PAX Prime: Panels of Interest (Friday)

While there are no Nintendo-specific panels happening at PAX Prime this year, we’ve gone through the program and highlighted several panels each day that we think might be of interest to our readers. This may be due to content, the list of panelists, or just general thematic ties.

Please remember that these suggestions are entirely subjective, and we encourage you to flip through the program on your own to find things that interest you—but perhaps our suggestions will cause something to jump out at you that you wouldn’t otherwise have noticed!

  • Hedgehop Theatre: Building Inclusive Communities in Analog Gaming Spaces (11:30am-12:30pm)
    • “Our panelists will give you tips on creating game groups, finding public game meetups, and enjoying gaming conventions as a newbie. Want to be a better organizer? We’ll work with you on how to bring inclusive content to your current groups, how to find new players, and how to encourage their participation. We will also cover how to identify and handle those problem players and community members.”
    • Nintendo Fire NOTE: Panelists include Dan Brand of The Pokemon Company

 

  • Wyvern Theatre: Love of Crafting: Life, the Universe and MAKING ALL THE THINGS (12:30pm-1:30pm)
    • “Geeky crafters unite! Again! This is an inspiring opportunity for creative minds of all types to gather and talk about making things, all kinds of things. Whether you build detailed foam arbor, stitch darling Yoshi dolls, carve Harry Potter wands or do any other creative and craftsy pursuit, we’re sure you’ll feel at home in this panel. Panelists include crafters experienced in sewing, painting, costume making, plushie building, knitting, jewelry making, and much, much more!”

 

  • Sandworm Theatre: Gaming Your Career: Manage Your Career in the Game Industry (1:00pm-2:00pm)
    • “Many people who are interested in working the game industry think that getting in is the hardest part. Au contraire! It is also of vital importance to give thought to planning and managing your career once you’re in. Making assumptions from an outside perspective can be disastrous. Don’t let that happen to you! Come listen to unfiltered advice from a panel of successful game industry veterans and learn how to level up your career!”
    • Nintendo Fire NOTE: Panelists include David Schwimmer of The Pokemon Company

 

  • Hedgehog Theatre: Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs (2:30pm-3:30pm)
    • “Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy and Mistwalker Corporation founder, will make a rare public appearance to discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revecaling more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Join us to learn about Sakaguchi’s favorite highlights and much more in creating some of the most popular and influential games in the genre over the last 30 years.”

 

  • Paramount Theatre: Autograph Session: Hironobu Sakaguchi (4:30pm-6:30pm)
    • “Hironobu Sakaguchi is responsible for some of the most important RPG’s in gaming history. Come meet the mind and talent behind the Final Fantasy series in a very rare public appearance.”

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