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PAX East 2010: OSV Will Be There, And You Should Be Too!

PAX East 2010: OSV Will Be There, And You Should Be Too!

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Are you going to Boston this weekend for the debut of Penny Arcade’s East Coast Expo? Great! We’ll be there too, carrying bags full of journalism, instant noodles and other terrible junk food that we’ll probably regret eating later. But more importantly, we’ll bouncing around the Hynes Convention Center like overstimulated Yorkshire terriers covering all sort of music-related happenings at PAX East.

Find a short round-up of some notable events and panels you might want to check out after the jump!

It’s Got A Good Beat, And I Can Kill Zombies To It
Jamspace (Rm 309)
Friday, 3:00pm

Since the first kid heard the four-note Space Invaders theme blasting out the arcade doors, music has played a powerful role in the history of digital games. Join panelists Aubrey Hodges (Doom, King’s Quest, Spy Hunter, Madden NFL), Jim Bonney (Mortal Kombat, John Woo’s Stranglehold), Tom Salta (H.A.W.X, GRAW 1 & 2, Red Steel), Gene Rozenberg (Henry Hatsworth, Madden NFL) and Duncan Watt (League Of Legends, Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway, Need For Speed: Undercover), for an audiovisual trip celebrating great videogame music – from the past, to the present… and into the future. Audience discussion encouraged.

Friday Night Concerts
Main Theatre
Friday, 8:30pm

The Protomen, Anamanaguchi, Metroid Metal, and MC Frontalot will all be rocking for the first night of the Nerdcore Concert Series. The first 2,000 attendees at PAX Friday afternoon will receive wristbands for guaranteed entry, with the remaining seats being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Chiptune 5: Live Free Or Chip Hard
Jamspace (Rm 309)
Saturday, 10:30am | Sunday, 12:00pm

I’ll be leading a chipmusic panel on Saturday in the JamSpace room, joined by a panel of local 8-bit musicians who will share their experiences incubating Boston’s burgeoning chipmusic scene. Afterwards, we’re going to rock the joint six ways till Sunday with not one, but two chiptune concerts, right smack dab in the middle of PAX. And if all goes according to plan, we might be playing outside too. Because, you know, no one’s done that at PAX before.

Saturday, 3/27, 11:30am – 2:00pm
Br1ght Pr1mate
Zen Albatross
Disasterpeace

Sunday, 3/28, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Active Knowledge
OxygenStar
A_Rival

Saturday Night Concert
Main Theatre
Saturday, 8:30pm

Rock out classically with the Video Game Orchestra, followed by Paul and Storm, and then Jonathan Coulton will close out the second night of concerts. The first 2,000 attendees at PAX on Saturday morning will receive a wristband for guaranteed entry, with the remaining seats being given away on a first-come, first-serve basis.

OverClocked ReMix: Video Game Music Community
Jamspace (Rm 309)
Sunday, 11:30pm

Join djpretzel & the staff of OverClocked ReMix as they cover the ins and outs of http://ocremix.org, a website dedicated to remixing your favorite video game music! There’ll be trivia, prizes, stories about the development of the soundtrack to Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, news about current and upcoming album projects and information on how you can get involved and start remixing video game music yourself.

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