Tag Archives: conventions

Where to Find Take This and the AFK Room at PAX Unplugged

This weekend, Take This will be at PAX Unplugged. We’ve shared the full details of our Unplugged plans, but if you’re headed to the show and you want a quick reference, here you are! AFK Room Visit the AFK room when you’re feeling anxious, overstimulated, or otherwise not OK. The AFK Room can be found […]

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Join Us This Weekend at PAX Unplugged

Are you heading to the first ever PAX Unplugged this weekend, in Philadelphia, PA? If so, good news: Take This will be there, and we’re bringing our full complement of Psychomancers and volunteers, our mental health experts, and piles of awesome loot for anyone who donates. Badges are still available at the time of writing, […]

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Feeling Those Post-Con Blues? You’re Not Alone

If you just got back from PAX Aus and you’re feeling a bit down, don’t worry — you’re far from alone. A lot of us come back from big events feeling off in ways that can’t be solely attributed to too much walking, too much junk food, and not nearly enough water or sleep. Gizmodo […]

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Take This AFK Room Powered by CheckPoint

Take This is proud to be working with local Australian mental health and video game advocacy organization, CheckPoint, to bring the Take This AFK Room experience to PAX Aus. Take This has long been a fan of the great work CheckPoint has done “Down Under”, starting with its founders’ work with Take This as the […]

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Going to TwitchCon? Don’t Miss This Panel

Watch live video from Twitch on www.twitch.tv Twitch is many things to many people. To some, it’s a business. To others, it’s a way to unwind. It can be a place to build a community, but it’s also a place where where — as with most of the Internet — harassment can be an issue. […]

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Take This Recap: We Had an Amazing PAX West

You might have noticed from our AFK Room, Panels and merchandise, but Take This was all over PAX West this year. So much so that our clinical director Dr. B. has put together an awesome recap talking about what we did, who we helped, and who we love (spoilers: it’s all of you!). When we […]

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How to Handle Con Crash Like a Pro

By Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD, LMHCA You waited for your favorite con all year. You followed it on Twitter and Facebook. You had three screens ready to rapidly refresh and get your tickets as soon as they went on sale. Four months later, you had a blast all weekend. Friends! Panels! Celebrities! Cosplay! eSports! Food! Parties! […]

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Take This and the AFK Room Will Be at PAX West 2017

Heading to PAX West 2017? We’ll be there, bringing the AFK Room, panels, and some amazing new merchandise. From Friday, September 1st to Monday, September 4th, you’ll find Take This in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. We have two bases of operations at PAX: the AFK Room and our booth in the Diversity […]

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Don’t Forget Self-Care During Convention Season

If you’re getting ready for PAX West, Gen Con, Dragon Con or any other con this season, remember to take some time to consider how you’ll manage your self-care routine at the show. If you’re new to major conventions, it’s especially easy to let all your normal habits fall by the wayside, and while that […]

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Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

Editor’s note: In the lead up to Gen Con 2017, Gnome Stew’s Head Gnome, John Arcadian, shared this story about his experience with anxiety and the ways he’s found to support others in the gaming community who might be dealing with their own anxieties at major events. John has kindly allowed us to republish it […]

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