Michael Guigliano has a degree in Secondary English Education and a Masters in Literacy Education from Syracuse University. Along his journey, Michael has become a published game designer. His first design, Batman: The Animated Series - Gotham City Under Siege, published by IDW Games, hit the market in 2018. Co-designed by veteran designer Richard Launius, the game has over ten thousand copies sold, with its first expansion hitting the shelves December, 2019. 2019 also saw the development and success of the inaugural CuseCon, a board game convention in Syracuse, NY, organized by Michael. Michael is currently organizing CuseCon 2020, set for October 1-4. For the majority of the past decade, Michael has worked alongside Floodgate Games and Funko Games through event planning and coordination. More recently, Michael helped Funko Games roll out their first board game, Funkoverse, at Gen Con. Michael is currently under contract with two companies for two upcoming game designs, and in discussion on three other designs. This 2019-20 school year, Michael has been working on bringing a project-based, game design course to a group of 10th grade honors students. This opportunity has provided a glimpse into the success of higher level learning through board games.