If you don’t know who he is, what rock have you been hiding under? Larry Hyrb is 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. If you’ve yet to check out his podcast you’ll want to head on over to www.majornelson.com and give it a listen.
Are you going to PAX Australia? Well if you’re like me you enjoy checking out the opening of the shows, right? It was just announced moments ago that industry icon Major Nelson (aka Larry Hyrb) will deliver the opening keynote at PAX Australia 2016.
If you don’t know about PAX here is a bit of information. 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. Badges for PAX Aus are still available and can be purchased online at paxaustralia.com.au/
registration. Single day badges cost $60 AUD, and three day passes are $160.