PAX Aus 2016!

PAX Aus

I’m going to be on the Real Hemisphere for PAX Australia 2016, November 4-6! You can find me at my Bandland table, where I will have an assortment of delights, including the out-of-print Broodhollow books 1 and 2 (!!!), Pinny Arcade pins, and some new items not even in my shop yet!!

Plus I’ll be joined by podsman Paul Verhoeven where we’ll be signing 28 Plays Later posters and CDs!

but kris, what panels will you be on

Let me talk about merch for chrissakes! I need to make a living! My child is hungry!!

me no no give money, me me see panels

You monsters! All right! Fine! Here!

Friday 4/11

Nanojam 2.0: Live Game Design

  • WOMBAT THEATRE
  • FRIDAY 4/11 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Game design is usually a lengthy, iterative process. Experts spend countless hours massaging ideas into viable games. But what if we wanted to design over the course of, say, a PAX panel? What if we wanted to design a whole bunch of games?

Nanojam is a game design fracas featuring a panel of designers producing game ideas based on audience suggestions, with an artist and a composer frantically sketching and composing live on stage.

It’s a mess. A big, wonderful, hilarious mess. Join us!

Jackbox at PAX … box

  • MAIN THEATRE
  • FRIDAY 4/11 5:00PM – 6:00PM

Do you like Quiplash 2? Of course you do!

Well you should check out this panel and watch Penny Arcade and friends play this awesome game. If you are unfamiliar, it’s just gonna be a bunch of hilarious people making snarky responses to questions while you vote on a winner live from your phone.

Scared Yet: A Discussion of Horror in Media

  • DROPBEAR THEATRE
  • FRIDAY 4/11 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Jump scare! Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit, Broodhollow, Candle Cove) and a panel of esteemed horror and video game enthusiasts hold an informal roundtable on where fear works best in gaming and other media, and where it doesn’t make the cut.

Saturday, 5/11

Pitch Your Game Idea

  • GALAH THEATRE
  • SATURDAY 5/11 6:30PM – 7:30PM

You’ve got 45 seconds to deliver your idea to our panel of experts. The top three pitches will be picked for prizes and swag! (Please note that this is an open forum – there’s nothing keeping anyone, judges and attendees alike, from stealing your ideas! If you’re not comfortable with this, please don’t pitch your idea!)

Sunday, 6/11

28 Plays Later: The World Tour! (Mostly Melbourne Edition)

  • WOMBAT THEATRE
  • SUNDAY 6/11 2:00PM – 3:00PM

The weekly gaming comedy podcast hosted by Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit, Broodhollow) and Paul Verhoeven (Steam Punks, ABC3) has returned! After their live show at last year’s PAX Australia and their live shows at PAX West, Kris and Paul are back! Weird animated shorts, video game banter, sketches and special musical guests, TRIPOD! Note: This show will be recorded! So you’ll be part of show history! By which we mean you’ll hear your sporadic laughter on a future episode!