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Find Us at PAX 2010!

Are you headed out to Seattle for PAX Prime? Want to know where to find your trusty old HMX Community team? Check out the following list of panels and other events featuring HMX devs and alumni. For more information and a full schedule visit PAXsite.com!

We’ll also be hanging out at a rad Welcome To PAX Party on Thursday night. Get your hands on Rock Band 3 before anyone else at PAX! For more info (and to RSVP) visit the Yelp.com event page.

You don’t need to have a PAX badge to go to this party – it’s open to anyone!

Finally we’ll have lots of surprises and other good stuff in store. Follow @RockBand on Twitter. 


Rock Band 3 Design Q&A Free-for-all!
Friday, 10:00am – 11:00am
Where? Pegasus Theatre

Panelists Include: Brian Chan [Senior Designer, Harmonix Music Systems], Sylvain Dubrofsky [Senior Designer, Harmonix Music Systems], HMX Alum Dan Teasdale [Lead Designer, Twisted Pixel Games], Aaron Trites [Assc. Community Manager, Harmonix Music Systems], John Drake [Manager, Communications and Special Projects, Harmonix Music Systems]

 

The Community Manager Challenge (Part 1 & 2)
Friday, 2:30-3:30 pm & Saturday, 11:30am – 12:30 pm
Where? Pegasus Theatre

Panelists Include: Larry Hryb [Major Nelson, Xbox], Stephanie Bayer [Community Mgr, Bioware], Alexis Hebert-Ruiz [Community Mgr, Terminal Reality], Will Kinsler [Community Mgr, EA Sports], Sam Houston [Social Media Mgr, Perfect World], Christa "Trixie360" Charter [Xbox], Arne Meyer [Naughty Dog], Will Kinsler [EA Sports], Kathleen "cookiecups" Sanders [Xbox Indie Games], Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling [Infinity Ward], Jeff Rubenstein Rubenstein [Playstation], John Drake [Manager, Communications and Special Projects, Harmonix], Sam Van Tilburg [Community Manager, Lionhead]

 

What Do Fans Want? Fan Feedback on Community
Friday, 3:30-4:30pm
Where? Serpent Theatre

Panelists include: James Stevenson [Senior Community Manager, Insomniac Games], Alli Thresher [Community Moderator, Harmonix Music Systems], Arne Meyer [Community Strategist, Naughty Dog], Ben Swanson [Senior Community Manager, Visceral Games], Stephanie Bayer [Community Manager, Roundhouse Media]

 

Movin’ on Up: How to Make It (Or Not) in Videogames Journalism
Friday, 4:30-5:30pm
Where? Unicorn Theatre

Panelists include: Arne Meyer [Community Strategist, Naughty Dog], John Drake [Manager, Communications and Special Projects, Harmonix Music Systems], Chris Kohler [Game|Life Editor, Wired.com], John Ricciardi [8-4]

 

The Various Roads to Becoming a Community Manager
Friday, 6:00-7:00pm
Where? Unicorn Theatre

Panelists include: James Stevenson [Senior Community Manager, Insomniac Games], Jay Frechette [Community Manager, Visceral Games], Alli Thresher [Community Moderator, Harmonix Music Systems], Arne Meyer [Community Strategist, Naughty Dog], Jennifer Kye [Company Blogger, Gameloft], Sam Houston [Independent]

 

Online Gaming Communities and "Real Life" Relationships
Saturday, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wolfman Theatre

Are you are a member of one or more online gaming website communities? Perhaps the friendships and relationships you formed online have made their way into your everyday "real life". You are certainly not alone. We will discuss the communities we have created and support, and how they impact real life relationships for gamers of all types. This was one of the more popular panels at the inaugural PAX East.

Panelists include: Derek “DSmooth” Nolan [Co-Founder / Host, 2old2play.com / 2old2type Radio], Chloe “PMS Kitty” Brown [Co-Founder / Community Manager, GamerchiX / PopChiX] , Cathlin “Catastrophe” Sentz [Reviews Editor / Community Manager, ZTGD.com / N4G.com], Ryan “H2O Rip” Chaply [Product Manager, PMS | H2O], Aaron “HMXhenry” Trites [Community Manager, Harmonix]

 

For more information about PAX 2010, visit the official website.