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PAX Australia Panel Schedule 2014


We’ve already had a Sneak Peek at some panels that will be on offer at PAX this year. I know that details on a few measly panels isn’t going to be enough for you though.

Leading up to the end of October, you’ll start seeing more announcements on the different types of panels.

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (MCEC) is a big place and PAX Australia will be taking over 6 theatres. From what’s already been announced there is an estimated 100(ish) panels and 150 exhibitors over the course of the event.

As the schedule starts to fill out, you can feel overwhelmed by the excitement levels. Make sure you check out our PAX Australia survival guide on tips to overcome this feeling (Pirate Ships are involved).

The PAX Panels that have been announced are in the schedule below. Stay tuned to Non-Fiction Gaming through Facebook and Twitter as more updates will be coming in over the next 5 weeks.

pax australia panels map

  • Main Theatre (Lvl 0, Convention Centre)
  • Wombat Theatre (Lvl 0, Convention Centre)
  • Dropbear Theatre (Lvl 1, Exhibition Centre)
  • Kookaburra Theatre (Lvl 2, Convention Centre)
  • Galah Theatre (Lvl 2, Convention Centre)
  • Fruitbat Theatre (Lvl 2, Convention Centre)

The Full Map has been released! 

Last Updated – 01/10/14

Friday, 31st October PAX Australia Panels

PAX Australia 2013



10am – 12pm

10:00 am
10:30 am  [Main] Storytime with Pete Hines
[Dropbear] Why Watch When You Can Play
[Galah] Owning Your Geek
11:00 am [Fruitbat] How To Win Every Game
[Wombat] Media Molecule – Ask Us About Our Games!
[Kookaburra] The Foam and the Fury – Swordcraft the LARP
11:30 am  [Main] Penny Arcade Q&A
12:00 pm [DropBear] How Halfbrick Makes Games
[Galah] The Golden Age of Tabletop Gaming
12:30 pm  Content Match: When YouTube and Indie Games Collide
Good Game: Ask Us Anything
Serious Games for Serious Issues: More Than Just Having Fun
1:00 pm  [Main] Rooster Teeth
1:30 pm  Music, Video Games and YOU
State of Play – Competitive Gaming and E-Sports in Australia
2:00 pm  Lone Rangers: DIY Games
Political Proactivism for Geeks
XP Initiative: Helping Young Gamers Grow Up to be Good Geeks
2:30 pm
3:00 pm [Galah] Queering Video Games: LGBT Representation and Why It Matters
[Dropbear] Super Ultra Fighting Game Community Panel EX
Developing for ID@Xbox
3:30 pm  [Wombat] ‘A Chat With Chris Roberts, The Original Wing Commander
Gamers Conquered the Mainstream… What’s Next?
Omegathon Round 1 – Ikaruga
4:00 pm
4:30 pm [Main] Smite Panel -HiRez Studios
Indie Game Globetrotters
The Customised Is Always Right: Pre-gen vs custom Characters
5:00 pm [Fruitbat] ‘The Realities of Writing About Games’
[Kookaburra] ‘Cupertino and Games’
5:30 pm  BioWare: Stories You Can Play
6:00 pm [Galah] Video Games: The Movie (Making of The Film)
hornwatch Panel
Virtual Worlds: A look into the VR past, present and Future
6:30 pm [Fruitbat] “You Can Make Games Too!”
megathon Round 2 – Kerplunk
7:00 pm  [Wombat] ‘Cards Against Humanity’
7:30 pm Halloween Horror Games Panel
[Galah] Talking Funny: Comedy and Video Games
8:00 pm [Kookaburra] What They Won’t Tell You About Working In Video Games
Screening of Fallout Fan Film ‘Fallout: Distress’
8:30 pm  Geek Bomb’s GEEK TRIVIA SHOWDOWN
9:00 pm  IGN AU Pubcast – Live!
Quest to fund Indie Board Games
9:30 pm [Fruitbat] ‘Things that go bump on the tabletop’
Creening: Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
10:00 pm  [Wombat] Iron Chef Cosplay


Saturday, 1st November PAX Australia Panels

PAX Australia 2013


10am – 12pm

10:00 am
10:30 am [Galah] ‘From Pixels and Putty to Awesome Tabletop Miniatures’
[Main] Penny Arcade – Make a Strip!
11:00 am  [Fruitbat] A Career in Thinking: The Importance of Researching Games
[Kookaburra] Best Retro Videogames You’ve Probably Never Played
11:30 am
12:00 pm [Dropbear] “Freelancing like a Pro: More than just about the writing”
12:30 pm [Fruitbat] For the Love of Gaming
1:00 pm
1:30 pm  [Galah] Everyone Games: Creating Inclusive Gaming Communities
2:00 pm  [Wombat ] Battlecry : Welcome to the WarZone
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm  [Galah] The Writers’ Room
5:00 pm [Fruitbat] Live Action Gaming : The Very Real World of Real World Gaming
[Kookaburra]Women in Video Games : Improving Things For Everyone
[Wombat] Hey There Good Looking!
5:30 pm
6:00 pm [Dropbear] “Video games… FOR SCIENCE!”
[Galah] Indie Board Games
6:30 pm [Wombat] Building New IP – Pixel by Pixel
7:00 pm
7:30 pm [Dropbear] How to Design a Videogame from Scratch LIVE
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm  [Dropbear] GameLoading: Rise of the Indies
9:30 pm  [Music] FreezePop
[Wombat] The Ultimate Industry Quiz Showdown: 2RIVIA 2FURIOUS!


Sunday, 2nd November PAX Australia Panels

PAX Australia 2013


10am – 6pm

10:00 am
10:30 am [Galah] ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Cosplay Celebrity’
[Main] ‘Inside @GearboxSoftware’
[Dropbear] Unlocking The Fourth Wall: Transmedia & Games
11:00 am
11:30 am [Wombat] ‘I am JC Denton: A Conversation With Jay Anthony Franke’
12:00 pm  [TBA] How To Win Every Time
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm  [Galah] Geek Parenting: Games & Activities for your Geeklets
2:00 pm [Main] Penny Arcade Q&A 2
2:30 pm
3:00 pm [Dropbear] “Spiritual Warfare: Religion and Spirituality in Games”
3:30 pm [Kookaburra] “Let’s get Serious: Games are changing, get involved!”
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm

(If you are running a panel and you don’t see it here, let us know in the comments or contact us)

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Daniel 'Sheriff Dan' Ryan is a long time Dungeon Master who has worked in Esports, Marketing, and writes about Gaming when the sun goes down.


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