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Enforcers Thank You Thread

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  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Thank you to all Enforcers. It was my first PAX and you always answered my questions without batting me about the ears.

    Especially thanks to the Enforcers from the Handheld Lounge on Level 1. I made a lame joke, you acted like you didn't hear it, and I got to try out Pokemon SoulSilver. :)

    haha I remember you. Honestly, when you made the joke and walked off happily with SS I looked at my two mates and said, "Did you hear what he said?" and then both shook their heads no. :)
    zerzhul wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Much love to [E]. Special thanks to the late night handheld lounge enforcers (scoots, Rdr, Brian, and the guy with the hat!) for some late night hilarity (the zombie munchkin saturday night was epic).

    Somewhere out there is an iphone recording of the Zombie Munchkin of Unstoppable Innuendo...

    YES THERE IS! Frugus, I'm looking at you! (not in public though... but I want the recording)

    Yah, for some reason my humor was especially dry that night and was murdering Frugus. I'd also like a copy of it.

    Rdr on
  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Props to the new expo enforcers I didnt recognize who made a path for my wheelchair when people were crowding around Alienware/Project Gaems.

    And to my old friends who are enforcers, stay awesome, I know you always are.

    ZeroHourHero on
  • edited March 2011
    PAX enforcers are the most polite and professional event staff that I have ever encountered in my life. I love all of the enforcers I know. Except for BigRed. Lol!! Jk.

    Thanks for giving your time to help put on the most awesome show evar.

    MrsSpook on
  • VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    MrsSpook wrote: »
    PAX enforcers are the most polite and professional event staff that I have ever encountered in my life. I love all of the enforcers I know. Except for BigRed. Lol!! Jk.

    Thanks for giving your time to help put on the most awesome show evar.

    Yeah, that BigRed.. he sucks! :D <3

    Vapok on
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  • fullofgracefullofgrace Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Thank you, thank you, thank you enforcers for making this a weekend to remember!! I am so grateful to PAX for making accommodations for those of us with disabilities, but I am most thankful for the enforcers who were super helpful and made me feel so at ease when asking for help in using my medical pass, which in turn let me experience events I held myself back from last year.

    Backstory -- I have Fibromyalgia and a bad knee (surgery at 10). After living in denial for awhile, I finally accepted that I needed a cane 6 months ago, and bought one. I stared at it for a couple months but was still too embarrassed to actually use it. I thought I was too young for that and didn't want to appear 'weak'. After a couple falls I sucked it up and used it, but still felt embarrassed to be seen with it.

    Then PAX East approached and I knew in my heart that if I didn't ask for the help PAX offers, I would miss out on a lot. So I emailed about it and walked (with my cane like a good patient) up to the Will Call desk when I arrived. My request was greeted with huge smiles and a reminder not of the rules, but that it is to help me enjoy myself. They didn't know it, but as someone who hates to ask for help, that encouragement meant so much. After that, all enforcers continued to be wonderful! I was at the Manticore theater a few times both Friday & Saturday, and the same great group were there both times, recognized me, and took care of me. The Naga enforcers on Saturday and the Wyvern enforcers on Sunday were also fabulous. Saturday night for the Omegathon & Concerts, Doc the enforcer was so very nice. Upon hearing we were celebrating our 15th Anniversary, he made sure that my husband and I could sit together. He also was extremely attentive to everyone in the medical area, checking if we needed anything.

    I know I'm gushing, but I can honestly say that I would not have had such a fabulous time without the enforcers. I'm really sore from all the walking (so worth it though!), so the queuing would have done me in and made panels & concerts impossible (like last year). So THANK YOU!!! <3

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  • KyussKyuss Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I thought all the enforcers were great! Even the one guy with a red shirt on who I asked for directions who ended up NOT being an enforcer. lol

    Kyuss on
  • Bigmike64Bigmike64 Registered User
    edited March 2011
    An especially big thank you to the enforcer at the talking classics panel. I gotta say, this was my 4th PAX and what happened in that panel was the only bad experience I've ever had. That attendee was obviously looking for attention and approval, and I doubt it was the first time he put someone down in order to boost himself up. We don't need those kind of people at PAX.

    Anyway, thanks to all the Reds. All of you were a huge help and couldn't have been friendlier.

    Bigmike64 on
  • RedstarRedstar Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Enforcers, you were all incredible. I talked to MANY of you, and every single one of you was friendly and knowledgeable, going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were all having a great experience.

    To that end, I made sure to get some good pictures of you all doing your thing.
    The Enforcer in this shot is Angel. He helps to run Main Theater (I help him). This is bar none the best pic of him I've ever seen. I sent it to him while he was waiting for his plane, and he and his lady love it.

