SHORT BIOGRAPHY

David M. Ewalt studies games and technology. He is author of the books Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution and Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It. He currently works as a special projects editor for Reuters and writes for a wide range of major media outlets.


LONG BIOGRAPHY

David M. Ewalt is an award-winning journalist, author and speaker. He is an authority on the intersection of games and technology.

His most recent book, Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution, is an exploration of the history, development and future of the emerging technology. His first book, Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It, was chosen as one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon.com and by Hudson Booksellers.

He currently works as special projects editor for Reuters, and writes for a wide range of major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, and The Boston Globe. He previously served as a senior editor at Forbes magazine, where he co-authored the annual Fictional 15 and created two of the magazine's biggest annual rankings, America's Best Colleges and The World's Most Powerful People.

He's been invited to speak to world-class organizations including Google, Microsoft, and Sony, and spoken at conferences including Gen Con, PAX, Comic Con, the Under 30 Summit, the Amazing Meeting, and the Venture Capital in Education Summit.

He has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including ABC's Good Morning America, NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, CNBC’s Closing Bell, and other programs on CNN, BBC, Fox News and MSNBC. He's been quoted as an expert source by a variety of news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, Australia's Courier-Mail and China's People's Daily.

David lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


ELVISH BIOGRAPHY

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