The schedule for PAX Prime has been published this afternoon. Here are the panels I've found ArenaNet and NCsoft employees participating in:
Queers in Gaming
The presence of queer content in gaming and other media has been a hot button topic recently that reflects a conflict in our wider culture. Homophobia and bullying in games are as old as online gaming, but is this a small group of Xbox Live trolls or is there a wider problem? In this panel we will discuss the homophobia encountered by gaymers and queer geeks as well as how to stand up to it by building strong LGBTQ geek communities.
Panelists: Benjamin Williams [Program Coordinator, University of Washington, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity], Ashley Cook [Writer, Gfbrobot.com], Jeremy Crawford [Lead Developer and Editor for Dungeons & Dragons, Wizards of the Coast], James Portnow [CEO, Divide by Zero Games], Gwen Yeh [Game Artist, Arenanet], Boris Erickson [Enforcement Unicorn Ninja, XBox LIVE]
Business Models of PC Games: Then, Now, and Looking to the Future
How do the lessons of the past affect our strategy for the future? Are audiences growing tired of the subscription model? What will the role of DRM be as more games are sold primarily online? The development and future of PC Gaming is examined by the creators of Diablo, Guild Wars, and Torchlight.
Panelists: Max Schaefer [CEO, Runic Games], Patrick Wyatt [Founder, ArenaNet], Stephen Goldstein [Interactive Entertainment and Video Games Practice Group Chair, Stubbs, Alderton, and Marks], Travis Baldree [President, Runic Games]
How to Snag the Advertising, Marketing, PR or Script Writing Job You Dream About
In addition to technical roles, opportunities exist for marketing, advertising and PR jobs as well as script writing and dialogue. Five senior executives will tell you how they got into the industry, what it took to move up and what they look for in candidates. This session, one of the most popular panels at previous PAX conferences, will allow everyone attending the chance to ask their personal questions.
Panelists: Sue Bohle [Bohle Company], Amanda Glasser [Managing Editor, Inside Network], Dan Amrich [community director, Activision], Susan Adrent [Writer, Themis-media], Lincoln Davis [Senior PR Manager, NCSoft], James Seaman [Top Ware, GM]