On Aug 29-30 PAX Dev will be starting, followed by PAX Prime Aug31-Sep2. They have an impressive lineup scheduled with a lot of panelists I’d love to hear from.
Although I heard a rumor that the team from Runic Games will be there I don’t see them on the list. Supposedly they will be announcing their release date for Torchlight II.
Oh yeah and there’s also the DOTA 2 International Tournament going on at the same time a few blocks down from Union St.
Valve has released a free client for anyone to download through Steam to spectate Dota 2 matches. The spectator mode is well integrated into the game and is a great way to learn and improve teamplay. The game is being frequently updated with lots of exciting changes with customized items for each hero. They are also more heroes to come, so make sure to sign up for the beta to get free early access here.