For those of you going to PAX Prime, the schedule of events has been posted!

Don’t miss CrunchyCo’s 8-Bit Soundwaves panel on Friday September 3rd, 11am in the Wolfman Theatre. We’ve made some additions to the line-up of panelists, including the knowledgeable local Infradead, and some of the Anamanaguchi boys! Below is the event as listed in the official PAX schedule:

Friday, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wolfman Theatre
8-Bit Soundwaves: A Look into the World of Chiptune Music

The chiptune phenomenon has exploded throughout the gamer scene! Chiptune (or 8-Bit) music has been rising in popularity since it first took shape in video games and computer programs of decades past. But chiptune isn’t just background music! More and more artists today are creating intricate and original musical compositions using retro gaming consoles as instruments. Find out where the method came from, where it’s going, and how artists such as Anamanaguchi, KGHB, and Fighter X are utilizing it to create unique 8-bit hits. Presented by

Panelists include: Celene Ramadan [Musician, Leeni], Jack Waterman [Musician, Fighter X], Aaron Campion [Co-Owner/Musician, CrunchyCo/KGHB], Peter Berkman [Musician, Anamanaguchi], Gabe Hayward [Co-Owner/Musician, CrunchyCo/KGHB], Chris Lehfeldt [Musician, Infradead]

And after you see our panel on Friday, don’t you dare miss this on Saturday…

Saturday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Jamspace
PAX Prime Chiptune Music Showcase!

For many years, chiptune musicians from lands far and wide have gathered at the gates outside of PAX. Using portable gaming consoles, these lo-tek street buskers would blast their hand-crafted 8-bit tunes onto the streets of Seattle year after year. Slowly but surely, these humble 8-bit minstrels won the hearts of PAX attendees, who danced and cheered as bleeps and bloops filled the Autumn air. Now, charmed by their talent and persistence, the beneficent rulers of PAX have opened their doors to these plucky lo-fi performers, and granted them a special chiptune music showcase to take place this year inside the PAX JamSpace! Come indulge your ear drums and pump your fists to the sounds of Fighter X, Spamtron, Seanbad, Knife City and Zen Albatross at the first-ever PAX Prime Chiptune Music Showcase!