PAX 2011 Archive

  • I’ve done conventions before, but PAX is a FANS’ convention. I was blown away. Tabletop and video game fans are the coolest. Here is my story day by day: PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1 Planning for today was laid out two weeks ahead of time. We left Loveless’s house at 7am on the nose. Had a great breakfast at Glow’s, and then everything went out the window. We came out from breakfast to a $43 parking ticket! What a way to start the day! Who knew we couldn’t park in the poorly marked parking lot immediately behind the restaurant of choice? That instantly doubled the price of breakfast! We get to PAX and I drop off my colleagues only […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1

    I’ve done conventions before, but PAX is a FANS’ convention. I was blown away. Tabletop and video game fans are the coolest. Here is my story day by day: PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1 Planning for today was laid out two weeks ahead of time. We left Loveless’s house at 7am on the nose. Had a great breakfast at Glow’s, and then everything went out the window. We came out from breakfast to a $43 parking ticket! What a way to start the day! Who knew we couldn’t park in the poorly marked parking lot immediately behind the restaurant of choice? That instantly doubled the price of breakfast! We get to PAX and I drop off my colleagues only […]

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  • NERD TREK Exclusive!  Guild Wars 2 panel from PAX 2011 – exclusive reveals! Part 1 of 5: Part 2 of 5: Part 3 of 5: Part 4 of 5: Part 5 of 5:

    PAX 2011 – Guild Wars 2 Panel

    NERD TREK Exclusive!  Guild Wars 2 panel from PAX 2011 – exclusive reveals! Part 1 of 5: Part 2 of 5: Part 3 of 5: Part 4 of 5: Part 5 of 5:

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  • PAX is a no holds barred celebration of one of my favorite past times, gaming. Sure, there are other things to do at PAX, other than gawking at the newest and hottest games that will be gracing our store shelves and hopefully our personal libraries. But, it’s all about the games, for me. This will be my fifth consecutive year of attending our annual gaming mecca, and I can honestly say that I get just as excited as the first time I went. The boys over at Penny Arcade have truly done us (gamers) a tremendous service by hosting this festival of nerddom for all to relish! It amazes me to see PAX grow in size and depth, year after […]

    What PAX means to me (and fellow nerds as well)

    PAX is a no holds barred celebration of one of my favorite past times, gaming. Sure, there are other things to do at PAX, other than gawking at the newest and hottest games that will be gracing our store shelves and hopefully our personal libraries. But, it’s all about the games, for me. This will be my fifth consecutive year of attending our annual gaming mecca, and I can honestly say that I get just as excited as the first time I went. The boys over at Penny Arcade have truly done us (gamers) a tremendous service by hosting this festival of nerddom for all to relish! It amazes me to see PAX grow in size and depth, year after […]

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  • You can’t delve into the origins of the PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) without first excavating the history of the webcomic known as Penny Arcade.  Penny Arcade is a webcomic written by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik based around video games and video game culture.  The comic originally debuted in 1998 on the website loonygames.com.  Jerry and Mike have since established their own website at Penny-Arcade.com which is updated with a new comic strip every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The comics are accompanied by regular updates on the website’s blog. The Penny-Arcade.com website receives over 2 million page views a day and I can say without hesitation that I am quite green with envy- almost as green as Kermit the Frog.  […]

    What is PAX?

    You can’t delve into the origins of the PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) without first excavating the history of the webcomic known as Penny Arcade.  Penny Arcade is a webcomic written by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik based around video games and video game culture.  The comic originally debuted in 1998 on the website loonygames.com.  Jerry and Mike have since established their own website at Penny-Arcade.com which is updated with a new comic strip every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The comics are accompanied by regular updates on the website’s blog. The Penny-Arcade.com website receives over 2 million page views a day and I can say without hesitation that I am quite green with envy- almost as green as Kermit the Frog.  […]

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