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Friday, October 16 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
VStheUNIVERSE: Recycling vs Reinventing Video Games

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Starfox is about to get a major face lift, and and Final Fantasy VII is being rebuilt from the ground up. How do you feel about old, beloved titles being overhauled, repackaged, or redesigned? Join Aaron Amendola as he interviews Sean Kelly and Chris Rathjen from the Improvised Star Trek podcast as they discuss the pros and cons of revisiting video game properties.

Moderators
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Aaron Amendola

Producer/Grey Warden, VStheUNIVERSE
Aaron is a Writer/Producer for VStheUNIVERSE, a group of writers, actors, and producers who embrace their inner geek and showcase it in their art. Aaron created & hosts Chicago's premier geek variety show, The Geek Show, which enjoys a run at Stage773. In addition to that, Aaron serves as a Producer/Host on the comics-to-film discussion podcast Panels On Channels, and as a Producer/Host on The Co-Operatives, where he and his girlfriend discuss... Read More →

Speakers & Performers
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Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley is an improvisational comedic performer and coach who has performed with improv teams around Chicago including Coup de Grace, Mike Helicopter, the Improvised Movie, and various others. As a lifelong Trek and sci-fi fan, Sean is honored to be a part of the Improvised Star Trek Podcast and live show. Sean also has a nerdy job as a Content Marketing Writer at HY Connect. Sean and his wife Chelsea write about life, fitness, and... Read More →
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Christopher Rathjen

Christopher Rathjen (Cdr. Hayes & Podcast Production on the Improvised Star Trek Podcast) is an actor, writer and filmmaker. During his time in Chicago he's been a member of some great groups at the iO Theater and around the city, including James Jackson, The Signatures, Ringo Starr, and The Talking Cure. He has brought Chicago comedy history to life with A Pocket Guide to Hell’s reenactment of The Compass Players and Studs' Place.
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Nick Wagner

Nick Wagner is an improviser, director, and writer. He performed with the Improvised Shakespeare Company and Laugh Out Loud Theater, and is a founder and co-owner of Very Clever Media, which has been responsible for several award-winning short films.
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Matt Young

Matt Young is an actor, improviser, producer, director, and writer based in Chicago. He’s most well known as Usidore the Wizard from the podcast, Hello from the Magic Tavern. He also leads the inept crew of the U.S.S. Sisyphus as Captain Baxter in the Improvised Star Trek podcast. He is a founding member of Whirled News Tonight, the long-running improvised satire at iO Chicago. He has appeared in commercials for companies such as Sears, Long... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Town Square Block 37 3rd Floor

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