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Cool Things That Totally Happened To Us 2.0

ShaddzShaddz Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in PAX Archive
Last year, I created a thread where we can come and tell epic tales of cool things that totally happened to us.

Allow me to start: This year didnt involve any interaction with Gabe and Tycho whatsoever, in fact I didnt see them at all.

But! I can honestly say that my time at the Friday concerts were fucking epic. The Protomen rocked the effing house, and I was scared that the rest of the show was just gonna be a race for second place, but Anamaguchi brought it home, as well as Metroid Metal helping us remember that we must, all of us, hail ball... And then the Minibosses delivered a performance I didnt even see when I last saw them in 2008.

All in all, the concert was a huge success. The note has been made. Now you follow suit - Tell us about your awesome experiences! Immortalize PAX 2010!

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  • skylatronskylatron Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I don't want to bring doom and gloom to your thread, but I actually had very little *epicness* happen to me this year. Maybe it was because the b/f wanted to get in and get out, or because we didn't get to stay to see the concerts...I don't know. PAX itself is amazing and I will always look forward to it. This year just wasn't my best.

    However, Wil Wheaton did say that my tattoo was sexy. That got some serious points :P

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  • ShaddzShaddz Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I dont wanna turn this creepy or nothin', but any chance we can get a pic of this tattoo you speak of? If not it's totally cool, it'd just be cool to see what WilW was talking about.

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  • skettiosskettios Enchanted ForestRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I got The Protomen drumstick that was thrown into the crowd. :D

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  • drspacemonkey2drspacemonkey2 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My brother and I were on the train to Seattle with Wil Wheaton for about 5 hours. He taught us how to play Zombie Dice, and my brother kicked his ass at Tetris, and also won the tie breaker round of ZD as we totally nerded out talking about Dr Who, D&D and other misc geekery.

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  • MorkaiMorkai Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My PAX was REALLY great, start to finish. my god.


    I started everything out real nice, got in the line real early, about 8am on Friday, sporting my Acoustic Guitar and Monocle. Where I quickly became known as 'Monocle Guy' on the texting board. Although, people from Delaware (1 guy) are DICKS. Totally trashing me for sporting a monocle and playin' my guitar to keep entertained.

    I checked out Retrograde, a rhythm game, and got my name in the top five, so I'll be in those cute little fake credits they have. very epic.

    I became a regular at the 'power gig' booth and quickly was known by name, face, and also I won a PG bundle upon release (SCORE).

    Saturday night, was the best night of my life. I qualified to be the guitarist in the opening act for Omeganaut round 4. at 7:30 I was escorted from the convention to the Benaroya Hall by about 3 enforcers, after bypassing all the lines, we headed backstage and met Tycho (VERY cool guy). At which point we sat around, talked about games, and heard the song we were going to play. Just before the start of the concert, Tycho did a very generous thing and helped me get my friends out of the line so they could have VIP seating too. It was so kindhearted. Eventually, we went on After we melted 2500 faces with the newly unveiled song that Tycho wrote, I was escorted to the VIP booth next to the stage for the remainder of the concert where I was in the presence of Frontalot, both of his musical guests, and near the end I ran into Wil Wheaton.

    The following day I really mellowed out, but I'm still riding this wave of surreal tranquility.

    Happy with my swag, happy with my performance on a plastic guitar, and also happy with the identity of 'Monocle guy' (I'll be making another appearance next year ;D) I was toted back home, where I still now marvel in the glory that was PAX.

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  • DrBallsDrBalls Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I got into the final (second) round of "Pitch Your Game Idea" and then dropped a couple f-bombs relating to Dragons. It was pretty epic for me...not so much for anyone else.

    Also sang a metal version of "Cold as Ice" at the RockBand3 stage in the exhibition hall. That got a few laughs I'm told.

    Top nerd moment was when A guy in an Orange Lantern shirt saw me in my Red Lantern shirt, when I showed him I also had a Red Lantern ring he flashed an Orange Lantern ring and we fist bumped. So lame yet awesome.

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  • CrabblesCrabbles Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I went to sign up for one of the hour long dungeon delves for Dungeons and Dragons with a group of friends. The woman said they were all full and needed more DMs. I immediately raised my hand, "I'm a DM!" and was allowed to DM two runs (I did a third run today as well). I was rewarded with a button down "Dungeon Master" shirt, the "Village of Hommlet" module, and multiple stacks of the condition cards. Considering that I did not expect this in any way, I would have to say this experience was definitely "epic" for me. Can't wait to do it again next year!

