Panels & Showcases
TooManyGames offers the opportunity for video game experts and celebritites to share their knowledge with other gamers. If you have an idea for a panel or showcase you would like to hold at TooManyGames 2013 then please fill out our panel submission form! We'll get back to you as soon as we have a decision!
|The Nathan Barnatt Power Hour|
|by: Nathan Barnatt|
Nathan Barnatt talks out of character for the first time at a video game convention. Topics such as creating Keith Apicary, shooting Talking Classics, his Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Amazon and Fox pilots, other TV projects, the Tomb Raider nude code, movie about the Dreamcast 2, real life nude code and being banned from conventions.
Come on down to the UnderParty where Underbelly is putting on their first Podcast of all time They will also be showing off new clips from the show and from their upcoming full-length movie Midnight Show.
Have you heard of SILVERMANIA? It's an awful show that Justin Silverman (from Underbelly) puts on with his best frond Jarrett Courtney (from who cares.) They will be doing some amazing things like eating pizza in front of you and avoiding your eye contact. Come check them out or not.
|So You Want to be a Hardcore Retro Game Collector?|
|by: Fat Chris & metalfire|
Do you wanna be a retro video game collector? Do you think you are good enough to own every licensed NES game? Do you really think you have the hook up the get cheap retro video games (hint: if you use eBay then you are way off my friend). Well hardcore retro video game collecting legend Fat Chris (649/677 of US licensed NES titles) can share his secrets about the (relatively) ancient art of retro video game collecting. Joined by critically unknown YouTuber metalfire, prepare to have your mind blown by the real art of retro game collecting.
|Robot Brains in Robot Bodies LIVE|
|by: X-Strike Studios|
X-strike Studios will records a live episode of it's improv comedy podcast Robot Brains in Robot Bodies featuring suggestions direct from the audience.
|Gaming's Top 40: A Walk Down Memory-Card Lane|
|by: Jeff Ryan|
It begins way back in 1971 with Computer Space, the first arcade video game. You can draw a line connecting Computer Space to Asteroids ten years later, to Wing Commander, to Starfighter, to Battlefield: the adjoining dominoes of flight combat and space shooters. Then comes 72, 73, 74, etc, all the way to the present. For each year of gaming Jeff Ryan (author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America) will discuss one key game the changed everything. Be sure to bring your suggestions for the best game of 2013!
|Write Your Own Nintendo Music|
|by: Inverse Phase|
Wondering how to get started writing chiptunes or "8-bit" music? Well, bring a laptop! You'll get free software to make your own music and a personal walkthrough on how to use it. We'll start with a tutorial, and then pick a tune from the crowd and do it together.
|by: Inverse Phase|
What makes the Sega sound different from the Nintendo? Why does Atari music suck? Why does that synthesizer in that one popular song sound like a video game? Join Inverse Phase as we take a look at over a dozen different sound chips and learn to tell them apart.
|Big & Stoopid Game Reviews|
|by: Mike Hates Meathook & Painkiller Art|
We discuss what we do on our show. Possibly while drunk.
|The Classic Mega Man Game Show Panel|
|by: Retro Game Network|
Are you a connoisseur of all things Blue Bomber? Is your Rockman knowledge rock solid? If you think you have what it takes, and what to show off your Mega Man know-how, this is not an event to be missed!
We will be running a Jeopardy style game show focusing solely on the original Mega Man series, where contestants chosen from the audience will have the chance to put their mega memories to the test in order to compete for fabulous Mega Man themed prizes! Audience members will have the chance to answer questions that can't be answered by our contestants, and those who get correct answers will have the chance to win a prize of their own!
|Indie Filmmaking for Pennies|
|by: Living in 8 Bits and Nerd vs Geek|
With the onslaught of web series and online video over the past 5 years, independent filmmakers have been able to reach audiences like never before. Producing a quality web series can be a daunting task for those just starting out. Mixed Nuts Productions and Cinevore Studios have been mastering the art affectionately known as "no budget filmmaking," producing high quality products at minimal costs with series like Living in 8 Bits, Nerd vs Geek, and OverAnalyzers. This panel is a chance to meet the minds behind these series and pick their brains about how to produce a a series with high quality talent and production value by pulling resources, cashing in favors, and working with a passion.
