Are you ready for PAX Australia this weekend? We’ll be there with the AFK room, merchandise, and panels, so come by and say hi.
If you feel overwhelmed by the show and need a break in a quiet environment, you’re always welcome at the AFK Room. If you haven’t been by before, you should know that it’s a safe, quiet space that’s always staffed with clinicians and other volunteers who are ready to help you if you need some support. It’s the perfect place to de-stress away from the overwhelming spectacle and crowds of the show. While our clinician volunteers aren’t there to provide treatment, they’re ready to offer support and help with any mental health crises that crop up.
The AFK Room can be found in Hospitality Suite #1, which is just upstairs from the main queue and expo hall, down the hall from Dropbear Theatre.
The hours for the AFK Room are as follows:
- Friday, November 4: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 5: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, November 6: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you want to say hi, show your support or pick up some of our great merchandise, come visit us at our table in the Diversity Lounge. Our volunteers will have more information about Take This, and you can purchase our Boxes of Hope and — for the first time ever — our Pinny Arcade Psychomancer Pin.
You can find our table at the Diversity Lounge in room #211, near the GameSpot Theatre on level 2 of the Convention Centre.
The hours for the Diversity Lounge are as follows:
- Friday, November 4: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 5: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 6: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Finally, you won’t want to miss Doctor B’s panel and talk this year:
“Why We Won’t “Just Log Off”: Surviving Online Harassment”
Saturday, November 5th at 12:30pm in the Galah Theatre, just down the hall from the Diversity Lounge.
The brave new world of the internet has connected us like never before, but it’s also opened up a a whole new arena for online bullying and harassment. “Ignore them and they’ll stop” didn’t work in the schoolyard, and it sure as hell doesn’t work for the internet. What can you do if it happens to you?
- Michelle Star [CNET]
- Jennifer Scheurle [Flat Earth Games]
- Kelsey Gamble
- Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo [Clinical Director, Take This]
- Alanah Pearce [IGN]
- Susan McLean [Director, Cyber Safety Solutions]
Doctor B will also be giving a talk on Mental Health 101 on Saturday, November 5th at 3 p.m. in the Diversity Lounge.
We can’t wait to see you there!