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Pax East 2012
« on: January 31, 2012, 08:05:23 pm »

Who's going?  Who's been and have pointers?  Maybe we can have a meet-up for those going.

EVERYTHING PAX EAST

...kinda exciting that I'm actually going.
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 08:27:14 pm »

I will not be attending, but I do have some convention tips in general if you've never attended a large con before.

Mind if I post them?
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 08:37:41 pm »

That would be most Excellent娨.
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 09:03:00 pm »

Mkid's Most Excellent® Tips and Tricks on Going to a Large Convention

1. Withdraw cash beforehand

There is nothing more frustrating than going to a convention and not knowing where your local bank branch is. Withdraw as much as you'd want to spend the day before leaving so you'll have one less thing to worry about.

2. Google Street View the area around the convention if you're from out of town.

Let's be honest here- con food is expensive as shit. If you use Street View around the convention area, you'll be able to find either stores to pick up snacks for cheaper or quick fast food restaurants. Warning about the fast food: especially if it's a 24 hour chain, the closer to the convention it is, the more packed it will be.

3. Room keys should be given to the most responsible and most likely to be part of a larger group.

I especially had a bad experience with this last year, where one of my roommates ran off with the key I had and had no way of getting a hold of him as he went off and did his own thing. Amongst other problems he caused, he's not going to be rooming with our group this year.

It may vary by hotel, but usually you'd get two keys per room max. As long as you give the keys to responsible people that would be easy to get a hold of (if they don't own a cell phone, make sure they're grouped with someone who does), everything should go smoothly.

I'll be adding on more as I think of them.
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 10:22:50 pm »

I haven't actually been to a convention, but I know people that go quite frequently.

1 - It will be hot. Dress accordingly. With all those people packed in one area it's not a surprise that it'll be getting really hot.

2 - Bring water! Doesn't matter if you buy a bottle of water beforehand or bring one with you, just make sure that you have water to bring with you.

That's all I can remember for now. If I remember more I'll post it.
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 11:00:52 pm »

Will I be allowed to bring a backpack?  I've heard of some places forcing you to store it, in case of dangerous weapons.
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 12:59:17 am »

It varies from con to con. Usually not, but after checking the PAX website, there wasn't anything explicitly stating that you couldn't. You can get a direct answer from PAX itself by sending them an e-mail that's stated in the FAQ.
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 07:42:07 pm »

Big-ish bump since I got my tickets.

Also, turns out backpacks are fine.  Thanks for the tips, all of you.  About how much money should I bring?

Also, anybody else going?  Anybody nearby (April 6,7,8)?
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 12:07:05 am »

Yo Pastaman, how did PAX go? Heard you got to play some Borderlands 2, how'd that go?
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 12:53:34 am »

I'm not sure about much else, but I am interested in Lollipop Chainsaw. I'd give a Suda 51 game a try any day.
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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 01:02:00 am »

Stuff that happened during PAX via list that nobody ever uses:
  • Played Borderlands 2 for 30 minutes.  The new Siren kinda sucks
  • Played Super Time Force.  Contra + Time Shennanigans = This. Added to Anticipated Games list
  • Played Antichamber. Worst Mindfuck Ever. Added to Anticipated Games list
  • Listened to Brentalfloss.  Took a picture of him with my twin.
  • Got a pro's tip on my M:tG deck, added some bitchin' cards for dirt cheap.
  • Got a Hadouken T-Shirt
  • Got all Kanto Badges
  • Went to tons of panels on making games
  • Got "We Didn't Playtest this at all".  Considering making a forum game here on it during the weekends.
  • Got 3 Beta Keys for Guild Wars 2
  • Went to a Brony Meetup
  • Fragged the lead designer of Tribes: Ascend

That's all I can remember off the top of my head.

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Re: Pax East 2012
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 06:45:16 am »

Stuff that makes Nono jelly

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