Zenkaikon 2014

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Back from PAX East, we immediately turn around for Zenkaikon 2014 this weekend (April 26th and April 27th)! We will be there performing three live shows!

Anime Openers from Around the World
Saturday 10:00am Live 3 (Heritage C)

All Anime are the Same
Saturday 1:30pm Live 3 (Heritage C)

Bad Games
Sunday 10:30am Live 3 (Heritage C)

If you've found us from Zenkaikon itself, don't forget to check out our other show: GeekNights Presents Utena!

Live at PAX East 2014!

Thursday April 3, 2014

GeekNights will be presenting their 25th PAX lecture at PAX East 2014!

Why No One Will Game with You
Friday 1:00pm
Badger Theatre

In gaming forums around the world, variations of the same thread forever grace the front page: “Looking for a Gaming Group.” Games are ubiquitous, barriers to entry are ever-lower, and the Internet (never mind conventions like PAX) provide what should be a sea of gamers ready and willing to play games with us. So why all the trouble? Why, in 2013, is it still so hard to form a gaming group? Why won’t anyone play Air Hockey with me?

In exploring the “LFG” space, there are a myriad of issues which come to light. Skill gaps leave players stranded. Matchmaking systems hurt as much as they help. The longer tail of games available spreads niche audiences further into increasingly specific sub-sub-sub-genres. Play styles differ. (Indeed, in some groups it is impolite to spend more than ten seconds on one’s turn, while in others spending less than ten MINUTES is the height of rudeness)!

Let’s explore why it’s so hard (or why it SEEMS to hard) to find people to play games!

Thanks Anime Boston 2014!

Sunday March 23, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at Anime Boston 2014!

As promised, here are the slides for our lectures.

Fundamental Anime
Friday 02:00pm
Panel 309

The Secret Guide to Running Panels
Saturday noon
Panel 206

Not All Anime are What They Seem
Saturday 2:30pm
Panel 309

Judge Anime By Its Cover
Saturday 7:30pm
Panel Constitution

You can see Judge Anime by its Cover from Anime Boston 2013 to see how accurate we were last time! Also check out our other show: GeekNights Presents: Revolutionary Girl Utena! And, if the ridiculous security theater bag searches and metal detector patdowns bothered you, be sure to contact the Mayor of Boston!

Live at Anime Boston 2014

Wednesday February 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce that we will be appearing live at Anime Boston 2014!

Fundamental Anime
Friday 02:00pm
Panel 309

The Secret Guide to Running Panels
Saturday noon
Panel 206

Not All Anime are What They Seem
Saturday 2:30pm
Panel 309

Judge Anime By Its Cover
Saturday 7:30pm
Panel Constitution

GeekNights Live at MAGFest 2014

Saturday December 21, 2013

We are happy to announce that we will be performing live at MAGFest 2014 with not one, not two, but four panels. Come say hi!

Games Ten and Thirty Years from Now
Thursday @ 7:00pm

Bad Games
Friday @ 10:00am

Game Controllers
Friday @ 2:30pm

Privacy and Games
Satuday @ 7:00pm

Live at PAX Prime 2013!

Wednesday August 28, 2013

Fresh from PAX Australia (where we presented Beyond Dungeons & Dragons), join us at PAX Prime 2013, where we will be presenting Bad Games!

Bad Games
Monday @ noon
Wolfman Theatre

Pre-PAX, we would love to see you at the Pre-PAX Sky High Tabletop Play Benefitting Food Lifeline! We'll be there in VIP style running games, teaching games, and maybe even playing games with you lot! The event is almost sold out, so don't delay: it's the only guaranteed-table space to pregame PAX... in style!

Already at PAX? Missing PAX? Tide yourself over with some of our past presentations from previous paxes!

Hopefully we'll see you there (or saw you there, and you're looking at this page thanks to that tiny flyer we handed out)!

Thank you Melbourne!

Thursday July 25, 2013

Thank you Melbourne and PAX Australia for a ridiculously good time! We're still in Australia exploring the land of poison and meat pies, so we haven't had much chance to upload new video, let alone new episodes of GeekNights. While you wait:

In case you missed Beyond Dungeons & Dragons (and I know most of you did: the room was over capacity long before we arrived), here's video of mostly the same panel from a previous convention in the states! We've also shared the slides, including the list of games from the lecture.

You can find a good number of our PAX Lectures from both PAX East and PAX Prime as well. Further, due to the HUGE anime overlap at PAX Aus, be sure to check out some of our anime lectures or convention highlights!

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