Today marked the very first day of PAX, more famously known as, the Penny Arcade Expo! Geeks, gamers, nerds, and fans have gathered here today at this convention to do what it is we all do best: nerd the hell right on out the front door!
PAX began in 2004 in good ol’ Seattle and has been growing ever since, welcoming mainly gamers, but drawing in quite a bit of a diverse attendees as well. There is always something happening and, while it may not be as gargantuan as E3, PAX has done quite a fine job standing on its own, especially when it comes to new reveals as well as promoting all of the newest games and consoles.
In fact, here is a list of events you may or may not have missed out on, courtesy of Gamesided.com:
PAX Prime 2013: Day 1 (Friday 8/30) Main Theater Schedule
10:30 am – Storytime with Peter Molyneux – A panel with one of the handful of game designers who needs no introduction is a good way to kick things off. It’s just him, talking about who knows what, but smart money says it’s bound to be entertaining.
11:30 am – Penny Arcade Q&A – Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade answer questions. If you’re a fan of the webcomic or just an admirer of how two guys can make it big doing something they really love, that’s probably enough of a hook.
1 pm – Rooster Teeth – This is a panel with Rooster Teeth Productions, creators of Red vs. Blue, the Achievement Hunter website, and lots of other cool stuff. No actual rooster teeth, though, as far as we know.
4:30 pm – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – AC IV Game Director Ashraf Ismail and a mystery guest share news and exclusive gameplay footage while talking like pirates. Or it would be even cooler if they did, anyway.
8:30 pm – Friday Night Concerts – Yes, there’s music at PAX Prime too. On this particular night, it’s Bit Brigade, MegaRan, and the Protomen who will hit the stage.
PAX Prime 2013: Day 1 (Friday) Assorted Highlights:
10:30 am – Serpent Theatre – RTSGuru.com panel on the future of MOBA games
12:30 pm – Unicorn Theatre – From Obsession to Profession: How to Forge the Career You Want in the Videogame Industry
1:30 pm – Tabletop Tournament – Settlers of Cataan World Championship Pre-Qualifier
3 pm – Console Tournament – Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition
4 pm – Kraken Theatre – Spelunky Video Armageddon
6:30 pm – Pegasus Theatre – The PC Gaming World Congress
7 pm – Console Tournament – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pool 1
8 pm – Unicorn Theatre – The PAX 10 Panel: Part 1
9 pm – Console Tournament – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pool 2
9:30 pm – PC Tournament – The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot Friday Event
This year’s PAX is already shaping up to be quite a great convention! If you are able to get out to Seattle this weekend, and you have some time to kill, absolutely rush on over and experience the absolute joy that is video game fans and nerdom together!