August 5th, 2019

PAX Collaboratory Applications Now Open!

Last year, the first ever PAX Collaboratory exposed your creations to the world. And now, in 2019, PAX Collaboratory is going to be backer than it ever has been before.

Wait. Is that what we mean? Ah well. Too late to change it now.

PAX Collaboratory is a space for tabletop designers to pull back the sheet and show off the in-development games they have on the slab.  There’s a sting of pipe organ music and ominous lightning in the background.

Wait, really? Okay, scratch the organs and lightning. Maybe provide your own maniacal laughter. We’re working on a whole Frankenstein thing.

But there’s definitely going to be games. If you’re working on a board game, card game, RPG or anything in between, we want your tabletop creations! Field-test your creations with everyone at PAX. Rub elbows with other designers.

For more details on how it works and how to apply, please see the submission form at (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NCv2RoHZ_v9bmRmzoQXAzGPfsa9L2thR01K83_e-JzY/)
Please get your submissions in by August 30. and if you have any questions, please send them through to luke@reedpop.com.au.

June 16th, 2019

So You wanna do a PAX Panel?

Great! We’d love to hear from you, and submissions for PAX Aus 2019 are now open! If you want to apply to host a panel, it’s as easy as filling out the form with the panel details.

“But PAX,” we hear you ask, “How do I make sure my panel has the best chance of being accepted?”

Well, that seems like a very convenient inquiry with a questionable anthropomorphization of PAX tacked on to it. But here’s some more info, since you asked so nicely.

The basics
Each panel is an hour long and we look for speakers who can fill it with energetic, intelligent, and fascinating stuff about gaming. Some stuff we always get asked: Yep, we have HDMI inputs for your laptops/consoles/whatever. If you bring a storage device, you can get a recording of the panel. Only some theatres are streamed to Twitch, and we’ll let you know if your panel will be in one of them.

What?
We want things that our audience will find relevant to the gaming industry and gaming culture, from discussion panels to how-tos to live gameplay. It could be a panel on the evolution of character creation. It could be a blindfolded boss rush. It could be a how-to on setting up a podcast studio at home. Get creative! Most importantly, it should be stuff that you are passionate about, not just stuff you think we wanna hear.

How?
When you’re pitching, think about how you’d get an audience member to want to attend that panel and write a title and description to match. What makes your panel unmissable? What will people get out of going? Convince us by convincing them.

Who?
Pull together panelists that represent the gaming audience and can take part passionately, intelligently, and entertainingly in the thing you’re pitching.

Now, the fun bit. Hop on over to the submission site, and let us know what you’d like to do at PAX. We’d love to hear it.

Apply now: aus.panels.paxsite.com