Escapist Expo 2013 Opens Panel Submissions

Escapist Expo 2013 Opens Panel Submissions

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At this year's expo, we'd like to hear what you have to say.

Last year at Escapist Expo thousands of gamers turned out for the fun, the games, the people, and the gangnam style - and most of them went to a few panels, as well. They enjoyed listening to panelists talk about geek culture, game design, and tabletop games - from raising geek kids to running a small gaming business. This year, The Escapist wants you to build your own panels for Expo. We want you to pitch us on your panel of experts, primed and ready to share their knowledge with the nerdy masses. People and panels are the heart of a convention, and we want you to combine those with your own expertise to make the panels at the expo into something that's driven by the fans, for the fans.

If you think you know just the crew of people to share their brilliance, or who are ready to get peppered with questions, head on over to the panel submission page for more details.

The short of it is that we'd like panels to be about an hour long, consist of an informed group, and include people ready for Q&A time. You'll need to submit your panel by July 31st, but you can edit your submission as needed. We'll review the submissions, take the ones we think everyone will be most excited to hear, and announce which panels have been accepted in August 2013. You'll need an Escapist account to submit, but you'll be directed to easily create one if you don't have one already.

This year's Escapist Expo is going to be better than the last, with plenty of awesome folks that you like. But don't take our word for it, see what the MovieBob or Miracle of Sound's Gavin Dunne had to say about Expo 2012. Or just check out the main expo site.

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The Bros need to be there...

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Fiz, Daystar and Fappy, represent!

I won't say anything though...

I'm shy...

It has nothing do with Mud molesting me...

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Nasrin just stood there and laughed...

She didn't even try and help me.

God dammit, now I'm really annoyed I can't make it to this one either. _

Given the popularity of Miracle of Sound, and what in my opinion is the initial success of Jim and Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular, there should be a panel of Jim, Yahtzee and Gavin, where the questions presented to them can only be answered in verse, musical or otherwise. :)

I hope this becomes a regular thing.

Binnsyboy:
God dammit, now I'm really annoyed I can't make it to this one either. _

Next year man, next year!

NinjaDeathSlap:
Given the popularity of Miracle of Sound, and what in my opinion is the initial success of Jim and Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular, there should be a panel of Jim, Yahtzee and Gavin, where the questions presented to them can only be answered in verse, musical or otherwise. :)

Indeed.

For efficiency, a Panel of 'What does X think about Y?' so the Q&A panel is actually just questions instead of 'X game/movie/bullshit, and your thoughts'

I am so making it to this one, even if something catastrophic happens again like last year. I'll brainstorm a panel idea, maybe something about PC gaming, though I have no group or entourage to accompany me for it : (

Daystar Clarion:
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Looks like the CommuniCast has a lot of work to do if we want to get ourselves a panel!

@Staff- Be on the look out for a submission from us! :D

Daystar Clarion:
The Bros need to be there...

I count right? ...Right? :|

...Or am I just a bastard with bro privileges XD

Fappy:

Daystar Clarion:
-Snip-

Looks like the CommuniCast has a lot of work to do if we want to get ourselves a panel!

@Staff- Be on the look out for a submission from us! :D

How many Cast people will be there? An army? XD

Will it be just you and Fiz doing the panel?

T0ad 0f Truth:

Daystar Clarion:
The Bros need to be there...

I count right? ...Right? :|

...Or am I just a bastard with bro privileges XD

Fappy:

Daystar Clarion:
-Snip-

Looks like the CommuniCast has a lot of work to do if we want to get ourselves a panel!

@Staff- Be on the look out for a submission from us! :D

How many Cast people will be there? An army? XD

Will it be just you and Fiz doing the panel?

I know me, Fiz and Sky have all expressed interest in it. Not sure who else would be in on it quite yet.

Fappy:

T0ad 0f Truth:

Daystar Clarion:
The Bros need to be there...

I count right? ...Right? :|

...Or am I just a bastard with bro privileges XD

Fappy:

Looks like the CommuniCast has a lot of work to do if we want to get ourselves a panel!

@Staff- Be on the look out for a submission from us! :D

How many Cast people will be there? An army? XD

Will it be just you and Fiz doing the panel?

I know me, Fiz and Sky have all expressed interest in it. Not sure who else would be in on it quite yet.

I'd be interested, but I'm not exactly well known or a communicast regular am I? :/

Is Wycymru going?

T0ad 0f Truth:

Fappy:

T0ad 0f Truth:

I count right? ...Right? :|

...Or am I just a bastard with bro privileges XD

How many Cast people will be there? An army? XD

Will it be just you and Fiz doing the panel?

I know me, Fiz and Sky have all expressed interest in it. Not sure who else would be in on it quite yet.

I'd be interested, but I'm not exactly well known or a communicast regular am I? :/

Is Wycymru going?

I don't think that really matters, honestly. Having people who have done most of the work makes sense, but the whole point of the project is to include anyone in the community that wants in.

As for Wycymru... I have no clue.

Fappy:

T0ad 0f Truth:

Fappy:

I know me, Fiz and Sky have all expressed interest in it. Not sure who else would be in on it quite yet.

I'd be interested, but I'm not exactly well known or a communicast regular am I? :/

Is Wycymru going?

I don't think that really matters, honestly. Having people who have done most of the work makes sense, but the whole point of the project is to include anyone in the community that wants in.