    Working in Main Theater literally open to close, we don't get a lot of swag, so stuff like this is really awesome to have after the show. Thanks a lot.

    Redstar on
  • TeeArrWilliamsTeeArrWilliams Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Redstar wrote: »
    The Enforcer in this shot is Angel. He helps to run Main Theater (I help him). This is bar none the best pic of him I've ever seen. I sent it to him while he was waiting for his plane, and he and his lady love it.

    Working in Main Theater literally open to close, we don't get a lot of swag, so stuff like this is really awesome to have after the show. Thanks a lot.

    Redstar, I'd be happy to provide the full-res shots of any of my PAX pictures. It's the least I can do to thank you all for your work. PM me an email address where I can send the picture (any let me know if you want any of the others!)

    I'm also very much interested in enforcing at the next Prime and/or East next year, and am not without experience in the realm of volunteering for large-scale multi-day events. How do I make that happen? Do I need to put together a resume? ;)

    TeeArrWilliams on
  • OnmitsuOnmitsu I'm just a birdie Ca-caw, ca-caw!Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Super-huge shout out to the enforcers, you guys are wonderful and make things flow super-smooth. An extra shout-out to the shall be unnamed enforcer who was kind enough to give an ailing geek a bottle of bawls. It really helped me get through that day! You are all incredible scholars and gentlemen!

    Onmitsu on
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  • Lady AmaltheaLady Amalthea Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    All of you guys were awesome! Kudos to all of your hard work. I'd especially like to thank the enforcers who frequented Merman, as one said I basically lived there for three days. You guys rocked!

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  • Pablo the PenguinPablo the Penguin Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The good will and cheer in this thread is absolutely repulsing. I feel it necessary to balance it out with some hate.
    *hate*
    There we go. Oh, yeah, thanks enforcers...

    Pablo the Penguin on
  • bushisprezbushisprez Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Thank you Enforcers for organizing the walkways and being polite. MCAA security should be watching people not watching the duke nukem demo & booth babes though I see how you could get distracted.

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  • psychopezpsychopez Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Redstar wrote: »
    Enforcers, you were all incredible. I talked to MANY of you, and every single one of you was friendly and knowledgeable, going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were all having a great experience.

    To that end, I made sure to get some good pictures of you all doing your thing.
    The Enforcer in this shot is Angel. He helps to run Main Theater (I help him). This is bar none the best pic of him I've ever seen. I sent it to him while he was waiting for his plane, and he and his lady love it.

    Working in Main Theater literally open to close, we don't get a lot of swag, so stuff like this is really awesome to have after the show. Thanks a lot.

    Dear God, that shot says everything you need to know about Enforcers. Awesome pic.

    psychopez on
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  • ZukiZuki Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I want to thank Big Red and the other two or three BYOC enforcers that put on that /dance party on Saturday night. Coolest fucking time I had at the convention.

    Zuki on
  • DurinthalDurinthal Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Thanks to all of the Enforcers for making everything run smoothly, even though you were short-staffed according to a few that I talked to.

    Now that I've experienced it from the attendee side, I'm signing up to join the redshirts (but not like the Star Trek ones, right?) next time.

    Durinthal on
  • VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Zuki wrote: »
    I want to thank Big Red and the other two or three BYOC enforcers that put on that /dance party on Saturday night. Coolest fucking time I had at the convention.

    It was a blast playing music for everyone during /dance on Saturday Night! I owe a lot of thanks to the attendees that came out and enjoyed the music, making that night one of the best nights I've had Enforcing at PAX. Thank You guys as well.

    Also, I'd like to Shout Out to Redstar for allowing BYOC to use his Sound System. Woot.

    There will be /dance at every PAX East (and possibly a little music as well during PAX Prime, though I think I'll bring the Dance Contest back at Prime as well).

    Cheers!

    Vapok on
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  • OnmitsuOnmitsu I'm just a birdie Ca-caw, ca-caw!Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Hey, an extra shout out from my friend, thanks to the enforcers who escorted her to the sandwich place in the main lobby of the con center to let her get a bite to eat while we were in the first 500 queue for the line! She's hypoglycemic, and didn't have time to get a proper medical pass, we really appreciate what you did! Thanks to you guys she had an absolutely wonderful Saturday concert! <3

    Onmitsu on
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  • LelldorianxLelldorianx Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Allow me to thank the Enforcers with a video...

