Keynote

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The Keynote
Wil keynote east 2010.jpg
Wil Wheaton giving the keynote speech at PAX 2007
Next Appearance PAX Prime 2014
Next Speaker Mikey Neumann
Location Main Theater
Date/Time August 29, 2013 / 10:30 AM
Previous Appearance PAX East 2014

The Keynote, which may also be referred to as "Storytime", consists of a industry leader (past or present) than speaks about his or her life to PAX attendees.

Description

The Keynote usually includes various stories / life experiences throughout that person's personal and career life.

Attending

The Keynote is held in the Main Theater on the first day of PAX. For PAX 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and East 2010 the keynote was held in the afternoon (4:15, 4, 4:30, 1 and 3 PM respectively). For PAX Prime 2010 the Keynote was rescheduled to start at 10:30 AM. Since then, the Keynote has been held at 10:30 AM.

The Keynote is a popular "first stop" of many attendees start to the PAX weekend. It is advised that you join the theater queue line no later than 45 minutes before start time to make sure you will have a seat in the theater.

"Are there Q&A sessions with the keynote speaker?"

It varies. If time permits or at the consent of the speaker, there may be a Q&A session.

Panelists

Mikey Neumann will be the keynote speaker for PAX Prime 2014.

Prior Panelists by Year

  • 2006 - Alex St. John
  • 2007 - Wil Wheaton
  • 2008 - Ken Levine
  • 2009 - Ron Gilbert
  • 2010 East - Wil Wheaton
  • 2010 Prime - Warren Spector
  • 2011 East - Jane McGonigal
  • 2011 Prime - David Jaffe
  • 2012 East - Jordan Mechner
  • 2012 Prime - Ted Price
  • 2013 East - Cliff Bleszinski
  • 2013 Aus - Ron Gilbert
  • 2013 Prime - Peter Molyneux
  • 2014 East - Alex Rigopulos
  • 2014 Aus -
  • 2015 South -
  • 2015 Prime - Kim Swift
  • 2015 East -
  • 2015 Aus -
  • 2016 South - Cliff Bleszinski

Content History by Year

  • 2006 - Alex St John
Video of Keynote Q&A Session [skip to 3:20]
  • 2007 - Wil Wheaton
Keynote Video Excerpt (10 min)
  • 2008 - Ken Levine
Keynote Video [NSFW (Language)]
  • 2009 - Ron Gilbert
Keynote Playlist
  • 2010 East - Wil Wheaton
Keynote Video
  • 2010 Prime - Warren Spector
Keynote Video
  • 2011 East - Jane McGonigal
Gamespot Article
  • 2011 Prime - David Jaffe
Keynote Video [NSFW (Language)]
  • 2012 East - Jordan Mechner
Keynote Video
  • 2012 Prime - Ted Price
Keynote Video
  • 2013 East - Cliff Bleszinski
Keynote Video
  • 2013 Aus - Ron Gilbert
Keynote Video
  • 2013 Prime - Peter Molyneux
Keynote Video