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[Enforcer] Appreciation

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  • NeitoNeito Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Maybe camping was a rumour then... I hope so... and I have no beefs with the Enforcers either way... just have PAX at a bigger place next year!!
    Tycho said after the last round of Omegathon that it will be in a larger space. So we'll have even more room to be freaking awesome in!
    NotACrook wrote: »
    The enforcers working the line before the Kurtz evening panel were superb and really made it a fun time, even though they eventually took away the recycling bin our friends were playing Munchkin on. Minus the usual few exceptions, they were helpful and really a class act.

    That was me, Flip, and Khan, along with DrBilly and Ent On Fire. I was the tall guy with the black hair and glasses.

    Also, can you please agree with me that that Kurtz panel was awesome?

  • DrWaffleDrWaffle Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Nice job Enforcers! All you guys were real helpful and (most of the time) knew exactly where I had to go if I was having a problem finding a specific room/hall/expo space.

    AND the fact that there was one at nearly every turn, when needed, was nice to see.

    leggo my eggo
  • eye-shuheye-shuh Registered User
    edited March 2010
    The Enforcers looked absolutely fantastic in red! Though I will always fear and respect the black. ;)

    Eye-Shuh - You should have won. period. I'm still in the Omegabat fan club!
  • VapokVapok PC Room Manager - PAX East BostonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    eye-shuh wrote: »
    The Enforcers looked absolutely fantastic in red! Though I will always fear and respect the black. ;)

    I think a large majority of us definitely enjoyed being in Red Shirts. We totally rocked it.

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  • VapokVapok PC Room Manager - PAX East BostonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    @Vapok: Wait dude, I think YOU took my pic. At least, your avatar looks like the same guy.

    Totally! I remember your name Molotov Cupcake too. =) Fun times!

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  • Cloudz64Cloudz64 Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Esc.Hatch wrote: »
    1) After waiting in line in the queue room for about 40 minutes for the Friday night concert, I step out to use the restroom, leaving my girlfriend in line with my stuff (I forgot about the restroom in the queue room itself, and I wasn't the only one). There is no one watching the queue room door when I leave. When I return 4 minutes later, a Hynes staff member is guarding the door, and will not let me back in. There are at least 3 other people standing there who did the same thing, and would not be let in because they were supposedly "over capacity" (note that the main theater wasn't even full when we finally got in there, so that was a blatant lie). I got into a heated discussion about the subject with the Hynes staffer, who claimed to be the supervisor when I asked for the supervisor, and who was backed up by a woman who wasn't doing anything but standing there, but refused to take me in to prove that my girlfriend was actually in line, saving my spot. There was some yelling from both sides.

    An enforcer shows up, and in about 20 seconds flat defuses the altercation and takes me into the queue room. He listens patiently while I continue to yell about how angry I am. Then I apologized to him and thanked him. I'm glad that PAX and our money won't be returning to Hynes ever again, and I love the enforcers.

    I still do sincerely apologize for that. We did have a bit of an issue with the MCCA staff that night, particularly with the non-wristband line. I had stepped over to the other side of the Queue room to double check that the people taking care of the wristband line were all set and when I came back they had set up shop at the doors. Seeing you over there they quickly turned to my assistance and after I had lead you back to the line I took over the front door situation to try and keep things running as smoothly as possible there. We learned a lot from that night and we definitely took that into Saturday nights concert and things ran much smoother.

    Also I do also apologize if I ruined anyone's hopes this past weekend. I found myself on Saturday and Sunday turning my Merch hat into Fleshreaper mode far too often to cap lines and inform people they couldn't go into certain events or areas. In spite of all my bad news giving I really only had to invoke Wheaton's Law once and the rest of you made my job an absolute breeze.

    And the Mars bar when I was blocking the Closing Ceremony line from the escalators was just the pick-me-up I needed on Sunday!

  • Ghostbusters of NHGhostbusters of NH Registered User
    edited March 2010
    This is the greatest man we met at the show. This is the greatest man at the show. period.


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    After taking photos with fans someone grabbed one of our team mates packs a broke a lot of it. like half the gun came apart and the person just took off. no apology.

    so we're standing at the table by the GIG van trying to figure out what we're gonna do cause at that point he's gonna have to put his Pack in the car and if that's the case we're all gonna just go home, mind you we've only been at the show for maybe 2 hours, until he walks up asking if everything was ok, told him the situation and asked us to wait there for 7 minutes.

