Live at Anime Boston and Zenkaikon

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Anime Boston

We will be performing live at Anime Boston 2016! Come say hi!

Friday

Role Playing Anime
3:00pm - Hynes Panel 206

Judge Anime By Its Cover
7:00pm - Sheraton Panel Constitution 1

Saturday

How to run an Anime Club
1:30pm - Hynes Panel 208

More Foreign Anime Openers
7:30pm - Sheraton Panel Constitution 1

Motivational Anime
9:00pm - Hynes Panel 208

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Zenkaikon

We will also be performing live at Zenkaikon 2016 the following weekend!

Saturday

How to Run an Anime Club
11:45am - Live 5

Analyzing Anime: Utena
3:45pm - Live 1

Practical Game Theory
4:45pm - Live 1

Live at Anime Boston 2016

Sunday March 13, 2016

We will be performing live at Anime Boston 2016! Come say hi!

Friday

Role Playing Anime
3:00pm - Hynes Panel 206

Judge Anime By Its Cover
7:00pm - Sheraton Panel Constitution 1

Saturday

How to run an Anime Club
1:30pm - Hynes Panel 208

More Foreign Anime Openers
7:30pm - Sheraton Panel Constitution 1

Motivational Anime
9:00pm - Hynes Panel 208

Live at MAGFest 2016

Tuesday February 16, 2016

GeekNights will be live at MAGFest 2016! Rym and/or Scott are on six panels this year! And we'll be spending the rest of our time in tabletop, the arcade (possibly DDR at 4am or so), and playing some Eclipse.

Thursday

ESports: Do they matter?
5:30pm
MAGES 2 - Chesapeake 789

Friday

Designing Game Rules
11:30am
MAGES 2 - Chesapeake 789

The Far Future of Gaming
2:30pm
MAGES 1 - Chesapeake GHI

Atari Game Design
5:30pm
MAGES 2 - Chesapeake 789

Saturday

All things CCG, LCG, TCG
11:30am
Forum - Chesapeake JKL

Overly Complicated Board Games: Phase One: Planning
1:00pm
MAGES 1 - Chesapeake GHI

GeekNights PAX Prime Schedule

Tuesday August 18, 2015

GeekNights will be live at PAX Prime 2015! These constitute our 33rd and 34th consecutive panels or lectures at PAXes since 2008. Both are brand new never-before-seen experiences for senses.

The Far Future of Gaming
Sunday Aug 30 @ 1:00pm
Sphinx Theatre

Few industries, even on the bleeding edge, are able to make accurate projections even ten years into the future. At thirty years out, all bets are off. Games are no exception. Accelerating technology, evolving design, even entirely new mediums, spring suddenly into being. You probably have some sense of what the next few years hold for games. But what about the next 30? The next 100? Could gaming in 2015 have been predicted from gaming in 1985? What drives it? What will hold it back?

Rym DeCoster [Producer, GeekNights]
Scott Rubin [Host, GeekNights]
Luke Crane [Community Manager for Games, Kickstarter]
Catt Small [UX and Game Designer, Brooklyn Gamery]
Josephine Fu [Lead Game Producer, Date Nighto]
Emily Compton [3D Animator, What Pumpkin]

Sports are Games
Monday Aug 31 @ 4:00pm
Sphinx Theatre

Gaming live streams are some of the most popular television programs in the US. There are entire TV networks covering gaming that have existed for decades. Yet, many self-described gamers will eschew "Football" and "Ice Hockey" as being somehow distinct from "DOTA 2" and "CounterStrike." We even like to use the term "esport" to separate them from "sports." Sports and "esports" are fundamentally the same. American Football is frighteningly like a distributed turn-based strategy game. Esports, regular sports: it's all just sports.

Rym DeCoster [Producer, GeekNights]
Scott Rubin [Host, GeekNights]

Online Story-Driven Games
Wednesday Sep 2 @ 7:00pm

After PAX, don't forget that Rym will be lecturing at CHIFOO in Portland! Games don't just have UX: games are UX.

GeekNights Live at PAX Prime 2015

Sunday July 19, 2015

GeekNights will be live at PAX Prime 2015! These constitute our 33rd and 34th consecutive panels or lectures at PAXes since 2008. Both are brand new never-before-seen experiences for senses.

The Far Future of Gaming
Sunday Aug 30 @ 1:00pm
Sphinx Theatre

Few industries, even on the bleeding edge, are able to make accurate projections even ten years into the future. At thirty years out, all bets are off. Games are no exception. Accelerating technology, evolving design, even entirely new mediums, spring suddenly into being. You probably have some sense of what the next few years hold for games. But what about the next 30? The next 100? Could gaming in 2015 have been predicted from gaming in 1985? What drives it? What will hold it back?

Rym DeCoster [Producer, GeekNights]
Scott Rubin [Host, GeekNights]
Luke Crane [Community Manager for Games, Kickstarter]
Catt Small [UX and Game Designer, Brooklyn Gamery]
Josephine Fu [Lead Game Producer, Date Nighto]
Emily Compton [3D Animator, What Pumpkin]

Sports are Games
Monday Aug 31 @ 4:00pm
Sphinx Theatre

Gaming live streams are some of the most popular television programs in the US. There are entire TV networks covering gaming that have existed for decades. Yet, many self-described gamers will eschew "Football" and "Ice Hockey" as being somehow distinct from "DOTA 2" and "CounterStrike." We even like to use the term "esport" to separate them from "sports." Sports and "esports" are fundamentally the same. American Football is frighteningly like a distributed turn-based strategy game. Esports, regular sports: it's all just sports.

Rym DeCoster [Producer, GeekNights]
Scott Rubin [Host, GeekNights]

Online Story-Driven Games
Wednesday Sep 2 @ 7:00pm

After PAX, don't forget that Rym will be lecturing at CHIFOO in Portland! Games don't just have UX: games are UX.

Thank you ConnectiCon 2015

Thursday July 16, 2015

Thank you ConnectiCon! We performed for the seventh year in a row, with great crowds and great people. ConnectiCon is one of the best cons on the east coast, and easily among the best of pan-geek conventions in the world. We will return for 2016!

Thursday

Why No One Will Game with You
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Special Events 2 (Marriott - no badge needed)
See the original on youtube

Saturday

Analyzing Anime: Utena
9:20am - 10:20am
Dragon (CTCC MR 15-17)
See the youtube series

The History of Losing
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kraken (CTCC MR 11-13)
See the original on youtube

Five Nights at Freddy’s Live
9:00pm - 9:40pm
Phoenix (CTCC MR 24-25)

Why Five Nights at Freddy’s is Scary
9:40pm - 10:40pm
Phoenix (CTCC MR 24-25)
See the original on youtube

Sunday

Foreign Anime Openers
10:20am - 11:40am
Dragon (CTCC MR 15-17)

Live at ConnectiCon 2015

Tuesday June 30, 2015

GeekNights is performing live at ConnectiCon 2015!

Thursday

Why No One Will Game with You
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Special Events 2 (Marriott - no badge needed)

Saturday

Analyzing Anime: Utena
9:20am - 10:20am
Dragon (CTCC MR 15-17)

The History of Losing
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kraken (CTCC MR 11-13)

Five Nights at Freddy’s Live
9:00pm - 9:40pm
Phoenix (CTCC MR 24-25)

Why Five Nights at Freddy’s is Scary
9:40pm - 10:40pm
Phoenix (CTCC MR 24-25)

Sunday

Foreign Anime Openers
10:20am - 11:40am
Dragon (CTCC MR 15-17)

There are tons of other panels! Also great screenings and ridiculous gaming.

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