    (if this hasn't already been posted)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDMkcJhELBs

    Lelldorianx on
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  • TangoTango Registered User
    edited March 2011
    See the guy in the above video with the rabbit ears? Anyone remember Cha-Cha Slide last PAX East? Same guy ;-)

    Tango on
  • PinderPinder Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Tango wrote: »
    See the guy in the above video with the rabbit ears? Anyone remember Cha-Cha Slide last PAX East? Same guy ;-)

    That would be FifthSurprise, if memory serves.

    Also, the two other enforcers in that video have real enforcer handles, but everyone ended up calling them JD and Turk after these guys.

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  • mygiantrobotmygiantrobot Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Pinder wrote: »
    Tango wrote: »
    See the guy in the above video with the rabbit ears? Anyone remember Cha-Cha Slide last PAX East? Same guy ;-)

    That would be FifthSurprise, if memory serves.

    Also, the two other enforcers in that video have real enforcer handles, but everyone ended up calling them JD and Turk after these guys.
    Their handles are Sasuke670 and dougstud ;) They work at the local Gamestop here... They're incredible.

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  • VapokVapok Just a Guy. BostonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Tango wrote: »
    See the guy in the above video with the rabbit ears? Anyone remember Cha-Cha Slide last PAX East? Same guy ;-)

    You're welcome. =D

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  • TheRobotGuyTheRobotGuy Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Thanks to the Enforcers, I was able to find the Jamspace in time to see Bit Shifter. It was an awe-inspiring show I wouldn't have seen in it's entirety without them. Thank you all for making PAX a lot less hectic than it could've been without you. Could you imagine PAX with 60,000 lost gamers trying to find their way in that building?

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  • NickelEdgeNickelEdge Registered User
    edited March 2011
    the ENFORCERS were cool as alway. I had given someone a wrong copy of a book, and they were a big help in finding the person.

    NickelEdge on
  • DragonDragon Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Awww! The attendees always make our jobs so much easier....I don't think I had a single problem with anyone which is always a plus! Thank YOU guys for being so awesome as well :D

    Much love from me!!! <3
    See you all at Prime hopefully!

    Dragon on
  • JohnCataldoJohnCataldo Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I'm also very much interested in enforcing at the next Prime and/or East next year, and am not without experience in the realm of volunteering for large-scale multi-day events. How do I make that happen? Do I need to put together a resume? ;)

    Since I'm not sure I saw an answer to this yet:

    Usually a few months before the show there will be a public recruitment call for enforcers. There's an application you send in, and the Wise and Benevolent Masters use their psychic powers to sort through them.

    The bottom of the page here was the public call for the recent PAX East:
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/2011/1/24/

    JohnCataldo on
  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    X-Play did a segment with the Enforcers, figured I'd share it here.

    http://www.g4tv.com/videos/51857/face-time-pax-east-enforcers-2011/

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  • OMGIllithanOMGIllithan Registered User
    edited March 2011
    The enforcers were incredible! Thank you guys so much!

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm also very much interested in enforcing at the next Prime and/or East next year, and am not without experience in the realm of volunteering for large-scale multi-day events. How do I make that happen? Do I need to put together a resume? ;)

    Since I'm not sure I saw an answer to this yet:

    Usually a few months before the show there will be a public recruitment call for enforcers. There's an application you send in, and the Wise and Benevolent Masters use their psychic powers to sort through them.

    The bottom of the page here was the public call for the recent PAX East:
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/2011/1/24/
    Also super effective: follow the Official PAX Twitter. I recommend having SMS updates turned on if your phone allows for unlimited texts, since off-season updates are few and that will nigh guarantee you to see ASAP when the call goes out.

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  • testsubject23testsubject23 King of No Sleep ZzzzzzzRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I wanna thank the enforcers at the PC freeplay booth for giving up a forum badge even though my wife didn't remember the answers to the questions (she really IS a forumer, honest). We'd had a hell of a time getting to the con, our brains were a bit scrambled, and it was touching that you were willing to compromise.
    Next year there will be quizzing on the ride down. :)

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  • RebelsDawnRebelsDawn Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Enforcers thank you for a great time (this being my first PAX) ^_^
    Your pizza fairy will return next year.

    RebelsDawn on
  • colekicoleki Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    All the thanks and the <3's in this thread are SO appreciated. I want to make a shout out to each and every attendee this year. You guys were all contagious vectors of awesome! See you all at Prime!

    coleki on
  • GermanCityGirlGermanCityGirl Twitter Administrator SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I've attended PAX for seven years. It's been awesome to see the same ones year in and year out, in Seattle and Boston. Enforcers work so hard behind the scenes to tirelessly make PAX run smooth... they rock.

