PAX Prime: Panels of Interest (Sunday)

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!

  • Wyvern Theatre: The Process of Localizing Japanese Media (2:00pm-3:00pm) 13+ ONLY
    • “For a lot of Americans, Japans is a mysterious place; a place of wonder, magical creations, bizarre television, and tough to tackle game design. For the NIS America crew on this panel, it’s a place that’s culture is both familiar and loved. They’ve made it their mission to bring as much of it as possible to the West—from Disgaea to Cardcaptor Sakura—and will be sharing tales of mistranslation, business gaffes, fan hate/love, and just how difficult the journey from Japan can be.”

 

  • Sandworm Theatre: Omegathon Round 5: Mario Kart: Double Dash (4:30pm-5:30pm)
    • “Ooh boy. We need to have a talk. Are you telling me you’ve managed to pick an eliminated contestant for the first four rounds? Let’s see, the chances of doing that were less than a 1%, so… Maybe you should stay inside for a while. Double Dash is one of the first Omegathon rounds ever, and after retiring it for a few years, it’s back! Curse the blue shell. CURSE IT.”

 

  • Hedgehog Theatre: A Mighty Chat with Keiji Inafune (4:30pm-5:30pm)
    • “Keiji Inafune is back at PAX and he wants to talk with YOU! Come for a peek at the games he’s been working on, Mighty No. 9 and Gunvolt—stay for an extended fan Q&A session with the man behind the mega. Beyond that, who knows? Anyone who attended his panel at last year’s PAX Prime will tell you that Inafune is full of surprises…”

 

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