PAX East 2018 kicks off in Boston tomorrow, and the IGN team will be providing tons of impressions and footage from the show floor for the duration of the show right here, as well as on our Snapchat and Instagram.
If you’re in Boston at the show, you can stop by any of the following panels to meet some of the IGN team, as well as participate in what’s likely to be a heated (but fun) debate about the best PlayStation 4 games ever at IGN’s official PAX panel!
- How Do I Get Your Job? — 3:30pm-4:30pm (Albatross Theatre)
Panelists: Alanah Pearce (IGN), Amanda Erickson (previously SMITE Marketing, Hi-Rez Studios), Cissy Jones (Voice Actor), Mallory Loar (Community Manager, Discord), Kaitlyn Stewart (Esports Communcations Strategist, Riot). Details:
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a voice actor? What about a games journalist? A host? How about a community manager, engaging with players all over the world? Before you embark on your quest to break into the games industry, you’ll definitely want to check out this panel and learn the best ways to market yourself, chase your dreams, and turn passion into a career.
- Talking to Dark Souls Fans is the Dark Souls of Talking — 3:30pm-4:30pm (Cuttlefish Theatre)
Panelists: Marty Sliva (IGN), Sarah LeBoeuf (Freelance Writer), Susan Arendt (Editor-in-Chief, Genii Online), Wout McDutch (Freelance Writer, The Hashtagonist), John Phipps (Podcaster, Super Deformed Gamescast). Details:
Dark Souls is known for its unforgiving difficulty and equally unforgiving fanbase, but what’s really behind those demands to “git good”? Using the Souls franchise as a starting point, a panel of industry veterans will discuss gaming elitism, camaraderie, unofficial rules, and whether or not there’s a “right way” to play a game.
- Race to the Bottom: Developers and the Modern Gaming Scene — 12:00pm-1:00pm (Condor Theatre)
Panelists: Alanah Pearce (IGN – moderating), Richard James Cook (Game Developer/Filmmaker, Independent), Dave Oshry (Producer – Dusk, Amid Evil, New Blood Interactive), Randy Greenback (Exec. Producer – Friday the 13th: The Game, Gun Media Inc.), Rami Ismail (Game Developer – Nuclear THrone, Super Crate Box, Vlambeer), Tanya Short (Co-Founder, Designer, Kitfox Games), Kristen Beane (Product Manager, Rooster Teeth). Details:
Making a game today is easier than ever! Or is it?.. when you consider how much the modern gaming market has changed for devs, that statement changes with it. Join a lineup of developers and industry figures across a spectrum of different success levels as we discuss everything from pricing a game in today’s market, to fielding toxic habits in the communities developers manage, to player expectations in the games we produce, and more.
- NieR: Automata – One Year Anniversary Celebration — 3:30pm – 4:30pm (Albatross Theatre)
Panelists: Alanah Pearce (IGN – moderating), NieR: Automata developers tbd. Details:
Join key members of the NieR:Automata team as they celebrate the first anniversary of the game’s release.
- Let’s Rank The Top 10 PS4 Games – IGN Presents — 12:30pm – 1:30pm (Albatross Theatre)
Panelists: Alanah Pearce (Producer, IGN), Marty Sliva (Executive Editor, IGN), Miranda Sanchez (Editor, IGN), Andrew Goldfarb, (Executive Editor, IGN). Details:
A group of IGN’s most passionate PlayStation reporters present their top picks for the best PS4 games yet, featuring an open mic for you to come up, present your picks, and argue for why one of ours should be removed. Expect chaos, arguing, and a glimpse into how the sites you read make these lists in formal capacities – it’s a lot more intense than you might think.
Check out our most recent Let’s Rank PAX panel below, where we ranked the top 10 Nintendo games, poorly: