Hi there! Jeff Green here. You might remember me from such magazines as Computer Gaming World and game companies like PopCap. You might also recognize me by my trademarked catchphrase "You're not the Lord of the Rings!" Or maybe you don't know me at all and don't really give a shit. No matter. The point of this post today is to share my schedule for next weekend's PAX Prime in Seattle, either so you can find me or actively avoid me.
I'm going to be on three (3) panels at PAX this time, and will also be findable at PopCap's booth on the show floor, where you can come up to me and yell at me about PvZ 2's free-to-play, or the fact that it's not on Android yet. Really, it's all I've been hearing for the past week, so I'm totally used to it. Alternatively, you can come up to me and we can talk about something else entirely, like Breaking Bad, or the weather, or Ben Affleck as Batman. Doesn't really matter to me. I'm just there for the good vibes, man. And the convention food.
So below are the panels I am on. I will provide links to the PAX site so you can read more, if you are so inclined. I'm pretty psyched about all three. One because it is a fun gathering of old pals, the other two because they are very different from any other panels I have participated in previously.
SATURDAY AUG 31 6:30 PM
Three Old Guys Playing Zork -
What started as a Twitter joke between me and my friends Dan Amrich and Eric "e"
Eric Neustadter is now a PAX panel. Yay! It's basically exactly what the description is. We hope to make this be a fun (yet educational!) look back at one of the seminal works of interactive fiction. Audience participation encouraged!
SUNDAY SEPT 1 12:30 PM
It's Dangerous To Go Alone: The Take This Panel
What could be more fun at a gaming convention than to attend a panel on depression? And that's the only joke I'll make on the subject, as frequenters of this blog know that this is a condition I have suffered from. Thus making it okay for me to joke about it. In all seriousness, I'm very honored to be part of this panel, which will discuss issues surrounding depression and how to cope with it, as it relates to our Internet and gaming lives. If you are at all someone who has suffered in any way, or even just wondering if you do, I encourage you to attend. We all have stories to tell. And the more we talk about it, the easier it gets.
MONDAY SEPT 2 4:30 PM
CGW/GFW Radio "The Brodeo" Reunion #2: Even Eli Knows What that Means
Yes, just before they close the doors on the show for another year, just as their putting all the chairs up and the janitors are starting to disinfect the place, your pals the Brodeo crew will make a second pathetic attempt at relevancy with another reunion! Yes, watch in awkward, trainwreck silence as these forgotten podcasters relive the old days for an audience of five. Next year, we'll be on tour of suburban malls with the surviving members of Gilligan's Island, so catch us now while you can!
Okay? So that's the deal. If you see me, please don't hit me. If you'd like to say hi, or buy me a beer, I'm up for both, always! And I hope all y'all have a great PAX!