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the Nordic's largest retro convention
19th - 20th of August 2023, Sandefjord
09:00 – 17:00

Paul Machacek (Banjo-Kazooie)

Paul is yet another developer legend from Rare, with developer credentials dating all the way back to the 80s. He's had a hand in developing a multitude of well-known game series, from Battletoads and Donkey Kong Country to Diddy Kong Racing.

Moreover, he was one of the developers behind the original Banjo-Kazooie game.

Currently, he holds the position of test manager at Rare.

Chris Marlow (Conkers Bad Fur Day, Sea of Thieves)

A developer and opera singer in one and the same person? Yes, that's Chris Marlow!

Chris is a legendary British developer who made a career at the equally legendary development studio Rare. He is perhaps best known for the game Conker's Bad Fur Day, where he performs the lyrics of the song The Great Mighty Poo.
He has even performed the song on stage at Retromessa before. (Will we hear it once more?)

Chris has been involved in several game classics like Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, and Viva Pināta. He still works at Rare as a developer, currently on Sea of Thieves.

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