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There doesn't seem to be a thread for the general sharing of people's stories, personal impressions, etc from PAX Prime 2010. If there is, and I missed it, then just shift this post over, please.
I was a PAX Virgin (I was in fact, the PAX virgin walking around in the bright yellow-green homemade t-shirt which said "PAX Virgin, Be gentle, it's my first time")
I'm speechless. I'm stunned. I'm absolutely distraught that it is over.
I'd never been before, although I had wanted to for years. You are amazing people, from the enforcers to the cosplayers and everyone in between. PAX could be a week long, I still wouldn't have had time to do everything I wanted. It could be a month, a year, I still wouldn't be satisfied.
I didn't make new friends. I found old ones. People I had shared webcomics, games, interests and experiences with. We'd been walking on parallel paths, barely inches apart, yet we had never met. To the thousands of friends I didn't connect with: I'm sorry, but I'll be back at East, and then at Prime, and at every PAX from now to the day they pry my three-day pass from my bony and senile fingers.
Edit: Just to clarify, the previous paragraph was meant to mean that I did make lots of friends, but that I had so much in common with them that it was much more like meeting old friends than making new ones. I have had two PMs already that were worried that I hadn't made friends. Thank you for the concern :p I hope this edit alleviates your worries