I'm not yelling, I'm not mad, I'm not telling anyone what to do, nor am I implying anything about anyone. I didn't even try to go to this year's PAX (although I originally was planning to go to East, but finances didn't work out).
Please don't make PAX a "thing
". Go to PAX because you love gaming and you want to experience new things; go to PAX because your close friends are gamers and you want to hang out with them; go because you want to talk to the people who make the games you love. But don't go just
to party, and don't go to every single PAX, every single year. To some degree, it's the same mentality as Ren fairs; last one I went to I heard one of the performers (may have been Puke and Snot) mention how he couldn't understand why he saw Jedi Knights walking around... at the Renaissance Fair
Again this is just a plea, but PAX is a limited engagement with limited admission. PAX isn't Disney World that's open 365 days a year, and of those 365, they only hit capacity maybe
two days. If you're attending a sold-out PAX, that means your ticket might have gone to someone who's never been. If this is the 5th PAX you've gone to in the last 2 years (i.e. you've been to every PAX they've put on in 2 years) and you're preventing someone else from going the first time, is that maybe, possibly
a little selfish? Maybe this isn't your first time, but also maybe you haven't been to any PAX in a couple years. No, there's no clear line between what's OK, but I would say going to one/year is OK. I'd be curious to know that actual numbers of people who attend multiple PAX's per year, maybe I'm blowing this out of proportion.