    He runs off, comes back with a brand new package of super glue he bought with his own cash. He ran from the second floor of the show to the first floor, into the hotel and then into the mall to get a bunch of guys he didn't know superglue with money from his own pocket.

    Of coarse we give him cash, fix up our buddies pack, and was only our way for the rest of the day!

    Sadly we never got his name. but a photo to remember the ultimate bad ass who saved The Ghostbusters.

  • TragTrag Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    To Dee, or Zeus or however it was spelled to be pronounced phonetically as 'zey-oos', my brother wants to say hello and thanks.
    Personally, I would like to ask the enforcers who were at the manticore theatre at around 11:20 on sunday...

    Is this the X-Play line?

    To the Enforcer wearing the badass fisherman hat that was keeping us all in check at the x-play panel line-up, I would like to formally apologize for my friends and I for harassing you about the x-play line, though it was all meant in jest.

  • MJPMMJPM Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Thanks "Infamous Guy in the Kilt at Saturday Night's Concert" AKA "That Guy!" for making the concert so awesome. Most people probably won't remember that you were an Enforcer too, but I will, especially since you let me have the "World Map" that Tycho promptly autographed with Welcome Home.

    I forgot your name again, which I'm kicking myself for, but hopefully you read this and know how rad you made my time at PAX East.

    Also, I did post my pics of the concert on Facebook, so you don't have to feel bad about Paul's "Palin" jab.

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  • QuickSnapQuickSnap Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MJPM wrote: »
    Thanks "Infamous Guy in the Kilt at Saturday Night's Concert" AKA "That Guy!" for making the concert so awesome. Most people probably won't remember that you were an Enforcer too, but I will, especially since you let me have the "World Map" that Tycho promptly autographed with Welcome Home.

    I forgot your name again, which I'm kicking myself for, but hopefully you read this and know how rad you made my time at PAX East.

    Also, I did post my pics of the concert on Facebook, so you don't have to feel bad about Paul's "Palin" jab.
    You're not the only person who forgot/doesn't know my name, you won't be the last either. :D

    "A little bit esoteric. Just bare with him, he'll get it right eventually; or drink himself death. Which wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, really."

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  • GirlZeusGirlZeus Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Trag wrote: »
    To Dee, or Zeus or however it was spelled to be pronounced phonetically as 'zey-oos', my brother wants to say hello and thanks.
    Personally, I would like to ask the enforcers who were at the manticore theatre at around 11:20 on sunday...

    Is this the X-Play line?

    To the Enforcer wearing the badass fisherman hat that was keeping us all in check at the x-play panel line-up, I would like to formally apologize for my friends and I for harassing you about the x-play line, though it was all meant in jest.
    I don't know who your brother is, but tell him no problem! :D

    And Kirby, you are the man. I'll keep on smiling if you keep rocking so hard. <3

    Thank you to all of the attendees. You are the reason we do this. You guys are the best group of people in the world, basically. It is a pleasure to help.

  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    eye-shuh wrote: »
    The Enforcers looked absolutely fantastic in red! Though I will always fear and respect the black. ;)

    eye-shuh, when are you gonna join us and see how the colors look on you?!

    a.k.a. dya
    "Riding a mongoose reminds me of having sex with a man, which is something I do frequently because I am gay!" -Gabe
  • whypick1whypick1 [E] ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    -Also, Angel's lovely ladyfriend who worked through some crazy Sumerian death-cold and didn't let it slow her down at all. Also I forgot your name and feel like a dick =( I remember where you live though, that's something! Right?

    That'd be oogmar, who was my boss in PC Freeplay.
    AfroJ wrote: »
    Mad props to the enforcers who sang the "Mountain Town" song from the south park movie but changed the lyrics to be PAX related.

    I was one of the three who did that. We also did "What Would Nathan Fillion Do?", and quickly realized how fast that song is because of how much we sucked at it.

