PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

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PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby melissa » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:22 pm

Hi all!

PAX Australia is back to Melbourne next year, with a new bat-time and new bat-venue (the fabulous Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre). I've taken over as the Tabletop Manager (not just boardgames, Tabletop includes CCGs, minis and RPGs) and am looking for people who want to run events and panels (there's a formal selection process) as well as generally help out.

And of course for people who want to come, enjoy, play - which is what it's all about.

Any questions, please send me a message. Or post here and be excited.

Melissa

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PAX AUS 2014 - Melbourne (Fri Oct 31, 2014 - Sun Nov 2, 2014

Postby MooseHead » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:59 pm

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PAX AUS 2014 Website
Get ready, as PAX Australia will be returning to Melbourne in 2014 at a new time of the year and in a new venue!

The show will be moving to the larger Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and will be held from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014. With this change, we’re able to triple the size of our theatre spaces for next year, and there are exciting plans in the works for more international content and personalities to are coming to the show!

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details on when tickets will be going on sale!

PAX AUS 2014 Announced
"Next year’s PAX Australia will be held at Melbourne Convention Centre from October 31 until Nov 2, making it almost three times the size of last year’s event.

Louise Asher, Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business made the announcement today at the first day of Games Connect Asia Pacific.

“PAX is the world’s leading games festival and the return of PAX Australia to Melbourne for the second consecutive year highlights Victoria’s reputation as a key hub for games development in the Asia Pacific region,” she said.

“This year’s event in Melbourne represented the first time that PAX had been held outside of the United States – not only was it a great coup for Melbourne but the event was a runaway success.”

The change was made, at least in part, because of the overwhelming success of the first PAX Australia this year, with the event selling out months in advance.

Robert Khoo, President of Penny Arcade, now believes that PAX Australia will be a permanent fixture on the calendar.

“The games community here is incredible, and PAX Australia is here to stay,” he said.

Guy Blomberg, PAX Australia Content & Community Manager, is looking forward to the extra space.

“Having PAX Aus 2014 in a different venue next year gives us so much more room to play with, it’s going to be fantastic, he said. “To put it in perspective, we’re going to have three times the amount space in our theatre/panel rooms!”
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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby TaleSpinner » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:46 pm

Posted. Check.
Excited. Check.

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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby KonradwithaK » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:04 pm

Excited 2, count me in. :!:

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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby melissa » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:18 am

Aand ... tickets went on sale this morning!

http://www.paxaustralia.com.au

Let me know what you would like to see - events, panels, games for the library. Remember, Tabletop isn't just boardgames, there are minis, CCGs and RPGs as well.

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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby MooseHead » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:26 am

Tickets on sale: 10:00am 12-Nov-2013

Update 7:30pm 12-Nov-2013
3 day badges to #PAXAus 2014 are now 50% sold out.


Update 11:30pm 12-Nov-2013
3 day badges to #PAXAus 2014 are now 75% sold out.


Update: 1:30am 13-Nov-2013
3 day badges to #PAXAus 2014 are now 90% sold out.


BYOC badges to #PAXAus 2014 are now 50% sold out.

Update: 10:20am 13-Nov-2013
3 day badges to #PAXAus 2014 are now completely sold out!

Individual day badges are still available.
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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby Fraser » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:55 pm

There are two events running at PAXAus 2014 that you may be interested in.

All the official Power Grid maps to be in play at the same time at the same place. See these posts for more details:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1826 or
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/119 ... ed-simulta

A fifteen player game of Fische Fluppen Frikadellen. A bunch of us arranged sets and ran this at BorderCon earlier this year and the plan is to do on two separate occasions at PAXAus this year. No separate thread for this yet.
No jpegs were harmed in the making of this post.

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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby melissa » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:36 pm

Fraser wrote:There are ever so many events running at PAXAus 2014 that you may be interested in.


FTFY. 8)

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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby melissa » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:39 pm

And have we all seen the maps?

http://hw1.pa-cdn.com/pax/resources/web ... ullmap.pdf

It's like a whole WORLD OF TABLETOP.

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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby shawn_low » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:22 pm

Who's going to PAX?

I hear that 3-day tickets are sold out but a mate has one he wants to flog me for $150.

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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby MooseHead » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:09 pm

shawn_low wrote:Who's going to PAX?

