Community Director for Los Angeles

Ben is a proven leader and prolific interactive producer in the interactive entertainment industry. He has developed interactive experiences for 11 years and over the past 6 years helped create, publish and/or showcase 38 different projects across 15+ platforms. Most recently he was an instrumental force in growing Wevr from a 4-person startup to a full-stack design & development agency and ultimately into an award-winning VR production and technology studio. He was the lead designer and project manager for award-winning early VR titles, frequent speaker on the VR industry and personally worked on projects on all modern VR platforms. He has a passion for supporting independent artists who are exploring innovative approaches to storytelling and helping define the VR medium.


René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.