PAX Prime: Seattle, Labor Day Weekend, 2010

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, I think I'm only going to be able to hit one PAX a year, so I'm gonna keep it as Prime.

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    After being pining to head PAX every year since it's inception and being just over the border (I could see America from my front porch) made it worse. Timing and/or money just never worked out. This year will be different. This year I'm making a goal to attend. I'll be leaving from either Victoria or Vancouver.

    I'm stoked like a Cunard.

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Perhaps... is my answer,depending on how crazy I feel.

    And how much I enjoy Pax East! which is my first pax ever.

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  • BrennaCeDriaBrennaCeDria Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Not only will Brian and I be at Prime this year, but that dork is going to agree to hang with the TSers whether they scare him or not! :p

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    EskimoDave wrote: »
    After being pining to head PAX every year since it's inception and being just over the border (I could see America from my front porch) made it worse. Timing and/or money just never worked out. This year will be different. This year I'm making a goal to attend. I'll be leaving from either Victoria or Vancouver.

    I'm stoked like a Cunard.

    There are groups who head down from both those locations. You should join up. This allows you to possibly save money or at the very least be social.

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  • BrennaCeDriaBrennaCeDria Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I just estimated both the high and low potential tax returns for Brian and I, and it's official--even with the low return, we'll be able to book Prime at any time after getting our returns, and should have it paid off before we even leave for Seattle!

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  • matlock790matlock790 Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Assuming I'm still employed I will never miss a PAX again. I've had to settle to watch the PAX DVD's, which is basically like nerd porn without the tissue.

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  • SnowWolf75SnowWolf75 Registered User
    edited January 2010
    My question regarding PAX Prime... have they announced/bought the room block yet? (meaning are tickets available yet)

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    No. At least wait until the first PAX this year finishes before thinking about the second.

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Not only will Brian and I be at Prime this year, but that dork is going to agree to hang with the TSers whether they scare him or not! :p

    Um, no fear. We are basically awesome. Unless Brian is a pansy. And even then, we're still awesome. He's the one with the problem. :mrgreen:

    Can't believe I need to "start" my PAX Prime planning already. Mostly money though. Everything else will come together as per usual.

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  • BrennaCeDriaBrennaCeDria Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Of course he's a pansy. :p To be fair, I was really proud of him in 08 for going to PAX at all, with how he is about crowds. (PS: Disney World gave him anxiety problems too, and that's DISNEY WORLD.)

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  • kapowekapowe Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Definitely coming to PAX Prime myself, and super-amped. First PAX!

    Hopefully bringing a few peeps, too.

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  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Don't know if I am going. Never been to PAX before and East is my first one and its closer to me since I am in TN.

    When West rolls around and if I can get a plane ticket for $350 or less and get some hotel sharing going on then it might be feasible. But I can't drive or take a train. And definitely not payign $500+ for a plane ticket.

    Plus I'll be going solo if I do go to the West one whereas at PAX East I'll be going with at least 5 friends and meeting about 3-4 friends that live far away from me but going to East.

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  • AutomaticJackAutomaticJack Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I'm in, I wanted to volenteer for Enforcer last year, but I was a bit ill at the time (chemo will kick yer tale if you don't show it whos boss), but I'm in this year.

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  • afeil117afeil117 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I will be there. My buddy and I have been pining for PAX for about three years now, and everything has finally aligned so we can go. I really cannot wait, this is a soggy dream come true.

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Perhaps I will be there, if I can partake in the CCST, and find a place to sleep for next to nothing.

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  • PSOCecilPSOCecil Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Perhaps I will be there, if I can partake in the CCST, and find a place to sleep for next to nothing.

