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Questions for the Panel

tosk_p10tosk_p10 Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in PAX Archive
Obviously, Penny Arcade fans are an intelligent bunch (as well as sexy and charismatic) and can be relied upon to think up good questions for the Gabe and Tycho panels at this years PAX. But perhaps some of you lucky people who are going would be generous enough to ask some questions for those of us less fortunate who won't be there. Here are a list of questions I would really like the guys to answer:

Has anyone ever asked you two to act out a strip? If you were willing, here's what I'd like to see:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/04/10 (I Hope You Like Text)
with a close second (if the props were available)
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/01/21 (If You Only Knew The Power)

Could you please explain this comic:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/1999/05/14
There's no news post, and not even an explanation in the book. Don't you guys like Blizzard?

As a follow up, do you often get asked to explain certain comics? Which are the most common? Which surprise you the most (comics you think are obvious)?

Here's one for someone who wants to impress/hog the mike:
I've noticed two "wells" you use to good effect to create humor at your main characters expense. For Gabe, it is the latent homosexuality:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/05/07 (Spider-man)
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/03/29 (More Spider-man)
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/08/06 (Subliminal messages)
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/08/22 (Patrick Swayze)

For Tycho, it's violence:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2000/02/21 (Scorpions)
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2000/10/18 (Back problems)
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/12/28 (360 kill yourself)
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2000/09/29 (Tycho "Wings" Brahe)
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/10/11 (Hiccoughs)

If you could start over and consciously choose, would you choose these ways of humiliating your avatars for the amusement of everyone, would you rather swap, or would you choose some other method?

Finally, when is the PAX 2006 DVD coming out? Like I said, I can't make the convention, and I really liked the 2004/2005 DVD's (worth it for just the Gabe and Tycho panels, the rest was bonus). It was still in post production back in April. We will be seeing it any time soon? Will we have a similar wait for the 2007 DVD?

I'm sure people in similar situations as me have other questions, so post away. And if anyone here can answer these questions, please do so.

Cheers,

Thomas.

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    ThelloThello Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    tosk_p10 wrote: »
    Finally, when is the PAX 2006 DVD coming out?
    It's not. There were all sorts of technical problems last year and as a result, there's no DVD for 2006.

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    futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    my guess is if you asked them to act out a strip they would laugh and move to the next question

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    yoshi1001230yoshi1001230 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Thello wrote: »
    It's not. There were all sorts of technical problems last year and as a result, there's no DVD for 2006.
    Is that a fact? I mean did somebody post that somewhere, or is it speculation?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Thello wrote: »
    It's not. There were all sorts of technical problems last year and as a result, there's no DVD for 2006.
    Is that a fact? I mean did somebody post that somewhere, or is it speculation?

    Its a fact.

    There will be no PAX 2006 DVD.

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    OfficerOfficer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    That is a fact. They annouced it. Almost all of the stuff for the DVD was lost so they couldn't make the 2006 DVD.

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    QuizMasterQuizMaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    futility wrote: »
    my guess is if you asked them to act out a strip they would laugh and move to the next question

    Actually, last year Tycho acted out one comic I asked for.
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2005/20051114h.jpg

    That was a good one.

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    nearlysobernearlysober Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I just hope people ask some original & interesting questions which get them to tell some good stories.

    Last year there were a few too many that felt like this:
    "First off let me tell you that you guys are great... you're great! Okay my question is... on a scale of 'Cake to Pie' which pastry would represent your greatness?"

    Don't get me wrong... I think they're great. We all think they're great. But questions like that are just awkward and don't lead to interesting stories.

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    QuizMasterQuizMaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The questions which annoyed me last year (although I only remember one) were the ones that had nothing to do with Penny Arcade, Gabe, Tycho, or gaming. Like:

    Who would win in a fight between a shark and a bear? And the fight is on land. And the shark can fly.

    Sure, it was funny the first time somebody asked about Pirates vs. Ninjas, but that is something we all discuss. Sharks and bears??

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    Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I did enjoy the question last year if either G&T could describe Penny Arcade in 5 words or less.

    Tycho: "Penny Arcade Is A Comic"

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    ThelloThello Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    QuizMaster wrote: »
    The questions which annoyed me last year (although I only remember one) were the ones that had nothing to do with Penny Arcade, Gabe, Tycho, or gaming. Like:

    Who would win in a fight between a shark and a bear? And the fight is on land. And the shark can fly.

    Sure, it was funny the first time somebody asked about Pirates vs. Ninjas, but that is something we all discuss. Sharks and bears??
    This is why I've stopped attending those panels. A lot of question-askers have this niggling little habit of being horrendously unfunny people.

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    Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Well everybody can rest assured that they took notice of those stupid questions.
    Friday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm [MT]:
    Penny Arcade Panel I
    Make sure to get there early for this one, as it's one of the most well attended panels of the show. Two mics on stage, two mics in the crowd. Line up for your questions and Gabe and Tycho will do their best to accommodate! And god, please no "who would win in a fight" questions. If you can't make this particular Q&A, be sure to catch Sunday's Penny Arcade Panel II!

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    futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    QuizMaster wrote: »
    futility wrote: »
    my guess is if you asked them to act out a strip they would laugh and move to the next question

    Actually, last year Tycho acted out one comic I asked for.
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2005/20051114h.jpg

    That was a good one.

    there's a difference between acting out and singing the tune

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    futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    I just hope people ask some original & interesting questions which get them to tell some good stories.

    Last year there were a few too many that felt like this:
    "First off let me tell you that you guys are great... you're great! Okay my question is... on a scale of 'Cake to Pie' which pastry would represent your greatness?"

    Don't get me wrong... I think they're great. We all think they're great. But questions like that are just awkward and don't lead to interesting stories.

    In the epic battle of pirates vs ninjas... do you take credit cards?

    really though it's been my experience at cons of late that the people telling the stories now tend to be the doofs asking the questions who feel that they have to preface their question with an entire fucking novel

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    nearlysobernearlysober Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Yeah... too many people treat the questions as "Your personal time to talk to Gabe & Tycho"... the question asker seems oblivious to the fact that the 10,000 people in the auditorium aren't interested in him.

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    QuizMasterQuizMaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    futility wrote: »
    QuizMaster wrote: »
    futility wrote: »
    my guess is if you asked them to act out a strip they would laugh and move to the next question

    Actually, last year Tycho acted out one comic I asked for.
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2005/20051114h.jpg

    That was a good one.

    there's a difference between acting out and singing the tune

    Not if you act it out while singing the tune.

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