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PAX Prime 2010 Info and FAQ Thread (ASK QUESTIONS HERE)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    cmansocked wrote: »
    So I bought some badges through the forum. Is there any registration I need to fill out beforehand? Since I did not buy them first hand and all.

    You need the physical badge.

    The seller has to either MAIL it to you or find some way of getting it to you (meetup in person or somesuch)

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  • cmansockedcmansocked Registered User
    edited August 2010
    BigRed wrote: »
    cmansocked wrote: »
    So I bought some badges through the forum. Is there any registration I need to fill out beforehand? Since I did not buy them first hand and all.

    You need the physical badge.

    The seller has to either MAIL it to you or find some way of getting it to you (meetup in person or somesuch)

    Yup got the badges in hand. Met up yesterday. Just wondering about the registration packets that I read were mailed to people. But if it is just the physical badge needed then I should be good to go. They are exactly like the photos above.

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  • JastrickJastrick Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Hey There,

    I went to print off my tickets today, using the link provided in the email, and when the page to print loaded up, 'SCANNED' was written in huge letters across the ticket.

    Am I the only one with this issue or did this happen to everyone? I've tried contacting pax_questions@paxsite.com but have yet to hear back and I am kind of freaking out.

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  • bitpartbitpart Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Jastrick wrote: »
    Hey There,

    I went to print off my tickets today, using the link provided in the email, and when the page to print loaded up, 'SCANNED' was written in huge letters across the ticket.

    Am I the only one with this issue or did this happen to everyone? I've tried contacting pax_questions@paxsite.com but have yet to hear back and I am kind of freaking out.

    I'm in the exact same boat, tensely waiting a reply from pax_questions.

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  • JastrickJastrick Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I'm not worried so much that someone has stolen them or something, seeing as Will Call doesn't open until Thursday, but I am worried that Will Call wont accept a ticket with SCANNED written across the top.

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  • bitpartbitpart Registered User
    edited August 2010
    That's my thinking, the SCANNED text obscures the bar codes, so I assume these won't be accepted. Between this and paying $16 for shipping when the badges haven't materialized, I'm worried. :(

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  • JastrickJastrick Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Just spoke to everyone in my group (14 People total, including myself), and everyone's ticket says 'SCANNED' across it. My girlfriend luckily seems to have saved copies of our tickets before the 'SCANNED' appeared, so I hope those are still usable.

    I didn't even have an option for shipping, as I'm up in Canada, and to cheap to pay to FEDEX (or was it UPS?) for 5 badges...

    I wonder why this appeared though? Is there some switch that flips in the remaining last few days?

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  • GeeCeeGeeCee Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Mine shows scanned as well and I'm in Canada and did not pay for FedEx shipping as well. aaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  • JastrickJastrick Registered User
    edited August 2010
    At this point I think with the sheer amount of people who this is happening to (including the ENTIRETY of my group) makes me believe that the passes are in no danger, but I am slightly concerned for those who don't have their tickets already printed...

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So these papers you print out are your confirmation pages, not your actual tickets. Your pass will be given to you at will call. Question, though: does the "SCANNED" text show up over the bar code?

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  • JastrickJastrick Registered User
    edited August 2010
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    So these papers you print out are your confirmation pages, not your actual tickets. Your pass will be given to you at will call. Question, though: does the "SCANNED" text show up over the bar code?

    Partially. I'm afraid though that if I try to give them a confirmation that says 'SCANNED', that I'll have an argument on my hands (It turns out I have all but one of the 5 saved to my PC, and it needs to be printed).

    So far everyone I have spoken to has had this happen if they went to try to print their confirmation again.

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  • Sgt SupermanSgt Superman Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Jastrick wrote: »
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    So these papers you print out are your confirmation pages, not your actual tickets. Your pass will be given to you at will call. Question, though: does the "SCANNED" text show up over the bar code?

    Partially. I'm afraid though that if I try to give them a confirmation that says 'SCANNED', that I'll have an argument on my hands (It turns out I have all but one of the 5 saved to my PC, and it needs to be printed).

    So far everyone I have spoken to has had this happen if they went to try to print their confirmation again.

    I just went back to check mine, on the Saturday badges that I have already revived in the mail it has the SCANNED wording, but on the Friday & Sunday tickets that I am still waiting on, they don't.

    I wonder if the SCANNED wording appears once they physically mail the badges.

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  • JastrickJastrick Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Jastrick wrote: »
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    So these papers you print out are your confirmation pages, not your actual tickets. Your pass will be given to you at will call. Question, though: does the "SCANNED" text show up over the bar code?