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    PAX had a few bumps for me this year, but also epic.

    I was introduced to the all encompassing love that was Steel Batallion and helped take the Hai Shi Dao to a glorious victory, not to mention landed the killing blow on a truly monstrous robot.

    Running the PAX Pokemon League was also built of awesome and I can't wait to help with the next runs. Seguing to that, I'll just say one thing: Team Rocket entrance. Those who saw/heard it will remember of what I speak. Next time, I'll make sure my speaker shirt is working so everyone can hear the music.

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  • arwen_doll16_LOTRarwen_doll16_LOTR Commander Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I had a really cool chain of events all happen in a row and I must say they start out sucking and then go awesome!

    It started in the line for Wil Wheaton. I was one of the people to be capped out of the line so I hung out a little to try to get a signature on my PHB1 for D&D. I didn't get a sig and got rejected politely instead so I tried to run off to the Bungie signing quickly to catch up with the guys there.

    I arrived to find that I was too late and everything was over with. I was about to walk away when I saw the guys hanging out by a wall and I approached and they talked with me and signed my halo bag and the developer in charge of firefight gave me a poster from Halo Reach that was for his son! (who was holding it at the time. I asked the boy if it was alright with him that his dad was giving away his poster, his response "My dad works at Bungie, I will have ten more posters before the game is available") I happily skipped off to the Wizards of the Coast area to play some D&D and when I arrived I saw someone in a really sweet D&D shirt.

    I asked the guy standing around in this sweet shirt where I could get one and at what booth. He smiled and told me that they were for Wizard's employees and I was about to say thanks and bye a guy comes over who heard our conversation and hands me the same shirt that I was inquiring about out of his bag. I am then introduced by man #1 to man #2 who I come to find out is a head honcho of Wizards!

    PAX was amazing and I hope many others had as much fun with it as I did and had some cool experiences of their own!!!!

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Don't fill this thread up

    There are legends to be told

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  • SilentgodsSilentgods Registered User new member
    edited September 2010
    I rode the elevator with Jon St.John and he was a totally awesome dude to talk to

    Getting in the front row center stage for the entire concert friday night, totally amazing and one of the best shows of my life. amazing amazing time.

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  • ShaddzShaddz Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I have to say, I am a bit pissed that Wil Wheaton has evaded me for 3 years in a row (Those of you who dont know, Wheaton is #2 of my only 2 heroes, Frontalot being #1)...

    BUT! It gives me something to look forward to for next year! Booyah!

    I enjoyed meeting all the Forum and IRC people! Ty1012, The_DIMD, Snickers, Amara, MomGamer, ItsATrap, Tek, SliceHawk, Cabsy, Djiem, etc... It was fun! I had an awesome time!

    Oh! Cannot forget Sumi and GoddessOfKats! Love those ladies!

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  • trickycooljtrickycoolj Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    One of my favorite moments this year was wandering to the xbox booth and finding someone with an exhibitor badge to ask if they had the new controller with the updated d-pad available to try. They didn't have them yet on Friday but he inquired how my friend and I had heard about it and why we were so interested. Turns out he was the Project Manager that had oversaw nearly the entire revised d-pad controller. He told us to come back Saturday and the controller would be hooked up to one of the games being demoed. I waited in line for nearly an hour to try the controller on Gears of War 3. Turns out the same employee spotted my friend and me and pulled the controller out of his pocket for us to try and asked me to let him know how I liked it in game (it was much improved btw). I also promised to try Fable 3 but yikes I looked like a fool not having played it before and not understanding the control scheme!

    My other favorite moments were walking around PAX and downtown holding My Little Pwny from BYOC. By Sunday it was a glorious display of double rainbows coming from it's butt and I got stopped by one man who asked where I bought it and if he could take a picture because his daughter loves rainbows. I'm not sure he got the joke! :lol:

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  • silverback1138silverback1138 Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    There were tons for me, but here are just a few that I remember off the top of my head.

    Reminiscing about Planetside with one of the guys at Firefall. He was a blast.