    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
  • AlatheiaAlatheia Registered User
    edited March 2010
    astillac wrote: »
    Aside from a blanket "YOU ROCK" to all the enforcers, I just want to give a special thank you to the enforcers that guarded the doors to the BYOC. They put up with my constant running back and forth getting cookies for the Cookie Brigade with a smile. So much love for the Enforcers! <3

    And thank you for getting me a hot chocolate even though it wanted to be all over your hands instead of in the cup <3

  • 'T''T' Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    whypick1 wrote: »
    AfroJ wrote: »
    Mad props to the enforcers who sang the "Mountain Town" song from the south park movie but changed the lyrics to be PAX related.

    I was one of the three who did that. We also did "What Would Nathan Fillion Do?", and quickly realized how fast that song is because of how much we sucked at it.

    I was also part of that threesome. It was a blast. The credit to the lyrics though goes to FifthSurprise.

  • TangoTango Registered User
    edited March 2010
    The Enforcers were especially understanding and leniant about my in-character-ness. When my screaming got out of hand and they couldn't tell if it was actually someone in trouble or not, they politely asked me to bring it down

    RainbowTunnel, hello! I'm Tango -- the British Enforcer who spoke to you about that. Please let me make something clear: the only reason I had to ask you to stop screaming was that the venue staff, not being gamers at all, had no idea you were doing a fantastic L4D cosplay. You can imagine what they thought! I told them it was fine, and then spoke to you. I was more than pleased with your helpful, if somewhat embarrassed, response (and your awesome costume)! What you might not know is that my colleague downstairs also intercepted venue staff before she spoke to you. One of the main functions of the Security Management team in particular, and all Enforcers in general, is that we act as a buffer between attendees and venue staff/security. Reading your upbeat post makes me happy, as it shows that we had a measure of success in this regard. :)

    PS: Yep, the 'kilt guy' is indeed our Security Chief, AaronC, who along with myself and our fine colleague Jonah Hex form the PAX East Security Management team, identifiable by our tongue in cheek military berets. Thanks to anyone I or my colleagues had to ask to move, squeeze up in a line, drop a too-realistic weapon in their hotel rooms, calm down from being agitated, and so on... including, in my case, move a recycling bin that'd been relocated for a game of Munchkin in line ;-) You were all great, and I can't wait to see many of the same faces at Prime.

  • AlthenaAlthena Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    First post here, but I wanted to join up for a few reasons, one of them being to specifically thank the amazing enforcer that was wandering around Exhibition Hall D and making sure the Ubisoft guys weren't so loud that we wouldn't have to scream to talk to people at our booth. All the Enforcers rock, but you were the best <3

  • MJPMMJPM Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    QuickSnap wrote: »
    MJPM wrote: »
    Thanks "Infamous Guy in the Kilt at Saturday Night's Concert" AKA "That Guy!" for making the concert so awesome. Most people probably won't remember that you were an Enforcer too, but I will, especially since you let me have the "World Map" that Tycho promptly autographed with Welcome Home.

    I forgot your name again, which I'm kicking myself for, but hopefully you read this and know how rad you made my time at PAX East.

    Also, I did post my pics of the concert on Facebook, so you don't have to feel bad about Paul's "Palin" jab.
    You're not the only person who forgot/doesn't know my name, you won't be the last either. :D


    Awesome! Thanks, dude! Also, you're my inspiration for definitely wanting to be an Enforcer at Prime this year.

    Hope to see you there!

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  • FoamBrainFoamBrain Registered User
    edited March 2010
    I too would like to echo the general love and appreciation for enforcers. We go to a lot of conventions, and I cannot think of anyone anywhere where the volunteers are so well organized, kind, and helpful.

    I especially should thank the enforcer in our section of the expo hall, rPenguin, who went above and beyond to help us through the show. But really, that doesn't come anywhere near conveying how much every enforcer we interacted with was willing to help us out, and how we had nothing but positive interactions with all of them.

    Really, what i'm saying is, the enforcers rocked.

  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I just wanted to give props to all the attendees in awesome costumes, and how they were all pretty cool with moving out of 'choke points' in the halls! Oh, and for posing when I was snapping shots with my iPhone :P
    Rock on!

    Everyone needs a little Chaos!
  • AlthenaAlthena Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    We're talking about the same enforcer, FoamBrain- we were your neighbors! :) I spaced on his name... rPenguin, you rock!

