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Pyrstudio – Interviews

What does Christopher Judge think about Poland? How did Epic Voice Guy start his career? Who is Adam Koebel’s mentor? If you want to know the answers to these and many other questions concerning fantasy creators, you have come to the right place. You are welcome to watch interviews with Pyrkon’s guests from recent years.


Jeff Richards

Thanks to the interview with our guest, you will learn, among others, behind-the-scenes stories about the “Call of Cthulhu”, the differences between the RPG and its computer version or the influence of music on the creation of games. Jeff Richards also told us about his beginnings in the early 1970s, his inspiration when creating games, and how Pyrkon surprised him. The interview was conducted by the invaluable Marysia “Merry” Piątkowska.

Keiko Kikkawa

Do the Japanese know a lot about Poland? How is the Polish comic book market different from the Japanese one? What did Keiko Kikkawa have to get used to in Poland? How do you get a breakthrough on the comic books scene? How many versions were there of Keiko’s “Polife” manga? Keiko Kikkawa, an artist, cartoonist and animator from the Land of the Cherry Blossom, talks about all this and many other issues in our interview. Keiko currently lives in Poland and develops her career here. Her latest manga “Polife” tells the story of a journey through our culture from the perspective of a person raised in Japan.

Adam Koebel

Who is Adam Koebel’s mentor? How did the idea for Dungeon World come about? When does Adam get stage fright during the sessions? Does such a famous Game Master have time to play for pleasure? What does Adam think about the future of Game Designers? If you want to hear the answers to these questions, you are welcome to watch an interview with Adam Koebel – co-creator of the award-winning role-playing game Dungeon World, as well as a regular visitor to various channels dedicated to RPGs on Twitch and YouTube. Adam is involved in various projects, has conducted hundreds of hours of RPG campaigns in his life, knows fantasy and a little bit about science fiction, and is very happy to share his knowledge and experience! Listen to what he has to say this time!

Bumblebee (Thomas DePetrillo)

One of the guests of Pyrkon 2019 was Thomas DePetrillo, who appeared in Poznań in the huge Bumblebee cosplay from Transformers. In an interview with Maria “Merry” Piątkowska, he talked about his path to making dreams come true, the beginnings of his career in the days before the Internet, what drives him in further activities under the Extreme Costumes brand, and gave advice to beginner cosplayers. Is the giant Transformer able to fit on a tiny couch at Pyrkon? Watch our interview with Thomas DePetrillo and see for yourself!

Pyrkon 2019 || Bumblebee (Thomas DePetrillo) [ENG]

Jednym z gości Pyrkonu 2019 był Thomas DePetrillo, który w Poznaniu pojawił się w ogromnym cosplayu Bumblebee z Transformersów. W wywiadzie udzielonym Marii „Merry” Piątkowskiej opowiedział o swojej drodze ku marzeniom, o początkach swojej kariery w czasach przed internetem, o tym, co napędza go w dalszych działaniach pod szyldem Extreme Costumes oraz udzielił rad początkującym cosplayerom.

Chris Birch

How to succeed on Kickstarter? Why was the connection between Cthulhu and the Nazis so obvious? Where did Chris Birch learn about fashion? What games does the creator of Modiphius Entertainment play in his free time? Chris Birch, founder of Modiphius Entertainment and game designer, dealing, among others, with Achtung! Cthulhu. will answer all those and many other questions. If you want to learn more about the game production market, the inspirations that are worth looking for in the history of World War II, or what Chris Birch plans to create in the near future – sit back and watch the interview conducted during Pyrkon 2019.

Christopher Judge

What does Christopher Judge think about Poland and Pyrkon? What does he remember best from his recordings for “God of War”? Is working on a computer game more difficult than working on a movie or TV series? Would he like to be cast in another game? In the interview conducted by Maria “Merry” Piątkowska you will find answers to these questions! You will also learn some amazing curiosities from behind the scenes of one of the most popular games of all time, you will learn what our guest thinks about Kratos – the character he plays and maybe you will also learn to be on time. Watch the talk and see what Christopher Judge has to say!

Stan Sakai

What do Stan Sakai and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty have in common?  Why can combining passion and work become a curse?  How does the creator of Usagi Yojimbo draw?  What was Stan afraid of when he started working with Usugi?  What are his hopes for the future of comic books?  Stan Sakai, a well-known cartoonist and creator of Usagi Yojimbo’s adventures discusses this and many other issues in an interview for us. If you want to learn a few secrets of the comic book market, hear some anecdotes from Stan’s life and hear about how Usugi Yojimbo grew up, you’re welcome to watch!

Mark Rein Hagen

How did his adventure with RPG begin? If it becomes a source of livelihood, is passion still a source of joy? What are the main differences between creating games and writing scripts for TV productions? Mark Rein Hagen, creator of not only role-playing games, but also card, computer and board games, best known as the author of games from the Dark World universe, will address these and many other issues. If you are interested in what Mark hopes for in the RPG market or what else he is passionate about, then be sure to watch the interview we conducted with him during Pyrkon 2019!


Jon Bailey “Epic Voice Guy”

How did Jon Bailey start as a voice-over actor? What is the role of a dubbing actor? How did he manage to break through to the top? What is the most difficult part of a reader’s job? What do Pyrkon and San Diego Comic Con have in common? How does he like Poland? What are his impressions of Pyrkon? 🙂 What advice did Jon Bailey give to beginner voice-over actors? This is what he talks about in an interview conducted during Pyrkon.

Felicia Day

What does she get a buzz out of in fantasy? How did her adventure with YouTube begin? What does it have to do with Poland? How did she like our country? What are her impressions of Pyrkon? You will learn all this and many other things from our interview with Felicia Day.

Mark Morrison

Is designing scripts for classic RPG games different from the preparation of stories for their computer counterparts? Which historical period according to Mark is the most attractive for an adventure in the world of H.P. Lovecraft? We encourage you to watch the interview.