REGISTRATION FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL POST-PAX PARTY IS LIVE. CLICK HERE AND GIVE ME YOUR MONEY:
Hi everybody! Welcome to the official page for the 4th Annual Post-PAX Party. We're gearing up to have another awesome year, so here are all the details you'll need:
I've been throwing this party since 2009, and it's become PAX tradition for a lot of people. I'm rather humbled by how well it's been received and how much it's grown every year. We started as 100 people in one room at the Taphouse, and have since grown to 250 people and a whole floor at Jillian's. Over the years we've added more video games, more pool tables, ping pong, darts, and even musical guests. The Protomen played our stage last year. It was incredible.
This year's shaping up to be even better. We're upsizing to 300 people, we're looking to put together an even more awesome musical lineup, and we're going to have some really incredible prizes for the raffle.
So if you're looking for an awesome way to wind down your PAX weekend, or go out with a bang and a hangover the day after, you should join us. Registration is live at the following link:
I'm copy/pasting the FAQ from previous years below, in case anyone has familiar questions:
Q: When is this event taking place?
A: Sunday, September 2nd, from 8:00-11:00+.
Q: Where is this event taking place?
A: Jillian's Billiards of Seattle. 731 Westlake Ave North, Seattle WA. It's about a mile straight north. You can either walk, take a taxi, or hop on a variety of public transit options (73 bus, 28 bus, or 98 street car). Walking will take you about 20-30 minutes.
Q: How long will this event last?
A: Officially, the party lasts three hours. During that time we have the entire first floor to ourselves, plus 6 dedicated pool tables, darts, and ping pong. During this time food and drinks are served for party guests and we can also hook video games up to the various TVs and projectors in the venue (12 screens total!).
After the three hour mark, we lose that stuff. We have to share the darts, ping pong, and pool, we lose the exclusivity, the paid food goes away, and we probably have to unhook most, if not all of the video games. But they aren't going to kick us out, and in years past the party has gone on until the venue closes, which is far into the wee hours of the morning.
Q: Is this event 21+?
A: Nope. All ages, but if you're under 21 please don't drink or try to drink.
Q: How much will this event cost?
A: $40, which includes admission, access to all the fun stuff, some money for the bands, and other funds to cover expenses like fees from PayPal/EventBrite.
Q: Do I need to buy a ticket, or can I just show up?
A: You do need to buy a ticket in advance, and space is limited. The EventBrite registration page is located here.
Q: What kind of food is served?
A: Appetizer-type stuff. Last year it was steak sandwiches, chicken fingers, potstickers, sushi and nigiri, hummus, pita, fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers. Soda, tea, and coffee are also included in the ticket price, and the food is served for the duration of the party. We'll be choosing individual menu options over again this year.
Q: Is alcohol served?
A: Yup. Jillian's has a full bar and we have full run of the entire second floor.
Q: Is alcohol included in the ticket price?
A: YES! Just like last year (and unlike years prior to that), each ticket includes one drink ticket of a $6 value.
Q: I heard you have video games. What kind?
A: Last year we had two 360s with Rock Band, plus a PS3 with a variety of games. Rock Band has become a tradition at the party and I have no doubt we'll be playing that all night long. In addition there are always party standards: SFIV, MvC3, Castle Crashers, etc. We have a full stage, so maybe Dance Central? Who knows. This year we have a staggering 12 screens at our disposal, including a giant projector. I fully plan on hooking up as many consoles as I can get my hands on to provide you guys with a wide variety of games to play and short lines to wait in. If you're willing to offer up a console and some games for the evening, please get in touch with me via PM.
Q: What's with this raffle thing?
A: All attendees are encouraged to throw down some money for our raffle. Each ticket also comes with one raffle ticket, which will be thrown into a hat along with everyone else's. Before the party I will collect all the raffle donations and go on a crazy spending spree for FABULOUS PRIZES, which will be raffled off at some point during the party. We've given away some crazy stuff, like StarCraft II Collector's Editions, Tauntaun sleeping bags, XBox 360s, etc. I try not to disappoint. In addition to that, Penny Arcade has graciously stepped up and offered to throw us some awesome swag. I can't tell you what it is yet, so you'll just have to attend to find out.
I've started getting unsolicited e-mails and PMs about my party (wow!), so I thought I'd throw up a thread. It's going to be short right now because it's still very early, but I wanted to answer some very basic questions. Here we go:
Yes, I'm throwing a party.
This is one of the highlights of my PAX and I wouldn't give this up for anything.
The party will be Sunday, September 2, at Jillian's in Seattle, from 8-11.
I want to get musical guests again, but I need to talk to them.
My ideal headliner would be The Protomen, but nothing has been discussed yet. That's happening soon.
There will probably be more people this time.
I think it's fair to say that the party last year was legendary, so this year I'd like to kick up attendance. We had 250 last time, so I'm thinking maybe 300? We have lots of space.
That's pretty much all I've got for now. BUT, this is also a place to get info from you guys, so here's what I want to know.
What would make the party better?