Dixon is the founder of RETRO.HK Gaming Expo. He first played video games at the age of 4 when his parents bought him a Nintendo Famicom, and has been fond of gaming ever since. Beyond playing, he spent much free time in his high school years collecting rare games and related artwork, building arcades machines, and also researching about home console hardware. He then went to Los Angeles, California to pursue his studies on Game Design, was selected to be a member of the school’s elite game development team “Game Wizards”, and finally landed on an opportunity to work on the Spider Man 3 game in Treyarch/Activision. Currently residing in Hong Kong, Dixon is an Entrepreneur, UX/Gaming Consultant & Designer, who has taken part in numerous mobile applications, online game platforms and startup projects as the lead consultant. He is also one of the first members of Shenmue500K (a group of Shenmue fans and social network activists that pushed for the release of Shenmue 3), the founder of the Nintendo Switch Hong Kong (NSHK) group (which has already accumulated over 16000+ members only three months after its inception), committee member of HKITIC, judge panel for the Global Game Jam Hong Kong, and external judge for the PolyU School of Design.
Maurice is the founder of otaku-games.com ; a game store and website specializing in retro videogames located in Hong Kong. He has worked for nearly two decades in the video game industry and has a wealth of knowledge about anything related to video games. His love for games started in the 80s on the Colecovision and Commodore 64. After that nearly every video game or computer system found its way into his hands. Nowadays he is trying to share his passion on the subject with his young daughter and everybody else via his business and RETRO.HK Gaming Expo.
Gerard had access to an Apple //e since he was three (that he still keeps) sparking an early passion for video games and computers as creative medium. He programmed his first games in 1994, was a journalist at a French video game magazine, and had professional game development experience in the U.S. He has closely followed the evolution of PC and console games, and the European Demo Scene. In Hong Kong he maintains an active interest in retro gaming/collecting and FPGA hardware projects that he shares with his two sons, while working in risk management for an investment bank.
Rhys is a Research Associate in the game stream of the MSc in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology program from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include video game fandom and spectator-ship, especially the phenomenon of Let’s Plays and eSports. He has authored conference papers on the topics of room escape games, and socio-political representations in video games. He is one of the organisers of Global Game Jam Hong Kong as well as various other video game related events at PolyU School of Design.
Terry is the owner of a design studio that is primarily focused on graphic design. The first time he played video games was in a family-owned video game renting store in the 80s. He started a Sega Saturn and Dreamcast gaming news fan site from the late 90s to early 2000s. He is passionate about 8-bit games above all and is still active in the gaming scene even at work. His past clients have included Nintendo, Sega, Capcom, Konami and EA.
Michael W. Tang
Michael Tang is the founder of EKO Enterprises; A fitness hardware startup creating the world’s first MicroGym device. He has engineering degrees in both Information Security and Telecommunications, in addition to being a licensed Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer. Michael has been obsessed with video games, both personally and professionally, since his beloved Atari VCS. With a particular focus in portable and mobile systems; Whether they be the WonderSwan, Game & Watch, Gizmondo, phone, GBA, Virtual Boy or Vita.
Andrew has been gaming for more years than he likes to remember! His first gaming love was for the Commodore Amiga followed closely by the Sega Dreamcast but he enjoys all forms of modern and retro gaming on computers and consoles. While not hunting down obscure retro masterpieces Andrew tries valiantly to instill a love of gaming in his 12 year old daughter and earns a crust working in IT for a Hong Kong based investment bank.
Ray was the editor-in-chief of Hong Kong game magazine “G-ZONE” and has been working in the game media field for over 10 years. He is now a freelance game article writer and responsible for game event production in outdoor areas. Recently he is working with local live-streaming and video production companies in order to provide high quality video content of game news to Hong Kong players.
Johnson is the youngest member of the team, but he’s more thrilled by it than anything else. By day he’s the production assistant for Hanaji Games, an independent game developer and publisher based in Tokyo. In the evening he organizes Retro Game Lovers in Hong Kong and a monthly local meet up for game developers. His earliest memory of video games is Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt on the NES, and Super Mario Land on the Game Boy. Ask him for his favorite games now, and they would probably be Bastion, Sonic Generations, and Overwatch.