We’re honored to welcome Kristy and Randy Pitchford, our Friscovania Mistress and Master of Ceremonies, as two of our celebrity judges for the Friscovania 2017 Costume Contest.
Kristy Pitchford is a writer, producer, business leader, and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She created, launched, and is owner and proprietor of the upscale digital and gaming culture-themed @nerdvana.food+spirits and @nerdvana.coffee+shop franchises and their respective locations in Frisco, TX. Kristy is also owner and hostess of the Frisco-based Peacock Theater, a private vaudeville style live entertainment venue featuring the greatest variety of top-charting, best-selling, world-famous musicians, writers, performing artists, and TV and film celebrities.
Randy Pitchford, President, CEO, and co-founder of Gearbox Software, is a video game industry veteran of more than 20 years. He has created, developed, produced, directed, written, designed, and otherwise driven some of the most successful video game franchises of all time, including Gearbox Software’s own record-breaking originals, the Borderlands and Brothers in Arms franchises. In 2015, Randy founded Gearbox Publishing, a subsidiary of Gearbox Software, with an ever-expanding portfolio of nationally and internationally developed titles including Homeworld: Remastered Collection, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour, Bulletstorm, Fortnite, We Happy Few, Penn & Teller’s Cruel Virtual Tricks for Real People, and Project 1v1.