PAX South 2018 is drawing nearer, and Sub Cultured will once again be there keeping you up to date with the latest news from one of the south’s biggest gaming cons!
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.
PAX South 2018 boasts to be even bigger than their inaugural year, which saw games like Gigantic and Brawlhalla dominate the show floor. In lieue of a string of celebrity guests, PAX conventions center around us, the gamers, with an exhibition hall full of publishers, developers, and creators of video games and table tops to be found at every turn of your head!
Beyond the huge expo hall full of games, tabletop and console gaming rooms, there’s also a number of tournaments from console to PC, handhelds, and tabletop games. And of course there’s the PAX staples of the Omegathon, Penny Arcade Q&A, and Penny Arcade Make-A-Strip.
A new addition to PAX South’s programming, True Dungeon will be at PAX South 2018! True Dungeon is a live-action D&D event complete with immersive sets, costumed NPCs and life-size monsters. You can get separate tickets for a 2 hour full adventure ahead of time or line up on site for a free 30 minute demo.
The panels this year also have a lot of really interesting topics. Notable events include Streaming 101: Launching Your Broadcast on Friday at 12:30pm, Sound Design Live on Friday at 3:30pm, or Leveling Up: Monetizing Your Video Game-Inspired Music on Saturday at 4:30pm.
Looking for more than panels and freeplay? There is plenty of after hours programming going on! On Friday night, check out nerdcore night at the Lila Cockrell Theatre! Bring your best pair of dark sunglasses and Cool Person Head Nod (patent pending) because MC Frontalot, Mega Ran, and Sammus are gonna light up the night. And on Saturday, a string quartet, a mariachi band and a speedrunning rock band share the stage for the second night of concerts. Not at the same time, of course. We’re pretty sure that would be a mess. Videri String Quartet, Super MES, and Bit Brigade join forces for one night only at 8:30pm in the Lila Cockrell Theatre!
PAX South will be held January 12th – 14th, 2018 and takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, which is conveniently located in the heart of San Antonio, Texas. in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets are still available online, so come soak up some of the panels and programming, and be sure to say hi! Follow us on Twitter @SubCultured for updates from the show floor or keep an eye on our convention coverage!