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PAX- Penny Arcade Expo, anyone hear of it?

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  • apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2008
    JCRooks wrote: »
    Anyone else going to the pre-PAX industry night thingy? If you don't know what it is, then you probably don't have an invite and can disregard this. But anyone who is going, it'd be cool to meet up and say hi.

    Otherwise, I'll be at PAX for at least Friday and Saturday. I'm supposed to be wearing a black Microsoft Casual Games shirt, handing out free Hexic cards to anyone/everyone, but we'll see how long that lasts ...

    I'll also be sporting a player pin from TWEWY. :)

    Whose ass do I need to kiss to get an invite?



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  • JCRooksJCRooks Registered User
    edited August 2008
    apotheos wrote: »
    JCRooks wrote: »
    Anyone else going to the pre-PAX industry night thingy? If you don't know what it is, then you probably don't have an invite and can disregard this. But anyone who is going, it'd be cool to meet up and say hi.

    Otherwise, I'll be at PAX for at least Friday and Saturday. I'm supposed to be wearing a black Microsoft Casual Games shirt, handing out free Hexic cards to anyone/everyone, but we'll see how long that lasts ...

    I'll also be sporting a player pin from TWEWY. :)

    Whose ass do I need to kiss to get an invite?

    Well, it's a meet-up for local Seattle-area game developers. If that includes you, then PM me and I can forward you details on who to contact. I think you can bring guests though. I just got invited to it myself.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    so if anyone wants help deciding, here's a neat tool someone whipped up:

    www.paxscheduler.com

  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I wish I was a Seattle based game developer...

  • JCRooksJCRooks Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Ooh! That scheduler is zetta useful! Thanks!

    So, anyone talks in particular people are going to see? I'm definitely going to the 1UP Yours one, try to get into the keynote, and the "Is Casual Killing Core Games?" panel (friend of mine from work is moderating). I haven't decided which game-related demos I want to see yet. Dragon Age is high on my list though.

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  • mspencermspencer Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    It sounds like that meeting specifically filters out people like me, a person who doesn't currently develop games but will (probably) be a game developer once I finish my MS in CS. I would just get in the way. They'll meet plenty of people like me at PAX anyway.

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  • Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    JCRooks wrote: »
    Speaking of drinking, one bar that might fit the G&T community is Shorty's. They've got a ton of awesome pinball machines there.

    There's also the PAX Pub Crawl which I am tempted to go on as well. Get me liquored up enough and I may tell some fun stories I have ... :)

    Just wanted to note that that is no longer the Pre-PAX bar crawl.

    It is now The Triwizard Drinking Tournament. (link in sig)

  • JCRooksJCRooks Registered User
    edited August 2008
    mspencer wrote: »
    It sounds like that meeting specifically filters out people like me, a person who doesn't currently develop games but will (probably) be a game developer once I finish my MS in CS. I would just get in the way. They'll meet plenty of people like me at PAX anyway.

    For the regular meetups, yeah it's for industry folks to get together, drink, and chat. There's a lot of us in the area. For Thursday though, folks are allowed to bring guests but I'm not sure what that means. Guests = anyone, or just fellow industry folks? This meetup is a bit different than the others (and to be honest, I haven't gone to any of the others)

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  • apotheosapotheos Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2008
    JCRooks wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
    JCRooks wrote: »
    Anyone else going to the pre-PAX industry night thingy? If you don't know what it is, then you probably don't have an invite and can disregard this. But anyone who is going, it'd be cool to meet up and say hi.

    Otherwise, I'll be at PAX for at least Friday and Saturday. I'm supposed to be wearing a black Microsoft Casual Games shirt, handing out free Hexic cards to anyone/everyone, but we'll see how long that lasts ...

    I'll also be sporting a player pin from TWEWY. :)

    Whose ass do I need to kiss to get an invite?

    Well, it's a meet-up for local Seattle-area game developers. If that includes you, then PM me and I can forward you details on who to contact. I think you can bring guests though. I just got invited to it myself.

    I'm not Seattle based. You didn't mention that as a criteria.

    Some people call Edmonton the Seattle of Alberta though*, does that count?


    * - no, they really don't do this.



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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I don't really get why an expo booth has a schedule, but here it is. I think it's when those games will be playable i guess with swag related to it i guess?

    http://kotaku.com/5041578/microsoft-unveils-pax-schedule
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  • JCRooksJCRooks Registered User
    edited August 2008
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    I don't really get why an expo booth has a schedule, but here it is. I think it's when those games will be playable i guess with swag related to it i guess?

    http://kotaku.com/5041578/microsoft-unveils-pax-schedule
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    Actually, it make sense after seeing the booth last year. It was a big open area with 1 big display in front of a bunch of couches. They rotated what they showed in that area, between things like Mass Effect and Scene It!. Sounds like it's going to be the same thing again. There were also a ton of demo stations for various 360 games.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm so there for Project Origin.

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  • AlphaTwoAlphaTwo Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Havn't been on G&T for a while, I guess this is as good of time as any other.

    I'm so there.

    I just scanned through the thread: a pre-PAX seattle area game dev meetup? Boo. You know what, I'm going to start my own, pre-PAX, non seattle area game dev meetup. Just to spite.

  • delphinusdelphinus Registered User
    edited August 2008
    im going.
    i have no idea what to expect since its my first time

    be gentle...

  • AydrAydr Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I'll be at PAX.

    Too bad it seems like I almost never post anymore. I'll have to rectify that next week.

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