Industry icon Major Nelson (aka Larry Hyrb) will deliver the opening keynote at PAX Australia 2016.
An Emmy Award-winning Director of Programming for Xbox Live, Larry has been instrumental in the development of Xbox platforms and Xbox LIVE since 2003. He runs the long running and popular weekly podcast “Major Nelson Radio,” hosts and handles interviews for many major gaming events and launches, and provides an inside look at operations at Microsoft’s Xbox division.
The PAX series of shows (West, East, South and Australia) represent some of the largest gaming festivals in the world, with each event drawing tens of thousands of attendees. Connecting the world’s leading video and tabletop game makers with their most avid and influential fans, the shows also focus on the cultural aspects of gaming with panels, concerts, tournaments and freeplay areas.
The 2016 show is expected to be the largest yet, as PAX Aus continues its exponential growth.
“As the embodiment of Xbox and Xbox Live, Major Nelson has seen it all,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “I will be there with everyone else when the show kicks off, ready to absorb his wisdom.”
PAX Aus will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 4-6 November, 2016 and is organised by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade