PAX South 2016


UPDATED January 29: Jackbox panel has moved to Saturday 4:00pm! No longer on Friday!!

UPDATED January 13: A new Saturday morning panel added, and the ELO meetup venue settled on: On The Rocks Pub!

Hello teen wolves (and others),

I’ll be at PAX South 2016, January 29-31 in San Antonio! Come by my booth in Bandland, commission some art from me and get some books and pins, and possible other objects!!

nice, so where will you be at pax

You’ll be able to see me on the following panels:

Jackbox at PAX … box

  • SATURDAY 1/30 4:00PM – 5:00PM


Come check it out as Penny Arcade and friends play Quiplash and Drawful live on stage in what’s sure to be a delightful romp for the sense. Secret guest, lots of wacky fun, amazing drawings that will bring out the child in all of us – I can guarantee with 100% certainty all of that will happen.

AppJunkies Live: The Worst Games Ever Made

  • FRIDAY 1/29 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Join the AppJunkies as they highlight the best of the worst games, straight from the seedy side of the app store. It’s an entirely new lineup of horrible app disasters, so prepare to be amazed (and slightly stunned) at this fast-paced journey through the Land of Absurdity. Often dubbed “the MST3K of B-Grade apps,” it’s an hour of your life you won’t get back. Audience heckling encouraged…at least for those not rendered speechless.

SOUTHERN SLAM 2016: Good Ol’ Video Game Wrestling… LIVE!

  • SATURDAY 1/30 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Sure, a Southern Slam may sound like a delicious item off the Denny’s menu, but in reality it is THE premier live video game wrestling event at PAX South 2016. Join us as an assortment of game developers and press face off in the digital squared circle AND on stage for the very first time in the great state of Texas. Will there be spandex? Probably. Will this panel blur the lines between fantasy and reality? Yes, guaranteed. Will there be a fog machine this time? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

Pitch Your Game

  • SATURDAY 1/30 7:00PM – 8:00PM

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 this is an open forum – there’s nothing keeping anyone, judges and attendees alike, from stealing your ideas! If you aren’t comfortable with this, please don’t pitch your game.)

Scared Yet: A Discussion of Horror in Games

  • SATURDAY 1/30 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Jump scare! Kris Straub (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 where it doesn’t make the cut. Come for the frightening… stay for the enlightening! Nope, that was bad. Please delete that.

i’m not going to pax, but can i still find you

And, if you’re not going to PAX, you may want to check out the following informal event outside the convention:

Jeff Lynne’s PAX ELO South Fan Meetup Event Night

  • On The Rocks Pub @ 270 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • FRIDAY 1/29 8:30PM – ???

Location announced! Please let Kris know (here in comments, or on Twitter) if you’re coming, and we’ll up the reservation count. An informal discussion of the music of Electric Light Orchestra. ELO and related acts will be explored.

Kris in Melbourne: PAX Aus and Beyond

Updated 23 October: three additional panels at PAX, a 28 Plays Later show on Friday 30 October, and an MC Frontalot show on Monday 02 November


Hi Melbourne — I will be at PAX Australia in your hemisphere 30 October to 1 November! I’ll have a table in Bandland! Where is that on the show floor? I don’t know exactly. It’s my first time doing PAX there!

I’ll have a selection of Broodhollow books 1 and 2, as well as the most recent Chainsawsuit collection, and a multitude of Pinny Arcade pins from America’s distant shore. You’ll also be able to pick up the 28 Plays Later Yharnam poster, and get it signed by myself and Paul Verhoeven!

kris i don’t care about that. what about panels

You know, I worked really hard on all my books and comics — and I’m a father now, so —

kris! enough! give me panels now!!


Gabe, Tycho, and Friends

  • FRIDAY 30/10 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Watch Gabe, Tycho, Angela & Aubrey from the Doubleclicks, and Kris Straub play Quiplash and Fibbage for your entertainment! We’ve never done this before! It could be super fun, or it could go horribly! But you’ll get to see it happen, live on stage!

Penny Arcade – Make a Strip!

  • SATURDAY 31/10 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Ever wonder what goes into making a Penny Arcade comic? Join Gabe and Tycho in the Main Theatre and take part in creating Monday’s comic!

28 Plays Later with Kris Straub and Paul Verhoeven

  • SATURDAY 31/10 3:30PM – 4:30PM

The comedy gaming podcast comes to PAX Australia! Paul Verhoeven (ABC3’s Steam Punks, The Project, Triple J) and Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit, Broodhollow) bring their hour-long podcast to a live audience for the first time, talking games, improv skits, and bizarre tangents—all while speaking to each other in wildly differing accents.

Child’s Play Charity Live Auction

  • SUNDAY 1/11 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Child’s Play Charity seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters through the generosity and kindness of the video game industry and the power of play.

Come and take part in the very first PAX Aus Live Auction, with some amazing and exclusive gaming memorabilia up for grabs, where all the proceeds go to a good cause!

Omegathon Final Round

  • SUNDAY 1/11 5:30PM – 6:30PM

A one-on-one winner takes all fight to the (metaphorical) DEATH! Come watch as two combatants (metaphorically) rip each other asunder for your amusement.

what about us non-pax attendees

Even if you can’t make it to PAX Aus, I’m doing two other shows!

Friday 30 October @ 10:00 PM

Catch Paul and me doing 28 Plays Later Live! We’re recording an inebriated version of our gaming podcast live onstage at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne on Friday night. More information and tickets available here!

Monday 02 November @ 7:00 PM

MC Frontalot is doing an after-PAX concert at The Workers Club — and I’m one of his guests! This is an opportunity to see two American Masters together for the first time — one of nerdcore rap, and one of whatever it is that I do. Tickets and information available here!