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!

GeekNights in Australia - PAX AUS 2013

Monday April 22, 2013

We are happy to announce that we are presenting at PAX Australia this year!

Beyond Dungeons & Dragons
Friday, July 19th
1:00pm - Wombat theatre

This will be our 23rd PAX panel/lecture! While you wait for July, check out some of our previous PAX lectures!

Back from PAX East 2013!

Tuesday March 26, 2013

Thank you all for coming to see us (or at least trying to) at PAX East 2013! Both lectures filled to capacity well in advance, and considering how many of you were turned away, we will try to have video up in the next week or so. The two events were:

Mastering Game Mechanics
Saturday 12:00pm
Tabletop Workshop

Practical Game Theory
Saturday 1:30pm
Tabletop Workshop

In the meantime, check out video of our talks from PAXes of yore (East and Prime) in glorious HD!

From MMORPGs are Anything But to Game Mechanics and Mechanism Design, How to Win at Games, to A Competitive Test of Skill: we've lectured on just about every aspect of gaming at some or other PAX over the years! Stay tuned for video from East 2013!

Last and not least, we took a step up to not only speak, but Enforce at PAX this year. It was an experience to remember, and I want to heartily thank our fellow Enforcers for making it a truly amazing weekend.

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.

GeekNights Live at PAX Prime/Dev 2012!

Wednesday August 8, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we will be speakers at both PAX Prime and PAX Dev 2012. Come see us in Seattle over Labor Day weekend!

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.

GeekNights at PAX Prime and PAX Dev

Sunday July 22, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we will be speakers at both PAX Prime and PAX Dev 2012. Come see us in Seattle over Labor Day weekend!

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.

Back from PAX Prime 2011!

Wednesday August 31, 2011

Welcome to GeekNights! We're are back from PAX, but we probably told you to come to our site for one reason or another. New episodes are twice a week (barring this most recent Tuesday, where Rym magically lost it).

If you want to see our lectures from PAX East 2011, two of them are in our Youtube channel. The third will be up soon, along with our PAX Prime 2011 shows!

If you're looking for Radio Free Equestria, look no further. But, it's just a pilot: the real show is in production (so hold your horses).

We did two events at PAX Prime 2011! We will try to get some video up as we can!

Discover the Forgotten Masters
Saturday @ noon: Serpent Theatre

Learn to Play: Boardgames
Saturday 6pm-8pm: Tabletop Workshops - Room 302

If you attended the workshop (or want us to run more tabletop workshops at future PAXes), fill out this survey!

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