I hear that 3-day tickets are sold out but a mate has one he wants to flog me for $150.
Saturday Sold Out, Sunday 90% Sold Out. limited quantity 3 day passes still available ($150).
Single Day, $55 if available.
Sales Site: http://www.showclix.com/event/3776089/

3 Day Passes previously sold out, though made available after refunds to media and [E]nforcers at end of August.
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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby MooseHead » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:31 am

The schedule of #PAXAus 2014 panels and tournaments is now LIVE!
http://aus.paxsite.com/schedule
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Re: PAX Aus returns! Draft TableTop Schedule

Postby MooseHead » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:40 pm

Extracted from published schedule as at 10-Oct-14. Items have been grouped by type and recurrence. Most items in schedule do not include description of event more than a couple of words. Where a meaningful description was present, this is replicated at the bottom of this list. Some events on Sunday are listed to finish after we have all packed up and gone home which I assume in a type for the moment though not changed here as this was merely a screen scrape and organised for clarity. All this is for information only as it is no doubt subject to change.
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Board Game Events:
Fri 31/10 10:00AM - 11:30PM Board Games: A Game of Games
Sat 1/11 10:00AM - 11:30PM Board Games: A Game of Games
Sun 2/11 11:00AM - 4:00PM Board Games: A Game of Games

Fri 31/10 10:00AM - 2:00PM New Game showcase
Sun 2/11 3:00PM - 11:30PM New Game showcase

Fri 31/10 10:00AM - 11:30PM Board Games: Demo Games / Learn to Play
Sat 1/11 10:00AM - 11:30PM Board Games: Demo Games / Learn to Play
Sun 2/11 10:00AM - 6:00PM Board Games: Demo Games / Learn to Play

Fri 31/10 11:00AM - 1:00PM Ticket to Ride tournament
Fri 31/10 1:00PM - 3:00PM Ticket to Ride final

Fri 31/10 6:00PM - 8:00PM Fische Fluppen Frikadellen Event
Sat 1/11 11:00AM - 1:00PM Fische Fluppen Frikadellen

Fri 31/10 6:00PM - 8:00PM Seven Wonders Tournament
Fri 31/10 8:00PM - 10:00PM Seven Wonders Final

Sat 1/11 11:00AM - 12:00PM Splendor Tournament
Sat 1/11 12:00PM - 1:00PM Splendor Final

Sat 1/11 11:00AM - 1:00PM Carcassonne Event

Sat 1/11 2:00PM - 5:00PM Power Grid "Around the World" event

Sat 1/11 2:00PM - 5:00PM Dominion Tournament
Sat 1/11 5:00PM - 6:00PM Dominion Final

Sat 1/11 6:00PM - 7:00PM The Indie Board Games Panel (* Galah Theatre *)
Sat 1/11 6:00PM - 11:30PM "Meet the Designer" showcase

Sat 1/11 6:00PM - 11:30PM RoboRally Tournament

Sun 2/11 11:00AM - 1:00PM Very Big Small World Event

Sun 2/11 11:00AM - 1:00PM Rhino Hero Tournament

Sun 2/11 2:00PM - 4:00PM Settlers of Catan Tournament
Sun 2/11 4:00PM - 11:30PM Settlers of Catan Final
* - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - *
Card Game Events:

Fri 31/10 12:00PM - 5:00PM Casual Sealed Magic Tournament
Sat 1/11 12:00PM - 5:00PM Casual Sealed Magic Tournament
Sun 2/11 12:00PM - 5:00PM Casual Sealed Magic Tournament

Fri 31/10 2:00PM - 5:00PM Pokémon
Sat 1/11 2:00PM - 5:00PM Pokémon
Sun 2/11 2:00PM - 5:00PM Pokémon

Fri 31/10 2:00PM - 5:00PM My Little Pony
Sat 1/11 2:00PM - 5:00PM My Little Pony
Sun 2/11 2:00PM - 5:00PM My Little Pony

Fri 31/10 7:00PM - 11:30PM Munchkin Event

Sat 1/11 9:00PM - 11:30PM Late Night Cards Against Humanity event
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Miniatures Events:
Fri 31/10 10:00AM - 11:30PM Miniatures: Demo Games / Learn to Play
Sat 1/11 10:00AM - 11:30PM Miniatures: Demo Games / Learn to Play
Sun 2/11 10:00AM - 6:00PM Miniatures: Demo Games / Learn to Play

