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[PRIME] PAX 2009 Schedule + Show Map

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    not sure when media gets in this year, but yes the opening time was moved up to 10am for everybody on friday.

    Just got an email saying media get access from 8:30am. Early rise for me on Friday then...

  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
  • ThistledownThistledown Registered User
    edited August 2009
    BigRed wrote: »

    Great map, but like the original schedule, I wish it were easily printable several readable pages. I ended up splitting each image in half and rotating them so I could ultimately print 4 pages with the map so that it is readable. I'm making the file available to those that want it. If Destructoid wants me to take it down, I will. If they want to take it and re-serve it, that's fine.


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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    wow, thats kinda cool and weird. So basically the Skybridge/bandland and the BYOC room last year is now part of the expo hall.

    I like it

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  • ValanderValander Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I don't particular care for the visual style of the schedule. It's difficult to read (fit on a monitor), and it doesn't print well. To combat this, I've created my own alternative version of the schedule. I've used this same format for Star Wars Celebrations III and IV. It may have some typos, and obviously the schedule is subject to change. However, it should look good in print.

    PAX 2009 Alternative Schedule (PDF)
    PAX 2009 Alternative Schedule (XLS)

    Gee, this looks awfully similar to the one posted here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=11198365&postcount=13 (yes, earlier in this very thread). Note in particular the lack of a few tabletop and pc tourney times, which are identical...

    D.
  • jakeaidanjakeaidan Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, it's clearly a pdf version of that document with a few tweaks, the game times sync makes it obvious.

  • kantspellkantspell Seattle, WARegistered User new member
    edited August 2009
    Coldbrew wrote: »
    My team will be filming certain panels and will take suggestions from people on what panels they would want to us to film, so when I post the thread about it, go ahead and let us know, and maybe your dreams will in fact come true and you won't have to worry about missing panels. :D

    Wasn't there a project like this last year? When/where would the videos of the panels be posted?

  • ThistledownThistledown Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Valander wrote: »
    I don't particular care for the visual style of the schedule. It's difficult to read (fit on a monitor), and it doesn't print well. To combat this, I've created my own alternative version of the schedule. I've used this same format for Star Wars Celebrations III and IV. It may have some typos, and obviously the schedule is subject to change. However, it should look good in print.

    PAX 2009 Alternative Schedule (PDF)
    PAX 2009 Alternative Schedule (XLS)

    Gee, this looks awfully similar to the one posted here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=11198365&postcount=13 (yes, earlier in this very thread). Note in particular the lack of a few tabletop and pc tourney times, which are identical...

    Ouch. That hurts. I must have missed the Google Docs version as I skimmed the thread. My version is based entirely off my Star Wars Celebration III and IV schedules which I also released for free in 2005 and 2007. I didn't copy the google docs version despite the similar look. I also don't get any advertisement or other revenue from the links.

  • ValanderValander Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Valander wrote: »
    Gee, this looks awfully similar to the one posted here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showpost.php?p=11198365&postcount=13 (yes, earlier in this very thread). Note in particular the lack of a few tabletop and pc tourney times, which are identical...

    Ouch. That hurts. I must have missed the Google Docs version as I skimmed the thread. My version is based entirely off my Star Wars Celebration III and IV schedules which I also released for free in 2005 and 2007. I didn't copy the google docs version despite the similar look. I also don't get any advertisement or other revenue from the links.

    Yeah, looking at it again, there are some differences for sure. I guess there are only so many ways to present something like this. I'll go fix some crow for dinner now...

    D.
  • nemaihnenemaihne Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Back to scheduling, room clearing fracas- the only problem I see is that clearing the main theater between the keynote and PA Panel 1 would not only be horrifically difficult but also make people choose between which one of the two they would prefer. If the room is cleared, no one who went to the keynote would also be able to get back in because the line would fill out to max capacity outside.

    I *think* that's what I meant to say...
  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    nemaihne wrote: »
    Back to scheduling, room clearing fracas- the only problem I see is that clearing the main theater between the keynote and PA Panel 1 would not only be horrifically difficult but also make people choose between which one of the two they would prefer. If the room is cleared, no one who went to the keynote would also be able to get back in because the line would fill out to max capacity outside.

