is the (superior) version of the (now) tri-annual gaming convention run by the dudes who provide this very forum in which you are posting. Its a hoe-down of a hoot nanny! And its coming to you LIVE from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA this April! (I think Aprill 11-13 to be exact).
PAX has everything you could ever want in a weekend-long party. There's games (and with the next generation around the corner, a chance to perhaps test the final builds of some new shit, also there's PC games and tabletop), music, and cool folks of all kinds. Especially folks you know and post with.
Here are the questions I asked in last year's OP with updated answers:
What do I need?
You should book a travel ticket of your choice (planes, trains, & automobiles) as soon as you can because that shit gets expensive as you get closer and for a thing like this you can end up screwed with dates/times you want being sold out. You'll also want to book a hotel room, but that is something you should wait and book via PAX's system because they get some pretty nice rates.
Lastly, if you want to visit the convention proper, you'll need a pass of some kind. Some folks will tell you its not completely necessary, especially if all you want to do is hang out, because a lot of the meet ups and stuff go on outside of the BCEC. But, for one, the picture has almost always been inside the convention center someplace (because its end of winter/start of spring in the Northeast and outside is usually pretty cold), and for two, tickets for PAX have been selling out like crazy the last few times, and if you do decide you want to do something in BCEC, you'll need one. So I for one say buy one.
SPECIAL NOTE: Some fabulous person in the PAX community of forums made a little spreadsheet that tells you when tickets went on sale for previous PAXes, when each style of pass sold out, etc. and you can peep that here
. EDIT: Thanks be to @Skelevader
for this data. Note that tickets went on sale for 2013 exactly a year ago today, but the previous year tickets didn't go on sale until November. Also notice that 3 day passes sold out last year in the following times: East 1 day, Australia 8 days, Prime 20 minutes.
So, yeah, get on that shit ASAP. If anyone can recommend a good way of collecting emails or twitter handles or some other communication method and then having a group sort of notify method if we notice that tickets are on sale, let me know.
Who is going?
Folks! Humans! People from all over the world attend PAX, but this will be the first PAX after PAX Australia so it will be interesting to see if that lessens some of the rush (it won't, probably).
How can I meet up with SE++ dude/ettes?
Keep an eye on this here thread (or the next one if we fill this one up) as most social things are set up here (whether that social networking stuff like GroupMe groups or actual outings like the Fancy Dinner).
All I want to know, in the immortal words of Jerry McGuire, is who's coming with me?
Definitely Going to this Shindig, bro
Those who toy with fate by saying they "should," "probably will" or "will try to" be there
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