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East showed me the folly of expecting to see all of the major panels as long as there was no overlap or conflicting times. In my 3 previous PAX experiences I never had such a problem with consecutive panels in the same theater, but the turnout for East was so phenomenal it was necessary to control access by clearing out between each and putting recent attendees in the back of the line.
Now, I know some of this can be solved by the community DVD effort, but I think a better immediate solution is to broadcast each panel live through a designated live stream and/or a broadcast that is shown to those waiting in line on lcd screens in those areas. Basically, taking the Keynote as an example, have monitors set up around the line up area so that those waiting outside can view and hear the keynote as well. I can imagine that with a live stream or some other mechanism online you could have PAX goers share with each other through the line the live feeds on their Smart Phones, iPod Touches, iPads, Tablets, Netbooks, etc. (provided the network is good).
I think this was suggested after Prime last year, and I concur. Is this something that could be set up officially, or is there a group of us who as fans could work on this so that experiencing panels and concerts isn't so limited to attendance or a DVD several months later? We have the technology!!! We can make this better!