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Keynote Speaker Speculation Thread

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  • Squill2k4Squill2k4 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Apreche wrote: »
    Random guess:

    Lord British

    I would walk around with a chub all day long if he was the keynote speaker.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Apreche wrote: »
    Random guess:

    Lord British

    That would be awesome. I can't remember what show it was but a few years back I remember seeing a show that walked through his home. It was absolutely amazing - it was huge with secret doors and rooms. I wonder if it's up on youtube...

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  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Apreche wrote: »
    Random guess:

    Lord British

    That would be awesome. I can't remember what show it was but a few years back I remember seeing a show that walked through his home. It was absolutely amazing - it was huge with secret doors and rooms. I wonder if it's up on youtube...
    The man used to move out for THREE MONTHS so special effects gurus could turn his mansion into a haunted house every Halloween. Damn I wish I had gotten to go on just one of those tours myself.

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  • hsofpn666hsofpn666 Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney

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  • SoyduckSoyduck Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    lucek wrote: »
    Again not really gaming but just pure geek representative. Leonard Nimoy is a local boy born here in Massachusetts. Along that line Salvatore would be a cool option especially where he's a geek writer, and works for a video game company who was again born raised in Massachusetts.

    If you're going along those lines, what sayest thou to Kasson Crooker (a.k.a. The Duke of Pannekoeken, formerly of Freezepop) keynoting? I don't think he'll do it (especially since Freezepop isn't one of the bands), but he has both experience as a member of a onetime PAX band AND a developer at Harmonix (which is what he is currently doing full-time).

    Kasson is an all around cool guy, met him at a concert and have conversed with him briefly on Facebook. I don't know that he has the star power, but he definitely has the geek-cred :)

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  • BoomShakeBoomShake Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'd like to hear Tim Schafer, especially after the success of his downloadable title Costume Quest and the interesting upcoming Stacking.

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  • NopeNope Frankfort, KYRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Randy Pitchford

    Muzyka and/or Zeschuk (Founders of Bioware)

    Anthony Burch

    Gabe Newell

    ...and purely from a geeky standpoint Nathan Fillion or Felicia Day.

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ahhh, yes. I've been meaning to watch her TED talk. I can think of worse choices.

    Not seeing anything on Official_PAX or the site though. Where was this announced?

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Themiscyra wrote: »
    Ahhh, yes. I've been meaning to watch her TED talk. I can think of worse choices.

    Not seeing anything on Official_PAX or the site though. Where was this announced?

    I received an email from PAX Media less than an hour ago. There was no embargo on it, so up it went.

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, PAX Staff regular
    edited January 2011
    It's true. And also rad. =D

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  • ShaydeShayde Kitchen Staff Supervisor MargaritavilleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I wanted to see Will. I saw both of his keynotes online and would love a third.

    I'll settle for another Acquisitions Inc game though.

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, ClubPA staff
    edited January 2011
    We've been fans of Jane for a long time now - and she has a new book out that is really fantastic. (Reality is Broken)

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Oh man, so excited about this.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    We've been fans of Jane for a long time now - and she has a new book out that is really fantastic. (Reality is Broken)

    Looks interesting - think I'll grab that on the Nook store tonight.

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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    We've been fans of Jane for a long time now - and she has a new book out that is really fantastic. (Reality is Broken)

    Foreshadowing? :3

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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The rumors are true, Jane McGonigal author of reality is broken is our keynote speaker for PAX East. http://bit.ly/icNxyc #PAX

    -- http://twitter.com/Official_PAX

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  • ChronoHawkChronoHawk Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Was announced via Official_Pax today. Looking forward to this = D

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  • AmycusAmycus Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Honestly I've never heard of her before this...so I did a bit of research about her on the net. She seems interesting, however, I think I'll likely be passing on the keynote this year and using the time to dive straight into everything else PAX has. Not nearly as excited for the keynote as I was when Wil Wheaton was announced last year

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  • HalfazedninjaHalfazedninja Author of Jake Howard: Multiverse 101! Behind YouRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I think I'm going to have to pick up her book (and read it :D) before PAX. I was going to get it for my Kindle app but I think I may pick up a physical copy to have her sign it.

