It is upon us.. Excitable?, twitching?, dreading queues?What you need to know:
If you read this you are invited.Where
: Transport at Federation SquareWhen:
7:00 pm, Thursday 26th October but check twitter, we will tweet where we go.Map: Heres a mapTwitter: #paxbeer
so you can find us as the night progresses.
- Traditionally this has been a very safe and friendly meet up of a bunch of like minded peeps.
- Gamers of all walks of life having a brewski or two and just hanging out.
- Come on down and meet some people if you're on your own at Pax this year!
- Its super weird when you see them wandering round looking lost a day or two later.
- Just look for the nerdy T-shirts. badges, handheld games and beards.
7:00 - 8:30 - Transport (Fed Square) as its nice and central to public transport.
8:30 - An unnamed drinking establishment, let the peeps decide.
9:30 - bartronica
!!! it is awesome you will love it.
All welcome, post here and let us know if you are coming.
Cheers, Feral.(We did this last year, the year before and the year before and the year before...)
Personally I won't already have plans to see it but others might. Though they might not want to plan it. Just see how everyone feels on the night. Might split in to 2 groups or something
I'm coming for the first time and shall be solo- so hopefully I'll be able to fly in early enough to come along and meet some peoples!
Seriously looking forward to meeting you lot and others!
I'll definitely be there. Sounds like a great way to meet some new people
Given view stats only a small proportion of pax attendees actually check out the forums.
I should go through the last 4 years threads and chuck out some mentions to previous units, unless of course any of you repeat offenders want a job.. *nudge *nudge
Technically it would be feasible to write a script.. (That's a challenge).
Recommendations for a bar at some point by the way that's new: https://www.ggezbar.com/
It's a video game sports bar that opened in the last month. I'm not sure about you guys but the drinks at bartronica were a bit of a dampener, and I'm still sad they turned off the arcade mid spree for.... Fuzzypredator?
I should be in! My fave one was my first one I think, we seemed to have 30+ people bar walking the southbank river? Was crazy(good)
Get enough drinks in me you won't be able to stop me from singing lol
@UseR2006 there are no specified prerequisites other than possibly an active interest in socialising..
There are so many gaming bars now. Depends how far out you want to head and what atmosphere you're looking for.
Here's a little list (not everything that's around by far!):
Bartronica (http://www.bartronica.com/) is an arcade style bar
GGEZ (https://www.ggezbar.com/) is an ESports bar
Pinball Paradise (http://pinballparadise.com.au/) is a pinball and whisky bar
Bar SK (http://barsk.com.au/) is a bar/exhibition space in Collingwood
VArcade (http://varcade.com.au/) is a VR space in Brunswick
Alchemists Refuge in Games Lab (http://www.alchemistsrefuge.com.au/) is more a chill boardgames space
And Queen of Spades (http://queenofspadesbar.com/) is a boardgame cafe/lounge but they've just opened up so I don't know much about them.
But there's places like Holey Moley (http://www.holeymoley.com.au) if you want something a bit different or places like Asian Beer Cafe (http://asianbeercafe.com.au) if you just want a pub.
Again, depends on what kind of night y'all want :biggrin:
If that's not us then we gotta go elsewhere :bigfrown:
Does look like a cool place but not a lot of drinks variety
Yes I learnt my lesson from that one, didn't surface until midday on the Friday, at least there was no queue to get in.
There was the year, possibly the first where we went to the little red pocket on little Collins st, it had tables outside and was super chilled had some great convos with gamer IT dudes.
There was one year a guy brought along his android VR app he was developing to get feedback, that was cool.
I remember a DOTA vs LOL discussion; meeting some exhibitors, recognising some enforcers and my first time at bartronica and thinking how cool is this I am definitely bringing people here.
I am considering going to this year's too, but we will see.
- Jeff @ Quick And Dirty Games