WHAT IS PAX TOGETHER?
PAX Together is a program which celebrates diversity, underrepresented groups, and stigmatized topics, both at PAX and in the gaming community at-large. PAX believes that games should be for everyone and made by anyone. Whether you're here to meet old friends or find new faves, we aim to have something for everybody.
WHAT ARE PAX TOGETHER PICKS?
PAX Together Picks is a curated selection which ais recognized by PAX for celebrating and centering marginalized groups and stigmatized topics. A PAX Together Pick uplifts those of underrepresented backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences within gaming.
Look for content with the PAX Together logo to indicate that it's a PAX Together Pick!
If you've got a game that you think fits what we're looking for and could be featured as a PAX Together Pick, we'd love to hear all about it!
PAX TOGETHER EXHIBITOR PICKS
Queer Women of Esports, PAX Arena (learn more about QWE here)
PAX TOGETHER PANEL PICKS
- Learn to Play the Ocarina, Friday @ 1:30pm in Oriole Theatre
- Want hands-on experience with gaming Accessibility testing?(13+)(Workshop), Friday, September 1 @ 7:00pm in Blue Morpho
- Double NintenDare!! A Retro-Fueled Nintendo Game Show!, Friday, September 1 @ 9:00pm in Oriole Theatre
- It Builds Character(s)!: TTRPGs & Social-Emotional Learning, Saturday @11:00am in Blue Morpho Theatre
- The Town Inside Me: Guilty Gear and My Trans Experience with Fighting Games (13+), Saturday @ 12:30pm in Blue Morpho
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Dragons, Saturday @ 3:00 pm in Oriole Theatre
- The Lavender Catwalk (18+), Sunday @ 8:00pm in Bluejay Theatre
- Self-Publish or Find Publishing for Tabletop, Monday @ 11:00am in Blue Morpho Theatre
- Inclusive Adventures: Autistic Perspectives in TTRPGs, Monday @ 12:30pm in Bluejay Theatre
- Dungeons & To Be Determined: A Fully Improvised Tabletop RPG, Monday@ 3:00pm in Oriole Theatre
WHAT IS THE PAX TOGETHER INTERSECTION?
The Diversity Lounge has leveled up and is now The PAX Together Intersection (Rm 440)!!! The Intersection is the hub for the various branches of PAX’s diversity initiative, PAX Together. The PAX Together Intersection aims to be a reflection of the intersectional identities of gamers. This includes a variety of nonprofits and community groups focused on elevating underrepresented groups’ experiences and addressing stigmas in gaming culture. It is a safe and supportive space for anyone who wants to find community and commonality with other people who play games.
Come visit the PTI Exhibitors in Room 440!
Friday - Monday: 10:00am - 6:30pm
WHAT IS THE PAX TOGETHER INTERSECTION GAME LIBRARY?
The PTI Game Library features tabletop board and roleplaying games from small and independent BIPOC creators and creators of stigmatized identities. For West '23, PAX continues its successful partnership with Games Unbound. Games Unbound will be helping to organize game sign ups, manage library submissions, and be on site in the PTI to facilitate games and answer questions. Check out our partner Games Unbound and the work they do outside of PAX: https://www.gamesunbound.com/
Search "PTI Game Library Presents" in the schedule to view schedule games. Sign up in person in the PTI (Rm 440) or pre-register in the app by clicking the “Register” button at the top of the game listing.
In addition to the scheduled games, The PTI Game Library offers co-op games, GM-less games, and open tables for solo pay TTRPGs!
This West, the PTI Digital Games Library returns featuring games from Season of Pride presented by MidBoss. Season of Pride is a month-long series of LGBTQIA+ (queer) streamers playing queer games. These fun gaymers play some of the best and most unique games that showcase positive representation of queer characters and stories. Play some of the games in the PTI (Rm 440) then check out https://x.com/MidBoss to discover more great games and learn more about this year’s Season of Pride.
This West, the PTI Digital Games Library returns featuring games from Season of Pride presented by MidBoss. Season of Pride is a month-long series of LGBTQIA+ (queer) streamers playing queer games. These fun gaymers play some of the best and most unique games that showcase positive representation of queer characters and stories. Play some of the games in the PTI (Rm 440) then tune into https://seasonofpride.tv/ to discover more great games and streamers.
WHAT IS THE PAX TOGETHER STAMP RALLY?
The PAX Together Stamp Rally is the ONLY way to win the exclusive official Pinny Arcade PAX Together pin, designed by Happy Monstah.
Get yours by first picking up a stamp rally card at the PAX Together Intersection and completing any 3 of our 7 qualifying tasks, ranging from attending PAX Together Picks panels to visiting participating booths to finding a hidden sign in the SCC.
Each task will earn you a stamp; once you have 3, return to the Intersection to trade your completed card for this gorgeous pin! (Sorry, you won’t get to keep the card.)
Limit 2 pins per person per show; Intersection Enforcers will be marking your badge to indicate when you’ve reached your limit.