Any word on who will be attending South 2017?
I'm concerned again that the closeness of South to East will to suck some of the oxygen out of the show. Having been to both, the spectacle and diversity of East is just head and shoulders above what we've seen so far. I love South and it's the closest show to me, but having two major conventions only 6 weeks apart has got to put pressure on the vendors...
That being said, South is very much a different animal than East. I don't think South is going to become the "spectacle" event that East or West are - those are much more about being the first/last big cons on the year where companies can market directly to players. South is, so far, much more about indie titles and tabletop - not a bad thing, but just a different animal than West and East. If it changes drastically this year, I will back down from what I've said here, but the past two years have leaned towards South just being a different beast all together from its sibling conventions.
Prime: '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15
West: '16, '17
East: '14, '15, '16, '17
South: '15, '16, '17, '18
What's the best way to get updates on this? Will they eventually post a list?
PAX South is 3 weeks after Christmas - it's the first Con of the year!
Also, so far I think that the idea that South is more about indie is not really bearing out... it felt like one whole corner of the show was quasi-scam online game dev sites and other not-game things.
Also, tabletop is smaller than East...
I'm just not sure what to think, when a hat vendor (not even digital hats!!) has a spot dead center and one of the major booths was Intel, and they didn't even have anything on sale.
The game dev stuff is at all the PAXes, just less noticeable with a much larger pax. .
Tabletop is slightly smaller. South also doesn't have the amount of people that east has. There's plenty of space for people to game, with empty tables available pretty much throughout the entire weekend.
Personally I don't go to PAX to buy stuff. I go to check stuff out. One of my favorites is going around the Intel and other major manufactures booths to see what is new. I'm a gadget geek so that works for me
As part of our booth, we will have examples of all the miniatures we will be producing for the game as well as copies for people to try. During the convention we will also be running our Kickstarter.
Since they do have the basic map layout, it doesn't look like there will be anything huge like Gearbox the first year with its own section, but hopefully the expo floor will be greatly expanded with a few large areas for larger companies to come in and show off some cool stuff.
True dungeon man that thing looks bad ass.
After seeing the list, I'm not going. I guess PAX south is going to be known for small indie developers, which is fine, if that's what you're in to. But man it would be nice if Bioware or Bethesda or some of the big names showed up.
Glad I didn't order a badge early.
I'm an idiot
Hmmm, don't see them on the map nor the list of vendors in the app. Still going myself, I like seeing the indies and the variety of stuff there.
AAA titles/companies rarely pull my attention, personally, since almost all their content is available via demos outside of conventions.
Nice to see each show have a slightly different focus.
It's possible I suppose that Bethesda could of pulled out and the App updated to remove it maybe?
This will be my first PAX South (attended West once) and I was just curious is there a history at South of Gearbox being present, maybe for a panel, since they are not located too far away? Borderlands is near and dear to my heart and I would love to hear from the people behind it if they're going to be there. I see the 2017 schedule is out, but wasn't sure if that was everything or if there was still potential for more to be added to it. Thanks in advance!
Mikey Neumann, who has been a producer/writer/actor on most of their bigger titles, is doing his own "Movies With Mikey LIVE" on Saturday night. AFAIK, it is a totally unrelated side project, so there may not be any video game talk.
Personally, I am beyond thrilled at the amount of indie booths we're going to see at South this time around! I love learning about new games that otherwise never would have been on my radar. Plus, meeting the creators of the games, picking their brain, making connections, etc .. is seriously awesome, and you can't really get that with the big studios.
I'm kind of in the middle. I really like the wide array of indie developers, but also want to see the larger companies (partly just because they have more money for better swag). I play the indies and shop the AAA booths.
East seems to have the same number of indie offerings as South has, and every AAA company as well. I'm looking forward to the show but right now it simply cannot compete with East... especially with the floating date the Boston convention has, I don't think any big developers are going to ask their marketing dept to commit to that kind of expense twice within a 6 week timespan.
South very strongly needs someone to be more effective at getting draw into the show.
I asked about that sort of thing in the AMA, and got a decent response
I'd like to see at least a few big names, too, but as long as the show keeps selling out they don't strongly need to change much of anything.
Looking at it from the PAX side of things, it's actually a plus for them to have a show that doesn't sell out at all (or only sells out at the last minute). For years, fans have complained about how Prime and now East sell out in minutes. Now PAX can point to South and say, "Well, tix were available right up until the show, so it's not like you don't have options."