The ECA will again be sponsoring panel discussions at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX). Tomorrow will be “Grassroots: Why Gamers are Getting Involved and Why You Should Too” in the Naga Theatre at 2 p.m. Panelists include: Joseph Donovan (Managing Director, Nelson Mullins Public Strategies), Joel Bartlett (Associate Director of Marketing, PETA), Adam Conner (Associate Manager, Facebook), and Brett Schenker, (Online Advocacy Manager, ECA). They’ll be discussing how consumers can fight back and get engaged in such issues as digital rights, DRM, fair use, and a host of broader policy and legislative issues and how your involvement is received and what it does to effect change.
The second panel will see G4TV’s Adam Sessler and ECA’s Hal Halpin do another casual one-on-one interview about the sector as a whole. Revisiting the popular discussion they had at PAX West in September, topics will likely range from the right’s issues surrounding digital distribution, 3D technology’s impact on gaming and how it’ll change the consumer experience and the trend in publishers requiring server connectivity as an anti-piracy measure. The “Hal Halpin and Adam Sessler Talkin’ Games” panel is Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the Manticore Theatre and may be taped to air at a later date on Xplay.
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