PAX Prime Pokemon events 2012

Discussion in 'Conventions' started by pokeMATHter, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. pokeMATHter

    pokeMATHter Active Member

    Hey, we will be setting up some events at PAX this year. Stop by and join in the fun!

    Friday
    10 AM to 6 PM Learn to Play the TCG demos
    11 AM Free Unlimited TCG Tournament - limited to 16 players
    2 PM Theme Deck Challenge - Battle with a preconstructed deck $10 entry fee, limited to 16 players

    Saturday
    10 AM to 6 PM Learn to Play the TCG demos
    11 AM Theme Deck Challenge - Battle with a preconstructed deck. $10 entry fee. Limited to 16 players
    2 PM Free Unlimited Tournament - 16 players max.

    Sunday
    11 AM Free Modified TCG tournament
    3 PM - 6 PM Unlimited 8 person single elimination pick up tournaments

    Edit: Removed VG events, because that is another department's responsibility. Sorry Firestorm XVI
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  2. FirestormXVI

    FirestormXVI New Member

    Would definitely be up for one last VGC '12 format video game tournament if I don't have any panels I need to see at that time. Is there a prize? =)

    For the theme deck challenge, do we need to provide our own theme decks or will there be loaners?
     
  3. pokeMATHter

    pokeMATHter Active Member

    I have not decided on prizing yet. I'll find something cool to give away.

    We will have theme decks to use in the Theme Deck Challenge tournament. The deck is yours to keep after the tournament is over, hence the $10 entry fee.
     
  4. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Methinks those events will fill up rather quickly...
     
  5. pokeMATHter

    pokeMATHter Active Member

    I have to cancel the VG tournaments. Apparently we were scheduling with the Collectible Card Game/Trading Card Game department, and they can't approve Video Game events.

    And if there is more interest in the TCG tournaments, we may be able to borrow some space from the Learn to play area.
     
  6. treyh37

    treyh37 Member

    good to know this is going on david, I tried to start this on my own a few years back, but became too busy with enforcing (volunteer staff at show). I'll definately stop by at some point though not sure if i can help as i usually work the main theater.

    yeah handheld stuff is a different department then tabletop, tabletop is run by fatherfletch while handheld is scoots i think.

    also if you dont manage to setup a vg tournament be aware the fan run PAX Pokemon League is going on http://paxpokemonleague.net/ which is a fan event of finding the 8~ gym leaders battling them and winning badges. might want to try coordinating with them if possible.
     
  7. FirestormXVI

    FirestormXVI New Member

    Thanks for the heads up. That's too bad. Might not have been able to make it based on what was going on anyway I suppose!

    And yeah treyh37, I saw that a few months ago but they're using rules that will likely wind up with the battles taking far too long. I don't really want to spend over 8 hours playing Pokemon while at PAX so probably won't be opting in for that. If only they used VGC rules instead of a custom ruleset =/
     
  8. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Just a quick heads-up...

    Gabe's kid will be competing, if the latest PA is any indication...
     
  9. treyh37

    treyh37 Member

    btw exobyte is gonna be at pax (and looks like he was there last year too...) doing a panel called Nik & Dylan Crush Your Dreams 2, not sure if he's doing anything else

    Friday 8/31 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    in serpent theater.

    also full show schedule is up on the pax site
     
  10. The Ralts

    The Ralts New Member

    I'll pop by if I can, but no guarantees. 3 days is not nearly enough time to do everything I want to!
     
  11. DeathLord2000

    DeathLord2000 New Member

    At previous PAX events certain tournaments were provided a medal for the winners. Did this happen for pokemon?
     
  12. Final Boss

    Final Boss New Member

    I noticed on Sunday it's going to be a modified tournament. Are we using HGSS-on BLW-on format?
     
  13. pokeMATHter

    pokeMATHter Active Member

    Not as far as I know.

    BLW-on of course. Of course there is a Autumn Battle Road at Shane's that day too.
     
  14. FirestormXVI

    FirestormXVI New Member

    How long do you think you'll be keeping registration open for on stuff like the Theme Deck Challenge? I might want to try that out on Saturday but I want to attend the Metal Gear Panel ending at 2PM. Also, which sets and do we get to pick? =P As a new player I might try and grab one with some staples I don't have yet!
     
  15. pokeMATHter

    pokeMATHter Active Member

    Registration will run 15 to 20 minutes. I'll be digging through the poke-storage to see what we kind of decks we have in the next few days.
     

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