I wrote this comic last week after our flight (had plenty of time waiting for Jeremy to quit fooling around with old women on the plane), I have since written a couple more and might decide. to write even a couple more after that regarding my Paxsplotion. Until then it’s hard to decide what’s good blog material and what I’m saving for comics. Until such time, I will try and keep this short and sweet.
I met some people from my old WoW guild that I’ve known for about 4 years and finally put some faces with the Screen Names. All of them were very rad. I spent a good portion of my time in the board game lending library playing with these folk(I can say folk because some were Canadian), as well as making some new friends and acquaintances through the magic of PAX. I’ve been to E3 and used to work Blizz Con. I’ve heard stories from friends about many a convention. Let it be known that PAX is the most you-centric experience I’ve ever had. Nearly all the booths there, if not selling something, are designed around you having something to do. We toured and played at Rockband stages and playable demos of many different games and geektivies. We spoke with board game developers willing to sit down and show us their baby. It’s amazing. I had a few long chats with both video and board game developers just amped to geek out with me and talk about their game and others in their respective industries. I felt comfortably nestled within a womb of geekiness. All of the freeplay rooms, boardgame rooms, handheld rooms, and Wizards of the Coast DM run 4th Edition DnD tables were all amazing. All these things are designed around you meeting and greeting your fellow geeks and perhaps making a few new friends along the way. Also lots of people in awesome TF2 Costumes. I still have a crappy dunce phone (I’ve coined this for my non-smart phone) so I didn’t take a lot of pictures, however Jason and Jeremy got quite a few. I’ll put a few up I’m sure as the week rolls by. Our group of surly fun loving gamers that roved around the gaming hall was asked many times by Seattle locals in attendance if we were from there for possible future gaming meet ups, we had a palpable obnoxious-charm emanating from us. The Seattlites attending the Con both PAX Enforcer and attendee alike were all super welcoming and I felt like we fit in well with all of them that we met. Thanks for taking us in as your own.
We had an “Alpha Geek”come over and help us with some rules questions on a board game. She was amazingly helpful and informative and gave us a few pro tips for looking for out of print board games. If you’re her and reading this, drop me a line I’d love to plug that gaming store in Seattle that you own but the name escapes me.