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  • MJPMMJPM Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I Love Bees!!!

    I can't wait to hear her keynote! :mrgreen:

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  • HalfazedninjaHalfazedninja Author of Jake Howard: Multiverse 101! Behind YouRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MJPM wrote: »
    I Love Bees!!!

    I can't wait to hear her keynote! :mrgreen:

    SHE'S THE ONE THAT MADE I LOVE BEES?!?

    That damn thing sucked me way in when that started up! Now I'm really excited!

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  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Annnd book added to Wish List so I remember to pick it up later.

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  • HalfazedninjaHalfazedninja Author of Jake Howard: Multiverse 101! Behind YouRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Themiscyra wrote: »
    Annnd book added to Wish List so I remember to pick it up later.

    Me too. I'm ordering it on Thursday.

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  • territoiresterritoires Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Here's her TED Talk 'Gaming can make a better world', for anyone who wants to warm up to her.

    Jane McGonigal on TED

    Also, cue you watching TED talks for the next hour or so.

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  • MJPMMJPM Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Here's her TED Talk 'Gaming can make a better world', for anyone who wants to warm up to her.

    Jane McGonigal on TED

    Also, cue you watching TED talks for the next hour or so.

    Yeah, that happened to me yesterday. If she gives the same caliber at the keynote, that will be awesome. Epic Win ;p.

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  • ZappRowzdowerZappRowzdower Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It looks as though she is going to be on The Colbert Report on Thursday 2/3. http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html#CR

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It looks as though she is going to be on The Colbert Report on Thursday 2/3. http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html#CR

    She was awesome on Colbert. Or rather Colbert was awesome. He came pretty prepared.

    "You're a gamer... but you're also a girl..." "Just 5 more mins dad I've almost cured cancer."

    But yeah, she seems really smart, the interview was actually very interesting. And that was only 5 mins. I think this could be one of the best keynotes. Also she used the term epic win on live TV, which was an epic win.

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm really happy Jane is the keynote speaker for PAX East 2011. Sadly, the mainstream media won't be so keen if this astoundingly ignorant review is anything to go by:

    Reality is Broken Review

    Feel free to provide comments on it. Our very own Melesmeles has :)

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  • territoiresterritoires Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    parabola wrote: »
    But yeah, she seems really smart, the interview was actually very interesting. And that was only 5 mins. I think this could be one of the best keynotes. Also she used the term epic win on live TV, which was an epic win.

    See, that's my sole concern with these things. Why not use the opportunity to come across as an intelligent gamer girl, smashing one or two stereotypes simultaneously, and then not use things like epic win?

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I DVR'd the Colbert thing last night (probably pointless as I could have just found it online today I'm sure). I'm also about 60 pages in on the book - so far it's really interesting. I'm 99% certain it will demand a re-reading though. It's a pretty detailed read - alot like the various psych books I had to read in college actually.

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  • ZappRowzdowerZappRowzdower Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The Colbert interview with Jane McGonigal can be found here:
    Jane McGonigal Colbert Interview

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  • territoiresterritoires Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Except for if you live outside the US, whereupon the website sadly informs me that UK is so behind the times that 'Videos are not available in your country'

    We still use flick-books for television :-(

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  • Prophyt83Prophyt83 Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Definitely going to be a great keynote! I can't wait! Just over a month! :D

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It will be a good keynote - although I'll admit after watching her speech I'm a bit on the side of the negative reviewer when it comes to her "games" that she feels will enable gamers to change the world. I agree with her on many of her points, but when she gets to her idealistic, almost utopian, games she loses me a bit. I'll see how I feel once I get through the book...

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  • luceklucek Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I just watched "Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world", I think I just may skip the keynote this year.

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