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The panels you'll find at Penny Arcade Expo, be it the traditional end-of-summer show up in Seattle or this year's Eastern debut in Boston, aren't like the ones we just covered at Game Developers Conference. While GDC panels look at the nuts and bolts of programming, design, art, audio, and economics, PAX panels have a definite fan-flavor to them. Topics range from tabletop D&D to community management, to publisher behind-the-scenes looks to live podcast recordings and concerts. (And, praise be, all sorts of panels investigating the current state of video game journalism.)
The PAX East program is three days worth of interesting conversation and entertaining debate...here's what Patrick, Adam, Abbie and I are looking forward to checking out (while we're not foolishly provoking drunken Red Sox fans). And by all means, if you're attending the show and see us in the hall or passed out in the street somewhere, be sure to say hello and/or call for emergency assistance!
Friday, March 26th
Journalists vs. Developers: The Ultimate Grudge Match -- 2:00PM, Manticore Theatre
Our own Patrick Klepek will be joining Wired Game|Life's Chris Kohler, Harmonix's John Drake, and our old friend and former editor-in-chief of Computer Gaming World Jeff Green, who is currently in editorial command of EA.com. As you might surmise from the panel's title, this will be about the tenuous but symbiotic relationship between the journalists and the publishers. But it should be fun, because we're all still good friends. (Right...?)
PAX East Keynote -- 3:00PM, Main Theatre
Wil Wheaton, aka Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: TNG, is delivering this year's keynote address. Wil's been a lifelong gamer and pretty much has the world's biggest stockpile of geek cred, so this speech should be worth catching.
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom -- 6:30PM, Naga Theatre
Winterbottom started out as a student thesis project and made its way up to a fully featured downloadable release. Paul Bellezza and Matt Korba from The Odd Gentlemen are going to walk us through how that unfolded.
Indies Will Shoot You In The Knees -- 8:00PM, Naga Theatre
A panel of Boston-based indie game developers are fired up and ready to explain their strategies for fighting against the Halos and the Calls of Duty and the Uncharteds and the what-have-yous of this industry.
Mega64: Panel for the Soul -- 9:30PM, Manticore Theatre
If you've never seen a Mega64 video before, your life is seriously deficient in comedy. Watch them all. Go on.
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