As for Wycymru... I have no clue.

Well, as far as I know, Fiz, the hosts, and Nero do all the work right? Since Binnsyboy isn't going, and you fiz and sky are already on board, that just leaves Wycymru, Caliban, Daystar, Nero and Taco as important people right?

That's a lot of people if they all go XD

...Well anyway, if you need or want someone I'm interested. I've been on like four, so I have some stuff to say :)

This sounds cool!

I wonder what kind of panel ideas you'll get, could you post some of the more outrageous ones for the masses to see?

T0ad 0f Truth:

Daystar Clarion:
The Bros need to be there...

I count right? ...Right? :|

...Or am I just a bastard with bro privileges XD

You know nothing, Toad Snow.

Fappy:

I don't think that really matters, honestly. Having people who have done most of the work makes sense, but the whole point of the project is to include anyone in the community that wants in.

As for Wycymru... I have no clue.

I agree that having people who've done the most work on the panel would be way better. (Though if I do get an invite and I am confirmed to attend, I'd accept =P)

That way you have people who actually know all the stuff firsthand, instead of having to inform your other panelists about everything before the show. =P

OT: I wonder how many users would be interested in an Ask The Moderators panel?

I have no idea how it would come together, but maybe it'd be a nice way for people to get to know their Mods better without having to wait for one of us to get a Community Spotlight.

I'm going to go have a think about that. It means I'll be trying twice as hard to attend again this year!

sky14kemea:

Fappy:

I don't think that really matters, honestly. Having people who have done most of the work makes sense, but the whole point of the project is to include anyone in the community that wants in.

As for Wycymru... I have no clue.

I agree that having people who've done the most work on the panel would be way better. (Though if I do get an invite and I am confirmed to attend, I'd accept =P)

That way you have people who actually know all the stuff firsthand, instead of having to inform your other panelists about everything before the show. =P

OT: I wonder how many users would be interested in an Ask The Moderators panel?

I have no idea how it would come together, but maybe it'd be a nice way for people to get to know their Mods better without having to wait for one of us to get a Community Spotlight.

I'm going to go have a think about that. It means I'll be trying twice as hard to attend again this year!

Which other mods besides you and Timey are going this year?

Hey I made this thread here,

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/547.403944-An-Idea-for-an-escapist-expo-2013-panel

So I guess I will officially suggest it.

Fappy:

sky14kemea:

Fappy:

I don't think that really matters, honestly. Having people who have done most of the work makes sense, but the whole point of the project is to include anyone in the community that wants in.

As for Wycymru... I have no clue.

I agree that having people who've done the most work on the panel would be way better. (Though if I do get an invite and I am confirmed to attend, I'd accept =P)

That way you have people who actually know all the stuff firsthand, instead of having to inform your other panelists about everything before the show. =P

OT: I wonder how many users would be interested in an Ask The Moderators panel?

I have no idea how it would come together, but maybe it'd be a nice way for people to get to know their Mods better without having to wait for one of us to get a Community Spotlight.

I'm going to go have a think about that. It means I'll be trying twice as hard to attend again this year!

Which other mods besides you and Timey are going this year?

Eleuthera might be, if he gets another job on time. But I've already mentioned it to him and he's not as keen on it. =P He's a shy old thing.

I think NewClassic should be appearing, I'm waiting for a reply from him.

I'd love some of the other Mods to appear :/ but most of them can't afford it, or are also in University and can't get time off.

Can we have a Nerf war between the Brovengers and Injustice League? It probably doesn't count as a panel, but it does count as awesome.

sky14kemea:
OT: I wonder how many users would be interested in an Ask The Moderators panel?

I have no idea how it would come together, but maybe it'd be a nice way for people to get to know their Mods better without having to wait for one of us to get a Community Spotlight.

I'm going to go have a think about that. It means I'll be trying twice as hard to attend again this year!

I would be for this if enough people wanted it.

JonB:
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I do have a question, actually.

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What does the "Publication" bit of the form mean?

Ok, I got a panel idea that's pure gold.

Get all the male contributors, and make them all make out with each other for an hour. Non stop. With everyone watching. Film it too.

... too creepy? ...

...

... yeah, sounds a bit creepy. ...

... Why am I in my underwear?

I have an idea for a panel!

Get five executives (or better yet, CEOs) from publishers and developers, who for the most part is considered to have NO CLUE of what's going on in this industry by their colleagues, and put them all in a panel.

Then, let the audience questions begin. Don't let them leave nor redirect the questions; they must answer them directly. For on that day, they're going to learn the results of their uneducated decisions, and the consequences of not doing their homework or putting in policies that prevent them from doing their homework properly.

For, as we have seen many times again and again, this is something that NEEDS to be done; a very stern wakeup call to people on executive boards that someone with a MBA and no experience with the industry is rarely ever a valid candidate to call the shots in such positions.

Can we create a panel for the indifferent and then not show up as part of our gag?

sky14kemea:
snicker snack

Hey Sky-

That's for folks associated with an organization or another news outlet. You could put N/A there, or a blog, or what have you.

JonB:

sky14kemea:
snicker snack

Hey Sky-

That's for folks associated with an organization or another news outlet. You could put N/A there, or a blog, or what have you.

Okey doke, thanks! :D

 

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