The first ever PAX South is launching in San Antonio, Texas Friday January 23rd – Sunday 25th to a sold out crowd and yours truly will be there. Yes, this gaming noob will be heading to gaming mecca armed with my super gamer husband and my playing thumbs.
There is a great list of panels and exhibitors for the inaugural event and I am booked solid on Saturday for interviews to preview all kinds of amazing games. Let me break it down.
One of the greatest and most favorite parts of PAX, or so I am told. There are games after games for attendees to test and enjoy. I can’t wait to see all the indie games and of course a few old favorites, especially Nintendo.
What I do find more interesting is there is little to no Sony presence at this event. They don’t have a booth like Nintendo and Microsoft does. I am not sure what this means for Sony or if they simply just didn’t have money in the budget to attend. Either way, I find it odd.
As I stated previously, I have a full day of interviews on Saturday. Here are the games I will be investigating and learning all about:
- Guild Wars 2
- Pox Nora
- Rebel Galaxy
- Grey Box: Dreadnought and Grey Goo
- Elite: Dangerous with Oculus Rift
Geek Dad is especially looking forward to getting to game with Oculus Rift, it is all he has been able to talk about since we found out about it. I personally and looking forward to diving into all of it and just taking it in.
There are many interesting Panels planned for PAX South. Some of the panels I look forward to hearing about are these ones:
- Women in Geek Girl Media
- Penny Arcade Q&A
- Six Secrets for Startup Success in the Indie Golden Age
- Guild Wars 2: Beyond the Point of No Return
- Geek Bars and Restaurants: Fording A New Industry
- Turning Up The Heat: Women Working in Games
- Gaming Helps: How Gaming Can Help in Illness
- Virtual Reality: A Paradigm Shift for Gaming
There is so much gaming, like everywhere. I know it shouldn’t be a surprise, but I thought it was more about seeing new games, meeting studios and panels sort of like a nostalgia convention or San Diego Comic Con. Seeing all the rooms for computer gaming, handhelds, tabletops and console gaming it is hard to know where to start.
Here is the spread:
I can’t wait to see everything and share more. I look forward to learning, watching, enjoying cosplay and maybe an announcement or two. I look forward to meeting a new group of people different from the comic book peeps.