Legendary Writer & Creative Director Chris Avellone to Keynote XPO Game Festival 2017

VisitTulsa is thrilled to share 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 held October 13-15 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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 Avellone will run through a variety of topics that can help the workflow of games currently in development.

“I’m really looking forward to XPO,” says Chris Avellone. “I’m happy to have the chance to share what I’ve learned with a new generation of gamers.”

“Having Chris Avellone keynote at this year’s XPO Game Festival is a dream come true for everyone at the show. His unique insights and wealth of experience in both indie and AAA role-playing games will take the event to a whole new level,” adds Matt Stockman, event manager at XPO Game Festival.

Chris joins a distinguished lineup of game 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 & 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 boasts a jam-packed weekend where attendees will have opportunities 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 2017 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

Pricing & Availability
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!