BioWare Coming to PAX Prime 2013

The BioWare Summer Event Tour continues, and we are pleased to announce that we will be attending PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington from August 30th to September 2nd. We’ve got a robust slate of activities happening at the show this year and we’re looking forward to spending some quality time with you!

Main Event: The Next Dragon Age: An Introduction to the Inquisition

When: Saturday, August 31st – Paramount Theatre @ 1:00PM PDT

Description: BioWare formally invites you to learn more about the next installment of their fantasy RPG franchise Dragon Age: Inquisition. Join the team’s creative leaders to hear – and see – where BioWare is taking the next generation of Dragon Age.

 Panelists: Mark Darrah (Executive Producer) and Mike Laidlaw (Creative Director)

We’ll also be hosting the BioWare Base again this year on the second floor in room 2AB and will be featuring a slew of panels with special guests from the studio to enjoy.

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Currently scheduled events include*:

Friday – August 30th

  • 10:30am – 11:30am: How to Get a Job at BioWare
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: The Art and Design of BioWare
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Art Signings and Portfolio Review
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Dragon Age: Inquisition – Crafting and Customization
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Storytelling at BioWare
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Writer Signings
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: LGBTQ Character Discussion
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm: Signings
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Mingle with the team!

Saturday – August 31st

  • 10:30am – 11:30am: How to Get a Job at BioWare
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Human Resources Q &A
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Mingle with the team!
  • 12:30pm – 3:00pm: Base Closed
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Dragon Age: Inquisition – Tactical Combat
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Dragon Age: Inquisition – Making Your Mark on the Dragon Age
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Dragon Age: Inquisition Team Signings

Sunday – September 1st

  • 10:30am – 11:30am: Women in Gaming
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Women in Gaming Signings
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Dragon Age: Inquisition – Playable Races
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Dragon Age: Inquisition Team Signings
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm: Get a first look at the Heroes of Dragon Age mobile game
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Product Feedback
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Meet Team Leads from Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Dragon Age: Inquisition Team Signings
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Get a first look at the Heroes of Dragon Age mobile game
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Crabcat Panel and Cosplay Parade

Monday – September 2nd

  • 10:30am – 11:30am: How to Get a Job at BioWare
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Human Resources Q & A
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: The Future of Gaming
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: QA: The Importance of Testing
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: QA Team Signings
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Seventeen Years of BioWare Development: From Baldur’s Gate to Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Team Signings
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Dragon Age: Inquisition – Behind the Scenes
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Trivia!

* All panels are tentative and subject to change.

If you can’t make it to the base, or won’t be attending PAX Prime this year, our friends at Nerd Appropriate will be on hand to record and post later as podcasts. Stay tuned for more info about that at a later date.

That’s not all! We’ll also have a cosplay panel in the BioWare Base hosted by Holly Conrad & Jessica Merizan, followed by a costume parade on Sunday, September 1st at 4:30PM PDT. Did we mention that there will be a super cool grand prize?

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One lucky winner will take home this gorgeous Mass Effect Commander Shepard Bishoujo statue courtesy of our partners at Kotobukiya. Be sure to connect with them on Facebook for updates on all the fantastic stuff they’ve got coming!

We’re already tired thinking about it, but it’s going to be an amazing time and we can’t wait to see you there!