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Is there anyone in or around the Philadelphia area that is going to PAXEAST 2014

EllipsisinthoughtEllipsisinthought MR-CHRIS-CARTERPhiladelphiaRegistered User new member
edited June 2013 in PAX East
Looking for people to travel and hang out with for my first trip to PAXEAST. Nobody I know will go or are into gaming. I'm not a hardcore gamer but I play. I want to definitely go to IGN Gamescoop and Giantbomb panels, other then that I'm up for whatever.

Is there anyone in or around the Philadelphia area that is going to PAXEAST 2014 35 votes

Yep from Philly and I'm going
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RicinBigDumbHippyioicctsniwAPacManskartopKnight_gonexallEagleAlphaXEllipsisinthoughtervtronSaffronGamerhowie265 12 votes
Outside of Philly and I'm going
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WulfcapnjackDemonStaceyArithon32Halfazedninja3ricGFireWaterFriendOfAnimalsLedaXIrandy_wreckedSchmulkiMalaBearTheHumanHyperion098kensborokdmitchelliltaDKTheArcadeRatKaronethcardkid123 21 votes
Undecided but in Philly area.
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Motx21BSGRush 2 votes
Nah but I'm interested.
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  • iltailta Registered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    I'm in NYC so if you end up driving I'd team up with you. :)

  • EllipsisinthoughtEllipsisinthought MR-CHRIS-CARTER PhiladelphiaRegistered User new member
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    ilta wrote: »
    I'm in NYC so if you end up driving I'd team up with you. :)
    ...I don't think Ill drive. it'll probably be cheaper for the train. Is that how you were planning to go?

  • iltailta Registered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    yeah, i usually find someone to ride with. don't worry though, there's plenty of time yet.

  • RicinRicin Registered User regular
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    Train is a fine option. But be careful, I missed out on Pre-PAX game night because my friend's train was delayed 5 hours because of "volume". Train may be cheaper, but I will fly every single time.

    Ellipsisinthought
  • APacManAPacMan Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    From Philly and going.

    I haven't decided on the Sonic Line or a plane this year. It depends on whether the Sonic line moves to an earlier time (If it does then I may do the train again. If it doesn't, then I'll probably fly).

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    gonexall
  • gonexallgonexall PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    Ellipsisinthought--it is awesome that you are going to PAX. Welcome to the fold! I'm from Philly and have gone solo twice and both times were amazing. If you are interested in pre-pax Philadelphia activities, maybe we can organize one on the forum. It's a bit early, so not a lot of people are checking the forum just yet. Closer to event, we might be able to get a good crowd to meet up and play some games.
    APacMan wrote: »
    From Philly and going.

    I haven't decided on the Sonic Line or a plane this year. It depends on whether the Sonic line moves to an earlier time (If it does then I may do the train again. If it doesn't, then I'll probably fly).

    I agree for the most part. This is my third PAX. The first year, I flew, the second, I took the train. I actually prefer the train, especially if you are staying at Westin. However, I think I will go for the Sonic line in 2014, regardless of time. From what I hear, it's like a moving pre-pax game night, so, even if it is slow, it should be a blast.

  • DelaneyDelaney Registered User regular
    I'm a bit north of Philly, but may be departing from there if the Sonic Line moves to an earlier time (or splits itself.) Regardless of my travel mode, I'd be interested in any possible regional pre-PAX festivities.

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  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    In south jersey.

    Most likely taking train from philly.

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  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    I'm flying in this year, cheaper than the train.

    gonexall
  • gonexallgonexall PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    FireWater wrote: »
    I'm flying in this year, cheaper than the train.

    Thanks, FireWater! It seems flights are dramatically cheaper than last year. I just booked my flight--$25 more than the train, but 4.5 hours faster (really about 3 hours, when you factor in airport security, but, hey, still way faster). Now I only hope I get passes.

  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    passes really don't seem to be an issue for East, in my opinion, though last year I had to buy 3 desperate day passes

  • Motx21Motx21 Registered User new member
    Undecided but in Philly area.
    I'm live outside of Philly and hopefully I can go again in 2014. I say hopefully because I just need to confirm with my friends if they're going again. Last PAX was my first time and I had a blast. My friends and I took megabus up to boston. I think it cheaper than train but I can't say for sure since I don't know how much train tickets cost. So yeah, hope to get an answer from my friends soon.

  • WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    Central-ish Jersey and I can't wait :D

    Everyone needs a little Chaos!
  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    Flying is the way to go imho.

  • mmpiemmpie Registered User regular
    Whoa, does anyone remember how much amtrak was last year? I'm showing $$$ prices... Jet Blue would be $134 RT.