    This is my exact worry. I want to know in advance if I have to choose, so I don't get screwed if I go to the keynote.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Alright, my preliminary panel schedule after seeing the line up:

    Friday:
    Omegathon Rd 1
    Keynote
    Exhibit Hall roaming
    Spike Sneak Peaks (If Schafer is there, I'm there)
    Designing for Failure

    Saturday:
    G4 (could be fun, and not a whole lot else happening early)
    Old Republic demo (Must see)
    Halpin and Sessler (again, could be fun. I talked with Sessler for a few minutes last year when he wasn't filming, pretty nice guy)
    Harmonix Panel (another must for me. Will gladly skip the second half of Halpin and Sessler to line up. Plus JoCo will be there)
    Saturday Concerts (Freezepop and JoCo, yes please)

    Sunday:
    Omegathon Connect Four (could be epic)
    Localization panel
    PA panel #2
    Wil Wheton Awesome Hour
    Omegathon Final round

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  • NikolisNikolis Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I don't think anyone needs to worry about choosing between the Keynote and PA Panel. They are in the same colored box and there is no gaps between start times. I think anything with an hour gap or more between start times will have the theater cleared out.

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  • nemaihnenemaihne Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Nikolis wrote: »
    I don't think anyone needs to worry about choosing between the Keynote and PA Panel. They are in the same colored box and there is no gaps between start times. I think anything with an hour gap or more between start times will have the theater cleared out.


    It's quite a logical assumption, but I don't think I'll make plans on seeing the keynote 'til PRD or Khoo or someone says that's the case.

    I *think* that's what I meant to say...
  • ColdbrewColdbrew PAX Community DVD Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    kantspell wrote: »
    Coldbrew wrote: »
    My team will be filming certain panels and will take suggestions from people on what panels they would want to us to film, so when I post the thread about it, go ahead and let us know, and maybe your dreams will in fact come true and you won't have to worry about missing panels. :D

    Wasn't there a project like this last year? When/where would the videos of the panels be posted?

    Well I did the project last year, but it honestly wasn't all too great. You can find the thread about that project here, download links and such are there too.

    As for this year, it will all be in DVD form again, but I'm going to talk to my friend who's running a certain website with me and see what we might be able to do about having them viewable online or something. Check the banner in my signature for my thread for this years project.

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  • MaxSteeleMaxSteele Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    In a press release, it states:

    "LucasArts will showcase the first stateside live demo of Star Wars: The Old Republic and sponsor a cantina for community members to meet various staff and developers"

    What I'm trying to find out is, are they saying you will need to be a member of the LucasArts and / or TOR community in order to get into this cantina?

    And if that is the case, is there a sign-up post located somewhere to get your name on a list in order to get access to this?

    I have posted asking this on both the LucasArts and Old Republic forums. No one has any idea about it.

    What has made me wonder if there will be controlled access even more is the fact that this cantina will not just be a part of the exhibition hall. It has its own room on Level 3 according to the Expo map layout for this year....

    Does anyone have any concrete information on how the cantina is going to be handled?

  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I checked their website under events...
    http://www.swtor.com/events
    Washington on September 4th - 6th where members of The Old Republic team will be showcasing a public gameplay demo of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ to attendees.

    Check out The Old Republic booth and meet members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic team. Throughout the convention, we’ll have Star Wars: The Old Republic giveaways!

    Make sure to stop by and check out the fun!

    So unless they have a separate booth AND this cantina thing. I'm guessing by community members they basically mean fans of the game. Or the PAX community.

    Either way yay for TOR being demoed and giveaways. If I score a beta pass, i'll consider this PAX a success.

  • whypick1whypick1 [E] ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm guessing they're probably just renting a bar somewhere in the area. Devs have done that for previous PAXii. White Wolf had one last year for EVE Online (well...not really), Sierra for World in Conflict in the Annex (won't happen again since that's the tabletop area), Turbine for the first couple.

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    whypick1 wrote: »
    I'm guessing they're probably just renting a bar somewhere in the area. Devs have done that for previous PAXii. White Wolf had one last year for EVE Online (well...not really), Sierra for World in Conflict in the Annex (won't happen again since that's the tabletop area), Turbine for the first couple.

    No, they are actually renting an entire room for themselves. I think it was a freeplay room last year.

  • whypick1whypick1 [E] ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Guess I was taking "cantina" too literally...I could use a drink.

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It'll probably have Cantina music.

  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    parabola wrote: »
    It'll probably have Cantina music.

    Will it have sleazy drunks with the death sentence on 12 system?

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  • MoreGreaseMoreGrease Registered User
    edited August 2009
    What is "evening freeplay"? At first I thought it meant extra time to go around and look at all the booths and wares and things, but the Expo Hall closes much earlier than the nighttime freeplay.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    They have areas with a bunch of TVs, video game systems, and a desk where you can check out games to play.

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  • MoreGreaseMoreGrease Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    They have areas with a bunch of TVs, video game systems, and a desk where you can check out games to play.

    So just another area for console freeplay, basically? Fair enough.

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  • LokialeLokiale Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I didn't know PAX was so big! Wow!!!

    They really want you to feel the kid in a candy store effect huh? I can't wait!

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  • BlainBlain Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    How is that Bonus Round taping supposed to work? They start taping a live show at 10AM and fans wander in to sit down during the taping? Is it press only?

