Penny Arcade Expo 2013 is in full-swing, and even though September 1st is the last day of the event, there has been plenty to see and do these last two days. Sunday was jam-packed with panels and events, but here is an assortment of some of the highlights:
10:30AM: Penny Arcade Q&A #2
11:00AM-3:00PM: Lords of Waterdeep (boardgame) Tournament
1:00PM: Soul Calibur 5 Tournament
1:30PM: OC Remix: Video Game Community of Sheer Awesomeness
3:30PM: The Good, the Bad, and the Moogles: Final Fantasy Funtime Geekout
4:30PM: Twitch: Then. Now. FOR-EV-ER.
5:00PM: Kickstarter Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs
6:00PM: Voice Acting 101
6:30PM: 3 Old Guys Play Zork
7:30PM: Foreplay: Romance in Video Games
It bears mention that August 31 was also the Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Bash – an off-site event held throughout most of the day at the Renaissance Hotel just a few blocks away. Quite a few things were discussed at the bash, but the big highlights included:
- A slick in-game “looking for group” (LFG) system which was noticeably absent since launch
- A new version of the world-boss Tequatl, which will be used as a prototype for some other major world-boss overhauls
- Upcoming seasonal championships for the US and EU in World vs. World
- Part two of the wildly-popular Super Adventure Box zone
- Cantha and Elona are not forgotten, but fans may not see them in-game for a while
- Sylvari-related living world content will come before the end of 2013
- Charr are not very popular with players, and thus are lower priority in terms of adding additional content
In addition to this and the conclusion of the tournament between the winning EU and US PvP teams, there was a party in which fans were able to mingle and make friends with the ArenaNet staff. Event staff said that they wanted everyone in attendance to have a friend at ArenaNet, and they held good to their word. It was a great event with a lot of bonding among fans and devs alike!
What can you expect from PAX for the final day of the event? Head on over to the main site to see a full schedule of events, and stay tuned here on Nerdy But Flirty for highlights of the day!