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Sunday 12/19

PwR^South Bend: Winter Video Game Convention

SUNDAY: Celebrate with us on the final day of our first in-person convention! There will be more panelists and activities, plus we will be hosting tournament finals for our $1,000 prize pool tournament! Details to come on how to participate – check our social media or sign up for our newsletter!

Saturday 12/18

PwR^South Bend: Winter Video Game Convention

SATURDAY: Listen to panelists, explore the Merchant’s Arcade, participate in various activities, and connect with friends! Rooms open up at 11:00 a.m. and activities shut down at 11:00 p.m. For details on the panelist schedule, select Meet the Panelists under the activities drop-down!

Friday 12/17

PwR^South Bend: Winter Gaming Convention

Join us for three days of electrifying excitement! With more than 35,000 SF of space, we’ll be inviting panelists, developers, and merchants to share their latest and greatest with our Midwest community.

FRIDAY: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. DoubleTree Dinner With the Panelists, Developer Showcase, Exclusive Game Room Access

Check out the drop-downs for details on specific activities for each day!

Thursday 05/27

Community Night!

Our community nights have changed! Every THURSDAY night at 7:30 p.m. ET our community gathers for community games. That includes Jackbox Party Packs, Among Us, and more! If you are looking for a positive online gaming community, join us and we’ll get you connected with the right people!

Saturday 04/24

April Roles Month: Strategy ft. ClaireTheDM

Claire the DM will be leading us through a one-shot Dungeons and Dragons campaign as we talk about how strategy from DnD can teach us life lessons.

Saturday 04/17

April Roles Month: Team Hustle With Bethel University

Join us as we talk about the ways that esports and academic overlap while we watch competitions from players in each of three teams. Bethel will also be hosting a live Super Smash Bros tournament at the Bendix Arena.

Monday 04/12

April Roles Month: Maker Monday

What is the first soundtrack that comes to mind when you think of games? Maybe it is work by Koji Kondo, Christopher Tin, or Jeremy Soule. Whoever comes to mind, music plays an important part of our experience whether we are gaming or simply listening. Join us for a conversation about the role of art in society!

During April Roles Month, we will be raising money for Career Analysis Organization of America. All donations from the stream will go towards the role of the week as well as $1 from each Twitch subscription and 10% of proceeds from Bits + merch sales.

Saturday 04/10

April Roles Month: Sailing Away to an Artist's Paradise

Saturday begins our artist series where we will have different creators on to talk about their experience creating. From graphic designers to theatrical guests to musical teachers, join us as we sail through Sea of Thieves and discuss what art has to offer us beyond beautiful virtual worlds.

During April Roles Month, we will be raising money for Career Analysis Organization of America. All donations from the stream will go towards the role of the week as well as $1 from each Twitch subscription and 10% of proceeds from Bits + merch sales.

Thursday 04/08

April Roles Month: Role of Building

Continue the conversation around Minecraft and construction with us Thursday night. An architect from Ancon Construction will be joining us to talk about and showcase some of their work. While we attempt to gather resources to recreate some of their projects, they will tell us what it really looks like behind the scenes of projects big and small.

During April Roles Month, we will be raising money for Career Analysis Organization of America. All donations from the stream will go towards the role of the week as well as $1 from each Twitch subscription and 10% of proceeds from Bits + merch sales.

Wednesday 04/07

April Roles Month: Community Night

Building isn’t limited to construction – our hope is to help people build connections too! Join us on Discord for a few rounds of Jackbox.

During April Roles Month, we will be raising money for Career Analysis Organization of America. All donations from the stream will go towards the role of the week as well as $1 from each Twitch subscription and 10% of proceeds from Bits + merch sales.

Tuesday 04/06

April Roles Month: Construction Kickoff - Role of Builders

Minecraft has become what some might consider a staple of the gaming experience since its Alpha debut June 30, 2020. It’s simple mechanics might lead many wondering what it really takes to build some of the amazing creations we see in the game. That’s why it is the perfect game to kickoff our next event: April Roles Month! During the month, we will be playing games and talking about the impact they have on how we see roles in the natural world around us while raising money for charity.

It may seem obvious that Minecraft’s resource gathering is unrealistic, but does it offer anything worth talking about? Our team certainly thinks so, and so do the professionals at Ancon Construction! Join us on stream as we learn about the role building plays in both Minecraft and the world around us.

