PAX Aus 2023 Panel Schedule Announced

With PAX Aus literally just around the corner, we wanted to share some exciting news that will hopefully bring all of those loose puzzle pieces together to form the final picture - the launch of the PAX Aus 2023 Schedule. And whilst you may have initially asked what sea-shantying pirates, cursed cakes, and the most prestigious cosplay competition in the Southern Hemisphere had in common, well, now you know.

Having spent months behind closed doors curating the most comprehensive celebration of all things gaming, the team at PAX Aus is thrilled to unveil the panel schedule for this year's event covering everything from meet and greets and freeplay opportunities through to main stage panel discussions and competitions.

So, please… take a seat and start mapping out your weekend here:

Though a starting point is almost impossible to find, here are just a few of the highlights from the schedule:

Friday, October 6
● Storytime with Erika Ishii | Main Theatre, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
● Whose Voice Is it Anyway 2: The Voicening | Twitch Quokka Theatre, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
● Beyond Stereotypes: Exploring Indigenous representation in video games | Kookaburra Theatre, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
● Cursed Cakes 2.0 | GenerOZity Wombat Theatre, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
● Sustainability at Xbox and its Approach to Developer Engagement | PAX Together Theatre, 10:00 - 10:30 am
● The Future of Gaming – is cloud gaming set to transform the future of how we play forever? | Twitch Quokka Theatre, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 7
● Secrets & Stories, Music & Myths: A Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical Development Retrospective | Main Theatre, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
● Robert Hartley GM presents D&D Death Roulette | GenerOZity Wombat Theatre, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
● Sea Shanties you say? Yahaarghh! | GenerOZity Wombat Theatre, 9:00 - 11:00 pm
● Cosplay Beginnings Workshop: Props and Armour | Cosplay Theatre, 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Sunday, October 8
● My parents wanted me to be a doctor, but I want to be a content creator | Twitch Quokka Theatre, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
● Bach 4 Blood: Game Soundtracks vs. Classical Music | Galah Theatre, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
● Cosplay Central Crown Championship Finals | Main Theatre, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

In addition to the massive panel schedule, there will also be some celebratory, memory-inducing moments celebrating PAX Aus’ 10th Anniversary. These are:
● The Year That Was PAX Aus 2013 - a special retrospective panel reminiscing on the year that was 2013;
● Fireside with Mick Gordon hosted by New Zealand podcaster, KiwiTalkz, as they deep dive into 10 years of video game music;
● PinnyPals 4*Eva - Celebrating a decade of PAX pin collecting down under;
● Join the Press X Science panel who have hosted a panel for 10 years at PAX Aus exploring what we have learned from a decade of exploring science and videogames;
● A retrospective on the legendary PAX Aus Omegathon;
● Fireside with Halfbrick who were at the original PAX Aus - looking back to 2013 as well as discussing what they have been doing since then;
● I attended every PAX Aus for 10 years - a look at the memories from the community, content creators exploring the key moments in the history of PAX Aus that have made the event what it is today;
● Omegathon 10 Year Battle Royale - The last 10 years of Omegathon winners compete to find out who will be crowned the 10 year Omeganaut.

Phew, we hope this helps with mapping out your activities for the weekend.

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