As I looked at my phone this weekend I realized that Penny Arcade’s PAX East is less than 75 days away. I would be lying if said that I am hyped for the event and counting the days until April 11th.
This will be my fourth PAX East convention and it became a bit of a traditional family outing with me, my dad, and my gaming brothers. Between everything on the Expo floor, the freebies, the internet personalities the multiple panels running at the same time, and the PAX scavenger hunt that takes place over the three days you almost need three or four people wandering around, being in constant communication, to get the full experience.
It’s a convention that is so massive in the amount of activities you can do that the only way you know you did a good job was when you get the flu from your compromised immune system that following Monday.
But the Convention is only as good as the people there, and while the panels and flashy booths on the Expo floor are a major crowd pleasers, the best part is the people you meet and the activities you do after the expo hall shuts down. Like the time when I was able to meet and causally talk with some League of Legends developers at a Riot bar crawl.
So I will ask this now, and further down the road, but who is going to PAX East? Feel free to leave a comment below if you are attending, we might be able to create a makeshift blogging meetup.
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