We’re Heading to PAX West 2018

It's almost time for PAX West and we're getting ready for another great show! We’ll be bringing the AFK Room, our trained team of Psychomancers, the Hope Booth, and a few panels. Stop by and say hi!

For more details about the AFK Room and Hope Booth, keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages:

AFK Room (WSCC Level 6, Room 601) Hours:
Friday, August 31st: 11am to 7pm
Saturday, September 1st: 11am to 7pm
Sunday, September 2nd: 11am to 7pm
Monday, September 3rd: 11am to 6pm

Booth of Hope (WSCC Level 6, Diversity Lounge) Hours:
Friday, August 31st: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, September 1st: 10am to 6pm
Sunday, September 2nd: 10am to 6pm
Monday, September 3rd: 10am to 6pm


As for the panels, here are the details you’ll need:

"We're All Frauds!" - PAX West Edition

Saturday September 1st | 3 PM - 4 PM | Sandworm Theatre

Revising Take This' enormously popular PAX East panel with new panelists! We all have self-doubts. It doesn’t matter if you’re a partnered streamer, indie developer, community manager, or AAA studio employee. When is it too much doubt, and what’s the difference between "impostor syndrome" and plain-old self-doubt? More importantly, how do you beat the doubt and continue to succeed? Join our panel of industry professionals, as we discuss their personal stories of doubt and triumph!

Doctor B [Clinical Director, Take This]

Callie Holmes [Web Development Engineer II, Amazon]

Tanya DePass [Founder, I Need Diverse Games]

Matt Dolbill [Associate Attorney, Morrison & Lee LLP]

Katrina Keller [Operations Director, Take This]

Katie Golden [Producer, Bungie]


WHO Said What?!: Let's Talk Facts About Gaming Disorder

Sunday September 2nd | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Cat Theatre

In June 2018 the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to include an official diagnosis for gaming addiction in their upcoming manual of diagnoses. The decision sent shockwaves throughout the world. What does this diagnosis mean, exactly? What counts as "addiction"? Why are people so keen on making it a diagnosis? Join Take This and our panel of mental health experts and researchers as we discuss this controversial diagnosis.

Doctor B [Clinical Director, Take This]

Chelsea Hughes, PhD [Content Manager, Take This]

Anthony Bean, PhD [Executive Director, The Telos Project]

Jamie Madigan, PhD [Owner, Psychologyofgames.com]

Rachel Kowert, PhD [Founder, Kitsune Analytics]

Ryan Kelly, PhD [Co-Founder, G33ks Like Us]


Am I Really Playing a Role?: Identity Exploration Through Role-Playing Games

Monday September 3rd | 11 AM - 12 PM | Sasquatch Theatre

There is a growing interest in the use of RPGs as a therapeutic vehicle, but fans have been saying for decades that RPGs helped them become the people that they are. Why do we play the characters we choose? Is it social practice, fantasy fulfillment, or something else? Join Take This and our panel of avid RPG creators, players, and professionals for as we discuss how they explore their own identities through their player characters.

Doctor B [Clinical Director, Take This]

Kate Welch [Game Designer, Dungeons & Dragons, Wizards of the Coast]

Tanya DePass [I Need Diverse Games]

Megan A. Connell, PsyD, ABPP [Co-Founder, G33ks Like Us]

Kris Straub [Principal, Chainsawsuit Studios]

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