    Playing a "Pictochat Wars" game and having it end with pictures of penises....Wow. BTW, whoever in the handheld louge was using, "Your Mom", wow...you have an overactive imagination.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Thursday night my friend and I walked up to take a look at the Convention Center, since this was our first PAX. We saw Mike and his family outside the restaurant across the street (Something grill). Lil' Gabe was stalking a pigeon.

    I found that somewhat appropriate.

    Also Friday morning I saw Jens Pulver heading into PAX. (He's a really big name in the UFC/MMA community). I was about to talk to him when he went up the escalator and this convention security lady shoved us aside and said that we had to wait a second to use the escalator.

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  • TranceAddictFoXTranceAddictFoX Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My #1 thing was, by far, playing in Alienware's Unreal 3 tournament on Saturday, actually making it to AND winning the final round. I haven't done any serious competitive gaming in a long time and I forgot how AWESOME that feels. No joke at the end I was shaking from the adrenaline rush after coming back from a 1-4 losing score in a 'first to 10' 1v1 match. I don't remember the actual score (again refer to the adrenaline rush) but I'm pretty sure I ended up winning 10 to 5, but PLEASE correct me if you were there and saw the score

    To my opponent, whoever you were, good game man. If you read this please PM me so we can play together again sometime. I had a blast

    Also being rick rolled on the ginormous TV at close on Sunday will be something I will never forget. GG PAX. GG.

    [edit]
    oh and I forgot to add one. Saturday night after the expo hall closed my buddy and I went to pikes place brewery to get a beer and some food and our waiter ended up knowing all about PAX and being into Magic and was just a freakin awesome guy to talk to. He ended up buying our drinks for us which I've never had happen so I ended up giving him a phatty tip just as a way of saying thanks. I swear the "PAX Wave", as I call it, is contagious.

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  • IndracoIndraco Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This year, I decided to do something different. I didn't spend that much time in the expo hall. I didn't go to any panels, and I pretty much tried to avoid waiting in lines.

    Instead I had fun dabbling in the Steel Battalion campaign, and playing lots of pick-up tabletop games. I've now learned (or in some cases re-learned) how to play Zombie Dice, Arkham Horror, Settlers of Catan, and Munchkin.

    While we were playing Munchkin, Steve Jackson walked up to us and asked if he had borrowed a d6 from us. He hadn't. He was gone before we realized what had just happened.

    My epic story though would be Andy giving me the couch from the Monaco/Spy Party booth. Best PAX swag ever. I'm goign to have to use it to host a Monaco party whenever he decides to release it.

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  • MadpoetMadpoet Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I was having a pretty blah PAX. My fiancee's back went out, and she couldn't make the trip up. We had been to every pax together so far, and she gets a ton of joy in the aquisition of swag. So, this morning I had it in my mind that I was going to get her an epic Mickey drawing. But, I couldn't get there in time and by 11 they weren't even letting people stand in line. I checked in every hour, but they still hadn't let anyone in. I decided to check out the dragon age booth, but misjudged the line time, and by the time I got back to mickey they had opened the line to as many people as were going to get drawings and I was told I could wait 3 hours, but there was no guarantee. I decided it wasn't worth the risk of missing the rest of the show and wandered off. I texted my girl about how things were going, and mentioned that I was beginning to wish I had sold off my tickets and not gone without her.

    Yeah, pretty emo for the epic thread.

    But it was after I said that when a text from nvidia comes in, suggesting I head by their booth. I show them the text and they hand me a GTX460. My old card had just bit the big one this month and I have no cash to replace it, so there wasn't a prize in the hall that could have helped me more.

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  • TukimoshiTukimoshi Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I had a really cool chain of events all happen in a row and I must say they start out sucking and then go awesome!

    It started in the line for Wil Wheaton. I was one of the people to be capped out of the line so I hung out a little to try to get a signature on my PHB1 for D&D. I didn't get a sig and got rejected politely instead so I tried to run off to the Bungie signing quickly to catch up with the guys there.

    I arrived to find that I was too late and everything was over with. I was about to walk away when I saw the guys hanging out by a wall and I approached and they talked with me and signed my halo bag and the developer in charge of firefight gave me a poster from Halo Reach that was for his son! (who was holding it at the time. I asked the boy if it was alright with him that his dad was giving away his poster, his response "My dad works at Bungie, I will have ten more posters before the game is available") I happily skipped off to the Wizards of the Coast area to play some D&D and when I arrived I saw someone in a really sweet D&D shirt.

