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SHAUN HATTON

MUSICIAN
ON AIR PERSONALITY

At the age of three, Shaun received his first videogame: a tabletop arcade version of Pac-Man. He soon learned what it was to be obsessed. Not only had he become enamoured with the little yellow character, but he also grew a fond appreciation for games. Around this time, he also became obsessed with The Transformers and Star Wars. Shaun basically still loves all the stuff he did when he was three.

As a teenager, he‘d read gaming news magazines obsessively, often daydreaming about how awesome it would be to work in the videogame industry. After graduating from Journalism at Humber College, Shaun became a contributor of a national music magazine, eventually stumbling into gaming coverage. In 2007 he started his own gaming news site with some friends, making more friends along the way, particular in the Toronto gaming and game-making community (he‘s even made a few indie games, himself!). He was a host, producer, and reviewer on the TV show EP Daily for five years, where his casual, informative, relaxed style, coupled with his quirky sense of humour, made him a favourite with audiences around the world.

But gaming isn‘t the only thing that keeps Shaun busy. He’s also an active member of Toronto’s music community, managing the Transformers-themed band The Cybertronic Spree while also composing music for videogames with Laser Destroyer Team, a Detroit-based electronic group featuring members of Electric 6 and Johnny Headband.

Every Fan Expo, Shaun brings his passions together by hosting Nerd Noise Night at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. It’s a two-night event featuring the best local and international nerd music talent.


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