  • Esc.HatchEsc.Hatch Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Cloudz64 wrote: »
    I still do sincerely apologize for that.

    Dude, no need to apologize. You were awesome! No one can be everywhere at once, and I 100% just blame the one douchey Hynes staff guy. I still regret venting about it toward you (even though I wasn't yelling at or about you).

    I'm glad you got to see my forum post here and I want to repeat that you kick ass! Thanks again for the save!

  • ChiparooChiparoo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Thank you so much, guys!
    This thread always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    Just a tidbit of information you might find interesting: about 60% of the enforcers for east were brand spankin' new, never been to PAX before. Here's a shout-out to them, from a veteran enforcer: YOU GUYS DID AWESOME. THIS THREAD IS YOUR PRROF. <3

    Edit: I have been corrected. The number is more like 75% new enforcers.

  • zaxytarazaxytara Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Special shout out to Sesh who was the assigned enforcer to the PlayOn booth. Us Zaxy girls gave him a run-around with awesome swag we saw but didn't have time to grab, and he was able to find it for us. PLUS he showed me his awesome level 50 character on Puzzle Quest, and any puzzle quester is good in my book.

    A big thank you as well to the Enforcers that pointed me in the direction of D&D on Microsoft Surface. One of them even offered to escort me down there!

  • GSpeezyGSpeezy Registered User
    edited March 2010
    zaxytara wrote: »
    PLUS he showed me his awesome level 50 character on Puzzle Quest, and any puzzle quester is good in my book.
    Well damn...you should've come down to the Merch Booth and talked to me. I'd have shown you all four of my level 50s. ;)

    ON AN ENTIRELY UNRELATED NOTE

    I would like to reflect some of the other Enforcers' sentiments regarding you lovely attendees as well. Working in the PA Merch Booth is a challenge, and you guys keep us constantly busy. But even when we started running out of EVERYTHING (which happened around 4PM Friday afternoon, unfortunately), you all were super nice about it. Had it been in my power to conjure up some extra scarves for everyone who wanted one, I would have done so in a heartbeat. I am always proud to be part of this community, and it is everyone in it, Enforcers and attendees alike, that keep me coming back year after year. Thank you.

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    edited March 2010
    PAX would not exist without the Enforcers. If we tried to run a show without them it would be completely disorganized, way more expensive, and have none of the community vibe. In short, it would suck.

    Mad love to the Enforcers.

  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited March 2010
    "That guy in the utilikilt" was definitely my favorite enforcer <3 haha

    edit: oh! and big props to david and the rest of the pa staff who were manning the PA merch booth, from opening at 10 am to closing at 2 am. takes a lot of dedication (and monster energy drinks) to stay up that long

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  • CaedoCaedo Registered User new member
    edited April 2010
    Mystral721 wrote: »
    Really wish I'd gotten the name of the Enforcer who helped me out on the first day. I couldn't find the way to get up to BYOC and was misdirected three times. With tears of frustration in my eyes, I asked a passing Enforcer for help and, seeing how upset I was, he escorted me all the way up to the BYOC doors on the third floor.

    You guys give a positive meaning to the geek term, "red shirts"!

    *wave*

    I am really glad I was able to help you out and get you where you needed to go. After all, tears of frustration are against the terms of use for PAX, only tears of joy are allowed.

    Thanks for the kind words, I know we all appreciate them very much but especially newbies like me. All you awesome attendees were so great and friendly, even when I was packing you guys in to increasingly tighter spaces. :)

  • pandattackannonpandattackannon Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Herro ^__^ if you played in any of the tournaments you probably had to deal with my yelling, or if you saw my running around in my snake costume you might know me too
    Was my first PAX, and was awesome being an enforcer. The guys are really like family know, best people in the world

  • ZettaZetta Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I'd also like to show my appreciation for all the enforcers. From my own experience, they were all unbelievably kind and patient. I never got the name of the one at PC freeplay with the cowboy hat, he begged my group to participate in an AvP tournament that we failed miserably at -- but it was lots of fun. I never got to say goodbye. :(

  • mygiantrobotmygiantrobot Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Dear Attendees:

    We're here for you, always. Thanks for the kind words -- it's what keeps us volunteering year after year.

