The Media and the Medieval

Thursday, March 16 | 6-7:30 p.m.
University Hall, Ahmanson Auditorium
Loyola Marymount University

From Game of Thrones to Assassin's Creed to Beowulf, the Middle Ages seem to be everywhere in popular culture. What makes the Medieval so appealing to creators, viewers, and players? In what ways does the representation of the Medieval do justice to our understanding of the period? How does playing the Medieval encourage people to learn more? This event brings media scholars, game developers, and students together to explore and investigate the ways in which the Middle Ages have been and continue to be represented in video games, movies and television shows, with an added emphasis on video games.

This event is a free and open to the public. Register below. 

Panel discussion featuring:

Paul Joffe
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sue Scheibler
Loyola Marymount University

Richard Wyckoff
Reverge Labs, LLC
Reverge Studios

Paul Joffe has been developing and publishing games for 20 years, across all platforms and for large media companies as well as independent game studios. He has worked with many of the largest brands in the world, including those from Disney, BBC, Universal, Nickelodeon and Jim Henson. His games have continuously explored the nexus of technology, storytelling and interactivity in both entertainment and education. Paul currently works at Sony Pictures Television and teaches classes on Video Games and Transmedia at LMU.

Sue Scheibler is associate professor of film, TV & video games in the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University.

Richard Wyckoff is founder and CEO of Reverge Studios, Inc. in Los Angeles. Since the videogame industry's breakout success in the mid 1990s, he has been a videogame designer and manager at industry leaders such as Electronic Arts/Pandemic Studios, Vivendi Universal, and Dreamworks Interactive. Richard has been a guiding force on critically-acclaimed titles such as THQ's Full Spectrum Warrior and Looking Glass Technologies' Flight Unlimited, and collaborated with creative luminaries such as Warren Spector and Steven Spielberg.


This event is a plenary session of the Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Conference, and is free and open to the public. Additional support from the LMU School of Film and Television.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Ahmanson Auditorium
7200-7238 Loyola Marymount University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Event Type

Conferences and Meetings


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, History Department