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PAX Prime 2010 D&D Events

From the official Penny Arcade Expo website:

PAX is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we've got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, the weekend-long Omegathon event, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers.

PAX Prime takes place in downtown Seattle, September 3–5, 2010. What's happening at PAX Prime and D&D?

The Bus Awaits

On the corner of 9th and Pine (just around the corner from the convention center) lies a carriage festooned with the fell images of monsters. Here be swag, D&D celebrities and general revelry. Jones Soda will be giving out samples all weekend. And you may also earn a coveted ticket to the Acquisitions, Inc. live D&D game! So come down Friday-Sunday to relive the adventure... all weekend long!

  • Learn to play D&D with a quick, fun adventure from the new Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set.
  • Learn to play the Castle Ravenloft board game and see what all the hype is about!
  • Plus contests, demos and giveaways -- all day long!
Events (at the D&D Bus)
Date Time Event
Friday, Sept. 3rd 10:00am–5:00pm Demo: Learn to play D&D with a quick, fun adventure from the new Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set.
10:00am–5:00pm Demo: Learn to play Castle Ravenloft and see what all the hype is about!
11:00am–12:00pm Contest: Name that Monster! Identify the monster correctly and you could earn VIP tickets to the Acquisitions, Inc. Live D&D Game and other cool prizes!
12:00pm–1:00pm Unexpected Productions presents: NERDprov:
Superman vs. Luke Skywalker? Super Mario Bros. retold as a film noir movie? Police corruption in the city of Duckburg? Your 1st date played out as a D&D Encounter? Come get your geek on as Unexpected Productions creates whole new worlds based on your suggestions! The nerdiest members of Seattle Theatresports, tired of being beat up behind the theater cafeteria, transform your suggestions into living, breathing scenes right before your very eyes!
1:00pm–5:00pm DJ Travis Baker spins 80’s mash-ups.
2:00pm–3:00pm Contest: D&D Spelling Bee. Can you spell VIP? You could be sitting pretty at the Acquisitions, Inc. Live D&D Game on Saturday.
4:00pm–5:00pm D&D Trivia: Here’s your chance to earn VIP tickets to the Acquisitions, Inc. D&D Game, Prisoners of Slaughterfast!
Saturday, Sept. 4th 10:00am–5:00pm Demo: Learn to play D&D with a quick, fun adventure from the new Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set.
10:00am–5:00pm Demo: Learn to play Castle Ravenloft and see what all the hype is about!
10:00am–11:00am A live filming of The Totally Rad Show:
Join hosts Alex Albrecht, Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata for a live filming of The Totally Rad Show—the summer blockbuster of geek news shows.
12:00pm–1:00pm Author Signing: Rich Baker & Bill Slavicsek (first 45 people get a free copy of their books!)
1:00pm–2:00pm D&D Spelling Bee: Last chance to earn VIP tickets to the Acquisitions, Inc. D&D Game Prisoners of Slaughterfast (and other cool prizes)!
3:00pm–5:00pm The Rev from the BJ Shea Show on KISW will be on hand along with the KISW Rock Girls.
Sunday, Sept. 5th 10:00am–11:00am Author Signing: Bruce Cordell & James Wyatt (first 45 people get a free copy of their books!)
11:00am–12:00pm Contest: Name that Monster. Identify the monster correctly and earn cool prizes!
1:00pm–5:00pm DJ Travis Baker spins 80’s mash-ups.
3:30pm–4:30pm D&D Trivia: Put your D&D knowledge to the test and earn cool prizes!

*Schedule subject to change.

Events (at the Convention)
Event Name Description
Penny Arcade D&D Game Acquisitions Incorporated: Prisoners of Slaughterfast After surviving the Keep on the Shadowfell, the heroes of Acquisitions Incorporated recruited a new intern, the eladrin avenger Aoefel. Together they traveled to the dwarven settlement of Hammerfast and made enemies of the evil Ambershard clan. During the assault on Ambershard Manor, Aeofel plunged into a pit of acid and died, much to his companions' chagrin.

Now Aeofel is dead... or is he? Acquisitions Inc. travels beyond the Twisting Halls to learn the truth and thwart the villains responsible for Aeofel's demise. A live D&D session with "Celebrity DM" Chris Perkins, and including Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins, and Scott Kurtz. Seating is first come first served. The theater holds 1,200 people.

Saturday, 2:30pm–4:30pm in the Pegasus Theater (Sheraton Hotel)
Brand-New to D&D D&D Learn-to-Play Have you ever wanted to give D&D a try? Maybe you’ve played a past edition of the game and want to check out what’s new. Our friendly staff will guide you through your first steps in world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game. We even have a kid-friendly game ready to go too! Stop on by and play through your first adventure. Everything’s provided!

4 hours.
Runs Friday 11 am and 5 pm;
Saturday 11 am and 5 pm;
Sunday 11 am
D&D Convention Delve Lair of the Dread Witch In the deep forest, a place of dark power lies, its corruptive influence seeping into the lands beyond its borders. Can you contain the threat of the dread witch, and stop her rituals before all falls into darkness? A 1st-level D&D convention delve featuring characters from the upcoming D&D Essentials line. Play as often as you like and earn tokens that can be redeemed for prizes!

1 hour per adventure.
Runs Friday 11am–10pm;
Saturday 11am–10pm;
Sunday 11am–2pm
D&D Gamma World Pax Extraterrestria Catch a 4-hour preview session of the upcoming D&D Gamma World tabletop RPG—a game where the men are radioactive yetis, the women are telekinetic androids, and you never bring a floppy feet mutation to a fusion rifle fight. Come to try out the highly random character creation and defend Gamma Terra from the alien entity that seeks to destroy all the world's remaining technology. Play with the first finished copies of the game a month before its release, and make your own characters!

4 hours.
Runs Friday 1pm and 7pm;
Saturday 1pm and 7pm;
Sunday 11am
Board Game Castle Ravenloft Board Game Challenge Explore the secrets of the new Castle Ravenloft board game as you play through one of the many adventures included. The mists of Ravenloft await, and perhaps, with a little luck and some teamwork, you can emerge from Strahd’s castle with your wits and your lives!

2 hours per game.
Runs Friday 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm;
Saturday 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm;
Sunday 11am and 1pm

For a full list of D&D Events, visit booth 1114 in the Exhibit Hall!

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