Our first call was to our good friend Steve. We knew that to build an epic Gaming convention, we had to secure Master Chief as one of the centerpieces for the show. He agreed, and we are pleased to announce that our first guest for the Washington State Gaming Expo is Steve Downes. He will be one of our featured guests in Puyallup from March 29-31 next year.

Since 2001, Millions of fans have known Steve Downes’ legendary sound as the voice of one of the world’s most beloved heroes: The super Spartan cyber-soldier–Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 from the top-selling HALO video game series for Xbox. In December 2021, Halo Infinite released the 6th installment of the franchise.

Countless many have also heard this exceptionally talented VO extraordinaire as the voice for Carnival Cruise Lines national ad campaign and as narrator for The Discovery Channel’s hit show–The Shark Attack Files. Steve was also the voice of “Star-Lord” on the Disney XD animated series, THE AVENGERS. EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES.

Some of Steve’s other voiceover credits include Craftsman, International Truck, CDW and the Chesapeake Energy TV campaigns, to name a few. Steve’s exceptional and acclaimed voice work doesn’t stop at the monumentally successful Halo game series and these fantastic commercial, promo and narration spots…

In 2015, Steve retired after 14 years as Chicago’s favorite radio host from 97.1 FM WDRV, “The DRIVE,” He continues as the host of the popular internationally syndicated radio program The Classics. Downes is known nationwide as a national rock ‘n’ roll radio icon.

Steve Downes, The voice of a hero. The sound of a legend.