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Overheard at PAXEast 2010

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  • FlaccusFlaccus Registered User
    edited March 2010
    didnt overhear anything but the fight on Saturday night was pretty epic!

  • undeadundead Registered User
    edited March 2010
    This falls under the creative ways of getting out of trouble category:

    During the first game of the Munchkin Tournament:

    In order to get rid of a particularly nasty curse (actually a pair of them) someone stood up and declared:

    I'll pay $1 to the first two people that come over and help me get rid of this curse.

    I haven't seen half a room move that fast in a long time.

    As I am, so shall ye be.

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  • capnjackcapnjack Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    undead wrote: »
    This falls under the creative ways of getting out of trouble category:

    During the first game of the Munchkin Tournament:

    In order to get rid of a particularly nasty curse (actually a pair of them) someone stood up and declared:

    I'll pay $1 to the first two people that come over and help me get rid of this curse.

    I haven't seen half a room move that fast in a long time.

    WOW. That is brilliant.

    Q: "You are in the garden. You see a rose bush. You have a fishing rod. Exits are North, South and IN."
    A: "What do you want from me?!?!?"
  • JerobJerob Registered User
    edited March 2010
    In the line on day 1

    Nerd 1: "Yeah, he brought his girlfriend"
    Nerd 2: "Wait, his girlfriend? Like a real one?"

    Mine was having a hard time not pissing herself laughing.

    AC: WW 2363-0580-7649 Jerob in Wausau
  • KrudlerKrudler Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Flaccus wrote: »
    didnt overhear anything but the fight on Saturday night was pretty epic!

    The one outside? That was hilarious. Just when I thought it was over that little girl came outta nowhere fists flying.

  • BinaBina Registered User
    edited March 2010
    OH as we streamed back into line in the queue room for the 100th time:

    "Good god, this queue room is like a limitless Bag of Holding for humans!"

  • badjujumanbadjujuman They call me Kotty Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    A friend and me asking a lady if this train goes to the convention center.

    "Is that where the flower show is this weekend?"

    "You wanna go Matrix?" - Kris Straub
    "Yeah, I wanna go Matrix." - Scott Kurtz
    (Scott Kurtz panel - PAX East 2010)
  • agracruagracru Registered User
    edited March 2010
    "Asshole!"~ shouted numerous times by the same guy during Friday's Q&A.

    You can't debate Ann Coulter because it would be like debating a Dadaist on why the sugarsnorklefickle 70,300.00 burglefish$ camera.

    Something Useful To Everybody: My movie blog
  • undeadundead Registered User
    edited March 2010
    badjujuman wrote: »
    A friend and me asking a lady if this train goes to the convention center.

    "Is that where the flower show is this weekend?"

    Actually, there was a flower show at the Bayside Expo Center running at the same time. Too bad the local news stations were complete morons and covered the flower show instead of PAX.

    As I am, so shall ye be.

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  • AlejandroDaJAlejandroDaJ Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I doubt this counts, because it was Scott Kurtz, and it wasn't so much "overheard" as "story he told us during his panel", but it needs to be enshrined and etched in stone.

    Kurtz: "I mean, I'm fat, but there are some fucking fat people here. I think Khoo hired some sort of alpha fat guy to sit in the corner and make me feel good about myself. He just sits there and keeps eating soup, he's too tired to chew anything at this point, and he keeps making noises and begging to leave but Khoo won't let him."

  • w00dm4nw00dm4n Registered User
    edited March 2010
    someone was talking about how stupid it is for people to dress up in costumes.
    so the guy mentioned that right up the street next week you can see thousands of people cosplaying as pro baseball players.

  • w00dm4nw00dm4n Registered User
    edited March 2010
    I doubt this counts, because it was Scott Kurtz, and it wasn't so much "overheard" as "story he told us during his panel", but it needs to be enshrined and etched in stone.

    Kurtz: "I mean, I'm fat, but there are some fucking fat people here. I think Khoo hired some sort of alpha fat guy to sit in the corner and make me feel good about myself. He just sits there and keeps eating soup, he's too tired to chew anything at this point, and he keeps making noises and begging to leave but Khoo won't let him."

    ALPHA FAT GUY!!!! that was a "where's waldo" type search for me afterwards."is that him?"
    did anyone record that?

