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Panels and Speakers

Coffee Time

Saturday

Grab your fresh brewed coffee and some happy thoughts. The Coffee Crew welcomes you to Playthrough 2019!

11:30 AM

Host:

TruGaming

RGB Guide, Getting Perfect Picture Out Of Your Retro Consoles

Saturday

Ever dusted off your old NES or Genesis, plugged it into your fancy 4K TV and thought. ”Wow, this looks way worse than I remember.” We will go into full detail on how to get full, crisp, HD video signals out of ORIGINAL hardware. Breathing life into your old carts, making all retro systems stream friendly and glorious HD, no blowing required.

12:00 PM

Host:

Mitchell Bowling

What does Replayability Mean in 2019

Saturday

New games are coming out in record numbers. As the quality and frequency of games continues to increase at a significant rate, games are experiencing a shorter life cycle. We buy, sell and trade quickly, or games get left on the shelf as newer titles emerge. What does it mean for a game to be replayable in 2019, if trends are emerging where people are playing more titles fewer times?

1:00 PM

Host:

Jim Price

Classic Sonic the Hedgehog: Down with the Quickness

Saturday

SEGA always does what Nintendon't, and their contribution to the gaming canon cannot be overstated. While Sonic the Hedgehog has had a rough life, his early years deserve to be celebrated! In this panel, we look at those 16-bit games and talk about what made them resonate with gamers, both then and now.

2:00 PM

Host:

William McNabb

Behind the Screen: A look into hosting and playing Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday

Dungeons & Dragons boasts a rich and controversial history, it's had a significant influence on the entire gaming industry and with it's recent resurgence it's getting a lot of attention. Critically acclaimed D&D podcast, Hit Dice, speaks on the makings of a great Dungeon Master and Player. Additionally - they will speak on table dynamics, finding a group, and host a Q&A.

3:00 PM

Host:

Hit Dice!

Speedrunning: The Panel

Saturday

Speedrunning has captivated many gamers, causing them to push games well past their intended limits. In this interactive panel our host Bregermann will take you on a journey into speedrunning answering such questions as what speedrunning is, why people partake in it and how to choose a game to run. Technical questions such as setup and using programs such as LiveSplit and OBS to maximize the quality of your experience will also be covered. All this and quite possibly a live speedrun await!

4:00 PM

Host:

Jeremy Bregermann

Smash Bros. as History

Saturday

Smash Bros. means a lot to gamers across the world, but to us, it has always been a love letter to Nintendo's rich history. In this panel, we'll talk a little about the series itself, and dive into all the trophies, stickers, and spirits that prove that Nintendo hasn't forgotten what made them the powerhouse they've become.

5:00 PM

Host:

William McNabb

Cosplay Contest

Saturday

Time for everyone to strut their stuff on stage for your entertainment!

6:00 PM

Host:

The FanDames Initiative

Primetime Kickoff

Saturday

Join Velokk_TV and SnoopHogTV for a pre-tourney countdown! Recap all that day 1 of Playthrough had to offer, and get hype for the big Rocket League/Smash Bros finals. There may be giveaways!

7:00 PM

Host:

TruGaming

Rocket League: Doubles

Saturday

Semi Finals and Finals

7:30 PM

Host:

Carolina Game Summit

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate: Singles

Saturday

Semi Finals and Finals

8:30 PM

Host:

Carolina Game Summit

Streaming 101

Sunday

Learn the basics of streaming on Twitch, YouTube, and more! We'll talk with streamers large and small about their biggest tips for starting your streaming career. Plus, live Q+A for your own questions!

10:15 AM

Host:

TruGaming

Local Spotlight

Sunday

Meet some of the local gaming groups here in Raleigh, NC! Learn how you can involved with TRUgaming, Twitch Raleigh, Carolina Games Summit, Extra Life, and Raleigh Premiere Gaming. Plus live Q+A!

12:00 PM

Host:

TruGaming

Collecting 101

Sunday

New to collecting? Want to start collecting? Been collecting for years? Come to "Collecting 101" and listen to some collectors, who have spent enough to buy a small island nation on media and collectibles, tell you their do's and don'ts for collecting and share your own experience!

1:00 PM

Host:

William McNabb

Pioneers of Digital Game-based Learning with Minecraft

Sunday

Learn how starkly different educators from across the United States are activating their students’ interests and maximizing engagement with Minecraft. This fun panel includes educators from Microsoft, a private tutoring company and, of course, the traditional classroom. If you’re a parent that wants to make gaming time more constructive, a teacher that is curious about bringing Minecraft into your classroom, or a student with your own stories to share, please attend!

2:00 PM

Host:

Doug Watkins

PC vs. Console

Sunday

The age old debate of PC vs Console. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. Come listen to someone who plays both give his two cents on which platform is better.

3:00 PM

Host:

William McNabb

Primetime Kickoff

Sunday

Join SnoopHogTV and Azumatt for a pre-tourney countdown! Recap the highlights of Playthrough as a whole, and get hype for the finals of the Smash Bros Ultimate 2v2 tourney. There may be giveaways!

4:00 PM

Host:

TruGaming

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate: Doubles

Sunday

Semi Finals and Finals

4:30 PM

Host:

Carolina Game Summit