PAX East 2015: Panels of Interest (Friday)

While there aren’t necessarily any official Nintendo-presented panels happening at PAX East this year, we’ve gone through the program and decided to highlight 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. Please flip through the program on your own as you may find many other things that interest you—but perhaps our suggestions will cause something to jump out at you that you wouldn’t otherwise have noticed!

  • 11am-12pm: Let’s Play Pokémon! (Arachnid Theatre)
    • A discussion panel of the wonderful world of Pokémon from the original Red and Blue to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire with YouTube commentators NateWantsToBattle, TheKingNappy, ShadyPenguinn, and Dookieshed!
  • 1pm-2pm: Games Done Quick: Speedrunning, Charity, and Video Games (Bobcat Theatre)
    • We’re some of the organizers and speedrunners behind Games Done Quick! We run a series of speedrun charity events, and we’d like to talk about them and introduce some of its runners. Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 ended up raising $1.5 million for Prevent Cancer Foundation, and Summer Games Done Quick starts July 26th. So stop by, hear us talk about the marathons, speedrunning, charity in gaming, streaming, and answer questions anyone might have. We’ll also show a speedrun demonstration!
  • 9:30pm-11:30pm: 16-Bit Battle: Sega vs. Nintendo (Condor Theatre)
    • Travel back in time and go behind enemy lines to learn all about the epic battles between Sega and Nintendo. Find out why Sonic doesn’t have fangs, how Mario wound up on the big screen, and dozens of stories from the rivalry that redefined videogames. In addition to swapping war stories, the panel will also discuss the current state of the industry and what might be expected in the years ahead.


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