The official GWJ Goings on at PAX EAST are as follows:
Gamers With Jobs Presents: Gaming For Grownups
We're super excited to be hosting podcast regulars Jeff Green and Ken Levine to talk about how we all deal with the increased responsibility of jobs, houses, kids and general grownup annoyances while still nurturing our inner 12-year-old. The panel starts at noon on Friday, and if history is any guide, there will probably be a line (sorry). I don't think we have any T-Shirt Cannons or anything, but Cory might dance, so you've got that going for you. Both S(ea)(haw)ns will be in attendance, plus Me and Cory (Demiurge) Banks.
GWJ Slap & Tickle!
We plan on meeting at the bar at the Seaport Hotel at 5:30 to begin a night which will end at concerts for some, boardgames for others, and drunken bathtub sleeping for Michael Zenke. Why 5:30? Our experience last year was this let us OWN the place for as long as we wanted. Why the Seaport Hotel? It's right across the bridge from the convention center, has tasty food. It's slightly pricey, but the draft beers weren't out of control, and it has lots of spillover lobby/couch space. I couldn't give easier directions than "over the bridge, in the hotel." The bar is called "Tamo", if I recall.
If you read through this thread, you'll see a LOT of folks talking about generally hanging out in Tabletop gaming, which I know I do a lot. The other quite frequent hangout is the Arcade.
A plug for a few other goodjer-related panels:
If I hear "gamification" one more time ...
Friend of the show and one-time guest, Bill Sabram of MeYouHealth is on this panel, and it's a topic I'm super interested in.
Irrational Games: Making a Monster
I'm biased, 'cause I'm moderating, but I think this one's gonna be pretty swell. Listen to Ken Levine and his crew dig into what makes a good enemy in a video game. We'll be touching in depth on the "Heavy Hitters" that are being featured this month at the Irrational website. Much A/V.
Strategy Games: What's Changing, What Needs To.
Rob Zacny hosts a stealth Three Moves Ahead podcast with Rob Daviau (Risk Legacy designer, Hasbro), Jon Shafer (Civ V designer, now at Stardock) and Chris King (Paradox). It's late in the weekend, but it's also right before the Omeganaut final, so it gives you something to do while cooling your jets for that.
See you all there!