Co-Creator of Rick & Morty and Accounting Justin Roiland Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for VRLA

Registrations are now open for the event.

This April will see the annual Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) event return for 2017, and today organisers have announced Justin Roiland, creator of Rick & Morty on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, will deliver Saturday’s keynote address.

While Roiland is most synonymous with the aforementioned cartoon he’s also dived into the VR industry establishing studio Squanchtendo, and launching Accounting on HTC Vive created in collaboration with Crows Crows Crows. For the keynote he’ll discuss the surreally funny possibilities of VR. “What does the future of VR hold? Will there be more wizard games? Are grandmas real? What IS a wizard really? Are there wizard grandmas? How does this factor into VR? I did all this (simple) math and then made a power point presentation that I **think** maaaayyybe has these questions (and more) all figured out,” comments Roiland in a statement. “Please come to my incredible keynote address on the state of VR! You juuuust might learn something, maybe, I don’t know. I can’t make any promises on that because you may already know everything.”

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Registrations have now opened for the VRLA, with the business-focused 2-Day Pro Pass at $299 USD and a 1-Day Pass for Saturday priced at $40.

“This is the third year of VRLA, and with each event we’ve grown in size and scope. It’s so exciting to serve both the industry and developers who make this whole thing go, as well as the VR-curious enthusiasts who want to see what it’s all about. That we can put Justin Roiland on the same stage as some of the industry’s greatest technical thinkers is a treat, and a testament to the support the community has shown us,” said event co-founder John Root.

The expo will take place 14th – 15th April, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and will include demos, educational sessions, experimental work and presentations. For further updates on the event keep reading VRFocus.

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