During April Roles Month, we will be raising money for Career Analysis Organization of America. All donations from the stream will go towards the role of the week as well as $1 from each Twitch subscription and 10% of proceeds from Bits + merch sales.

Saturday 03/27

Mach-Speed March: Hades Speedrun

Dungeons can be scary and we’ve got a few players from the Hades speedrunning community here to guide us out as fast as they can! Tune in to watch a very competitive Hades race.

Saturday 03/27

Mach-Speed March: More Details coming soon

Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET we will be introducing our next game. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET will be Jackbox with the community and Saturdays (start times vary) we will have: Ratchet and Clank, Shadow of the Colossus, and Hades gameplay pending availability of the competing runners. Bookmark this page to check for updates!

Wednesday 03/24

Mach-Speed March: Community Night with Hades Speedrunners

Every Wednesday we’ll have a community night featuring some of our most recent guests! This week, Hades speedrunners will join us for a night of Jackbox.

Tuesday 03/23

Mach-Speed March: Intro to Hades

Our final speedrunning game of the 2021 Mach-Speed March series sends us through the dungeons of Hades! Our speedrunners will walk us through the basics of the game and teach us some of the tricks they will be using during their race.

Saturday 03/20

Mach-Speed March: Shadow of the Colossus Speedrunning Competition

Catch the next adventure of our speedrunning competition with the Shadow of the Colossus speedrunning community!

Saturday 03/13

Mach-Speed March: Ratchet and Clank Speedrunning Competition

Get your gears ready, we’ve got two speedrunners from the Ratchet and Clank community ready to race! Tune in to our stream to watch top competitors and cheer them on to victory.

Wednesday 03/10

Mach-Speed March: Community Night With Ratchet and Clank Speedrunners

Members of the Ratchet and Clank community will be joining us for a community game night! Break the ice with Jackbox Party Pack 7 and share some laughs.

Tuesday 03/09

Mach-Speed March: Ratchet and Clank Introduction

Join us as we dive into the Ratchet and Clank speedrunning community! We’ll review some of the basics of the game, catch some highlights, and talk about the various categories within the competition.

Saturday 03/06

Mach-Speed March: Spyro Speed Runs

Tune in for our Speed Run Competition featuring Spyro: Remastered! This competition features the current World Record holder in Any% No Balloonist Skip, ToastedKat, and two competitors, Stepkeee and ClockDistrict. Learn more from our commentator TBoneIsLive and guests!

Wednesday 03/03

Mach-Speed March: Community Night With Spyro Speed Runners

Connect with the Spyro Speed Running community! Jackbox Party Packs make for a great ice breaker – get to know some of our racers and community members better be sharing some laughs during these rounds.

Every Wednesday we will be hosting a community night featuring a slew of personalities from a select genre. Community members may join a queue in the Discord to be pulled into a round.

Tuesday 03/02

Mach-Speed March: An Intro to Speed Running

Time flies when you’re having fun – or when you’re just really good at what you do! Reminisce over some of your favorite games as we bring aboard some of the fastest gamers out there.

During this stream, we will be introducing the genre of gameplay that is speed running as well as go over some of the basics and introduce the games we will be playing. Don’t blink! You might miss it.

Tuesday 02/16

QBZ Spotlight Stream

Being a stream isn’t all about skill, but QBZ puts skill and humor together when he plays PUBG. Learn more about his journey to becoming a PUBG partner and what inspires him to keep creating content.

This stream is part of our Black History Month Spotlight series. We will be contributing $25 to a charity of our guest’s choice and all stream revenue will be split amongst charities selected.

Thursday 02/11

Blackology Spotlight Stream

History makes for easy gameplay, but this game developer thought that there wasn’t enough Black representation in the scene. Enter Tawanda, a mother who was inspired to share a passion for games and history. She developed Blackology, a game that helps players learn more about Black history!

This stream is part of our Black History Month Spotlight series. We will be contributing $25 to a charity of our guest’s choice and all stream revenue will be split amongst charities selected.

Monday 02/08

Panda_Bair Smash Bros Spotlight

Hailing from the Midwest, Panda_Bair is an up-and-coming Smash Bros Ultimate competitor and streamer. Hear what he thinks about the competitive scene and maybe pick up some tricks from this Villager main!

