January 10th, 2020
Introducing the 2020 PAX Ambassadors!
This year we’re calling in the experts to help us make PAX even better, please give a warm welcome to the 2020 PAX Ambassadors!
These 5 friends of PAX will be working with us to make their respective specialized areas really shine. You will be able to catch them at PAX South, PAX East, and PAX West in a variety of different panels, tournaments, and workshops. Reach out and say hi, give them some love, they’re here to spread the good word of gaming and help grow our events to be even better.
Jesse Cox – YouTube Ambassador
Jesse is a gaming creator, personality and producer with over a decade of experience. Jesse’s work includes producing the hit indie game Monster Prom, and also a creator and executive producer of the YouTube Red esports comedy Good Game alongside Dan Harmon’s Starburns.
Sonja Reid aka OMGitsfirefoxx – Streaming Ambassador
Sonja has been streaming since 2013, and has broken many milestones to become of one of the most credible and celebrated streamers of all time. With a Guinness World Records 2017: Gamer’s Edition title of “Most Popular Female Videogames Broadcaster on Twitch” and a Forbes “30 Under 30” honor in 2016, Sonja has quickly evolved from programming games to making a career of playing them.
Justin Wong – Esports Ambassador
Justin is one of the best fighting game players of all time. He has won the most EVO World Titles up to date and was involved in the infamous Daigo Parry as the Chun Li player. He was on Team Empire Arcadia, Evil Geniuses and Echo Fox. Now he is a self branded player trying to bring more awareness to the fighting game community.
Robin Hunicke – Developer Ambassador
Robin is the CEO and Co-Founder of the independent game studio Funomena, which makes experimental games for both traditional and emerging platforms. She is also a Full Professor at UC Santa Cruz, where she is the founding Director of the Art, Games & Playable Media BA. A programmer by training, she left her PhD in AI to work as a designer and producer on titles like MySims, Boom Blox, Journey, Luna and Funomena’s most recent release Wattam. She has spent over 20 years evangelizing diversity and innovation in our industry - from the Indie Game Jam and the Experimental Gameplay Workshop to Amplifying New Voices, the AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook podcast and Project Runway. Her first love was M.U.L.E.
Krystina Arielle Tigner – Tabletop Ambassador
Krystina Arielle Tigner is an actress, host, and singer. She is best known for her appearances on Critical Role Honey Heist 3 as Bearah Pawcett, as well as Handbooker Helper, Alisanda Rayburton on Dice, Camera, Action, and Orisha the aasimar cleric bard on Sirens of the Realms. Beginning in January she will be playing Akasha on the upcoming LFM show “The Veiled Alliance”. Krystina is an advocate for diversity and inclusion within the gaming community, and loves sharing her joy of entertainment and weaving new stories.