PAX East is next week. I’ll be flying back to Boston to see some old friends, meet some new ones, and have a great time. If you plan on being at PAX East you should check out the panels I am on. I had such a great time being on panels at PAX Prime last year, I decided to do it again!
How Your Favorite Game Companies Use Facebook
Like this. Like that. Facebook has taken the world by storm and has become a crucial platform for community managers and companies to help keep in touch with and grow their online communities. With the constant evolution of social media and Facebook in particular, you may not know some of the cool things happening on your favorite game studio’s Facebook page. Join Collin Moore (Community Management Vet) as he moderates a discussion with community managers from across the game industry (Insomniac Games, Playfish/EA, Harmonix, and Robot Entertainment), about the importance of Facebook to game companies, and how pressing the “LIKE” button is just the beginning.
Where: Manticore Theatre
When: Friday, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
The Roads to Becoming a Community Manager (East Coast Version!)
Based on the great feedback we received after this panel at PAX Prime, we’ve decided to do it again! East-Coast Style. You hear us on podcasts, see us in videos, read our blogs on websites, retweet us, argue with us on forums, and give us high fives at PAX. But have you ever wondered how we became community managers? From games journalism to forum moderation to public policy and QA, every road is different. Find out the random history of some of your favorite game studio community managers, and hear their advice on what skills and knowledge you’ll need to become one of gaming’s next-generation of community managers.
Panelists include: Alli Thresher [Community Moderator, Harmonix Music Systems, Inc], James Stevenson [Community Manager, Insomniac Games], Arne Meyer [Manager, Community, Naughty Dog], Sam Houston [Online Content Manager, Playfish, EA], Jennifer Kye [Company Blogger, Social Media Editor, Gameloft]
Where: Wyvern Theatre
When: Saturday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
I’ll be on Twitter the entire show, so look for some live updates, some fun photos, and perhaps a video here and there. See you at the show!