    We were on the sonic line last year but by the time the train rolled in at 30th, the pax car was full, even the cars next to it. So to me (because of where our seats were) it didn't feel any more filled with PAX goers than how I'd imagine any other train that day would be.
    gonexall wrote: »
    Ellipsisinthought--it is awesome that you are going to PAX. Welcome to the fold! I'm from Philly and have gone solo twice and both times were amazing. If you are interested in pre-pax Philadelphia activities, maybe we can organize one on the forum. It's a bit early, so not a lot of people are checking the forum just yet. Closer to event, we might be able to get a good crowd to meet up and play some games.

    I'd be all for this!

    PAX East 2014. Let's go.

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  • RicinRicin Registered User regular
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    There was a thread in PAX General for a Philly meet up:

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/153645/pre-pax-east-philadelphia-meet-up#latest

  • LedaXILedaXI Chicago, ILRegistered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    I'm from the Lehigh Valley area and I'm planning on going. I'm either taking the train or flying, depending on which is easier for me. I've driven up the past four years and don't think I can handle doing that again.

  • kdmitchellkdmitchell Editor -in- Chief of TheOuterhaven Claymont, DelawareRegistered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    Yo!

    I'm from Delaware and I'm heading up to Pax East, my 3rd time now and I'll likely be driving myself, wife and maybe 1-2 other peoples. That's not 100% in stone however, those two need to make sure they got tickets and what not. I'd definitely be down for hooking up. Sides I need extra hands for pictures and videos if you'd be down for that as well ;)

  • BSGRushBSGRush Registered User regular
    Undecided but in Philly area.
    Last year was my first PAX. Was late on getting my ticket so only ended up with a Saturday pass. This year hope to jump on a three day. From South Jersey, made the voyage up solo driving. While it wasnt bad if I do go this year I'll be booking a flight. Prices are about what I spent on gas last year so why not. Plus I'm thinking of actually staying in Boston this year unlike last year so rather not have my car and have to pay for parking. Seems like they have a good subway system up there and the one line exits right at the BCEC.

  • gonexallgonexall PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2013
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    Did all the Philly folks get badges? I got mine, and I think now would be a good time to plan a meet-up. I talked to the people at Redcap's corner, and they have open board game nights every Tuesday evening. Meet-ups are welcome for this. There is good pizza place a few stores down, and they have a good selection of games. The only downside is that I do not think we could bring our own games or handhelds.

    gonexall on
  • gonexallgonexall PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    For those who not familiar, Radcap's is in University City, right on the Green Line and walking distance from 30th street station.

  • BSGRushBSGRush Registered User regular
    Undecided but in Philly area.
    Got my 3 day pass and hotel reservation all taken care of.

  • gonexallgonexall PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    BSGRush wrote: »
    Got my 3 day pass and hotel reservation all taken care of.

    Awesome! Why do you think the forum system thinks that your and my recent posts were written on "October 1"? It's annoying because I'd like to here if the other Philly people got their passes, and it's easy to miss this thread.

  • BSGRushBSGRush Registered User regular
    Undecided but in Philly area.
    gonexall wrote: »
    BSGRush wrote: »
    Got my 3 day pass and hotel reservation all taken care of.

    Awesome! Why do you think the forum system thinks that your and my recent posts were written on "October 1"? It's annoying because I'd like to here if the other Philly people got their passes, and it's easy to miss this thread.
    Not a clue. Alot going on I guess.

  • DelaneyDelaney Registered User regular
    I have passes! And it very much looks like I'll be taking the train from Philly to Boston for PAX. (The 86, not the later Sonic Line, though. There should be a decent amount of people on the 86 as well.)

    A get together sometime would be great, but as I don't actually live in Philly (I'm north of it), I'd only be able to come in on a weekend.

    "I will participate in the game. It's a wonderful, wonderful opera, except that it hurts." - Joseph Campbell

    Steam: delaney_a

  • BSGRushBSGRush Registered User regular
    Undecided but in Philly area.
    I'm also on the 86 leaving on Thursday. Should be a good time. Anyone know how far South Station is from the Intercontinental walk wise? Doesnt seem that far on map just curious is all. First time staying in Boston for PAX and not to familiar with the city besides where the BCEC is.

  • BigDumbHippyBigDumbHippy Registered User regular
    Yep from Philly and I'm going
    I just booked $70 plane tickets from PHL to BOS

  • randy_wreckedrandy_wrecked Gunslinger Harrisburg, PARegistered User regular
    Outside of Philly and I'm going
    I'm in Harrisburg, PA, and I'll be at PAX East. Last year I took the Sonic Line (connecting in Philly) but this year I'm leaning towards an earlier train (the 86, most likely) or possibly even flying.

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