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!

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

GeekNights at ConnectiCon 2013

Saturday July 6, 2013

Aside from being two of the directors for the Panels and Workshops department of ConnectiCon 2013, we are also performing a few shows ourselves.

Android:Netrunner
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Panel 2 (CTCC MR 15/16)

Beyond Dungeons & Dragons
Friday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel 2 (CTCC MR 15/16)

Anime Openers from Around the World
Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Panel 1 (CTCC MR17)

Panel Auditions
Saturday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Panel 9 (CTCC MR 25)

A Decade of Running Panels
Saturday 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Panel 8 (CTCC MR 24)

How to Recommend Anime
Saturday 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Panel 3 (CTCC MR 14)

Check out the full panel/workshops schedule! It's off the hook!

Also look for us at PAX Australia RIGHT AFTER ConnectiCon (as in, we're flying there basically straight away after we tear down on Sunday). We're performing Beyond Dungeons & Dragons.

GeekNights Lectures at PAX East 2013

Thursday March 7, 2013

We are presenting two brand new lectures at PAX East 2013!

Mastering Game Mechanics
Saturday 12:00pm
Tabletop Workshop

Practical Game Theory
Saturday 1:30pm
Tabletop Workshop

Space will be limited, and we can't guarantee that either one will be videoed, so if you want to see them, line up early. We're not kidding.

PAX Prime 2012

Monday August 27, 2012

GeekNights is out of town at PAX Prime 2012! If you are in Seattle, be sure to come to one of our panels/lectures! If you found us from Seattle, check out some of our previous panels and lectures!

Academia vs Reality: Psychology, Game Theory, and Games
Wednesday, August 29th at 2:30pm in Grand II

At PAX Dev, we present a moderated discussion of game design. Everyone knows how games should be made. “Should,” however, can be very far from “are.” Academics assert various design methodologies, game theorists and mathematicians propose quantitative solutions, psychologists talk of “Skinner boxes” and incentivization models, armchair designers rationalize post-hoc “this is how they did it” stories, and actual designers… well, that’s what we’re here to discuss. Join Rym, Scott, Conrad Kreyling, Avery Alix, Luke Crane, and Jared Sorensen.


Short Subjects in Gaming
Friday, August 31st at 3:30pm in our Wolfman theatre

At PAX Prime, we present for your consideration three short subjects: three 20 minute mini-lectures on various topics in gaming. In no particular order: "When the Game Plays the Player," "A Competitive Test of Skill," and "On the Ethics of Mind Control." From rhythm games to CounterStrike, casino gambling to euro-style board games, the relevance of these topics is not to be understated.


GeekNights Boardgame Workshop
Saturday, September 1st at 8:00pm in Room 302

Dive into tabletop gaming! Rym and Scott (GeekNights) are here to teach you to play (and more importantly, to win). Agricola is a super popular resource management game with little wooden animals and surprising strategic depth. Carcassonne is a classic tile-laying area control game that teaches the fundamentals of optimal play and point denial. We're here to teach you both -- first the rules, then the strategy -- in a hands-on workshop with no experience necessary.


We will be out of town for an extended period during and after PAX (for a number of conventions about which many of you will care little), so the schedule will be a bit sparse for a month or so. Guest episodes and other content will appear sporadically, but fear not: we shall return!

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