Ohohoho! We are about to head off on the road to PAX, through the whistling winds and sleeting rains of New Hampshire! Like migratory birds, we shall seek warmer (ha, ha) climes in Boston, which is a lovely city. I spent a spring living there, Kent spent a summer living there, and we can tell you: Boston is grand. Its chief virtue is that everyone there is ten times nicer than the average New Yorker. Its chief vice is that its streets are only navigable by expert mutant starship navigators who are high on Spice.
But never fear! We shall survive. You may even see us there. I will be wearing my notorious Hat:
Indeed, I wear this hat so often that people here at Dartmouth sometimes refer to me as “Hat Girl.” Kent, on the other hand, will not be wearing a hat. Instead, he will be making the unpleasant face that you can see in the background of my hat photograph. You will know him by this.
Here is a list of the panels we are particularly interested in attending. Perhaps, if you attend them, you will see us there! Unfortunately, we will be attending all the mushy panels about gender and intellect, so you’ll have to deal with that awful shit if you come along. Blargh! I know, right?
Interactive Drama: Dialogue as Gameplay
Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Press B to Laugh: Gaming, Jokes and How to Make Players ROFL
Friday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
A Brief History of Chip Music
Saturday, 10:00am – 11:00am
Females on Female Characters
Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Careers in Paper Gaming
Saturday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The “Other” Us: If We’re All Gamers, Does Our Gender Matter?
Saturday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Hidden Value of Punching Trees: What Minecraft Reveals About Game Culture
Saturday, 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Public Play: The Secret to Making Games that Are Social, Embarrassing, and Fun!
Sunday, 11:00am – 12:00pm
(Expect me to mine this for HVZ stuff, zombies fans)
One of Us
IGDA Dev Center
Sunday, 12:00pm – 12:50pm
(This one is also about gender and the stereotypical ‘gamer’ identity! Watch out!)
Ten Games You Need to Play: The Digital Game Canon
IGDA Dev Center
Sunday, 2:00pm – 2:50 pm
It’s not the Length, it’s the Mirth: Game Length Versus Value
Sunday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
That said, if we manage to attend ALL of these, we are cyborg robots, we are probably digesting other conference-goers for fuel, and we are not to be trusted.
Are any of you guys going? What panels are you particularly interested in?