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We are a small group of dedicated individuals who understand the true greatness of the Penny Arcade Expo and wish to document as much of it as possible for the world to see. We are always looking for dedicated community volunteers to this end, especially now that there will no longer be an official DVD. You don't need a bunch of equipment, you don't need to be good at handling a camera, you basically just have to share our love for PAX!
So please browse through our forums and help us out in any way possible! It's very easy to submit photos and videos to us, and to view what others submitted. This is done by the community, for the community, so step on up and help others relive their greatest experiences! Also keep in mind that we are "non-profit." We do this for free, because we are just that dedicated and awesome.
Want to download some of our projects? Check the releases block to the left of this post!
||Straight to YouTube | 02 May 13
09:37:21 by Coldbrew
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We've began the slow process of uploading all of our edited concerts and panels, that have previously only been on our DVD's, to YouTube.
To compliment our plans of releasing everything straight to YouTube, we've added some stuff to our website. On the left side of the home page, there's a block for Released Content, and a list of links to each individual event, be it PAX, MAGFest, or something else.
From those pages, you will be able to easily view everything we've released so far! They're still being worked on, and we still have a ton of uploading to do, so they won't be complete for a little while. But that will be the best way of seeing every panel and concert from every con or event that we have covered. Because we have our content spread out across, like, five YouTube accounts, we needed something like this, a single organized collection of all of our content. It may not look the best on this website, but it's the best I can do, at least for now.
Most, if not all, of the old content (anything from PAX Prime 2010 and earlier) will appear on my channel
. If you want to see it when it comes up, go ahead and subscribe. There's links on my page to all of our other pages, so you can watch them for some of the more recent stuff. We won't be making posts on the website when there's new content, but we'll try to make a post on Twitter or Facebook when we do.
In other news;
Yes, we will be at PAX Prime! Robert Khoo has continued his trend of being surprisingly generous to us, so most of our team will be there doing what we do! We will also likely be attending the Post-PAX Party
, so be sure to hit that up if you want to hang with us and plenty of other awesome people!
As for our team, we're going to be going through some big changes in the near future. Things are happening, we're traveling more; really, it's just only getting bigger for us. We'll have more on this when we get things figured out. For now, just try to realize that we have a ton of stuff going on, and we're a really small team with day-jobs, so getting our content out in a timely matter isn't easy. It's one of the primary reasons we're releasing straight to YouTube now, it just saves us a load of time and effort. The changes are good though! And necessary.
That being said, if there's anybody out there that would like to join our team, please let us know! We could always use some extra camcorders at PAX and MAGFest, and we could definitely use some extra help in post-production. You don't even really need to have much skill or experience, so don't be scared! Let us know you want to help, and we will sing you the song of our people!
||PAX East 2013! | 18 Mar 13
10:46:05 by Coldbrew
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Plus Other Announcement(s).
Of course we'll be there! However, we will have a slightly smaller team this time around. We're making this post to inform any of you that are out of the loop that twitch.tv will be live-streaming some of the bigger panels, and even the concerts. Everything they record will stay on the PAX channel
for future viewing as well. Keep this in mind and take a look at their streaming schedule
as well, because there's a good chance we won't be filming much of what's on there.
Concerts are kind of our big thing these days, so you can bet we'll be up close and personal for those. Well, at least for Friday night. We'll be covering the Jamspace concerts too though! Honestly, because twitch.tv is recording some of the main theater stuff, it makes little sense for us to do it too. They're going to have better quality recordings anyway. Plus it helps lighten the load on us, and believe it or not, we already work ourselves to death at every con. So we're going to focus on other things, or whatever we have time for.
If you have a camcorder (and maybe some other stuff!) and would be interested in helping us out, or even joining our core team, please let us know. Our crazy rag-tag group of people have become a pretty good group of friends, and we're always looking for more people to join us! Not just for at-event filming either, but we have a ton of post-production work to be done, and extra help is always appreciated. Hit us up on twitter if you're interested!
In other news...
