PAX Prime 2010 will be my first video game specific fan convention. So even though I've been a video game fanboy for two decades, I'm not entirely sure what sort of attitude would be appropriate for the con.
I know for sure that politeness matters. Just as it would have been rude to say to another fan "Sonic rules! Mario is for babies!" back in the early 90s, today it's rude flame bait to say to another fan "Western RPGs rule! Eastern RPGs are for weeaboos!" (And mind you, even though I like Simcity, Worms, and Civilization, my tastes are rather weeaboo-ish.)
However, I'm not sure what the fan etiquette is on other matters:
- What is appropriate behavior with indie games? Do other PAX attendees enjoy oddball, artsy PC games, or do they prefer to discuss other types of entertainment?
- Do PAX attendees tend to like serious, complex 3D action games, or do they prefer other genres?
I ask this because I want to know what attitudes are accepted. I don't want to be the only person extolling the virtues of 2D games, experimental computer games, or super-cute games (that I tend to like).
If this topic is redundant, please let me know.