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  • LoptLopt Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Onmitsu wrote: »
    Hey, an extra shout out from my friend, thanks to the enforcers who escorted her to the sandwich place in the main lobby of the con center to let her get a bite to eat while we were in the first 500 queue for the line! She's hypoglycemic, and didn't have time to get a proper medical pass, we really appreciate what you did! Thanks to you guys she had an absolutely wonderful Saturday concert! <3

    Yay--glad she got some help! As an enforcer with insulin resistance problems, I know how hard a con can be, and I always have food on me for emergencies. ALWAYS let one of us know if you ever need anything!

    You guys were amazing--I had too much fun!

    Hope to see you all at Prime!

    Lopt on
  • feitocomfrutafeitocomfruta Denver, Colorado, USARegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Lopt wrote: »
    Onmitsu wrote: »
    Hey, an extra shout out from my friend, thanks to the enforcers who escorted her to the sandwich place in the main lobby of the con center to let her get a bite to eat while we were in the first 500 queue for the line! She's hypoglycemic, and didn't have time to get a proper medical pass, we really appreciate what you did! Thanks to you guys she had an absolutely wonderful Saturday concert! <3

    Yay--glad she got some help! As an enforcer with insulin resistance problems, I know how hard a con can be, and I always have food on me for emergencies. ALWAYS let one of us know if you ever need anything!

    You guys were amazing--I had too much fun!

    Hope to see you all at Prime!

    Enforcers and the Cookie Brigade: BFFs of those with blood sugar issues. Seriously though, not only are the Enforcers and Cookie Brigadiers two good volunteer corps to remember in times of insulin/blood sugar emergencies, they are two of the best volunteer groups at most conventions. I may be biased, as the only other con I've been to was the Arnold Fitness Expo [talk about TRUE sausage-fest], but a group whose sole responsibility is to carry cheap sugary delights and a group who basically runs the show in the most polite manner? We're like the PAX Wonder Twins...

    But enough about the Brigade, the Enforcers are the real backbone of this weekend of awesome. So thank you to all of the Enforcers. Next PAX East, expect more confectionery goodness to appear magically from nowhere. We owe you guys.

    feitocomfruta on
  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Enforcers and the Cookie Brigade: BFFs of those with blood sugar issues. Seriously though, not only are the Enforcers and Cookie Brigadiers two good volunteer corps to remember in times of insulin/blood sugar emergencies, they are two of the best volunteer groups at most conventions. I may be biased, as the only other con I've been to was the Arnold Fitness Expo [talk about TRUE sausage-fest], but a group whose sole responsibility is to carry cheap sugary delights and a group who basically runs the show in the most polite manner? We're like the PAX Wonder Twins...
    As a diabetic Enforcer who loves cookies, I thoroughly endorse this post :D

    dyaballikl on
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  • feitocomfrutafeitocomfruta Denver, Colorado, USARegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Enforcers and the Cookie Brigade: BFFs of those with blood sugar issues. Seriously though, not only are the Enforcers and Cookie Brigadiers two good volunteer corps to remember in times of insulin/blood sugar emergencies, they are two of the best volunteer groups at most conventions. I may be biased, as the only other con I've been to was the Arnold Fitness Expo [talk about TRUE sausage-fest], but a group whose sole responsibility is to carry cheap sugary delights and a group who basically runs the show in the most polite manner? We're like the PAX Wonder Twins...
    As a diabetic Enforcer who loves cookies, I thoroughly endorse this post :D

    <3 to you too!

    Quick aside: if the Brigade and the Enforcers were ACTUALLY the Wonder Twins, what would our actual powers look like?

    feitocomfruta on
  • THE NINESTHE NINES Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I need to find the "edamame guy". Apparently a veteran of many PAX judging by the pins on his Enforcer badge. You know who you are Edamame! You owe that poor server an appology!

    THE NINES on
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  • MagnifiedXMagnifiedX Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Enforcers and the Cookie Brigade: BFFs of those with blood sugar issues. Seriously though, not only are the Enforcers and Cookie Brigadiers two good volunteer corps to remember in times of insulin/blood sugar emergencies, they are two of the best volunteer groups at most conventions. I may be biased, as the only other con I've been to was the Arnold Fitness Expo [talk about TRUE sausage-fest], but a group whose sole responsibility is to carry cheap sugary delights and a group who basically runs the show in the most polite manner? We're like the PAX Wonder Twins...
    As a diabetic Enforcer who loves cookies, I thoroughly endorse this post :D

    <3 to you too!

    Quick aside: if the Brigade and the Enforcers were ACTUALLY the Wonder Twins, what would our actual powers look like?

    I imagine the Enforcer power would somehow involve a kilt.

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