In case you haven't heard, from now on we're going to be releasing everything online individually when we're done editing. This means no more DVD's, with the possible exception of the one we've been working on. After that however, it's all straight to our YouTube channel
, or wherever. This goes for our MAGFest content as well, which will be appearing on their official YouTube channel
. We're doing this to save us, as well as all of you, a lot of unnecessary time and trouble. But this is just the beginning however, there's more changes to be had and announcements to be made in the future.
Might as well toss this in there too...
Regarding PAX Australia, we will not be attending. I'd personally love to go, but I don't have over $2k to throw at a trip like that. Or even a fraction of that money. Hell, I'm barely making it to East right now. If anybody wants to group up and film some stuff over there and send the footage our way however, please do so! I wouldn't be against having an Aussie branch of the group.
If anybody wants to talk to us about anything regarding PAXaus, let us know.
Well, there ya have it. A rare news post from us! Hopefully we'll see you guys at PAX East this weekend!
||Join us for MAGFest 11! | 12 Dec 12
20:46:16 by Coldbrew
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Join us next month, January 3-6 near Washington D.C. for the eleventh annual Music And Gaming Festival.
What is MAGFest, you might ask? Simply put, it's a four day long party devoted to games and game music. There will be 38 bands/djs/chiptune artists playing
, 200+ arcade machines on freeplay, consoles, PC LAN, tabletop and CCGs, and guests
/panels going all weekend! Additional activities include a Demoparty, VG Film Festival, Indie Game Showcase, and the ever famous Jamspace! The best part about it? Everything runs 24 hours a day for all four days.
You PAX goers should know that, among the ridiculous number of performing acts, are The Protomen, Metroid Metal, and The OneUps. There's a ton of other big bands too though, if you're a fan of the video-game music scene, you owe it to yourself to check out MAGFest.
And if you can't make it? Our team will be there in full-swing to bring you loads of HD footage!
A majority of the concerts will have their audio live-streamed for those of you unable to attend. If we remember, we'll post links when we have them. There have been talks regarding video live streams, but it probably won't happen this year. If/when it does happen, we'll be excited and probably won't shut up about it, so you'll all know.
Any of our fans/followers attending? Let us know!Check out their website and pre-register here!
||PAX Prime 2010 Community DVD Now Available! | 18 Apr 12
10:58:28 by Coldbrew
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Too many months in the making, the Unofficial PAX Prime 2010 Community DVD is finally complete!
Click on that big download button down below to grab the torrent containing all nine DVDs that make up this set, along with disc labels for each. The total size is about 66GB, but if you know torrents at all then you are aware that you can choose to not download certain files within a torrent; in this case, certain DVDs. So we've got a list here of what you will find on each disc, in case you only want to see certain things.
If you thought we had some good concert footage from East 2010, this dwarfs it tenfold. And it's only getting better! The concerts were all filmed with anywhere from 2-4 cameras, mostly spread out amongst the front row. The footage turned out great for the most part, but unfortunately that front-most section of Benaroya produced rather horrible vocals, so we apologize for that but there was little we could do about it. The audio however has been extensively worked with, so the music still sounds pretty good!
We hope you all enjoy this, as well as look forward to our future projects. Now that we have assailed the technical problems which delayed this release for as long as it did (and now that we have doubled our post-production staff), releases will come along at a much more rapid pace. We especially look forward to Prime 2011 and East 2012, and we can't wait to get them out there for you all to see!
Paul & Storm
Musical Guests Panel
All Documented Salmon Security Episodes; otherwise known as the PAX Prank!
Opening Keynote by Warren Spector
Penny Arcade Q&A 1
8-Bit Soundwaves: A Look into the World of Chiptune Music panel
OC ReMix panel
PAX Late Show Recording Session panel
Penny Arcade Make-A-Strip panel
Pitch Your Game Idea panel
Omegathon Round 4, featuring Rock Band on the main stage! Also the Sex Generals!
After Hours with Scott & Kris panel
Blamimations Alive! panel
Gabe & Tycho Media Q&A
Penny Arcade Q&A 2
Omegathon Finale / Closing Ceremony
||PAX Prime 2011 is over. Time to look back! | 04 Sep 11
10:55:08 by Coldbrew
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It's always an incredibly depressing realization on the Sunday evening of every PAX, when you walk out of the main theater, or the convention center, and realize that you won't be coming back in for PAX for another year. The anticipation prior to PAX lasts a long time and is at times difficult to bare. Then, it's finally here, and before you know it, it's already gone. There's just never enough time to see and experience everything. Well, hopefully we can help out in that area, because we filmed a good deal of events, including at least 10 different concert performances. Needless to say, we're a bit worn out.
