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Music, Marathons and "Mario" at Gamer Education Day 2014

The Campus Gamers student organization at CSU Bakersfield would like to invite the community to Gamer Education Day 2014 (GED ’14), on Friday, April 4th at 6 p.m. inside the CSUB Doré Theatre. This is the third year Campus Gamers has presented this event, which shares insight into the world of video games with CSUB students and the greater Bakersfield community alike. GED ‘14 will feature a student musical performance, and brief video presentation, and two guest speakers from the video game industry: Jason Hayes and Charles Martinet.

“Hayes is a composer from Southern California who wrote the original music for the game, 'World of Warcraft.’ Martinet provides the voice for video games' most popular character, and one of the most recognized characters in the world, Nintendo's ‘Mario,’ says Ed Webb, founder of Campus Gamers. “We have been trying to secure Mr. Martinet's appearance since our very first event, and we are hugely excited that he'll be joining us at CSUB.”

The evening event schedule is as follows:

6:00 p.m.        Doors Open

6:30 p.m.        "Cosplay” (Costume Playing) Parade and Contest

7:00 p.m.        Discussion/Question and Answer Session with Jason Hayes      

                      Video Presentation of “Extra Life 12-Hour Game Marathon” - In November 2013, 210 participating students and gamers from the community raised over $10,000 for the Lauren Small Children's Medical Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Children's Miracle Network.

8:00 p.m.        Musical Performance of  ‘Halo’ and ‘Tetris’ by Bakersfield Video Game Choir and Orchestra

                      Charles Martinet will recount his 23 years as the voice of the popular pixelated plumber, ‘Mario,’ as well as his other acting and voice acting appearances.

                      Prize giveaways/Meet & Greet Session

Admission to GED ’14 is free and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking on campus is $5. For more information, send an email to

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