If you enjoy gaming, or the webcomic Penny Arcade, or (if you’re like most of us at GeekDad) both, you’ve probably heard of their annual PAX festival. PAX, short for “Penny Arcade Expo,” has been held every summer since 2004 in Washington state, and it’s become a much-celebrated geek event. This year, for the first time, the folks at Penny Arcade are doubling the fun by adding a PAX East this March, in Boston.
And, as if that weren’t enough cause for celebration, we at GeekDad are proud to announce that seven members of the GeekDad crew will host a panel at PAX East! The panel, titled “Bringing Up the Next Generation of Geeks,” will include Core Contributors Dave Banks, Natania Barron, John Booth, Doug Cornelius, Michael Harrison, and Corrina Lawson, and me, your friendly neighborhood Assistant Editor. We’re hoping to convince a few better-known geek dads and moms to join us there, but either way we’re hoping it’ll be a lot of fun.
Of course, we want the panel to be enjoyable, and hopefully informative, for audience members as well as us. So, if you’re planning to be there (and if you don’t have tickets yet, you should register soon, because they’re expecting a sellout), or if you just have some ideas of topics that would be fun to discuss in a panel about geek parenting, please leave a comment.
We’re looking forward to meeting a lot of our readers, both at the panel and elsewhere at PAX East. Hope to see you there!