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I'm pretty sure we can all agree that PAX was wonderful and magical and we all can't wait to do it again, yes?
Well, there is something we should seriously plan to do next year that apparently not a lot of attendees worked into your schedules this year: TIP OUR SERVICEFOLK.
Probably the saddest thing I heard all weekend was the phrase "con-goers don't tip much". It was usually in response to "Nice to see the place so busy" or the like, and I swear I heard it at least three times.
I know PAX is expensive as hell for some (I flew from Ottawa, Canada, but I ran into folks who flew in from London and Australia), and tipping seems like it just adds to the expense. But consider! Without tips, a convention weekend just means that the servicefolk just have to work twenty times as hard for the same money.
We want these people to look forward to the next PAX. We want them to welcome us with open arms, not a begrudging groan. Please, when allocating finances towards the next PAX East or Prime, remember:
If you can't afford it without tipping, you can't afford it.