  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I made a Google Calendar format version of the calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=hf5tn8qidv42qjk7futkpi6clk%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles

    To add it to your Google Calendar, use the link in the lower right hand corner.

    Also, the ics link if you want to import it into some other calendar software (iCal, Outlook, Sunbird).

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  • whypick1whypick1 [E] ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Sweet, calendar should work splendidly with my Android.

    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
  • PimpMethodPimpMethod Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I don't think I can go to every one on my list so here I go.

    Friday:

    Working with fan to create better video games

    Prepare to drop (Halo 3:ODST A.K.A. Halo Recon)

    Live on stage demo: assassin creed 2 / *splinter cell conviction

    Saturday:

    Medium is the Massage:story Matter

    Enforcement on Xbox: Tales from the din

    Hal Halpin and Adam Sessler Talking Games

    Sex in videogames: a comparatie study

    I Got Next - Screening and Panel

    Sunday:

    The future of gaming: You Don't Know What You're Going to Get

    Game Culture: How Gamers Impact Society & How Policy Affects Gamer Culture

    Murder, Sex and Drugs

    WTF is the matter with videogames?

    * It has been pust back next year

  • DMmagicDMmagic Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I have a question about the panels at PAX.

    As it turns out, there are quite a lot of them I want to attend, but with 75,000 people registered, how hard will it be to actually get into any of them? If I schedule two back-to-back, will I be able to get into the second? Or do I need to allow 1-2 hours before each panel to get in line?

    My only real experience with conferences with panels were professional ones where there would be 10+ at a time, so there was generally room for attendees. With only 2-3 at a time and so many people attending, I'm worried I won't actually be able to get in.

    I imagine I'll have to drop some of these to eat, or see stuff elsewhere in the conference, and that's fine. Here's what piqued my interest at first glance, though:
    Spoiler:

  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    MrPulsar wrote: »
    No Guitar Hero or Rock Band tournament this year, eh? :(

    That's a shame, always my favorite thing to do at PAX. Anyone know the exact reasoning for that?

    Pulsar, I have nothing to do with organizing PAX, I attend.
    However, my guessing is that Beatles Rock Band just hit, and funny enough Guitar Hero 5 will drop Sep. 1. My guess would be that they just aren't showing anything because it's already out. But, it would still be good for them to come just because of the sheer number of people. Good advertising, especially being able to play the games.

    Edit: err...thought you were talking publishers. Missed the 'tournament' part.
    Rock Band tourney thread is now here:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=98269

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  • cocowoushicocowoushi Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So.. this is what my schedule is looking like so far..

    Friday:
    10 - Get there, roam around, get lunch.
    12-1 Working with fans to create better games
    1:30-2:30 Aion Panel
    2:30-3:30 Why game communities suck
    3:30-6 - Check out expo floor, get early dinner.
    6-7 Culture wins in Game Marketing
    7-8 Design for Failure, Why winning sucks
    9-10 Psychology, Video games, and Kids

    Saturday:
    10 Meeting up with various forum people. Lunch.
    12-1 Now what? Keeping Community engaged
    1-2 What recruiters and hiring look for.
    2 and on - Visiting the Expo floor



    I might try to catch the Rooster Teeth and Omegathons Saturday but something tells me I won't be leaving the expo floor except to eat and when they finally kick me out. Friday night also depends on if I can get in on the Aion launch party, which might fudge up my plans in the evening - but it'll be worth it. :D I'll check out the concerts if I can get to them and they interest me.

  • Spokane_SnowManSpokane_SnowMan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
  • DryakDryak Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Where can I find the booth layout plans?

  • chupamiubrechupamiubre Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
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  • HyperneticHypernetic Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I just heard about L4D2's new campaign being shown off at PAX. I hope we get to play some of it, that would be cool. Either way, I'm excited about it.

    Aside from that, I'm taking the same approach to PAX as I do to just about everything. I'm just gonna show up and see what happens. There are some things in Seattle I want to see while I'm there, outside of PAX too.

  • SenicksSenicks Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Ah, I just went to the print shop to print out the schedule but I didn't realize that there was a map available.

    Is PAX planning to give out maps of the convention center? I would appreciate it if it happens.

  • whypick1whypick1 [E] ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    There's programs in all of the swag bags attendees get.

    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
  • RaykefireRaykefire Devil by the Deed Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    jonxp wrote: »
    I made a Google Calendar format version of the calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=hf5tn8qidv42qjk7futkpi6clk%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles

    To add it to your Google Calendar, use the link in the lower right hand corner.

    Also, the ics link if you want to import it into some other calendar software (iCal, Outlook, Sunbird).

    Thank you so much! Now I can use either my google calendar or the PAX safari App on my iphone.

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