Knowing as we do that the text-adventure track are the most eagerly awaited sessions at PAX East...
(...crickets, tumbleweeds, Celtic fiddle...)
...well, I know some people are interested in the old-school IF scene. And if 60k people are showing up, "some people" could be a whole lot.
The PAX schedule is not finalized but we've gotten confirmation of two IF events: a panel discussion of modern IF authors, and the premiere of Jason Scott's GET LAMP documentary. (Both Friday evening, looks like.) Will that be all? No, I announce, there will be more.
The People's Republic of Interactive Fiction (a collective of Boston IF fans) invites you to come hang out. We will have a large suite (in the Hilton), open throughout the convention, at which you can come chat with IF authors and fans, play our games, try our nifty development tools, and eat potato chips. (We hear potato chips are good at parties.) A *bunch* of IF people are converging at PAX; if you're at all familiar with the scene, you'll see names you recognize.
Details are still being planned, but see this blog post and links:http://gameshelf.jmac.org/2010/01/pax-east----the-if-suite.htmlhttp://ifwiki.org/index.php/PAX_East_2010