|LSDj N U! A How-To Track and Perform Live with Chiptunes!|
|by: DJ McGRANAMAN & Storm Blooper|
Have you ever been curious to know how chip artists compose music on a classic Nintendo Gameboy? Or even been more curious on how they perform live besides pressing just the Start button and dancing like a fool? Philly's own musicians, Storm Blooper and DJ McGRANAMAN, will not only show you the basics of LSDj and various tips and tricks of the program, but they'll also give insights on how to manipulate the pre-tracked song for live performances. At the end, audience members are invited to try LSDj's LIVE mode to create their own, unique Gameboy tune.
|Intro to Arcade Game Collecting|
|by: Matt Cicalese|
Do you have fond memories of playing arcade games in the 80's and 90's? Do remember wishing that you had your own arcade game? The collapse of the American arcade in the last 15 years has now provided ample opportunity for folks that love coin-op gaming to own arcade games for in-home play. Arcade gaming enthusiast Matt Cicalese will discuss what it takes for anyone to find and purchase games, as well as a few things that every arcade game owner should know. Topics include: why buy arcade games, where and how to buy, transportation, common parts, controls, monitors, American vs. Japanese cabinets, and much more. Matt is not affiliated with any vendor or group. He just wants to spread the knowledge and love for classic coin-op gaming.
|The Pokémon Black and White Battle Frontier|
|by: Richard Konczyk|
Have you ever wanted to face off against the Battle Frontier in Pokémon Black and White? Now you can at TooManyGames 2013! There will be five special Frontier Brains roaming the convention for you to challenge throughout the convention, one of them being Justin from Underbelly. Keep in mind that the Frontier Brains are attending the con just like you and may have something else to do at that moment, so just make sure when you challenge them that you are respectful of their wishes, however we will try to get everyone possible to get at least one challenge with each Brain.
When you defeat all 5 Frontier Brains, you will receive a Frontier Symbol, collecting all 5 Symbols gets you guaranteed entry in the tournament on Sunday, in case you're worried about not finding the Frontier Brains, we will have a meet-up/panel on Saturday as well. So get your best EV trained Pokémon ready and prepare for the ultimate challenge! More details, plus meet-up and tournament times will be posted on the TooManyGames website and Facebook page.
|RF Generation Collectorcast LIVE!!!|
|by: RF Generation|
Join Duke, Crabby, and Bil for a live recording of the RF Generation Collectorcast. We will be doing a special version of Small Scores where audience members can submit (via Twitter right before the show) cool items they have picked up at TMG. The best scores will make it on the show. We also have several surprises and a few giveaways planned. You can find the Collectorcast at Collectorcast.com and a great collecting community at RFGeneration.com
|Dirty Video Game Lies|
|by: +2 Comedy|
Remember that kid on the playground that told you that if you left your Game Boy on for 24 hours you would find a Mew? Well +2 Comedy is here to explain all the dirty video game lies you have been told. This panel is one half Mythbuster, one half angry rants, and one half taking the red pill. That is right this is one and a half panels!
|Making Your Nerd Job a Reality|
|by: +2 Comedy|
Between the three memebers of +2 comedy, they are actors, writers, web comic artist, voice actors, comedians, birthday party clowns, radio hosts, improvers, wrestling referees, tech reviewers and various other nerd jobs. Did you always dream of having a nerd job. Do you want to make it a reality? Then this is the panel for you.
|by: +2 Comedy|
The bad boys of nerd comedy are back with another stand-up comedy show that focuses on video games, table top and all things nerd. Come early, the first 100 people get double EXP!
|Hanging with Pixelated Pineapple|
|by: Pixelated Pineapple|
Do you like retro gaming? Do you like Anime? Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Yes we even have that! From Glenside, PA we are Team Pixelated Pineapple. What is our thing? We're sharing with our fellow gamers some of the worst consoles ever made throughout the years and the history of what brought them to be. We also intend to have live Let's Plays with our audience choosing the games. Awesome fun to experience!