    To anyone who stood in line for the Wil Wheaton signings: thank you so much for your patience and being so god damned awesome to Wil and in turn, me, who basically was next to him all weekend. And thank you for the Aeofel bracelet!

    <3

    @Kirby -- his name is Mojo.

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  • JediFreemanJediFreeman Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Hey all, this is JediFreeman, one of the Enforcers that spent a lot of time moving around the show taking care of various things.

    I want to say <3 to all the attendees who were patient when I had to come by and squeeze the line, and that I greatly appreciate the understanding that people had regarding the Bill Amend panel line issues (I am the guy who apologized on the mic at the end of the panel).

    and <3 to all our Enforcers who did a damn fine job.

    PAX Enforcer - Lieutenant
  • acumen101acumen101 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'd like to send a special thank you to the cute red head enforcerette who was working the Console Freeplay Saturday morning/afternoon. I thought she was cute and I wanted to say so, but given the line that was there and that PAX isn't a dating service, I didn't do so for the sake of keeping everyone playing.

    Apologies in advance if this post violates the rules of this thread...

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  • HunterAngelHunterAngel Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Ok in all seriousness I'd like to thank all the enforcers for all the hard work they did. Especialy a shout out to Jonah(?) for hsi work in the main theater on Saturday night. Also thanks to meatsheild for being that guy in a suit of armor to greet you as you stumble in.

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  • AaronCAaronC Enforcer - Lieutenant Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Thank you for the kind words everyone, for me its part of what makes PAX so great.

  • personalmonikerpersonalmoniker Registered User
    edited April 2010
    As so many of my brethren of the Red have said, we really, truly, could not have done our jobs without all the cooperation we got from you, the attendees.

    To all of you who smiled, laughed, and went along with my epic game of "Human Tetris" in the main line every morning, thank you. I asked you to give up much space, and not once did someone complain.

    And to the Cookie Brigade members who twice saved my breakfast-forgetting butt, thank you.

    Please don't duck my barriers, it makes me sad!
  • colekicoleki Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Just wanted to also say thanks to all the attendees, my fellow Enforcers, the PA staff and everyone else for making the first PAX East one of EPIC WIN! Enforcers are just one part of the family of PAX. I cannot wait for the next time we all get to greet each other with a warm "Welcome Home"!

  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Thanks as well. I was the guy who kept asking people in the Main Theater to move up a little bit to clear an aisle in the back and not to hang out ona nd around the risers.

    I don't speak loud and I could barely talk on Friday/Saturday night so if it looked like I wasn't saying anything and hand gesturing and you thought I was a dbag I apologize. I promise every time I said something like, "Sorry to bother you but can you move forward or back so we have an aisle".

    Every one I asked moved without a problem(except for one guy) and it made life super easy. Thanks to all the awesome attendees!

  • PirateJonPirateJon Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    As so many of my brethren of the Red have said, we really, truly, could not have done our jobs without all the cooperation we got from you, the attendees.
    Big Jon here, let me echo this:

    I was stationed at the PC freeplay area. Unlike most of PAX, this was a semi-secure area that required sign up to enter, and we weren't able to allow people in to hang out or spectate or visit. I was basically telling people "NO U CANT HAZ" all day long.

    Out of the thousands of people I dealt with, whether it was just a quick check or being redirected to somewhere, or even being turned away, no one were dicks about it. There just wasn't any drama or attitude. NONE. Even the people that had been waiting for a while, or been told to go somewhere six times before I stopped them, or had passes I had to check were completely cool about it. Even the PC tourney players that got juggled from place to place were cool despite the frustration.

    I've worked door at other places, and the cooperative attitude I got from everyone there, enforcer or not, just blew me away. It was surreal. And awesome. Thanks.


    @Zetta - 'Senor_Siete' was the cowboy at PC freeplay. Dunno if he posts here but I passed it on. Thanks.

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  • DarcDarc Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Speaking as someone who was doing a lot of 'NO U CANT HAZ' all weekend as well (PC Security with a smattering of Line Management), I would like to echo the sentiments that the attendees were just as awesome as the claims they lay on the feet of us Enforcers. Nothing negative out of anyone the entire weekend, even when I ended up being the one with the 'Main Theatre Closed' sign as the closing ceremonies line filled up.

    Props are in order.

    Also, 'Deluxe Hugs' guy, that sign ruled.

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