Live in Australia - Full Schedule

Friday October 10, 2014

We are happy to announce that Rym will be in Australia for PAX Aus 2014 in Melbourne, VIC (October 31-November 2)! He will be presenting two lectures!

How to Win Every Game
Friday 11:00am
Fruitbat 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."

Losing
Saturday 2:00pm
Fruitbat Theatre

Winning is good, and losing is bad. We strive to win, and this is the basis for most of the games we play. Challenges are binary: we either overcome them, advancing the story, or fail, and must try again. But, what if we were to toss this conventional wisdom aside? Do we really only have fun when we win? Have you ever had that moment in a game where epic and total failure was the most memorable part? What kinds of games would arise if we strove to make losing, instead of winning, the point?


This is the final, updated schedule. Come say hi!

GeekNights Live at PAX Australia 2014!

Wednesday September 10, 2014

We are happy to announce that Rym will be in Australia for PAX Aus 2014 in Melbourne, VIC (October 31-November 2)! He will be presenting two lectures!

Losing
Saturday @ 2:00pm

Winning is good, and losing is bad. We strive to win, and this is the basis for most of the games we play. Challenges are binary: we either overcome them, advancing the story, or fail, and must try again. But, what if we were to toss this conventional wisdom aside? Do we really only have fun when we win? Have you ever had that moment in a game where epic and total failure was the most memorable part? What kinds of games would arise if we strove to make losing, instead of winning, the point?


How to Win Every Game
Sunday @ noon

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."

Our PAX Prime 2014 Schedule!

Wednesday August 27, 2014

We have an updated schedule for PAX Prime 2014!

How to Love and Hate Tabletop Games
Saturday @ 11:30am
Sandworm Theatre

How to Win Every Game
Monday @ noon
Sandworm Theatre

GeekNights Meetup
Monday @ 1:00pm
Outside the Sandworm Theatre

"How to Win Every Game" at PAX Prime 2014

Wednesday August 20, 2014

Come see our brand new 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!

Guidebook
PAX Prime Site

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!

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