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LigerLiger Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in PAX Archive
I know a lot of planning is going on right now for pre-PAX events as well as stuff going on during the convention, and wanted to point a few things out.

1) It's Labor Day Weekend (DURRRR).

2) Bumbershoot overlaps with PAX.

3) The Oakland Raiders will be playing on Friday night at 7pm in Seahawk Stadium, which is not too far away from the WSCTC.

4) We will be sharing the WSCTC with a small convention known as Gender Odyssey. Looks like they're taking the 6th floor.

What does this mean for you guys? If you are making dinner plans, make a reservation NOW. If you need a hotel, get one NOW. If you are going to a hotel party, make sure you're going to one for the right reason. Parking? You're going to get boned. Plan accordingly. If you plan to do any driving, expect delays on I-5.

Seriously you guys. Seattle is going to be FULL. Be Ready. :D

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  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Most of the crowd for the Raiders game will be cars, not people staying in hotels.
    But yeah, you're right, it is a good idea to get reservations for stuff ASAP just as a rule for big conventions like this.
    good call, Liger.

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  • collinccollinc Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I think Bumbershoot overlapping will be the biggest factor. I'm just glad I have my plane ticket already.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Updated the OP to include #4. :D

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    lol @ Tranny-Con

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    ...not that there's anything wrong with that.. but my jaw literally dropped.

    Standard Action, it's a webseries.
  • TransparentTransparent Registered User
    edited April 2008
    How long have the Stone Temple Pilots been back together? Now I need to see if I can work out a schedule that includes both events.

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  • s7arbucks7arbuck Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    nothing against the glbtq community....but really? come on!!!!

    i dont like sharing... i would totally pay like 20-30 more per ticket to not share, where was the 6th floor? if it was the outside place where people smoke have fun! but if not fuck you guys! i dont wanna share this place, last year almost didnt seem big enough as is, and the exhibition hall 2x as big?

    i knew about bumbershoot, but usally the good bands are all at the same time, and confusion. ohh and then yu have to listen to lupe fiasco for 2 and a half hours for a little wu-tang clan...no thanks!

  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    How long have the Stone Temple Pilots been back together? Now I need to see if I can work out a schedule that includes both events.

    Since last month.

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  • TransparentTransparent Registered User
    edited April 2008
    And not that I have a problem with Tranny con (I'm gay so I can sympathize a little, I guess), but games of is that really a man / woman on the escalators could be a new PAX game this year.

    At least for me that won't be as awkward as the elevator rides at Quakecon last year with the Mary Kay convention ladies, or MILF fest as it was referred to at Quakecon. A bunch of smelly, crude geeks at the hotel to party and swap porn in the BYOC in an elevator with well dressed middle aged women.

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    s7arbuck wrote: »
    nothing against the glbtq community....but really? come on!!!!

    i dont like sharing... i would totally pay like 20-30 more per ticket to not share, where was the 6th floor? if it was the outside place where people smoke have fun! but if not fuck you guys! i dont wanna share this place, last year almost didnt seem big enough as is, and the exhibition hall 2x as big?

    i knew about bumbershoot, but usally the good bands are all at the same time, and confusion. ohh and then yu have to listen to lupe fiasco for 2 and a half hours for a little wu-tang clan...no thanks!

    Check out the convention centre's website. Their estimated attendance is 500.. seeing as PAX is roughly 40,000 You probably won't notice it at all.

    Standard Action, it's a webseries.
  • TransparentTransparent Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Sumi wrote: »
    s7arbuck wrote: »
    nothing against the glbtq community....but really? come on!!!!

    i dont like sharing... i would totally pay like 20-30 more per ticket to not share, where was the 6th floor? if it was the outside place where people smoke have fun! but if not fuck you guys! i dont wanna share this place, last year almost didnt seem big enough as is, and the exhibition hall 2x as big?

    i knew about bumbershoot, but usally the good bands are all at the same time, and confusion. ohh and then yu have to listen to lupe fiasco for 2 and a half hours for a little wu-tang clan...no thanks!

    Check out the convention centre's website. Their estimated attendance is 500.. seeing as PAX is roughly 40,000 You probably won't notice it at all.

    Yeah, I don't think we used level 6 at all last year (I don't recall any ballrooms above the level with the exhibit hall). It's probably going to be so separate we won't know they're there.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    We didn't have the 6th floor last year either. I doubt this will make a huge impact on the size of PAX. So as for sharing... I think the only time we'll see our Gender-exploring neighbors will be in the common areas where food is bountiful, and on the escalators. And come on guys, we're pretty freakin' weird. If you think you'll be staring at them, they will probably be staring right back at you.

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  • TransparentTransparent Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Liger wrote: »
    We didn't have the 6th floor last year either. I doubt this will make a huge impact on the size of PAX. So as for sharing... I think the only time we'll see our Gender-exploring neighbors will be in the common areas where food is bountiful, and on the escalators. And come on guys, we're pretty freakin' weird. If you think you'll be staring at them, they will probably be staring right back at you.