Fri 31/10 10:00AM - 11:30PM Miniatures: Painting events
Sat 1/11 10:00AM - 11:30PM Miniatures: Painting events
Sun 2/11 10:00AM - 6:00PM Miniatures: Painting events

Fri 31/10 10:00AM - 11:30PM Iron Arena tournament
Sat 1/11 10:00AM - 11:30PM Iron Arena tournament
Sun 2/11 10:00AM - 6:00PM Iron Arena tournament

Fri 31/10 1:00PM - 4:00PM X-Wing tournament
Fri 31/10 7:00PM - 10:00PM X-Wing tournament
Sat 1/11 1:00PM - 4:00PM X-Wing tournament
Sat 1/11 7:00PM - 10:00PM X-Wing tournament
Sun 2/11 12:00PM - 3:00PM X-Wing tournament
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RPG Events:
Fri 31/10 10:00AM - 11:30PM RPG: Demo Games / Learn to Play
Sat 1/11 10:00AM - 11:30PM RPG: Demo Games / Learn to Play
Sun 2/11 10:00AM - 6:00PM RPG: Demo Games / Learn to Play

Fri 31/10 8:00PM - 11:30PM Werewolves and Friends Event (Coup / The Resistance etc)
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RPG: Demo Games / Learn to Play
Including Pathfinder Society, Shadowrun, Classic D&D, Fiasco, Leverage, Hunter Planet, Toon, FATE, Tiny Teddies Go To War, Dragon Age, Numenera.
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Miniatures: Demo Games / Learn to Play
Including Super Dungeon Explore, DUST, Warhammer 40K, X-Wing, Warmachine/Hordes, Ronin/SAGA, Flames of War, MERCS
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Miniatures: Painting events
Including Speed painting, Paint & take, Painting workshops
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The Indie Board Games Panel ( * Galah Theatre *)
Tabletop gaming has seen a dramatic increase in popularity, and with it we've seen a significant rise in independent game makers. From self-publishing mavens to print-on-demand hobbyists, indie board games are starting to make their way onto mainstream tabletops everywhere. Join a panel of Australian professional tabletop game designers and publishers to find out what it takes to design, publish, print and sell your own game.

PANELISTS:
Anthony Sweet [Game Designer, Handwritten Games], Dann May [Art Director, Game Salute], Anthony Condos [Director of Innovation, 93 Made Games], Phil Walker-Harding [Designer & Publisher, Adventureland Games], Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie [Director, Games & Interactive at FTI/Founder, Games We Play]
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Re: PAX Aus returns! October 31 - November 2, 2014

Postby urbaer » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:44 pm

Also these two might be of interest...

Dice or Byte: The Convergence of Tabletop and Digital - SAT @6:30pm
There's nothing quite like the feeling of rolling a handful of dice, and nothing like the effortless complexity of a video game. Can you blend the two, and how? What are the distinct strengths of each, and what are their weaknesses? Join a panel of leading Australian developers who make games that bridge the board and screen for a discussion of where these realms excel, where they can merge, and what they can learn from each other.

PANELISTS:
Paul Sztajer [Founder, Director, SeeThrough Studios], Morgan Jaffit [Founder, Defiant Development], Trent Kusters [Founder, Director, League of Geeks], Elphie Coyle [Creator & Chairman, Lightmare Studios], Christopher Ng [General Manager, Thousand Face Publishing], Melissa Rogerson [Tabletop Manager, PAX Australia]
http://aus.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/dice-or-byte-the-convergence-of-tabletop-and-digital

Designing board games in an established universe DROPBEAR THEATRESATURDAY 1/11 1:30PM - 2:30PM
More and more licensed properties are coming to board games, but designing these games is a challenge. You could have an instant hit, but you could also incur the wrath of fans. And are any of these film and TV tie-ins really any good? Join Trent and Mark from the Dice Men Cometh podcast, with designers who've faced this challenge firsthand: Martin Wallace who has worked on games for Dr Who, Discworld and more; and Melbourne's Mark Morrison who's worked with the Elric and Cthulhu properties.

PANELISTS:
Trent Swindells [Podcaster, Dice Men Cometh], Mark Rickards [Podcaster, Dice Men Cometh], Mark Morrison [Board game writer, Campaign Coins], Martin Wallace [Board game designer, Tree Frog Games]
http://aus.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/designing-board-games-in-an-established-universe


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