If you're headed to PAX Prime in September, here are a few awesome panels and get-togethers you just might be interested in attending. Hopefully we see some of you there! I'll make sure this thread stays updated if any of this information changes.
PlayStation Blog and IGN PAX Meet & Greet
Thursday, September 2nd @ 7:30PM, Top Pot Donuts (2124 5th Ave.)
At this before-the-show meet-up, IGN and GameSpy folks will be handing out t-shirts and stickers -- plus you'll get to play a bunch of PlayStation games. Yay!
1UP Alumni Impromptu Reunion
Friday, September 3rd @ 2:30PM in the Pegasus Theatre
We spend a good deal of time sitting around drinking and remembering the good old days of 1UP (you know, way back in the mid-'00s?). A last minute cancellation opened up an hour in the panel schedule and we're ready to fill it... with beer and good times. We're inviting all of PAX to join us for a loving walk down memory lane. Cheers!
Panelists include: Jane Pinckard, Che Chou, Ryan O'Donnell, Andrew Pfister, Patrick Klepek, Karen Chu, Jeff Green, Garnett Lee, Cesar Quintero, Jason Bertrand, and maybe more!
How to Podcast Like a Pirate, Presented by Rebel FM and The Geekbox
Saturday, September 4th @ 6:00PM in the Raven Theatre
Back when all the good gaming podcasts vanished in early 2009, a motley group of otherwise-professional editors said to themselves, "Imma gonna start me my own radio talk show whatsit." Now, after nearly two years of jury-rigged and profitless Interwebs "broadcasting," Rebel FM and The Geekbox are widely regarded as two of the most beloved gaming podcasts this side of whatever's beating them on iTunes this week. Join an amalgamation of podcasting pseudo-somebodies as they discuss how they got here, what's great (and not-so-great) about going rogue, and where they hope this whole "podcasting" fad veers next.
Panelists include: Ryan Scott [Editorial Director/Co-Host, The Geekbox], Arthur Gies [Co-Host, Rebel FM], Karen Chu [Co-Host, The Geekbox], Anthony Gallegos [Co-Host, Rebel FM]
CGW/GFW Radio "The Brodeo" Reunion #2: Even Eli Knows What That Means
*** We had to cancel this panel. I'm as bummed as you are, believe me. I sincerely apologize on behalf of everyone -- maybe next year! ***
Friday, September 3rd @ 9:00PM, Sheraton Hotel Seattle Lobby Bar (1400 6th Ave.)
An informal meet-and-greet for IGN/GameSpy/Geekbox/Rebel FM fans. The bar's an expansive space inside the hotel, so this is an all-ages thing. Come hang out with us!
The GameSpy Debriefings LIVE!
Sunday, September 5th @ 10:30AM in the Raven Theatre
Every week, a bunch of bozos who used to work at GameSpy (and one bozo who still does) get together in a room and fill gamers' ears with some of the most insane crap ever heard on iTunes. And for one night only these bozos are assembling to do their thing on a live podcast where you will most likely learn nothing of value about games. Or anything else, for that matter. Join IGN Entertainment's Ryan Scott, Anthony Gallegos, Scott Bromley, Arthur Gies, and Putnam Whipple, as well as the CEO of Threadless and the former president of Orion Pictures, as they sound off on... well, come see (and hear) for yourself!
Panelists include: Ryan Scott [GameSpy], Anthony Gallegos [IGN], Scott Bromley [IGN], Arthur Gies [IGN]
Editorial Director/Executive Producer, Geekbox.net