    I have no idea what you're talking about, they'll be staring, but only because we're hawt.
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    (not me, but this thread made me think of this guy)
    (protip: never loose a bet at PAX)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    s7arbuck wrote: »
    nothing against the glbtq community....but really? come on!!!!

    i dont like sharing... i would totally pay like 20-30 more per ticket to not share, where was the 6th floor? if it was the outside place where people smoke have fun! but if not fuck you guys! i dont wanna share this place, last year almost didnt seem big enough as is, and the exhibition hall 2x as big?

    i knew about bumbershoot, but usally the good bands are all at the same time, and confusion. ohh and then yu have to listen to lupe fiasco for 2 and a half hours for a little wu-tang clan...no thanks!

    Considering the wsctc is booked 1-2 years in advance... the cost per ticket isnt an issue.

    The 6th floor entrance is the huge long esclator that was closed off (also the stairs on the opposite end) near where registration was last year.

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Most of the crowd for the Raiders game will be cars, not people staying in hotels.
    But yeah, you're right, it is a good idea to get reservations for stuff ASAP just as a rule for big conventions like this.
    good call, Liger.


    A big portion of PAX attendees are locals in cars, not to mention the supertrippers.

    Luckily the Pre-PAX dinner is on an innocuous Thursday night.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited April 2008
    So that I understand...the gist is to watch out who I hit on during my stay?

    Oh christ guys! We could join forces and organize a PAX drag show!

  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    So that I understand...the gist is to watch out who I hit on during my stay?

    Oh christ guys! We could join forces and organize a PAX drag show!

    oh god someone should walk in there dressed as Birdo

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  • TransparentTransparent Registered User
    edited April 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    So that I understand...the gist is to watch out who I hit on during my stay?

    Oh christ guys! We could join forces and organize a PAX drag show!

    oh god someone should walk in there dressed as Birdo

    Only if their suit is capable of spitting eggs at people.

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  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    So that I understand...the gist is to watch out who I hit on during my stay?

    Oh christ guys! We could join forces and organize a PAX drag show!

    oh god someone should walk in there dressed as Birdo

    Only if their suit is capable of spitting eggs at people.

    Hmm, a face-mounted egg cannon eh...
    *rushes off to buy some PVC pipes*

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    So that I understand...the gist is to watch out who I hit on during my stay?

    Oh christ guys! We could join forces and organize a PAX drag show!

    oh god someone should walk in there dressed as Birdo

    Only if their suit is capable of spitting eggs at people.

    Hmm, a face-mounted egg cannon eh...
    *rushes off to buy some PVC pipes*

    YES! Make it shoot extremely oversized foam balls painted like eggs. I'll wear a Toad costume so that I can complete the reference by picking them up and chucking them at you until you spit a crystal ball out of your mouth. =)

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  • SamyelSamyel Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Last year we shared the convention hall too, though for the life of me I can't remember what it was. I didn't notice them at all.

    I think that as a bunch of video game nerds and weirdos, we can be tolerant of people who deviate from the norm in other ways. They'll probably be snickering at the idea of a room full of people waving DSes in the air to game-themed music, the cosplayers, and the flocks of people carrying plastic guitars. They have a lot more cause to worry about us affecting their convention than we have about them.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Samyel wrote: »
    Last year we shared the convention hall too, though for the life of me I can't remember what it was. I didn't notice them at all.

    I think that as a bunch of video game nerds and weirdos, we can be tolerant of people who deviate from the norm in other ways. They'll probably be snickering at the idea of a room full of people waving DSes in the air to game-themed music, the cosplayers, and the flocks of people carrying plastic guitars. They have a lot more cause to worry about us affecting their convention than we have about them.

    It was for some UPS exec meeting.

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    What a bunch of freaks

  • sobjwsobjw Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    What a bunch of freaks
    Are you talking about the Gender Odyssey people or us?

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited April 2008
    :P
    sobjw wrote: »
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    What a bunch of freaks
    Are you talking about the Gender Odyssey people or us?

    He's talking about the UPS guys.

    Spoiler:
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    I was talking about the UPS execs

  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    They are pretty freaky, those UPS guys walking around in brown shorts, tightly gripping their packages, waiting to deliver them directly to your back door.




    And by that I mean parcels being delivered to the rear of your house.
    In a truck.




    A TRUCK MADE OF RAPE

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ooooo.....kay. I'll be sure to back away slowly from the next UPS guy I run into. =)

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  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I guess that's what brown can do for you

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I've worked for UPS, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

    Wait- this isn't Fark. Ah well, I've still ridden in the Rape Trucks!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    40lb box of rape?

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    You know you want to open it.

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Liger wrote: »
    You know you want to open it.

    Yeah! Unfortunately, you find out it is mostly packing peanuts inside.

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Liger wrote: »
    Yeah! Unfortunately, you find out it is mostly packing peanuts inside.

    Most rapists are packing peanuts.

    tr0tsky is correct.
  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Help! Help! I'm being raped by a styrofoam "S"!



    Also, I seem to have successfully derailed this thread.

    WHAT NOW, INTERNET
    WHAT NOW

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Should retitle the thread "Just a Heads Up: Watch out for rape."

  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    And cake!

    why are you smelling it?
  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Also, don't forget to call your credit card companies so that they know you're going to be in Seattle and don't freeze your account thinking that you're somebody who's stolen your card.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited April 2008
    skarsol wrote: »
    And cake!
    Chocolate cake is delicious. Do not tarnish it by dragging it into this pathetic attempt at a discussion.

    Heh, as serious as that article is, I found that wording funny.

  • BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User
    edited April 2008
    ITT thread hijacking.

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