    I asked the guy standing around in this sweet shirt where I could get one and at what booth. He smiled and told me that they were for Wizard's employees and I was about to say thanks and bye a guy comes over who heard our conversation and hands me the same shirt that I was inquiring about out of his bag. I am then introduced by man #1 to man #2 who I come to find out is a head honcho of Wizards!

    PAX was amazing and I hope many others had as much fun with it as I did and had some cool experiences of their own!!!!

    Wish I had got my poster signed, didn't have time. Damn.

    I met that Developer though, he was like "Hey son, grab a poster, I don't even have one of those".

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Indraco wrote: »
    This year, I decided to do something different. I didn't spend that much time in the expo hall. I didn't go to any panels, and I pretty much tried to avoid waiting in lines.

    Instead I had fun dabbling in the Steel Battalion campaign, and playing lots of pick-up tabletop games. I've now learned (or in some cases re-learned) how to play Zombie Dice, Arkham Horror, Settlers of Catan, and Munchkin.

    While we were playing Munchkin, Steve Jackson walked up to us and asked if he had borrowed a d6 from us. He hadn't. He was gone before we realized what had just happened.

    My epic story though would be Andy giving me the couch from the Monaco/Spy Party booth. Best PAX swag ever. I'm goign to have to use it to host a Monaco party whenever he decides to release it.

    I'm thinking of going this route next year. Last year was panel-tastic, this year I spent a ton of time on the floor...I think next year will be freeplay year.

    As for the highlight of my PAX, it has to be Saturday night...hanging with the TalkRadar guys while they did their "live" podcast from GameWorks (while attempting to block out motherfuckin' Cash Cash) was awesome. Many drinks were had, and I'm pretty sure my inebriation is now immortalized on an actual podcast. I may have said "woo." True story. But seriously, doing that with those guys was fuckawesome, I hope that happens again next year, and kicking around the hall this morning was hard because I knew it was all downhill from there.

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  • skylatronskylatron Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Shaddz wrote: »
    I dont wanna turn this creepy or nothin', but any chance we can get a pic of this tattoo you speak of? If not it's totally cool, it'd just be cool to see what WilW was talking about.

    It's in the Mugshots for Moe picture thread, 9th page, last post down :P http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=122891&page=9

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  • stuffedskullcatstuffedskullcat Head Kerfuffler? I dunno... PDXRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My friend and I made it to the CCP Succubus Club party, and had way too much fun there. Met Logan Decker from PC Gamer, fawned over the vampire dancers, and actually had enough whiskey to dance myself for hours straight until my friend dragged me away at 3am. Egads, this whole weekend was amazing on a level that I cannot measure with conventional scientific instruments.

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  • stuffedskullcatstuffedskullcat Head Kerfuffler? I dunno... PDXRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    skylatron wrote: »
    Shaddz wrote: »
    I dont wanna turn this creepy or nothin', but any chance we can get a pic of this tattoo you speak of? If not it's totally cool, it'd just be cool to see what WilW was talking about.

    It's in the Mugshots for Moe picture thread, 9th page, last post down :P http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=122891&page=9

    I passed you in the hall, that is a freaking amazing tattoo. Kudos!

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    -Frith, Watership Down
  • Nekron99Nekron99 Registered User new member
    edited September 2010
    I went to the Munchkin area to get a demo of it and Zombie dice. When I asked if there were any folks available to demo the game (it was pretty full) the guy at the table said yeah, this guy can show you, he knows a thing or two about the game. It was Steve Jackson himself. So getting a game demo from The Man himself was pretty epic for me. I've been playing Car Wars, Gurps, Ogre, and other SJ games for years. He signed my game, and I got a pic. Thanks Steve Jackson, you made my PAX one to remember!

    Also, getting to go w/ my girlfriend was a blast, shes a gamer too, and we had fun at the WoW Card Game booth in league play.

    Pic below, SJ on left.

