"Game On!" -- This Coming Weekend in Tulsa, It's the Heartland Gaming Expo 2015

Apr 6, 2015

On this edition of ST, we welcome Roger Mailler, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa. Mailler tells all about a big event that's organizing here in Tulsa; it's the third-annual Heartland Gaming Expo, happening this coming weekend (April 10th through the 12th) at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. As noted of this event at its website, the Heartland Gaming Expo "invites computer gaming enthusiasts of all ages to explore the industry’s products, designs, and latest technology. Middle school, high school, and college students from around Oklahoma and the region are encouraged to participate in four areas of gaming competition, and a gaming tournament is open to the general public. The expo features demonstrations, speakers, and vendor exhibits while providing a platform for student competitors, visitors, gaming companies, and organizations to network and promote creativity and growth in the gaming industry." Mailler also speaks about who and what he's teaching at TU these days, given that both computer science and the gaming industry have never been more popular, more lucrative, or more firmly situated within popular culture. Also on our show, commentator Connie Croney offers a personal essay called "Dodging the Ice Floes." This piece was occasioned by, among other things, people asking when she plans to retire. (Don't get her started.)