Our Atari Panel at Comic-Con – July 25th!
12.07.2014 | 09:59 - Nick Iannitti
While you’re enjoying the cavalcade of geekery at San Diego Comic-Con, on Friday, be sure to come visit the entire “Atari: Game Over” team as we take the audience through the many stories, mysteries and events that led up to creation of the film, and went on during the excavation at its heart.
Here’s the full description from Xbox:
Digging E.T. – Behind the Scenes of the Xbox Originals Documentary, “Atari: Game Over”
Friday, July 25, 3:30PM – 4:40PM, Room 5AB
Comic-Con fans will get the first glimpse at “Atari: Game Over,” the Xbox Originals documentary that chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation through the lens of one of the biggest mysteries of all time, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of hundreds of thousands of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Join Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, original Atari video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw (E.T., Yars’s Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark), two-time Academy Award winning executive producer Simon Chinn (“Searching for Sugar Man” and “Man on Wire”), Emmy winning executive producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s “30 Days” and PBS’s “American High”), director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”), Fuel Entertainment CEO Mike Burns and more as they take fans behind the scenes and share an inside look into the making of this weird and wonderful film. Moderated by Larry Hyrb, Xbox’s Major Nelson.