Tycho Reads "I Want My Hat Back" at PAX East 2012

At PAX East 2012, Scott from GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) asked Tycho to read us a story about a bear and his quest to find his missing hat. It was, shall we say, a moment.

"I Want My Hat Back" by Jon Klassen http://www.amazon.com/I-Want-My-Hat-Back/dp/0763655988

PAX East 2011 Highlights

PAX East 2011 was the second PAX East in history, and the first in the BCEC, Boston's cavernous venue. If you don't know what to expect from a Penny Arcade Expo, let alone a PAX East, this highlights montage will tell all. It's quite a thing to see. PAX is like no other convention we attend, either as simply fans or as guest speakers.

GeekNights was there with FIVE panels/lectures:

MMORPGs are Anything But http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cV8wCWi54U

The Game Makes the Community http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRlYM9F50EQ

The Ballad of Dudebro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u11gyD9cf5o

Game Mechanics and Mechanism Design http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXdfU2DoF8o

How to Win at Games http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06bz-v5J5wc

All video was taken/edited by the GeekNights staff. (http://www.frontrowcrew.com)

The song is a Wesley Hopper OverClocked ReMix (http://www.ocremix.org): Enigmatic Lunacy (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00762/).

MAGFest X Highlights

As you know, GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) was in force at MAGFest X with two panels, a lecture, copious amounts of alcohol, and four days of 24/7 gaming! We present for your consideration some highlights.

Our coverage of MAGFest X: http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20120112/magfest-x/

Beyond Dungeons & Dragons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtUgtX3ncTk

Money Making Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFfkPlHjyLA

All footage taken by us with two very important exceptions! Special thanks to PAX Community DVD! (http://www.paxcommunitydvd.net/)

Nobou Colossus Roaring: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBYjlggRLPE

One Ups Concert footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNDMPAdkmhI

Burning Apocalypse Con 11/11/11: How you found Burning Wheel

Burning Apocalypse con (http://www.burningwheel.org/?page_id=111) showcased the triumphs of tabletop role playing game design from the minds of Luke Crane and Vincent Baker.

Here, Rym and Scott of GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) asked the question "How did you find Burning Wheel?", and the answers are herein.

Thanks to The Al Holbrook Band for their song "Burning Wheel" - http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Al-Holbrook-Band/268856187844.

We have some related GeekNights content for those interested in more:

Interview with Luke Crane: http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20061031/interview-with-luke-crane/

BAC Interview with Luke Crane: http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20111108/burning-apocalypse-con-with-luke-crane/

Two episodes about Burning Wheel: http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20060214/ubercon-and-burning-wheel/ http://frontrowcrew.com/geeknights/20071002/the-burning-wheel/

PAX Prime 2011 - Highlights

Rym and Scott of GeekNights (www.frontrowcrew.com) bring to you a montage of some of their highlights from PAX Prime 2011. Some games, some ponies, some panels: everything that could fit inside of the GeekNights theme song (credit as always to djpretzel (http://ocremix.org/artist/4279/djpretzel).

If you must know, the Omegathon is not included SOLELY due to the fact that, in the heat of the moment, no one on the GN staff could be arsed to break out a camera. They were too busy yelling.

Makoto Shinkai at NYCC 2011

Makoto Shinkai (新海 誠) appeared at the last "New York Anime Festival" (within the New York Comic Con) in 2011 for a screening of his new movie "Children Who Chase Lost Voices" (星を追う子ども), as well as an interview and Q&A.

Here is the directed portion of the interview conducted by NYAF/NYCC. Translation not directed at the audience was cut.

As an interesting side note, we (GeekNights) had not intended to video this event. While press, we assumed that plenty of other people would have their equipment on-hand. Upon arrival, however, we discovered that there was almost no press presence. I couldn't let this wonderful interview exist solely in the form of fan cameras from the audience, so I turned up maximum image stabilization and stood for the full event at the side of the room holding the camera as steady as possible.

The room was noisy, and there was a great deal of background noise from outside the room. I removed as much as possible.

The moral? If you're a journalist at a convention, carry your tripod and shotgun mic even if you expect any video to be redundant. ;^)

Jaffe swears a lot at Pax

This video was uploaded from an Android phone.

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