    I hope this is an appropriate place to post this, but I've been looking over cheap hotels for Prime in 9 months (so long D: ) And I do believe I've found a respectable, cheap hotel. People looking for a cheap place to stay, check out the "Guesthouse Inn & Suites Renton". It's like.. 10 miles from the Convention Center, and it's costing me and 2 friends, for a room with 2 queen beds, $55 a night and it has free parking.. A bit of a drive to the Center, yes, and probably not as nice as some of those way expensive downtown hotels, but that just means more money to waste of PAX stuff =D I must improve my plushie collection, koopa troopa, The Maw, Ponyo, and Mog need new friends!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PSOCecil wrote: »
    Perhaps I will be there, if I can partake in the CCST, and find a place to sleep for next to nothing.

    I hope this is an appropriate place to post this, but I've been looking over cheap hotels for Prime in 9 months (so long D: ) And I do believe I've found a respectable, cheap hotel. People looking for a cheap place to stay, check out the "Guesthouse Inn & Suites Renton". It's like.. 10 miles from the Convention Center, and it's costing me and 2 friends, for a room with 2 queen beds, $55 a night and it has free parking.. A bit of a drive to the Center, yes, and probably not as nice as some of those way expensive downtown hotels, but that just means more money to waste of PAX stuff =D I must improve my plushie collection, koopa troopa, The Maw, Ponyo, and Mog need new friends!

    Also keep in mind its going to cost you around $25 a day to park at the wsctc.

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  • oxfroggyoxfroggy Registered User
    edited January 2010
    i'm coming this year if it kills me!
    I went in 2007 and had a blast, but haven't been able to go since. It hasn't changed too much i hope?

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It got so awesome the the fire marshall said only so many people could witness it (seriously though, the limited attendance is the biggest change I can think of besides having the whole venue).

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  • oxfroggyoxfroggy Registered User
    edited January 2010
    well good. i am super excited. when i went last time i was more of just a gamer's girlfriend, but i am much more into games now. so it should be extra fun!

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  • BrennaCeDriaBrennaCeDria Registered User
    edited January 2010
    @ZeroHourHero I've never stayed myself, but between driving & parking, I'd suggest talking to the forumers that use the Green Tortoise. If nothing else, I'm pretty sure it's downhill from the convention center, which can suck in the AM but is always helpful right before bed. :p (We made the mistake of takimg the ferry to Bainbridge our first night when we went in 08, and I thought I was going to die walking back to the Sheraton afterward. Savannah is NOT a hilly city, so I was very unprepared. :p)

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I dont mind hills, I bike or walk 3 miles every day and my town is very hilly.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The American Hostel in the I-District is also a great place. I think it's about $25/night, really clean and super nice staff. Arnonaut stayed there for most of his time in Seattle at Prime 09 and enjoyed it.

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  • GahmriousGahmrious Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'll be attending my first PAX this year. Looking forward to meeting up with forumers, drinking, and 40k. Oh, and the concerts.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... ... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    oxfroggy wrote: »
    i'm coming this year if it kills me!
    I went in 2007 and had a blast, but haven't been able to go since. It hasn't changed too much i hope?

    It's a lot more crowded than it was in 2007. Last year they used the entire center for the first time as well.

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  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Alright so I decided I'm definitely going. Just put in my time off request to get there the like August 31st and leave Sep 7th! Gotta have time for MMT :)

    Although my boss said she is only letting 1 or 2 people off on the 6th and I am the 2nd person so I think I'm safe. Fingers crossed.

    Edit: Wow, she just approved my PAX East and West times. Thought it was gonna take her a week cause I gave her my PAX East times last week and already bought my plane ticket.

    So...I'll see everyone at Prime!

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sumi wrote: »
    EskimoDave wrote: »
    After being pining to head PAX every year since it's inception and being just over the border (I could see America from my front porch) made it worse. Timing and/or money just never worked out. This year will be different. This year I'm making a goal to attend. I'll be leaving from either Victoria or Vancouver.

    I'm stoked like a Cunard.

    There are groups who head down from both those locations. You should join up. This allows you to possibly save money or at the very least be social.

    That's what I am going to do. Just gotta find out if I'm going and where from first.

