GeekNights Live at PAX Prime 2014!

Friday July 25, 2014

We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting a lecture at PAX Prime 2014!

How to Win Every Game
Monday @ noon
Sandworm Theatre

It seems obvious that, when playing a game of skill, one attempts to win. Interestingly, this is often not the case, and even skilled gamers rarely analyze to any real depth the underlying mechanics and strategy of a given game. By deconstructing the games we play, you too can make them far less fun for yourself and beat the everliving hell out of your friends. We'll hit the theory pretty heavily, but also specific examples from games like "Stratego", "Settlers of Catan", and even "Football".

This is a brand new lecture! As always, we can't promise we'll have video of it up after the con, so if you really want to see it, show up! We might even take questions for once!

Rym will additionally be at PAX Dev: feel free to say hi if you're there.

GeekNights Live at ConnectiCon 2014! Updated!

Monday July 7, 2014

It's time for ConnectiCon 2014! July 10th-13th in Hartford CT! We will be there performing two live shows, in additional to generally walking around ensuring that all the panels run smoothly. If you want to say hi, stop by Panel Ops any time!

How to Win Every Game
Friday 4:00pm Panel 6

Not all Anime are What they Seem
Saturday 11:00am Panel 5

Bad Games
Saturday 2:00pm Panel 2

Why No One Will Game with You
Sunday 8:30am Panel 6

You can also see Rym as part of Date Nighto's panel:

Developing Visual Novels
Saturday 3:30pm Panel 2

Emily will be presenting, both on her own and with Sparkler, three shows as well!

Let's Animate
Friday 12:30pm Workshop 1

Writing Fiction through the Female Gaze
Friday 5:00pm Panel 5

Fiction Writing Workshop
Saturday 10:30pm Workshop 2

Creating Art for Video Games
Saturday 5:00pm Panel 2

If you've found us from ConnectiCon after the fact (or can't attend) , don't forget to check out our other show: GeekNights Presents Utena!

GeekNights Live at ConnectiCon 2014!

Friday July 4, 2014

It's time for ConnectiCon 2014! July 10th-13th in Hartford CT! We will be there performing two live shows, in additional to generally walking around ensuring that all the panels run smoothly. If you want to say hi, stop by Panel Ops any time!

Bad Games
Saturday 2:00pm Panel 2

Why No One Will Game with You
Sunday 8:30am Panel 6

You can also see Rym as part of Date Nighto's panel:

Developing Visual Novels
Saturday 3:30pm Panel 2

Emily will be presenting, both on her own and with Sparkler, three shows as well!

Let's Animate
Friday 12:30pm Workshop 1

Writing Fiction through the Female Gaze
Friday 5:00pm Panel 5

Creating Art for Video Games
Saturday 5:00pm Panel 2

If you've found us from ConnectiCon after the fact (or can't attend) , don't forget to check out our other show: GeekNights Presents Utena!

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

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