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GYGOLA2023 Intensive Workshop with Kim Hurdon

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NPC Gaming VO with Kim Hurdon

In this 2 day workshop 16 voice actors will work with one of Toronto Canada’s top casting directors, Kim Hurdon – KH Casting. This is a hands-on experience and one not to be missed. 


This is an incredible opportunity to work in a small group of 16 over 2 days in a safe and creative space. These tickets will sell out fast so if you’d like to get a ticket you’ll need to be quick. Once sold out there will be a waiting list.



This is where the bulk of video gaming work lies! 80% of AAA voice over work is done Non-Player Characters or Non-Playable Characters so knowing what the dev’s expectations are BEFORE you get booked is imperative if you want to get asked back. There is a high velocity of lines/hour that are made up of efforts, onos and/or walla along with barks/battle chatter which means that the vocal load is intense.

You’ll learn how to audition properly, create characters and perform all of those elusive sounds from a casting/voice director that has thousands of hours of experience on “the other side of the glass”.

DAY 1 – Kim will start it off with a deep dive explainer presentation which speaks to how NPCs differ from other video game characters. Once you’ve learned all there is to know, you’ll get your chance to perform NPC dialogue lines. Sight reading is the name of the game!

DAY 2 – The fun continues … We start off the day with barks that range in performance and volume so make sure you’re fully warmed up. As the day progresses, we’ll move into efforts/walla sounds. Kim gets super specific about the difference between sounds like: getting stabbed with a small knife, swinging a broadsword or getting electrocuted. Yep, lots of injuries and deaths! You’ll perform these sounds both “in the air” and to video (ADR).

We’ll finish off by taking a look at audition sides so that you’re ready to book your next VO gaming gig!


Meet Kim Hurdon

Kim Hurdon is a voice casting/director with over thirty years of experience under her belt. She has appeared as a voice specialist on TV, radio and in print, and has been dubbed “The Queen Of Voice”.

Kim has worked as a casting/voice director on tons of titles including: Warframe, Far Cry, Company of Heroes, Overwatch, Watchdogs, Ghost Recon, and Assassin’s Creed along with a new NFT game named Parallel and 3 unannounced AAA games that are recording as you read this.

Kim is also the executive director of On The Mic Training which is the only accredited VO school in North America! OTM has a full-time 6-month diploma program that you can attend either online or in person. Pretty cool.


Location: Hotel Burbank
150 E Angeleno Ave, Burbank, CA 91502
When: 4th & 5th November 2023
Time: 10am – 5pm
More details will be available soon


An INTENSIVE Workshop ticket is $959 as a member you can use your 30% off for a special price of $671


All INTENSIVE workshop tickets include a free ticket for GET YOUR GAME ON LA 2023 on November 3rd. *Split payment options available. Please email



November 4, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

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An INTENSIVE Workshop ticket is $959 as a member you can use your 30% off for a special price of $671

Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!