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  • VenerableMonsterVenerableMonster Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I was wandering between panels and around the show floor pretty endlessly. I didn't really obsess about getting swag as the panels with PA and stuff like Acquisitions Inc were what really interested me. Every moment was epic. But a completely random and cool moment was when I was standing at a crosswalk across from Benroya hall with two people about to go late to the G4 live before the last PA panel. Running up to the crosswalk and stopping panting is Jerry (Tycho). We chatted with him for about ten seconds telling him he should slow down, everyone will be ok if he's a little late, until the light changed and he went running across the hall into the theater to get escorted off by some enforcers. It was a fun, random happenstance that just reinforced how awesome Jerry and Mike are for everything they do and making this con possible.

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  • VindexusVindexus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My team and I won the Left 4 Dead 2 tournament. It was awesome and we got medals and some cool Keyboard Quivers courtesy of Dust-Off Zone.

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  • ShaddzShaddz Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    skylatron wrote: »
    Shaddz wrote: »
    I dont wanna turn this creepy or nothin', but any chance we can get a pic of this tattoo you speak of? If not it's totally cool, it'd just be cool to see what WilW was talking about.

    It's in the Mugshots for Moe picture thread, 9th page, last post down :P http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=122891&page=9

    Wil was right. That's awesome!

    You dont ever catch yourself tapping it from time to time, do you?

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  • samuelhgarfieldsamuelhgarfield Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Last Rock Band 2 song of the expo on Sunday evening turned into a massive sing-along to Journey. Amazing.

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  • The ClingerThe Clinger Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    In the front of the line for the Saturday night concert and talked with some of the other members of the Jonathan Coulton forums. In the second row for the concert.

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  • TheLininatorTheLininator Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So on Saturday night I found an envelope outside one of the tabletop gaming rooms, addressed to "Operative 76384, Pax Prime." No one else was around, and I was curious, so I picked it up.

    Inside was a letter with instructions to go to a website and answer questions specifically related to PAX. I couldn't figure out if it was some kind of viral marketing campaign or not, because it didn't seem to be referencing any product, and the site was pretty anonymous. I, however, LOOOOOVE ARGs and related things, so I forced my boyfriend and occasionally some of our friends to help me figure out all this stuff.

    The questions were sometimes easy, sometimes infuriatingly hard, and this was compounded by the fact that sometimes the people working at the booth associated with the question at hand had no idea what it was about (which reminds me, thank you again to Brooks at Bethesda who helped me with the Fallout question - we never could have finished it without you). I will also admit that I almost started crying while looking for a payphone on the 5th floor. ;P

    But we finished the whole thing, and the sense of accomplishment was AMAZING. It was the perfect thing to end my convention experience with. It turns out to be a big scavenger hunt put together by a bunch of fans (some may be on THIS VERY FORUM!!! :0), which was also really awesome. I think I would have been disappointed if it turned out to be an advertisement.

    So that was the big highlight of my time at PAX, although I got to do a ton of other cool stuff. I cosplayed for the first time (I was the Umbreon girl in the dress on Saturday), I played a lot of games I really liked, I rolled a critical hit on a white dragon over at the Wizards booth on the main floor, I got a GORGEOUS displacer beast painted on my face, and I got to meet a lot of really awesome people. I definitely feel like this has been my favorite PAX so far. To everyone I talked to and had fun with, thank you. I hope that you had as fun an experience as I did.

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  • ElgaladwenElgaladwen Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Matev wrote: »

    Running the PAX Pokemon League was also built of awesome and I can't wait to help with the next runs. Seguing to that, I'll just say one thing: Team Rocket entrance. Those who saw/heard it will remember of what I speak. Next time, I'll make sure my speaker shirt is working so everyone can hear the music.

    That Team Rocket entrance has to be one of the most awesome things I have ever done at a con. I kinda wish someone had filmed it. I love that we get to do stuff like that at PAX!

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  • DanishDanish Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My group and I decided to skip the Saturday night concert, since we're not big Frontalot fans and we've seen P&S and JoCo many times already, so we hit up the Sega Game Works party.

    God damn...that party alone ended up being more epic than anything I've done at PAX since I first went in 2006. Free games, free food, and free drinks with tons of like-minded, awesome people. The atmosphere was just fun and completely amazing.

    The highlight of that night, however, is when an ex-Capcom employee approached my friends and I, who were dressed as characters from Phoenix Wright, asking if he can take a photo of us to text to Shu Takumi, the original creator and designer of the entire Ace Attorney series. We were so stoked and yet a little too inebriated to think to ask his name. He said he did the voice for Apollo Justice, but I can't actually find the name of Apollo's VA anywhere. I'd really love to send him an e-mail or something.

