PAX East 2011

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PAX East is an annual convention put on by the team at Penny Arcade. You should go. Last year rocked.

Things that will happen

We all go out to eat before PAX (Thursday night).

Official PAX events

PAX has not yet confirmed their event schedule, but at least the following events have been submitted:

  • A discussion of dialogue in games (not IF-specific) -- includes Emily Short
  • "Setting as character in narrative games" -- Andrew Plotkin, Rob Wheeler, Stephen Granade, John Gonzalez (Obsidian), Dean Tate (Harmonix)
  • A panel about Kickstarter -- includes Andrew Plotkin

Meetup Room for Saturday

I have a meeting room reserved at the Westin for Saturday from 12 noon until 12 midnight, connected to the convention. It's 1,035sqft (41ft x 29ft) and can seat 26 to 100 people. In order to complete the reservation, I'd like to know that we plan to having a couple of panels, a speed-if, or some other discussions or demonstrations. The cost of the room is $750. I can cover at least half of that, but would prefer we spread the cost around to a number of people. 1MB Internet access is an additional (eeagh!) $1,300, which isn't going to happen. I think people can order their own keycode for the hotel's Wi-Fi for $50 for the day.


As I said, I can cover half. If you want to pledge monetary support, sign below:


We must order food/beverages 15 days ahead of time from We cannot bring any of our own food or beverages into the meeting room. There's a union rule that bars outside food.

Room Layout

Still need to decide which layout we prefer:

Banquet Rounds, Board Room, Classroom, Cocktail Rounds, Hollow Square, Theatre, U-Shaped

I think Theatre might be best, but also uncomfortable. Cocktail rounds are nice as are Banquet Rounds.


I'd like to propose we do an open Speed-IF on Saturday. We'll do the madlib topic selections in the early afternoon and people have until 10pm to submit their works to me. - David Cornelson

Other events

  • An IF play event. (Basically a real-life ClubFloyd -- we throw a game up on a projector screen and give somebody the keyboard. Someone else reads the output out loud.)
  • Grue Street IF writer's workshop. (Somewhat modified to be a public event. People bring in-progress IF work, we play them together and critique.)

People planning to attend