PAX Australia 2018

Hello Melbourne! I will be inside your city for PAX Australia, 26-28 October 2018!

I’ll be at the Kris Straub/28 Plays Later table in Bandland — unless I’m appearing at one of the following scheduled events! Or in my hotel room asleep! Or possibly elsewhere. What more do you want from me? Should I turn location services on?

Penny Arcade Q&A

Tycho and Kris Straub answer all your questions in a soul-bearing, tell-all exclusive panel known as… Q&A. So really, you’ve done this to yourselves.

The “C” Team Signing

Get anything signed by me, Amy T. Falcone, Kate Welch, and/or Ryan Hartman if you’re lucky.

28 Plays Later: LIVE with Kris Straub and Paul Verhoeven!

Returning for their fourth year running, Kris Straub (The “C” Team, Broodhollow) and Paul Verhoeven (ABC’s Steam Punks, Loose Units) hit the stage to do their comedy gaming podcast LIVE! Come along and enjoy their manic banter in person! May or may not include some bonkers special guests! Will absolutely include some weird animation!

Penny Arcade Make-A-Strip

Have you ever wondered what goes in to making a Penny Arcade strip? Well, you probably haven’t. I mean, it’s a pretty straightforward concept. Still, it’d be cool if you came and watched one happen live.

Jackbox Party PAX

Come join the Jackbox guys as they play games from their new Party Pack with some PAX friends. They might even remain friends afterwards!

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Q&A: Acquisitions, Inc: The “C” Team

The whole cast of Acq Inc: The “C” Team and their beloved DM Daddy Jerry Holkins answer the incisive queries of the tenebrous Shadow Council. That’s you. They’re answering your questions.

Acquisitions, Inc: The “C” Team Live

Join us for a Halloween Special of Acquisitions, Inc: The “C” Team, featuring Walnut Dankgrass (Amy Falcone), Rosie Beestinger (Kate Welch), K’thriss Drow’b (Kris Straub), Donaar Blit’zen (Ryan Hartman), and Dungeon Master Jerry Holkins as they run riot through Faerûn, acquiring new loot and enemies at a roughly equal pace.

Brought exclusively at PAX Aus thanks to our sponsors, Level Up Dice!

Child’s Play Charity Auction

I had a lot of fun charitably auctioneering this here charity auction with Jerry last year. Should be fun!!

Omegathon Final

After five gruelling rounds of, y’know, playing games, the final two contestants will do battle one last time. And by battle, we mean play another game. They will have spent days, months, perhaps even their entire lives preparing for this moment. But can one ever truly be ready for the final round of the Omegathon?

PAX West 2018 Schedule

GUESS WHAT! PAX West 2018 in Seattle is right around the corner. You can find me in Bandland alongside Bill Amend, Loading Ready Run, and all the bands necessitating said land. And if I’m not at my table, I’m probably on one of the following panels:

Jackbox Party PAX

From wacky art auctions to competitive lying to monster-movie dating shows, Jackbox is chock-full o’ fun – but it’s even funner when played by a cast of beloved internet personalities! Watch Jerry Holkins, Kris Straub, Graham Stark, Kathleen DeVere, and Kate Stark play games for you, the audience! Come on down and watch the carnage. Er, comedy. We meant comedy.

The Improvised Postmortem

Video game postmortems can be informative, but what would happen if the games didn’t actually exist? Pat Baer has invited his friends to improvise five-minute postmortems based on fake video game titles. Why was Attack of the Kitchen Ghost such a success? Why did Taco Teen fail in the European market? You’ll have to come to The Improvised Postmortem to find out!

Acquisitions Incorporated: The “C” Team Q&A

It’s time to see the better show. Join Ryan Hartman (Donaar Blitzen), Kris Straub (K’thriss Drowb), Amy Falcone (Walnut Dankgrass), and Kate Welch (Rosie Beestinger) from Acquisitions Incorporated: The “C” Team for a live Q&A. Do you have questions? Do they have answers? Who can say. If you miss this live panel don’t forget you can always catch them on every Wednesday at 4:00pm PST! Feed that horse!

Pitch Your Game

Do you have a hot game idea, a stunning piece of intellectual property urgently pawing at the door of your mind, desperate to be let out? Let it out at once! Or rather, let it out at once at this panel, at the appropriate time. Our panel of esteemed experts will judge it accordingly, and then nothing will happen because this is primarily an entertainment panel. Do not bring your business plan.

Scared Yet: A Discussion of Horror in Media

Jump scare! Kris Straub (Broodhollow, Candle Cove) and a panel of esteemed horror enthusiasts hold an informal roundtable on where fear works best, and where it doesn’t make the cut. Come for the frightening… stay for the enlightening.

Am I Playing a Role: Identity Exploration and RPGs

There is growing interest in the use of RPGs as a therapeutic vehicle, but fans have said for decades that RPGs help them become the people that they are. Why do we play the characters we choose? Is it social practice, fantasy fulfillment, or something else? Join Take This and our panel of elite RPG creators, streamers, and professionals as we discuss identity exploration through player characters.