PAX East 2014 – The Rise of the Geek Bar

Geeks and drinking have gone hand-in-hand for decades. From lazy Sundays around a DnD table, late nights playing Counter-strike on the PC, or dorm room console benders back in college—the social activity of throwing back a few cold ones has long gone hand in hand with the social activity of gaming. Meet entrepreneurs from Australia, Japan, and the United States who have evolved geek inebriation into a business model. Explore the challenges they face; successes, failures—not only in business, but also through the impact they are having on local geek culture. Discover what ManaBar, 42 Lounge, Space Station, and Headshots are doing to replace the Sports Bar, with the Geek Bar.

Panelists: Anthony Nilles [Information Services Manager, ProHealth Care], Lynn Nilles [Director of Markering, Twitter],  Ryan Revard [Owner, Website], Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg [Program Director, Website], Matt Bloch [Owner, Facebook]

Source: Matt Bloch

Source: 42 Lounge

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