to simply play a game, or is better to play it as quickly and flawlessly as humanly possible? Speedrunning is the art of playing a game as fast as possible, to entertain via perfect execution and muscle memory, and few men are as proficient and dedicated to it as Cosmo, Siglemic, & Romscout. Join them as they discuss the highs and lows of speedrunning, and what keeps them invested in the playstyle turned art-form.
Lecture followed by Q&A