Don’t forget to stop by the Big Fish Games booth and say hi! Location: Boston, MA Dates: Rumored to be March 10 – 12, 2017 Ticket price: – 5 (Check here for registration starting Fall 2016.) Great for: Meeting industry folk, music, playing new console games Photo by nvidia.(creative commons) PAX West was such a smashing success for years that the convention set up shop on the East coast. S.-based geek conventions across gaming, anime, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and more.
One gauge for the evolution of a convention is the talent it can attract.
Previous years have been dazzled by star-sprinkled ensembles including Patrick Stewart, Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Gillian Anderson, Carrie Fisher, Adam West, and so many more.
“The event is small enough that I know most of the people there.
I can always find wonderful indie role-playing game designers to kibbutz and play with.” If you love RPGs, story games, experimental games, board games, card games, and more, you’ll eat up Go Play Northwest.
But if you want a taste of it, look no further than PAX.
(See above.) It’s an excellent ‘E3 for the people, by the people.’ By the way: if you happen to have an extra E3 pass, I’d be happy to take it off your hands.Many gamers have nodded off into a daydream or two about being able to go at some point.And not even a decade ago, you only needed to be one or two connections removed from a game industry pro to score tickets.One of the highlights of PAX is their music talent.The convention has been an early supporter of “Nerdcore”, a genre that blends the heavy beats of rap with the subcultural geek sensibilities of gaming, comics, and lyrics that play out like a Revenge of the Nerds movie.Location: Seattle, WA Dates: TBA 2017 Ticket price: – 0 Great for: Making friends, trying independent tabletop games, learning how to make your own tabletop game Photo by Brendan Adkins (creative commons) Nothing can replace our electronic games.