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  • afeil117afeil117 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Gahmrious wrote: »
    I'll be attending my first PAX this year. Looking forward to meeting up with forumers, drinking, and 40k. Oh, and the concerts.

    I am so bringing a 40k army. I think if the only thing I did was play 40k, I would be happy.

    E: Also, beer as well.

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  • SpawnOfCthulhuSpawnOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Protip for the newbies to PAX:
    I cannot stress the importance of good walking shoes enough.
    Last year, my feet were on the verge of bleeding, because I didn't have very good walking shoes.
    Also, a simple jar of peanut butter and jelly with a loaf of bread goes a looong way.

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Protip for the newbies to PAX:
    I cannot stress the importance of good walking shoes enough.
    Last year, my feet were on the verge of bleeding, because I didn't have very good walking shoes.
    Also, a simple jar of peanut butter and jelly with a loaf of bread goes a looong way.

    ... But the comfortable shoes are never quite as cute. :(

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PAX prime is love. Count me in as always!

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  • SnausageSnausage Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I'll be coming down from Vancouver this year for my first PAX. I look forward to playing some D&D and checking everything out.

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  • ZarluneZarlune Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I'm going to be going again this year. Last year I waited to get my tickets and only got the Saturday pass. x.x

    This year, I'm going to be smart and get everything done and paid for early!

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sumi wrote: »
    Protip for the newbies to PAX:
    I cannot stress the importance of good walking shoes enough.
    Last year, my feet were on the verge of bleeding, because I didn't have very good walking shoes.
    Also, a simple jar of peanut butter and jelly with a loaf of bread goes a looong way.

    ... But the comfortable shoes are never quite as cute. :(

    Converse Chucks. Comfy, customizable, and cute.

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  • oxfroggyoxfroggy Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Liger wrote: »
    Sumi wrote: »
    Protip for the newbies to PAX:
    I cannot stress the importance of good walking shoes enough.
    Last year, my feet were on the verge of bleeding, because I didn't have very good walking shoes.
    Also, a simple jar of peanut butter and jelly with a loaf of bread goes a looong way.

    ... But the comfortable shoes are never quite as cute. :(

    Converse Chucks. Comfy, customizable, and cute.

    you can also get super cute flats and put good insoles in them. i personally find good wedges to be comfortable, but all may not. 8-)

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  • BrennaCeDriaBrennaCeDria Registered User
    edited January 2010
    For PAX 08 I had two pairs of shoes: 1 pair of All Star knock-offs, and my 3 inch heel knee-boots. I wore the boots for most of my trip, even with the hills in Seattle, because I hurt too much after the sneakers. I wore the same sneakers for a recent trip to Disney (it was too hot for the boots) and my feet felt like they were falling off. I'll definitely be going with brand All Stars if I go back to that style again; the fakes didn't have any support at all. :( I liked that they were only $8 though.. :p

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    You might want to invest in insoles for them too. The real chucks aren't known for their stellar support. Some of us just happen to have feet that fit better into chucks than into other shoes.

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Liger wrote: »
    Sumi wrote: »
    Protip for the newbies to PAX:
    I cannot stress the importance of good walking shoes enough.
    Last year, my feet were on the verge of bleeding, because I didn't have very good walking shoes.
    Also, a simple jar of peanut butter and jelly with a loaf of bread goes a looong way.

    ... But the comfortable shoes are never quite as cute. :(

    Converse Chucks. Comfy, customizable, and cute.

    I have always been meaning to paint up a pair of these! If time is forgiving I shall do it. :D

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  • GahmriousGahmrious Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    afeil117 wrote: »
    Gahmrious wrote: »
    I'll be attending my first PAX this year. Looking forward to meeting up with forumers, drinking, and 40k. Oh, and the concerts.

    I am so bringing a 40k army. I think if the only thing I did was play 40k, I would be happy.

    E: Also, beer as well.

    Beer and 40k, sounds like a great time! I'm down!

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