BioWare Base Schedule PAX East 2013

Hi Everyone,

Evil Chris Priestly, BioWare’s Live Event Coordinator here.

BioWare will be attending PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts from March 22-24th, so if you’ll be there, be sure to visit us at the BioWare Base. What’s the BioWare Base?

It’s a place for BioWare staff and fans to hang out and talk to each other. There will be mini-panels with BioWare staff and VIP guests, a free photo booth, autograph signings, a costume contest with prizes, portfolio reviews and of course, giveaways. We hope you’ll join us each day at the BioWare Base at PAX East.

Where will it be? This year our Base will be upstairs in Room 206 near the Wyvern Theater, and we’ll be open daily from 10:00am till 7:00pm daily.

The Base will be open daily from 10:00am until 7:00pm. Please check the daily calendar below for our planned activities. Any unplanned changes will be posted at the BioWare Base each day. You can also follow me on Twitter @BioEvilChris for live tweets from the Base and PAX East all weekend.

Friday March 22

10:00 – BioWare Base opens

10:30 – How to get a job at BioWare & Art Portfolio Review

  • BioWare’s HR team will be on-hand to explain how to get a job at BioWare and answer your questions
  • Senior Artist Nick Thornborrow will be on hand to review artists portfolios

12:00 – Dragon Age: Thedas Unlocked

  • Dragon Age Executive Producer Mark Darrah and members of the Dragon Age team & guests will be talking about the world of the Dragon Age franchise

1:00 – Dragon Age Team Signing

  • Get autographs from the Dragon Age team – be sure to bring your Dragon Age materials to be signed!

2:00 – Creating BioWare comics, novels, clothing and more

  • Dragon Age Creative Director, Mike Laidlaw, and guests from Dark Horse Comics, TOR Publishing and Treehouse Brand Stores will discuss how we work with our partners to bring you the coolest tie-ins to our games

3:00-7:00 – BioWare Photo Booth Open

  • Come out and have your picture taken

3:00 – BioWare: Behind the Scenes

  • BioWare staff talk about what it’s like working at BioWare, how we make our games and answer questions on what it is like to work at the Edmonton studio

4:00 – Mass Effect: Exploring the Universe

  • Mass Effect Senior Creative Director, Preston Watamaniuk, and members of the Mass Effect team talk about the Commander Shepard trilogy

5:00 – Mass Effect Team Signing

  • The Mass Effect team will be on hand to give autographs – don’t forget your Mass Effect games, comics & books!

6:00 – Hang out with BioWare

  • We’ll close out the first day of PAX with staff on-hand to talk with fans, answer questions and recap the day’s events

7:00 – BioWare Base Closes

  • See you Saturday

 

Saturday March 23

10:00 – BioWare Base opens

10:30 – How to get a job at BioWare & Art Portfolio Review

  • BioWare’s HR team will be on hand to explain how to get a job at BioWare and answer your questions
  • Senior Artist Nick Thornborrow will be on hand to review artists portfolios

12:00 – Dragon Age: Thedas Unlocked

  • Dragon Age Executive Producer, Mark Darrah, and members of the Dragon Age team as well as special guests will discuss the Dragon Age franchise

1:00 – Dragon Age Team Signing

  • Bring your Dragon Age materials to be signed or show up to get autographs from the Dragon Age team

1:30 – BioWare Base Closes so fans can attend the Mass Effect Team Panel in the main theater at 2:00pm

2:00-3:00 – The Mass Effect Trilogy – A Retrospective Panel (PAX East Main Stage)

  • Join Mass Effect Executive Producer Casey Hudson, members of the Mass Effect Team and special guest Raphael Sbarge, the voice of Kaidan Alenko, as they relive some of the most memorable public and private moments in the creation of the trilogy.

3:00-7:00 – BioWare Photo Booth Open.

  • Come out and have your picture taken as a free souvenir from PAX East

3:30-5:00 – Mass Effect Team Signing

  • Casey Hudson, Raphael Sbarge and the Mass Effect Team will be on hand signing your Mass Effect swag

5:00-7:00 – Cosplay Extravaganza

  • Calling all costumes, calling all cosplayers! We want everyone in costume to come to the BioWare Base to show off your costumes and possibly win some excellent prizes. All costumes, not just BioWare games, are eligible. Special Guest Holly Conrad from Crabcat will be on hand to talk cosplay and help judge the costume contest.

7:00 – BioWare Base Closes

  • Come see us Sunday on the final day of PAX East

 

Sunday March 24

10:00 – BioWare Base opens

10:30 – How to get a job at BioWare & Art Portfolio Review

  • BioWare’s HR team will be on hand to explain how to get a job at BioWare and answer your questions
  • Artists, this is your last chance to have Senior Artist Nick Thornborrow review your art portfolio

12:00 – Mass Effect: Exploring the Universe

  • Mass Effect Senior Creative Director, Preston Watamaniuk, and members of the Mass Effect team and special guest Raphael Sbarge, voice of Kaidan Alenko, will discuss about the Commander Shepard trilogy

1:00 – Mass Effect Team Signing

  • The Mass Effect team will be on hand to sign your games or come out and get autographs from the team

2:00-6:00 – BioWare Photo Booth Open.

  • It’s your last chance to get your free picture taken at PAX East

2:00 – Voice Acting – Tips, Tricks & How to Get Started

  • Join special guest Raphael Sbarge, the voice of Mass Effect’s Kaidan Alenko and Knights of the Old Republic’s Carth Onasi , and BioWare staff to get insight into the world of being a voice actor in video games.

3:00 – Raphael Sbarge Signing

  • Raphael Sbarge will be signing cards featuring his Mass Effect character, Kaidan Alenko

4:00 – Dragon Age: Thedas Unlocked

  • Dragon Age Creative Director, Mike Laidlaw and members of the Dragon Age team as well as special guests will be talking about the world of the Dragon Age franchise

5:00 – Dragon Age Team Signing

  • Bring your Dragon Age materials to be signed or come out and get autographs from the Dragon Age team

6:00 – BioWare Trivia Contest for Prizes

  • We will have lots of swag from our partners on display at the BioWare Base, but we don’t want to take any of it home with us. Bring your big BioWare fan brains to answer trivia questions for a chance to win some cool prizes.

7:00 – BioWare Base Closes

  • Thanks for hanging out with us at PAX East

 

We hope to see you at the BioWare Base in Boston!