Bryan Brandenburg

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Bryan Brandenburg (born February 18, 1959 in Châteauroux, France) is a biophysicist, author, technology entrepreneur and former game programmer. Brandenburg is best known as co-founder of Zenerchi,[1][2][3] Sculptured Software and Salt Lake Comic Con and Executive Producer at Engineering Animation, Inc.


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[4] 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.[5] The company was acquired in 2001.

Brandenburg was an executive officer of Daz 3D, a 3D content company and launched Bryce[6] in July 2004.[7][8] In January 2005, he was recruited as the CEO of Zygote Media Group[9][10][11] and launched Male Anatomy Collection 2.0,[12] the website,[13] Female Anatomy Collection 3.0[14][15] and Zygote Heart 3.0.[16] In 2006, Brandenburg partnered with Content Paradise produce a current 3D model of the solar system including planets, moons and asteroid field.[17]

Brandenburg is the co-founder of Salt Lake Comic Con,[18][19] later renamed FanX. As Chief Marketing Officer, he announced a global partnership with PopLife Entertainment, the company that distributes the big-headed Funko Pop! figures in Asia, to bring FanX events to China, Thailand and the Philippines.[20] In November 2017, he was inducted in the Honorary Commander program for the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base.[21][22] Brandenburg stepped aside in May 2018 in response to criticism of how he handled a sexual harassment complaint that took place between Dan Farr and Richard Paul Evans.[23][24][25][26] He returned after a brief absence in the Fall of 2018.[27][28]

In 2019 Bryan Brandenburg announced Zenerchi, a biomedical simulation and visualization AI company after raising $1.2 million in seed funding. [29] [30] [31] Brandenburg announced an international partnership with Pop Life Global in December 2019 to produce a series of exhibitions called The Human Xperience. [32][33]

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  1. ^ "This Visualization Technology Could Change How You See Yourself". Forbes. December 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "FanX founder launches 'virtual human' biotech startup". Deseret News. November 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "FanX's Bryan Brandenburg Unveils 'Zenerchi' That Aims to Change the Way In Which We Visualize Human Physiology". GritDaily. November 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City". Moby Games. February 4, 2003. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Move over Doug Miller, Malone has own show". Deseret News. July 6, 2000. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  6. ^ 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 December 3, 2006.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "DAZ Productions, Bryce and MAC". Mac4Ever. September 22, 2004. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  9. ^ Post, Eric (April 10, 2006). "3D Science and the Human Heart". Renderosity. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  10. ^ "Zygote Media Group releases Zygote Human Heart 3". CG Society. February 14, 2006. Archived from the original on February 18, 2006. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  11. ^ Hoffman, Leah (August 10, 2005). "The Art of Data". Forbes. Archived from the original on August 12, 2005. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "Zygote Media Launches Web Site – Signs Brandenburg as CEO". Adnews. January 1, 2005. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  14. ^ "Zygote Media Group Releases New 3D Female Anatomy". Medgadget. November 4, 2005. Archived from the original on December 5, 2006. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  15. ^ Wright, Guy (November 3, 2005). "Female Anatomy 3D Models Now Available from Zygote". Animation Artist. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  16. ^ Heller, Jacob (February 13, 2006). "Zygote puts the "art" in heart". DCCCafe. Archived from the original on December 7, 2006. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  17. ^ "3D Solar System Model Available for Educators, Students and Science Enthusiasts". CreativePro. August 28, 2006. Archived from the original on December 5, 2006. Retrieved December 4, 2006.
  18. ^ "Salt Lake Comic Con Sets Record By Leveraging Social Marketing Trends". Forbes. September 18, 2013.
  19. ^ "The men behind Salt Lake Comic Con". The Spectrum. August 30, 2017.
  20. ^ "Salt Lake Comic Con expanding FanX to Asia". The Salt Lake Tribune. March 14, 2016.
  21. ^ "419th FW inducts honorary commanders". Standard Examiner. November 22, 2017. Archived from the original on April 26, 2018.
  22. ^ "Hill Airmen make cameo at Salt Lake Comic Con". Hill AFB News. September 22, 2017.
  23. ^ BCNN1 (May 25, 2018). "Bestselling Author Richard Paul Evans, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Says Men Are Under Attack... Like the Jews in Nazi Germany". BCNN1 - Black Christian News Network. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  24. ^ Green, Rebecca (May 24, 2018). "FanX co-founder Bryan Brandenburg stepping aside amid criticism of handling of harassment complaint". Fox 13 Utah. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  25. ^ "FanX co-founder to step aside due to harassment complaint controversy". News4Utah. May 24, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  26. ^ Stauffer, McKenzie (May 24, 2018). "FanX co-founder taking leave of absence after harassment complaint controversy". KUTV. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  27. ^ Klopfenstein, Jacob; Sept. 6, KSL com | Posted-; P.m, 2018 at 5:48. "FanX 2018 is all about the fans, celebrity guests, organizers say". Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  28. ^ "FanX, Salt Lake's massive comic convention, returns to the Salt Palace". Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  29. ^ "Zenerchi Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding". FINSMES. October 30, 2019.
  30. ^ "Bryan Brandenburg Launches SimViz AI Biotech Company Zenerchi With $1.2M in Seed Funding". Yahoo! Finance. October 30, 2019.
  31. ^ "Co-founder of FanX starts a new business". ABC4. October 31, 2019.
  32. ^ "Artificial intelligence, biotech company Zenerchi forms partnership with Pop Life Global". KUTV. December 3, 2019.
  33. ^ "New AI Biotech Company Zenerchi Announces Partnership with Pop Life Global". Business Wire. December 3, 2019.
  34. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Bryan Brandenburg Video Game Credits - MobyGames".
  35. ^ "Bryce is Back!". Digital Facility. August 28, 2004. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  36. ^ "Bryan Brandenburg IMDB bio". IMDB. July 6, 2006. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  37. ^ "DAZ Productions Offers Digital Art to the Masses with Launch of Free 3D Content and Software". Business Wire. September 23, 2004. Retrieved March 5, 2014.

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