Our newest speaker at the AR/VR Day for GamesBeat 2016 is Christina Heller, CEO of VR Playhouse, a new kind of entertainment company that is making production services for virtual reality entertainment. She is joining our panel on “AR/VR beyond games.”

She is joining a panel that is looking at the broader implications of AR/VR for entertainment, alongside panelists Clifton Dawson of Greenlight VR, Sylvio Drouin of Unity Labs, and Jules Urbach of Otoy. Heller’s team has created VR films such as  “La Fuerza Imprevista” and “The Surrogate.”

You can register for the event here. Check out the new agenda here.

Our theme is “The platform awakens: A new hope for the game industry.”

This is our first GamesBeat event that is heading south to Los Angeles. And it’s going to have a new one-day preamble, our AR/VR day, to focus on the excitement of augmented reality and virtual reality games and entertainment. This leads into our traditional GamesBeat fare. Our ninth annual GamesBeat event takes place at the Terranea Resort on August 1-3 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The resort is on the beautiful Pacific Ocean and offers some awesome amenities, like a spa and golf.