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Title: PAX '09
Post by: Bunk on July 23, 2009, 02:22:34 PM
http://www.paxsite.com/ (http://www.paxsite.com/)

So, who's going?

I went for the Saturday last year, and despite the overcrowding and endless lines, I really enjoyed it. So, I'm going for the whole weekend this year.

Not too much info on it yet - Ron Gilbert is the keynote speaker.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Viin on July 23, 2009, 03:41:06 PM
I'll actually be in Seattle the week before.. dang it, talk about poor planning.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Samwise on July 23, 2009, 09:22:33 PM
Let me know how the crowding is this year.  I went last year and thought that if it were any more crowded I probably wouldn't be able to handle it.  Curious to hear whether it gets worse or better this year (I hear they're going to have more space but also more people).


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Ookii on July 23, 2009, 09:48:27 PM
I will be there!


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Bunk on July 24, 2009, 08:04:08 AM
Let me know how the crowding is this year.  I went last year and thought that if it were any more crowded I probably wouldn't be able to handle it.  Curious to hear whether it gets worse or better this year (I hear they're going to have more space but also more people).

It was crazy last year - that's why I decided to do it as a three day trip this time, so I don't feel the need to push through to see everything in one day.

Ookii - if you are coming up, we should try to gather up some of the F13 locals over the weekend.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: LK on August 29, 2009, 07:37:55 PM
Already here, engaged in some hot SAX (bag stuffing for attendees).


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Bunk on August 31, 2009, 09:10:51 AM
Well, if anyone wants to meet up for booze or dinner, let it be known. I'll be in Seattle from Thursday afternoon through Sunday.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Bunk on September 02, 2009, 03:18:06 PM
Hey Lorekeep, since you might be in the know...

There's a one hour gap between the Make a Strip presentation and the SWOTOR presentation on Saturday. Are they going to clear the room after the first presentation, or are they going to let everyone stay there for the hour waiting for the next one?

As you can guess, I was one of the lucky ones that lined up for the Fallout demo last year, only to find out that they never cleared the room.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: schild on September 02, 2009, 04:21:22 PM
Make a Strip and SWTOR? Sounds like lunch hour to me.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: LK on September 02, 2009, 05:30:55 PM
I asked one of the senior Theatre people who wasn't sure (happened to be sitting next to me when I read this.) He didn't have the theatre clear schedule on him. He'll let me know (probably in next 24 hours).


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Bunk on September 03, 2009, 01:10:58 AM
Make a Strip and SWTOR? Sounds like lunch hour to me.

Given a choice of SWTOR or Assassins Creed 2 (the other big demo), I'll take the former.

I don't overly want to go to the make a strip presentation, but last year if you weren't in the session prior to the big event (Fallout 3) you didn't get in. Unfortunately last year, they didn't tell the 1000 that stood in line waiting for 90 minutes that the theater was already full.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: LK on September 03, 2009, 07:19:06 PM
Room will be cleared for the SWTOR panel, as well as the Omegathon rounds.

I'm compiling a list of interesting games you might not have heard of or have a signifcant showing compared to before.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Bunk on September 03, 2009, 10:30:58 PM
Excelent, thanks.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Ookii on September 04, 2009, 07:11:17 PM
Oh shit I forgot to check this, totally come to Chatterbox Treasurebox at 8pm in the Serpetine Theater.

Just pm me for the celly if you want to meet up.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Fabricated on September 08, 2009, 07:10:53 PM
lol, swineflu



We Just heard of our first test-confirmed swine flu case at the show. PLEASE if you feel symptoms (fever, etc) call your doctor.

-Gabe out

Flight List for those with Confirmed Cases:

Departed Sunday:
JetBlue #498, Seattle to Boston, Departed Sunday Night
United #356, Seattle to Denver, Departed Sunday Afternoon

Departed Monday:
Alaska Airline #12, Seattle to Boston, Departed Monday Morning
Delta #1050, Seattle to Atlanta, Departed Monday Morning

For those with doctor-confirmed cases, please email rkhoo@penny-arcade.com with your flight info. Thanks.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Ookii on September 08, 2009, 07:31:38 PM
Awesome, I actually started to get sick on Sunday and had the worst fucking time on Monday.

