Project: Lighthouse is formally announcing our attendance to PAX South for three days of coverage for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. This effort will be our most extensive to date. Ace Combat Fan (Ace Combat-focused YouTuber), F22Coleman (USAF Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Long-time Ace Combat fan) and Zetec (the head of r/AceCombat, Zetec) and will join Ribbon-Blue (Member of Project: Lighthouse Leadership) to cover the convention. Details related to convention plans, interviews, and weekend prizes are included in this first announcement.
The PAX South 2019 Team
Project: Lighthouse will be attending with a four-person team to accomplish many things. Ribbon-Blue is attending to focus on event coverage. While there, Ace Combat Fan, F22Coleman and Zetec will meet with Ribbon-Blue to form the PAX South Team.
We want to thank all three of them for volunteering to assist in covering this event on behalf of Project: Lighthouse. All members of the PAX South Team will have official Lighthouse ID cards, as seen in the event coverage of PAX West 2018 done by Ace Combat Fan:
Keep an eye out for them if you are attending PAX South 2019 as well.
Ace Combat 7 Tournament Coverage
While at the event the highlight of our coverage will be related to the two days of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown tournament coverage at PAX South. With the release of the game happening the same weekend as the convention, this will be the first, official Bandai-Namco sponsored event for Ace Combat 7.
Interviews from the PAX Floor
While on location Ribbon-Blue will be performing interviews with Ace Combat Fan, F22Coleman and Zetec after their time playing Ace Combat 7 and participating in multiplayer battles. An effort to also interview the members of the United States Air Force in the PAX Arena about their own Ace Combat experience with the franchise. Other small interviews with Ace Combat fans and convention goers curious about the game will be included as well.
Ace Combat Trivia Challenge
While on the event floor, the PAX South Team will be asking trivia to fans at the convention about Ace Combat 7 and the Ace Combat franchise as a whole. There will be at least two levels of difficulty for questions. The prize for answering a 'Standard' question is a real-world aviation related flight patch. The prize for answering the "Ace Mode" three-part challenge questionnaire will be an official Bandai-Namco produced flight patch of a squadron from the Ace Combat games.
A post including more information on the Trivia Challenge and a way for Ace Combat fans on the world wide web to also get involved will be made in a future update. Stay tuned for further updates leading up to, during and after the event.
If you are not feeling the excitement after all of these updates, take a look at Ace Combat Fan's own announcement video for his attendance to PAX South. What energy!