  • Wraith260Wraith260 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    "Now I get why tourism is so good for cities"

    in the food court either Fri or Sat, when just about every seat was filled, every table was taken and every bin was overflowing. yeah, lots of people flooding in and spending tons of money, thats good. :)

    In case you haven't noticed, no I can't spell. I'm not sorry.
    Me being terrible at video games.

    *Based on my posting habits my name should be FootNote...
  • jar37jar37 Registered User
    edited March 2010
    macrogeek wrote: »
    A mid-30's to early-40's mom in the hotel elevator w/ her kids.
    "Boys, if you want to go back to console freeplay, I'm going to need a couple of shots first. Mario Bros is more fun after shots".

    My wife overheard this too, hilarious!

  • capnjackcapnjack Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    agracru wrote: »
    "Asshole!"~ shouted numerous times by the same guy during Friday's Q&A.

    That was really funny, especially after we sang happy birthday.

    Q: "You are in the garden. You see a rose bush. You have a fishing rod. Exits are North, South and IN."
    A: "What do you want from me?!?!?"
  • GHoooSTSGHoooSTS Registered User
    edited March 2010
    In Sheraton elevator:

    "Man, stop acting so angry."
    "Yo, he reminds me of that guy who lives in the trash. What's his name?"

  • ravemongerravemonger [E] Silicon ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Loaded elevator in the Sheraton, stopping at nearly every floor... portly fellow waiting at one of the last stopped floors.

    "Yeah... not gonna happen..."

    I had the same experience except my elevator contained a couple union guys moving stuff around for the Reebok conference. As the doors are closing one of them says "Better watch out, those nerds will hack the elevator."

  • Fat_IdiotFat_Idiot __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    @Undead, There actually was quite a bit of coverage for PAX on the news.. Don't know which one that you didn't see any on, but I saw it several times during the weekend.
    They said that it brought in over $20m I think?

    That being said, I wish that PAX smelled like the Flower Show rather than what it indeed did wreak of.

    wat
  • Full Tilt 101Full Tilt 101 Registered User
    edited March 2010
    My two favorites:

    Random calling of "Jayson" (Heavy Rain reference) through the halls.

    Everyone shouting processor (including me) when I won a processor. No idea what it was worth at the time. Thanks Intel!

  • daninspiredmediadaninspiredmedia Registered User
    edited March 2010
    I was in front of the swag line on saturday and i was chatting with the 3 guys behind me while we were waiting for the red shirts to let us loose.

    I was commenting on how different the terrain was in Boston compared to my home town of Virginia Beach. all the up and down combined with different types of concrete asphalt and coble stone. 2 of the guys said they were from upstate new york and were used to it.

    the 3rd guy pipes up with the thickest Scottish accent i've ever heard in person and says " I come from a town built on 5 hills".

    the way he said it with his accent made us all chuckle. his home town sounded mythical

  • AxonAxon Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Anytime the 6'3" Bayonetta walked by:

    <head turn>

    "dayymmnnnnn"

  • emeraldautumnemeraldautumn Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Heard Saturday afternoon at the Sheraton from a tall Asian girl in a very short skirt and equally skimpy top talking on her cellphone...

    "When I told him it cost $100 he choked me."

  • KanrathKanrath Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Overheard while playing Steel battalion

    Red Shirt "Also, if you see anyone wearing a silver or gold medal, its because they're bad-asses"

  • daninspiredmediadaninspiredmedia Registered User
    edited March 2010
    during the create a strip panel a girl stands up and says " I'm glad i haven't been followed, or cornered while i've been here. its refreshing to not be treated like a farm animal"

    and Mike says "then i guess your not going to the milking panel"

    *crowd laughter*

    or something close to that.

  • OmegaDezOmegaDez Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Some people in the Westin Hotel elevator looking at my brother : "Man, was that Seth Rogen?"

    Some guy in the console freeplay room around the Super Street Fighter IV tables asking my brother "Excuse me, are you Seth Killian?"

    My brother : "Man, I gotta change my name to Seth."

