Rod Fergusson Headlines PAX South as Keynote Speaker

October 24, 2019
Rod Fergusson Headlines PAX South as Keynote Speaker

The Keynote speaker for PAX South 2020, which is going to be held from January 17 to 19, has been revealed.

Rod Fergusson, Studio Head of The Coalition (Gears 5, Gears of War 4), will give the keynote speech as he kicks off the show with the Storytime ceremony, welcoming gamers of every discipline to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX and ushering in a new decade of PAX and gaming.

A veteran of the industry, Fergusson has helped create some of the most influential games in history. At Microsoft, he oversaw the Xbox release of Counter-Strike (2003) before joining Epic Games as the producer of the landmark Gears of War. Following the completion of the Gears trilogy, Fergusson joined Irrational Games as executive vice president of development, delivering Bioshock Infinite which was named "Game of the Year" by over 40 publications.

In 2014, Microsoft struck a deal to acquire Gears and reunite Fergusson with the franchise he helped create. Today, he's the studio head at The Coalition, the current stewards of the Gears franchise. The latest entry, Gears 5, released in September 2019, is critically acclaimed and has a record-setting player counts.

Badges for PAX South 2020 are available now. Three-day badges sell for $95, with single-day badges available for $45.

PAX South panel submissions are open through November 1. Media registration is open until December 13, with free media or content creator badges available for qualified individuals.