Bryan Brandenburg

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Bryan Brandenburg

Bryan Brandenburg (born February 18, 1959 in Châteauroux, France) is an American author, technology entrepreneur and former game programmer.


After completing his studies in mathematics and physics in 1982, Brandenburg began programming 3D computer games on the Commodore 64 (C64), Apple II and later the IBM PC and Amiga. Brandenburg started several technology companies that were later acquired by private and public corporations. In 1984, he co-founded Sculptured Software[1] and led the company as President. The company was eventually sold for almost US$40 million after producing dozens of titles for the C64, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, IBM PC and Apple II.

In 1994, Brandenburg started another game company, Software Arts International that was acquired in 1996 by Engineering Animation, Inc., where he was the Executive Producer for the public company's Interactive Division, producing titles for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro Interactive and Sierra On-Line.

In 1999, Bryan Brandenburg partnered with Karl Malone to build a media-centric outdoors media company (Amazing Outdoors) with websites, a television show, a radio program, a monthly magazine (Utah Outdoors) and a book publishing arm.[2] The company was acquired in 2001.

Brandenburg was an executive officer of DAZ 3D, a 3D content company and launched Bryce[3] in July 2004.[4][5] In January 2005, he was recruited as the CEO of Zygote Media Group[6][7][8] and launched Male Anatomy Collection 2.0,[9] the website,[10] Female Anatomy Collection 3.0[11][12] and Zygote Heart 3.0.[13] In 2006, Brandenburg partnered with Content Paradise produce a current 3D model of the solar system including planets, moons and asteroid field.[14]

Sir Patrick Stewart at Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2014 with show producers Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg

Brandenburg is currently the VP of Marketing and Partner in Salt Lake Comic Con.[15] The company's inaugural event was the largest convention of any kind to be held in the state of Utah and the largest first year Comic Con in North America.[16][17][18] Brandenburg and his partner Dan Farr have two Comic Con events in 2014 including Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience on April 17–19 and the second annual Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 on September 4–6, 2014.[19][20]

Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience broke Salt Lake Comic Con 2013's own attendance records with over 100,000 attendees, making it the third largest comic con in the United States, the largest comic con in North America per capita, and the largest convention ever in the state of Utah.[21] FanXperience played host to guests and celebrities like Sir Patrick Stewart, Nathan Fillion, William Shatner, Karl Urban, Karen Gillan, Billy Dee Williams and over 100 other guests.[22]

Major software contributions[edit]

Published print media[edit]


  1. ^ "Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City". Moby Games. 2003-02-04. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Move over Doug Miller, Malone has own show". Deseret News. 2000-07-06. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  3. ^ a b Nagel, Dave (July 6, 2004). "Bryce is Back! A Q&A with Bryan Brandenburg of DAZ Productions on the future of Bryce". SIGGRAPH News. Retrieved 2006-12-03. 
  4. ^ Nagel, Dave (July 6, 2004). "Bryce is Back! A Q&A with Bryan Brandenburg of DAZ Productions on the future of Bryce". SIGGRAPH News. Retrieved 2006-12-03.
  5. ^ "DAZ Productions, Bryce and MAC". Mac4Ever. September 22, 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  6. ^ Post, Eric (April 10, 2006). "3D Science and the Human Heart". Renderosity. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  7. ^ "Zygote Media Group releases Zygote Human Heart 3". CG Society. February 14, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  8. ^ Hoffman, Leah (August 10, 2005). "The Art of Data". Forbes. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Make scientific concepts come alive with these free 3D images". e School News Online. February 1, 2006. Archived from the original on June 30, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  10. ^ "Zygote Media Launches Web Site – Signs Brandenburg as CEO". Adnews. January 1, 2005. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  11. ^ "Zygote Media Group Releases New 3D Female Anatomy". Medgadget. November 4, 2005. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  12. ^ Wright, Guy (November 3, 2005). "Female Anatomy 3D Models Now Available from Zygote". Animation Artist. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  13. ^ Heller, Jacob (February 13, 2006). "Zygote puts the "art" in heart". DCCCafe. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  14. ^ "3D Solar System Model Available for Educators, Students and Science Enthusiasts". CreativePro. August 28, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-04. 
  15. ^ "Salt Lake Comic Con Sets Record By Leveraging Social Marketing Trends". Forbes. September 18, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Salt Lake Comic Con organizers have San Diego in their sights". Salt Lake Tribune. September 9, 2013. 
  17. ^ admin (2013-09-18). "About | Salt Lake Comic Con | GEEX". Salt Lake Comic Con. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  18. ^ Massive crowds set several records at 2013 Salt Lake Comic Con September 8, 2013
  19. ^ "The Superhero's Superhero: Salt Lake Comic Con". Forbes. February 5, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Double duty: Two Comic Cons coming to SLC next year". Daily Herald. November 21, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Salt Lake Comic Con FanX draws 100,000 attendees". Deseret News. April 22, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) Shatters Attendance Record, Breaks 100,000 Mark". PRNewswire. April 21, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Bryce is Back!". Digital Facility. August 28, 2004. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  24. ^ "Bryan Brandenburg IMDB bio". IMDB. July 6, 2006. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  25. ^ "DAZ Productions Offers Digital Art to the Masses with Launch of Free 3D Content and Software". Business Wire. 2004-09-23. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 

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