PAX Prime: Panels of Interest (Friday)

While the days of numerous Nintendo-specific panels do appear to be behind us, the fact is that there are always some panels each day that may be of greater interest and relevance to Nintendo fans. We’ve gone through the program and highlighted several panels for each day that we think might be of specific interest to our readers, based on things like content, panelists, or theme.

Remember that our suggestions for these panels are of course subjective and based on our own perceptions, and we do encourage you to check out the schedule yourself to see if there are other things that interest you—but maybe we’ll mention something that you hadn’t noticed yourself and which otherwise might have missed.

Either way, remember that panels do fill up quickly and it’s wise to keep track of the PAX Lines Twitter account for real-time updates on panels, lines, and other important information.


  • 11:30am-12:30pm – A Mighty Chat with Keiji Inafune (Hydra Theatre)

Storied game creator Keiji Inafune returns to PAX to finish what he started here two years ago: his Kickstart-ed action game Mighty No. 9! Join Kinda Funny Games’ Colin Moriarty as Inafune-san and Takuya Aizu from developer Inti Creates recount inside stories of the highs and lows of the game’s development, give a peek at other projects, answer questions from fans, and – if previous PAX appearances are any indication – maybe even a surprise or two.


  • 6pm-7pm – Surviving Success: How to Handle a Winning Kickstarter (Sphinx Theatre)

Kickstarter has given the world a lot: cool inventions, amazing music, and a lot of awesome games. But for those who have endured that crazy fundraising month, the most stressful part – completing the project and fulfilling the rewards – may be yet to come! Listen to devs from DoubleBear Productions, Hinterland Games, Red Hook Studios, and Owlchemy Labs talk about how to juggle the responsibilities, and give tips to those looking to Kickstart something themselves!


  • 7:30pm-8:30pm – The Ocarina Panel with Docjazz4 (Cerberus Theatre)

The Ocarina is a ceramic instrument over 12,000 years old, yet most people believe it only exists in Hyrule. YouTuber and professional ocarinist David Erick Ramos will present various types of ocarinas and discuss their history, including how they made it into Nintendo’s “Legend of Zelda” series. Come see ocarinas from around the world, listen to David perform your favorite video game themes, and bring your own ocarina for a live tutorial.


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