So a few different members of our team have posted a number of videos already, and I'm going to share them all with you right here!
Videos by Coldbrew
Some of you may have seen or heard about The Lando Society
. Some of you, like myself and one of our other staff members, were in on the whole thing. I have for you all one of the more popular videos, showing Gabe & Tycho's induction into this society.
Next up is another video that I put together, using footage from mine and MJPM's cameras from the Saturday night concerts. It's Jonathan Coulton performing Fancy Pants, followed immediately by Want You Gone, both performed on the zen drum. Also, it's in 1080p with audio from the soundboard cut in!
Videos by MJPM
First is a video of Supercommuter performing 10th Generation. If you left after JoCo or just didn't see them, you should watch it and see what these guys are like. They surprised our whole team, myself included and I'm not even much of a nerdcore fan. It's mostly the way they sound though, it's really worth a watch.
Next is Jonathan Coulton performing the title track to his new album, Artificial Heart.
Here is more Jonathan Coulton, performing Je Suis Rick Springfield live for the first time.
Anybody that was at Paul & Storm's show when they brought a large group of people on stage may have remembered that two of them were a group known as The Doubleclicks. Well they did their own little 30 minute show in front of Band Land one day, and it was caught on film.
Videos by KillerMcDead
What we have here is The Protomen performing at Jillian's on Sunday, for the Post-PAX Party. We have here the whole set from one of 4 cameras. It's going to look awesome on the DVD's, but you can still see it from one point of view here!
NickelEdge was filming with us too, and he's uploaded many videos, too many for me to really want to link anyway. So just check out his channel here
. It mostly consists of concert footage, with a bit from Jamspace and VGO outside of Band Land.
I hope you all enjoy. We're getting things figured out now to have all of this ready when our Prime 2010 and East 2011 DVD's are done, so we can get things rolling fast and bust this out. Speaking of which, we finally have all of our footage from Prime 2010 together and in working order, so we're hard at work to get it finished. We've been doing some work on East 2011 in the meantime so it shouldn't take very long to finish.
We'll keep you all posted. If you want to see more videos from us, watch the YouTube channels linked above in our names. See you guys in Boston in April for PAX East 2012, and maybe some of you at MAGFest X in January!
||PAX is coming! | 23 Aug 11
09:23:54 by Coldbrew
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Hey guys! It's hard to believe that PAX is only a mere three days away. We have our filming schedule figured out for the weekend, and we wanted to let you all know where we're going to be and some of what you can expect on our DVD set when it's done. If any of you happen to be attending another panel or event that is not on our schedule, and you have the ability/willingness to capture it on film, please do so and show it to us after PAX. We love user-submitted content, so don't be afraid to send us your photos and footage! Remember this is a collaborative community project, anybody and everybody can be a part of it!
So anyway, here's a list of panels and events that we are planning on covering. Aside from what's listed, we do also plan on being around the Pre-PAX Dinner and, for the first time ever, the Tri-Wizard Drinking Tournament!Friday:
Angry Video Game Nerd
Danimal Cannon's chiptune performance in Jamspace
Musical Guest Panel
Friday Night concerts (3+ people filming in 1080p!)
Jonny Nero and The Protomen show at El CorazonSaturday:
Metroid Metal's Jamspace performance
After Hours with Kris and Scott
Saturday Night concerts (3+ people filming in 1080p!) (also Omegathon Round 4)Sunday:
Media-Only Penny-Arcade Q&A
Omegathon Round 5
Something in the Queue Room.
Pitch Your Game Idea
Final Round of the Omegathon
Post-PAX Party coverage, including performances from Jonny Nero and The Protomen!
We have a couple other things on the schedule that we will try to get on film, but there's really never any guarantee for anything. There's also some things we can't talk about, but don't be surprised if you see us all over the place with cameras constantly rolling. Anyway we're open to comments and suggestions, so if you got something then speak up!
See you guys this weekend!