    Partially. I'm afraid though that if I try to give them a confirmation that says 'SCANNED', that I'll have an argument on my hands (It turns out I have all but one of the 5 saved to my PC, and it needs to be printed).

    So far everyone I have spoken to has had this happen if they went to try to print their confirmation again.

    I just went back to check mine, on the Saturday badges that I have already revived in the mail it has the SCANNED wording, but on the Friday & Sunday tickets that I am still waiting on, they don't.

    I wonder if the SCANNED wording appears once they physically mail the badges.


    That's the issue for me though. I'm not having my badges shipped, I'm just getting them at Will Call

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  • fRAWRstfRAWRst Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Jastrick wrote: »
    That's the issue for me though. I'm not having my badges shipped, I'm just getting them at Will Call



    im in the same boat as you, ill be hoping to pick up my badge on thursday with a piece of paper that already says scanned on it.

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  • JastrickJastrick Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Just got a response from pax_questions:

    Do not worry! This is alright and you will still be able to pick up
    your tickets on site :)

    I am happy now

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  • Firestorm88Firestorm88 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My friend can't make it anymore but I need to pick up his badge at will-call for someone else who will be coming instead. Is there a way I can get it transferred to my name to do the pickup in case they ask for ID? I'll have my ID + Credit card for my ticket, but not his.

    We're doing will-call as we're from Canada.

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  • basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User
    edited August 2010
    My friend can't make it anymore but I need to pick up his badge at will-call for someone else who will be coming instead. Is there a way I can get it transferred to my name to do the pickup in case they ask for ID? I'll have my ID + Credit card for my ticket, but not his.

    We're doing will-call as we're from Canada.

    I don't think YOU can get it transferred. HE has to get it transferred to you. Not sure who you have to contact exactly. I'm sure Moe will post that as soon as he sees this.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    My friend can't make it anymore but I need to pick up his badge at will-call for someone else who will be coming instead. Is there a way I can get it transferred to my name to do the pickup in case they ask for ID? I'll have my ID + Credit card for my ticket, but not his.

    We're doing will-call as we're from Canada.

    I don't think YOU can get it transferred. HE has to get it transferred to you. Not sure who you have to contact exactly. I'm sure Moe will post that as soon as he sees this.

    pax_questions@paxsite.com

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  • feyithfeyith Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Is there an official thread for best of douchey PAX-related craigslist ads?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    We discourage the posting of douchey things. It goes against the spirit of Wheaton's Law.

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  • basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    My friend can't make it anymore but I need to pick up his badge at will-call for someone else who will be coming instead. Is there a way I can get it transferred to my name to do the pickup in case they ask for ID? I'll have my ID + Credit card for my ticket, but not his.

    We're doing will-call as we're from Canada.

    I don't think YOU can get it transferred. HE has to get it transferred to you. Not sure who you have to contact exactly. I'm sure Moe will post that as soon as he sees this.

    pax_questions@paxsite.com

    See?
    Though I could've just guessed at that email address, it's not too complicated lol.

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  • Firestorm88Firestorm88 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Thank you both! Will get him to do that.

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  • KingkoaKingkoa Registered User
    edited August 2010
    First time goign to PAX...been wanting to go for a while now....

    I plan on taking my son who is two because he is crazy about anything video game related...

    if i bring a stroller is there a place to put it where u cant use it or if it folds can i just put it on my back and be fine?

    i bought friday/sunday badge from here but bought a 3 day pass on craigslist so my gf can come with...how do i know if its fake....is there something i can see if i went and found a blacklight and put it next to it? haha
    sorry just paranoid about craigslist tickets..

    am i fine that when i bought the 3 day pass all i got was the badge? or did i need the printed out ticket thing liek i got when i ordered my badge from here

    thanks for the taking the time to read this!!1 sorry my phone wont let me use the search button and google didnt have the answer

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  • bubblegumnexbubblegumnex Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Alright question time.


    Will early badge pick up be open Thursday night or will I have to pick it up Friday morning?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    It is open thursday from noon to about 10pm, I think

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Kingkoa wrote: »
    if i bring a stroller is there a place to put it where u cant use it or if it folds can i just put it on my back and be fine?

    i bought friday/sunday badge from here but bought a 3 day pass on craigslist so my gf can come with...how do i know if its fake....is there something i can see if i went and found a blacklight and put it next to it? haha
    sorry just paranoid about craigslist tickets..

    am i fine that when i bought the 3 day pass all i got was the badge? or did i need the printed out ticket thing liek i got when i ordered my badge from here

    There is no coat check, but as long as it doesn't protrude out too much, strapping it to your back should be fine.