Tuesday is here and I feel better yet, guess I didn't get the swine flu!


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Bunk on September 09, 2009, 12:26:00 AM
Huh, I wasn't feeling great Sunday, so I just went home in the morning. Nothing came of it though.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Lantyssa on September 09, 2009, 11:46:13 AM
Con funk.  It's been around as long as conventions.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Ookii on September 09, 2009, 02:19:57 PM
I was cruising round the 'nets and a lot of people are sick after attending PAX, oh well.

I KNO J00 GUYS WANT TO C MY AWESOME PAX PIX!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrvoid/sets/72157622191558611/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrvoid/sets/72157622191558611/)

It's just bad pictures of cosplayers.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Broughden on September 10, 2009, 02:28:44 AM
I was cruising round the 'nets and a lot of people are sick after attending PAX, oh well.

I KNO J00 GUYS WANT TO C MY AWESOME PAX PIX!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrvoid/sets/72157622191558611/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrvoid/sets/72157622191558611/)

It's just bad pictures of cosplayers.

Picture #47  :grin:


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: schild on September 10, 2009, 02:31:15 AM
I was cruising round the 'nets and a lot of people are sick after attending PAX, oh well.

I KNO J00 GUYS WANT TO C MY AWESOME PAX PIX!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrvoid/sets/72157622191558611/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrvoid/sets/72157622191558611/)

It's just bad pictures of cosplayers.

Picture #47  :grin:
Ironically those are not cosplayers.

They're people hired to pimp the shitty KMMO in the background.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: bhodi on September 10, 2009, 10:50:19 AM
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=swine_flu


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Ookii on September 10, 2009, 11:04:56 AM
It should be noted that there are over 100 confirmed cases of Swine Flu at PAX this year. I'm being incredibly socially irresponsible and not getting tested, I've already passed 90% of it anyway.

Flight List for those with Confirmed Cases:

Departed Sunday:
Alaska Airlines #664, Seattle to Dallas, Departed Sunday Night
JetBlue #498, Seattle to Boston, Departed Sunday Night
United #958, Seattle to Chicago, Departed Sunday Morning

Departed Monday:
Alaska Airline #12, Seattle to Boston, Departed Monday Morning
American Airlines #1414, Seattle to St. Louis, Departed Sunday Afternoon
American Airlines #1162, St. Louis to Chicago
Delta #1050, Seattle to Atlanta, Departed Monday Morning
Delta #1058, Seattle to Atlanta, Departed Monday Afternoon
Frontier #432, Seattle to Denver, Departed Monday Morning
Horizon #2475, Seattle to Santa Rosa, Departed Monday Afternoon
JetBlue #176, Seattle to New York, Departed Monday Morning
Northwest #154, Seattle to Minneapolis, Departed Monday Super Early morning
Southwest #1221, Seattle to Salt Lake City, Departed Monday Night
United #356, Seattle to Denver, Departed Monday Afternoon
United #416, Denver to Tulsa, Departed Monday Night
United #505, Denver to Albuquerque, Departed Monday Night
US Airways #685, Seattle to Phoenix, Departed Monday Morning
US Airways #156, Phoenix to St. Louis

Departed Tuesday:
Frontier #432, Seattle to Denver, Departed Tuesday Morning
Virgin #755, Seattle to San Francisco, Departed Tuesday Afternoon


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: LK on September 10, 2009, 12:28:59 PM
Frankly? Not surprised at all.


Title: Re: PAX '09
Post by: Righ on September 10, 2009, 05:41:52 PM
Everybody knows that gamers are vile filthy couch potatoes who roll around in their own feces. It was the perfect storm.