This stream is part of our Black History Month Spotlight series. We will be contributing $25 to a charity of our guest’s choice and all stream revenue this month will be split amongst charities selected.

Wednesday 02/03

Mr. Leviticus Rex Spotlight Stream

Mr. Leviticus Rex aka Coach Robinson is familiar with coaching both traditional sports and esports. Learn how he brought students out of their shells by starting a first-ever program at his school and what it takes to maintain success. *Time changed from 9:30 to 5:00 p.m. at streamer’s request*

This stream is part of our Black History Month Spotlight series. We will be contributing $25 to a charity of our guest’s choice and all stream revenue this month will be split amongst charities selected.

Tuesday 02/02

Cartoon Connect Spotlight Stream

Run by Brandon Reed of South Bend, IN, Cartoon Connect is a cartoon based channel with more than 1.5 million subscribers that creates short, comedic cartoon skits. He also plays games, does art, and so much more. Tune in to learn what drives Brandon to succeed!

This stream is part of our Black History Month Spotlight series. We will be contributing $25 to a charity of our guest’s choice and all stream revenue will be split amongst charities selected.

Sunday 01/31

The Game Academy presents Scourge of Shiran

School would be so much more exciting with RPGs and quests, don’t you think? The Game Academy is looking to help gamers extract some educational lessons with their newest game! Their latest project dives into the World of Alessia and allows players to immerse themselves in unique roles.

Join us as we learn more about Scourge of Shiran, an edu-adventure for The World of Alessia!

Friday 01/29

Kindred Fate

Interested in something more than just monster battles? Evoking the cherished memories of games like Pokémon and even Skyrim, this open-world RPG fuses the best features of its inspirations to create an adventure where you travel with your Kinfolk, customize your human character, and take part in compelling stories with Kindred Fates! This project SMASHED their funding goals and will be available on Steam and Switch.

Get an insider’s view of Hinterlock and the Kinfolk who inhabit it. Tune in on Twitch: twitch.tv/pwrupgg

Tuesday 01/26

Shrine's Legacy

Get in touch with your elemental side as you journey through this retro-style RPG! Shrine’s Legacy allows you to play cooperatively or alone as you solve puzzles found in the various dungeons.

Light your torch and support these adventurers on Kickstarter!

Wednesday 01/20

Next Level Improv

Julie presenting Improv Against Normality

Guess who’s back? Well, it’s not shady this time… it’s our sponsor, Next Level Improv! Last time, we went through gameplay, shared some laughs, and talked about improv within gaming. This time around, we’re going to learn more about how the idea came to be and what the process of development looked like for Julie, their founder. Warning: there may be more gameplay and laughs!

Come spectate the show on Twitch: twitch.tv/pwrupgg

Sunday 01/17

Gato Lodge

Presenting Sunset Blade

More feline fun?!? Sunset Blade, created by Gato Lodge, takes us on a digital role-playing adventure inspired by the likes of Dragon Quest and Shin Megami Tensei. Ask for help from your kitty crew during your adventure.

Sharpen your claws and mark your calendars! Tune in on Twitch: twitch.tv/pwrupgg

Friday 01/15

Pegasus Studios

Fight for your job in Pegasus Games’ first project, Sysifus Corp! You can race around the office completing jobs, brown-nose your boss, or find other ways to the top spot. Make work enjoyable with this board game!

Join us as we play office politics! Tune in on Twitch: twitch.tv/pwrupgg

Thursday 01/14

Call of Katulhu

Cat got your tongue? Maybe that’s because you’re too curious about Jonathan’s latest passion project: Call of Katulhu! This new card game will captivate our feline fans with simplex strategy and also entice veteran gamers who want a new ball of yarn to play with, so to speak.

Join us as we take the cards out of the bag! Tune in on Twitch: twitch.tv/pwrupgg

Interested in catching your own copy?

Sunday 01/10

Knuckleduster Miniatures

Forrest, presenting Gunfight Royale

Knuckleduster Miniatures will be a guest on our stream showcasing their Kickstarter game, Gunfight Royale! This new combination game introduces board game lovers to the world of miniatures. Choose your character and the setting with two map choices before you roll into the next duel.

Join us as we adventure into the wild world of miniatures! Tune in on Twitch: twitch.tv/pwrupgg

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