    PAX badges are printed on plastic and look like so:
    GeeCee wrote: »
    3n03m03p25z45u05p5a8se1.jpg

    All you need is the badge itself. The barcode is for will call purposes only.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson And they will tremble again at the sound of our silence.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    It is open thursday from noon to about 10pm, I think

    Thursday from 10AM to 8PM and Friday from 8AM on, according to the e-mail I got.

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  • Shadowhunter79Shadowhunter79 Registered User
    edited August 2010
    can you pick up your lanyards at the will call or do you have to wait until friday?

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  • Mr.Sci-FiMr.Sci-Fi Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Anyone have the info on parking, any special rates or places?

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  • MortonStromgalMortonStromgal Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I know if your willing to park south west a few blocks parking is much cheaper ($6 for sat or sun) but the garages close at 11pm.

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  • jaberwockynmtjaberwockynmt PAX Info Booth Manager Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Thursday Will-Call is opening at 10am. Officially it will run until the frequency of people picking up badges slows to the point where they want to stop. This could happen as early as 8pm but it might go until as late as 10pm.

    Will-Call probably will have lanyards, but they might not. The Swag Bag pickup locations (Benaroya Line and Queue Room) will have lanyards.

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  • AuroraAurora Registered User
    edited August 2010
    If you're willing to hoof it a ways, there are reasonable prices in lots a few blocks North of the conference center. They don't close at midnight like some of the garages close to the con.

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  • trickycooljtrickycoolj Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Here's the link to the Convention Center's parking options: http://www.wsctc.com/about_us/event_parking.aspx

    Across the street on I think it's 8th and Pine, there's another garage that is jointly shared with a hotel and Hertz that's a few dollars cheaper, not sure when that one closes, but that's generally where I park when I have to drive downtown.

    Beneroya Hall also has reasonable parking rates. My coworkers all park there (next-door to our office) rather than in our office tower's parking because of the price. They have an early-bird special in by 9am out by 6pm.

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  • soonerjuddsoonerjudd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    What's all this about swag bags? Are they bags to put swag in, or do they already come swag-ified? Are they limited like the wristbands?

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited August 2010
    They're limited, but there are a lot more of them. They have little fliers and what not from a bunch of companies, and usually a few cool thing. At east there were mini Magic decks, so there was a lot of in line Magic playing.

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  • frobearfrobear Registered User
    edited August 2010
    soonerjudd wrote: »
    What's all this about swag bags? Are they bags to put swag in, or do they already come swag-ified? Are they limited like the wristbands?

    PAX staff will be handing out bags to everyone as they arrive that will include a program, ads for various games and the corresponding booth to visit, probably buttons for the DTS game, maybe a shirt, and god knows what else. They're kind of a starter pack for the swag you'll be accumulating over the rest of the weekend. They're probably limited but the limit is probably very high so I wouldn't worry about it.

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  • GeeCeeGeeCee Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    soonerjudd wrote: »
    What's all this about swag bags? Are they bags to put swag in, or do they already come swag-ified? Are they limited like the wristbands?

    They'll be handed out with some stuff in it, like a map and a PAX program, etc. In the past there has been a little bit of free stuff in it as well, like a d20 or something like that. It really is up to the companies at the show to put stuff in there. There should be enough for everybody.

    You'll find many different bags on the expo floor which are big enough for putting expo floor swag in. The swag bag given when you walk in is usually pretty small.

    edit: beaten so hard

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  • SamuraiJack1369SamuraiJack1369 Registered User new member
    edited August 2010
    Sorry for posting if this has already been addressed, but how do we get the lanyards for our passes? Are they in the swag bag or do we need to get them at the Sheraton? I have a 3 day pass so don't want to go to the Sheraton if there is no need. I used search, but couldn't find a clear answer.

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Sorry for posting if this has already been addressed, but how do we get the lanyards for our passes? Are they in the swag bag or do we need to get them at the Sheraton? I have a 3 day pass so don't want to go to the Sheraton if there is no need. I used search, but couldn't find a clear answer.

    You'll get them at the same place as the swag bags.

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  • jaberwockynmtjaberwockynmt PAX Info Booth Manager Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The program book and lanyard will be available at the same location you get the bag, but they won't be in the bag already.
    The bags contain some really cool stuff this year (the Enforcers stuffed all >20,000 bags this past Sunday, so we know what's in them). I can't divulge the details of the contents; you'll find out on Friday when you get your bag.

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