    Anyway...PAX was great. :)

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  • JucJuc EdmontonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The whole thing was pretty epic for me, details will be provided when I'm back home.

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  • ProlixWagProlixWag Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My number one moment was when I made Tycho's Mom cry.

    Well, technically, it was my *play* that made her cry, but hearing her say that the only reason she came to Acquisitions, Inc (with the implication that it was the first time she'd ever watched her son play D&D) was because of Of Dice and Men reduced me to a gloriously quivering wreck in short order.

    My number two [ODaM SPOILER ALERT] is the roar that went up when Skelzyx the Blue Dragon died. It was the proudest moment of my stage career to date. Glorious, glorious, glorious.

    Honorable mention goes to every single person who came up to me and said they liked the play. There is nowhere else on Earth I would have rather premiered it, and each one of you was a reminder of why.

    --

    Cameron McNary

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  • LixyLixy Jobless Manchild Edmonds, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    ProlixWag wrote: »
    My number one moment was when I made Tycho's Mom cry.

    Well, technically, it was my *play* that made her cry, but hearing her say that the only reason she came to Acquisitions, Inc (with the implication that it was the first time she'd ever watched her son play D&D) was because of Of Dice and Men reduced me to a gloriously quivering wreck in short order.

    So it was true! I heard that story last night over dinner, very cool. :mrgreen:

    Your play was fantastic, Cameron. Easily the highlight of my entire weekend (and first PAX to boot).

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  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My epic moment was Saturday morning. I got into the expo hall and beelined for Portal 2, and my friend and I were in the second group to go in (and the line was wrapped twice around the booth before we went in!). We walk in and sit down, and then one of the guys in the booth comes up to me and we have the following conversation:

    Him: Did you play Portal?
    Me: Yup, finished it!
    Him: Do you know how to use a 360 controller?
    Me: Yup.
    Him: Do you want to help us demo Portal 2?
    Me: YES.

    It might have been because I was wearing my Portal shirt, but whyever it happened, it was AWESOME. :D

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  • skylatronskylatron Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh my gosh, I have no idea how I forgot this...

    I was interviewed by KIRO 7 while playing Rift, and was on Friday's evening news :) That was kind of cool.

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  • matronedeamatronedea Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    alegria wrote: »
    My epic moment was Saturday morning. I got into the expo hall and beelined for Portal 2, and my friend and I were in the second group to go in (and the line was wrapped twice around the booth before we went in!). We walk in and sit down, and then one of the guys in the booth comes up to me and we have the following conversation:

    Him: Did you play Portal?
    Me: Yup, finished it!
    Him: Do you know how to use a 360 controller?
    Me: Yup.
    Him: Do you want to help us demo Portal 2?
    Me: YES.

    It might have been because I was wearing my Portal shirt, but whyever it happened, it was AWESOME. :D

    Same thing happened to me, without the shirt :p it was awesome though, ne? I got in the last demo of Saturday, then went to the Trion and CCP parties :D

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  • etherealvisionetherealvision Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I had an epic moment (In my opinion) where I was watching the deathspank demo. A guy asked me for my one deathspank button because it was the only one he was missing. I gave it to him, and he gave me the Unicorn Poop shirt (at his offer, I was going to give him the button anyhow). Which made my day! I worked so hard last year for one and they ran out, was bummed about it. Then that guy did that.

    Thanks that guy, you are my Unicorn Poop hero! Believe me that's a good thing :D.

    Another epic bit (Since my friend isn't on the forum and can't list his) was he was wearing a "Free Hugs shirt" (Yes, pedobear was holding the sign in the shirt) and we ran across another guy with a different free hugs shirt. An epic hug commenced.

    and dang because I just remembered it. I was wearing a vest covered in buttons (And I had my dress shirt and bow tie) and Steve Jackson said "See I told you! Geeks would one day wear buttons again!" to his buddy. Thank you Mr Steve Jackson for one of the best lines of my PAX 2010.

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Everything PAX was fantastic for me.

    If I had to pick one thing, though?

    It was definitely handing over the Buttoneers buttons to Gabe and Tycho and the Q & A.

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