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Video game personalities speaking at South by Southwest
Patrick Scott Patterson, Rachel Lara and "Captain Redbeard" Chris Wiseman host video game pop culture panel this Sunday
Patrick Scott Patterson, a Denton, Texas resident who talks about video games for a living, set this event into motion late last year. He says he is eager to hit the event.
"I've had to keep this 'kid on Christmas Eve' feeling in me for the past four months," Patterson said. "Finally, the time is here."
Joining Patterson is Los Angeles' Rachel Lara, the firey red-haired actress seen in SyFy's Opposite Worlds and 2013 horror flick Killer Holiday and Plano, Texas' Chris Wiseman, also known as "Captain Redbeard" on televisions at GameStop stores across the country.
The trio will discuss how video gaming has grown into a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry, grossing more than film, television, music and other forms of entertainment, yet still lacking in mainstream attention on the same level.
"Video games have been in the hands of consumers for over four decades," Patterson added. "They bring in dollar amounts that make even the biggest summer blockbuster films blush, yet the mainstream pop culture and entertainment media still treats them like a kid's toy. I hope our presentation can open some eyes as to why that should have changed a long time ago."
Patterson, Lara and Wiseman are scheduled to speak on Sunday, March 9 starting at 12:30 pm in the Long Center's Kudosky Room.
More on Patterson and this event can be seen on his official website at http://www.PatrickScottPatterson.com.