  • IxmasatIxmasat Registered User
    edited March 2010
    On an the elevator with two other PAX attendees and a middle-aged lady at the Colonnade Hotel, one of whom was giving out those infectious stickers:

    (insert generalized PAX convo here)
    GIRL: ...speaking of, can I...?
    *she sticks her companion, me and my fiance with PAX Pox)
    GIRL, to MIDDLE AGED LADY: Excuse me, could I infect you?
    MIDDLE AGED LADY: Uh...sure.

    Middle aged lady exited elevator before the rest of us got off at the lobby level.

  • 50 More Trash50 More Trash Registered User
    edited March 2010
    If we're quoting panels, we can quote concerts:

    Lead Singer of Anamanaguchi: "If only there was a way that we could party sitting down."

    That guy wasn't kidding, he IS cosplaying Scott Pilgrim for real.

  • Stick32Stick32 Registered User
    edited March 2010
    one word said often (and written) through the latter half of the Sat. Pax concert...

    "AWWWWWWW"

    those of you who were there know what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!

  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Koala wrote: »
    Q: Who's playing right now?
    A: Anamanapea

    I love you dude, made my running joke of the night.
    i couldn't pronounce their name at first either <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Stick32 wrote: »
    one word said often (and written) through the latter half of the Sat. Pax concert...

    "AWWWWWWW"

    those of you who were there know what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!

    awwwwwwwwww
    Spoiler:

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  • Hunter RoseHunter Rose Registered User
    edited March 2010
    A group of people spent over 2 hours setting up their newly purchased board game with hundreds of cardboard pieces in the Sheraton lobby (Android, I think). After another short time, my wife wanders over to ask who was winning. "The Game. The Game is winning."

  • LoweryiLoweryi Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Stick32 wrote: »
    one word said often (and written) through the latter half of the Sat. Pax concert...

    "AWWWWWWW"

    those of you who were there know what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!

    awwwwwwwwww
    Spoiler:

    "It's like they only know binary!"

    "Alright guys, take a deep, cleansing breath....

    Now let it out."


    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW


    "We walked right into that one."

    Paul and Storm were just wicked in general. <3

  • IxmasatIxmasat Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Speaking of Paul and Storm! ....Okay then, how about written words?

    During P&S, when the camera focused on the audience waving DS's/other mobile devices back and forth during a song, only to center on the DS in Pictochat with the hand-written word, "Awwww!"

    Priceless.

  • LoweryiLoweryi Registered User
    edited March 2010
    YES! I loved that! Everyone in the audience approved. I think that Paul and Storm weren't expecting us to take to it so well, because even they started laughing at how often we said Awww or Arrrr eventually!


    Since we're still on concerts, after JoCo performed Mr. Fancypants and he was hopping around the stage and made it sound good, a guy standing somewhere behind us said, "He's talented even when he's WALKING."

  • SoyduckSoyduck Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Okay, this wasn't overheard by me, but people overheard what I said ... found it rather amusing:

    The night of the Pokecrawl (I didn't attend) but I was admiring all of the bulbasaur hats.

    So I did my famed bulbasaur impression ... "BULBA!" hollered through the streets of Boston.

    The people in front of us were like "Did someone just yell 'vulva'? What the f-ck?" It was rather amusing!

  • daninspiredmediadaninspiredmedia Registered User
    edited March 2010
    I think one of the greatest things said

    "don't be a dick"


    Wheaton FTW

  • gilby123gilby123 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I think one of the greatest things said

    "don't be a dick"


    Wheaton FTW

    QFT.

    In my opinion, people were overall AWESOME. No one was a dick at all that I saw. When I'd roll up to things, people a few times asked if I could see or if they needed to move so I could (rarely needed them to, but that people did was awesome...much more used to people not paying any attention at all).

    "Where would we be without the agitators of the
    world attaching the electrodes of knowledge to the nipples
    of ignorance?" - John Lithgow, 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • dwotdwot Registered User
    edited March 2010
    While I was dressed as the Tenth Doctor, one lady asked to take a picture and produced a sonic screwdriver of her own, exclaiming, "We're screw buddies! ... Wait, that came out bad."

    "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect... but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly.... timey-wimey.... stuff."
  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited March 2010
    i'm mr. fancypants
    Spoiler:

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  • daninspiredmediadaninspiredmedia Registered User
    edited March 2010
    i'm mr. fancypants
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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