is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author with more than 50 novel-length works to his credit, including a number of tie-ins for some of Hollywood's largest franchises, such as Star Wars and the Mummy. He has worked as a movie producer and a videogame designer, as the lead judge for world's largest writing contest, and as a film green-lighter in Hollywood. Farland's interest lies in creating intellectual properties optimized for development across media platforms.
is the founder and CEO of the International Digital Entertainment Agency. He has more than 15 years of management, business development and strategic communications expertise in the digital entertainment industry. During this time, Kauppinen has held communications and marketing management positions with Sony Online Entertainment, Ubi Soft, bleem!, and 3dfx and has launched more than 450 titles on all major gaming platforms, ranging from big budget blockbusters to value games.
is a 26-year veteran and pioneer of the online game industry and has launched or managed more than 50 titles, including over a dozen MMOs. Co-author of the book “Designing Online Games: An Insider’s Guide”, considered the ‘bible’ of the industry, Mulligan has served in executive and management roles for the last 15 years for companies in the US and Europe and is currently an executive consultant to senior management, investors and the Board of Directors of companies on three continents.