Disruptor Beam at PAX East 2014!

Hello everyone! Disruptor Beam has big plans for PAX East 2014! As you may know, Disruptor Beam is based in the Boston area, so having one of the largest gaming conventions on the planet in our backyard is something we look forward to all year.

The Big Announcement

We can’t tell you what it is - yet. We can’t tell you what it’s about - yet. We can say it will be a huge announcement for Disruptor Beam that we cannot wait to talk about! Watch for more information in the days leading up to PAX.

The Booth

Disruptor Beam will have a 20’ x 20’ booth on the main expo floor. Our booth this year is right off one of the main hallways at the north end. This booth will be filled with Disruptor Beam Team members for all three days, as well as some special events:

  • Get your photo professionally taken against the Iron Throne! A special 10’ x 8’ backdrop was commissioned and painted by one of our artists. Dress up as Khaleesi and cradle Dragon Eggs for all of your friends to see!
  • The first-ever public showing of Game of Thrones Ascent on Android! Join us at the booth and be one of the first ever fans to play Game of Thrones Ascent on Android.
  • Game of Thrones Ascent on iPad! Come experience the brand-new iPad version of Game of Thrones Ascent.

The Party

We’re planning a Meet and Greet party for Saturday night, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. We’re still finalizing the venue, but it will be within walking distance of the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. Come meet the team and fellow GoTA players, and buy each other drinks! Some amount of food and drinks will be provided, though the bar will be a cash bar.

The Panels

Disruptor Beam team members will either be hosting or participating on seven panels at PAX East 2014! Check out these panels for members of our team:

How can we stay positive in the games industry? Friday, 9:00pm, Bumblebee Theater. Join Associate Producer Alex “Nod” Engel as he and other veteran Boston game industry professionals talk about how to stay positive in this era of studio closings and industry change.

Free to Play Throwdown - Boston Mobile Devs Debate the Business of Mobile Games. Saturday, 10:30am, Cuttlefish Theater. Join Executive Producer Rich Gallup as he joins a panel of experts who discuss the future of mobile games.

The New Age of Hardcore Social Games. Saturday, 5:30pm, Badger Theater. Join CEO Jon Radoff as we discusses how it is possible to have hardcore social games, and why they can succeed when casual social games fail.

The Worst of the Worst: More Dark Stories from Online Games. Saturday, 8:00pm, Arachnid Theater. Join Community Director Katie “Khatie” Postma and Associate Producer Alex “Nod” Engel for an hour-long discussion on some of the dark stories they have picked up in their combined 25 years working on online games.

Harmonix Royal Rumble. Sunday, 10:30am, Albatross Theater. Join Executive Producer Rich Gallup as he competes against 29 other game industry peers in an epic 30-person royal rumble on the N64!

Meet the “most evil” game developers in the world. Sunday, 10:30am, Bumblebee Theater. Join CEO Jon Radoff as he discusses the “evil” of social games and how it is changing the modern game industry.

PRODUCED! Sunday, 1:30pm, Bumblebee Theater. Join Executive Producer Rich Gallup as he partners with Vinny Caravella of Giant Bomb on their times making videos, working on video games, and making videos about video games.

The Details

In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming.

Since then, the show hasn’t looked back. Doubling in size each year until venue capacities were reached, in 2010 the show expanded into Boston for PAX East, drawing tens of thousands of attendees in the inaugural year. The shows in Seattle and Boston represent the two largest gaming events in North America!


Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Friday, April 11th: 8:00am - 12:00am (Expo Floor 10:00am - 6:00pm)
Saturday, April 12th: 8:00am - 12:00am (Expo Floor 10:00am - 6:00pm)
Sunday, April 13th: 8:00am - 6:00pm (Expo Floor 10:00am - 6:00pm)

How do I get there?

Sorry, tickets have been sold out for months. However, our Meet and Greet is open to anyone in the area, and we would love to see you! Look for more details as we get closer to PAX.

Where can I find more information?

We’ll be posting more details on Facebook, the forums, and Twitter. Keep an eye out and we’ll let you know as soon as we know more!