PAX East 2014 Parties

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  • DolarrahDolarrah New JerseyRegistered User regular
    miker525 wrote: »
    The only party I went to last year was the Curse (Wildstar) party. Went right when it opened. Was pretty boring. I went by myself which I suppose could have been part of it but it was just very mild and seemed strange. Ended up leaving after a half hour to head back to the PAX concerts. Got a nice shirt out of it though. Will definately try some parties again this year...hopefully Mad Catz as I'm told they throw the best. Hopefully there will be some fun other parties too though

    Curse parties 1st hour is always lame. The people who do the real stuff are busy trying to get every one in the door, so its a social hour. Allow 90 minutes after door opens to judge it as a party. Free booze 2 years ago definitely better then last years $ 7.00 for a 5oz glass of diet coke. Yes, they charged me 7.00 for a 1/2 of 10oz. bottle of diet coke. Thank god Seaport is a "NO TIP" Hotel




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  • BigDumbHippyBigDumbHippy Registered User regular
    I want mad catz to charge like they did last year only to be like haha we're keeping the money this year. but that's just because I have a cruel sense of humor.

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    I'm all for recalling previous year's events (and I contributed to the conversation), but shouldn't this thread really be for 2014 announced parties?

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  • CatalepticalCataleptical New JerseyRegistered User regular
    vttym wrote: »
    I'm all for recalling previous year's events (and I contributed to the conversation), but shouldn't this thread really be for 2014 announced parties?

    Well, to be fair, the conversations so far have given insights into how repeat parties work. For instance, I didn't go to Curse or Mad Catz parties last year, so I can judge if I want to go this year by hearing about how they went and what to expect. Maybe if I decide I might want to go to one of those parties, I'll be another pair of eyes keeping a lookout for any information.

    Otherwise, this thread will be a ghost town until early March! ;)

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  • pelicanflippelicanflip Registered User regular
    vttym wrote: »
    I'm all for recalling previous year's events (and I contributed to the conversation), but shouldn't this thread really be for 2014 announced parties?

    The majority of the parties usually aren't announced until 2-3 weeks before PAX, especially the ones hosted by developers.

    For now, we can go over the annual parties and what to look forward to.


    Bethesda will be attending PAX East. They've had parties for Dishonored and Elder Scrolls Online. Fingers crossed they announce Fallout 4 and have a party of sorts.

  • JayDfromMAJayDfromMA Registered User regular
    I heard great stuff about the Mad Catz one. Was it open bar? I remember there being a lot of confusion on that.

  • AnarCHrisAnarCHris Trash Lord New York CityRegistered User regular
    vttym wrote: »

    Bethesda will be attending PAX East. They've had parties for Dishonored and Elder Scrolls Online. Fingers crossed they announce Fallout 4 and have a party of sorts.

    I want this, for reasons.

    Fallout reasons.

  • pelicanflippelicanflip Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    AnarCHris wrote: »
    I want this, for reasons.

    Fallout reasons.

    "War. War never changes."

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  • BUBBApaxBUBBApax iLLusionist Boston MARegistered User regular
    Can someone tell me what the Pokecrawl is exactly?

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    BUBBApax wrote: »
    Can someone tell me what the Pokecrawl is exactly?
    Easiest way is to point you to last year's thread :)
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/175964/pokecrawl-episode-4-the-power-of-one/p1

  • BUBBApaxBUBBApax iLLusionist Boston MARegistered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    BUBBApax wrote: »
    Can someone tell me what the Pokecrawl is exactly?
    Easiest way is to point you to last year's thread :)
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/175964/pokecrawl-episode-4-the-power-of-one/p1

    LOL it sounds so fun - does registration for this years Pokecrawl happen more towards April?

  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    looks like last year it started kicking off late feb early march

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    BUBBApax wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    BUBBApax wrote: »
    Can someone tell me what the Pokecrawl is exactly?
    Easiest way is to point you to last year's thread :)
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/175964/pokecrawl-episode-4-the-power-of-one/p1

    LOL it sounds so fun - does registration for this years Pokecrawl happen more towards April?

    I would guess late March.

  • DolarrahDolarrah New JerseyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2014
    JayDfromMA wrote: »
    I heard great stuff about the Mad Catz one. Was it open bar? I remember there being a lot of confusion on that.

    Depends on if you were an invited guest or a paid guest. They refunded the money to all the paid guests and made it a cash bar. The VIPs got bracelets and could drink for free. Overpriced drinks coupled with VIPs who stuck to there own groups made it pretty lame in between game demos and battles, but the SWAG ROCKED.

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  • JayDfromMAJayDfromMA Registered User regular
    Thank you for the info. I figured it would be a cash bar once they refunded the cash, however, the swag was definitely phenomenal!

  • Streetlight345Streetlight345 Seekonk, MARegistered User regular
    My group and I were debating on going to the Indies Need Booze party but were wondering how much a cab ride to The Asgard might be?

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  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    being 5-6 miles away I would estimate just based on past boston taxi ride that it would be a 30-40 taxi ride each way including tip I mean could get as low as 20 but would be shocked honestly. The two times I have used taxi's in boston they have been around a 3 mile ride and ran me about 20 with tip

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  • agreatrandomagreatrandom Wizard Outside BostonRegistered User regular
    My group and I were debating on going to the Indies Need Booze party but were wondering how much a cab ride to The Asgard might be?

    Not much at all, $15 tops. If you're looking to save money you're better off going from the BCEC and taking Silver Line > Red Line (South Station transfer) > Central Square Stop

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  • pelicanflippelicanflip Registered User regular
    edited February 2014
    My group and I were debating on going to the Indies Need Booze party but were wondering how much a cab ride to The Asgard might be?

    I'm assuming you mean from the BCEC?

    Last time I was in Boston for PAX, I stayed with a friend in Cambridge, pretty close by to Harvard. That's about 8 miles away from the BCEC. For frame of reference, the Asgard is about 6 miles away from the BCEC, and also in Cambridge.

    My cab rides ran me about $25, including tip. From the BCEC to the Asgard should cost you about $20, including tip.

    It also depends on traffic, and which route your cab driver will take. If they take the I90-E, they loop all the way around the river before crossing over to Cambridge, which might be more expensive/time consuming, depending on traffic/time of day.

    I'd suggest you try to familiarize yourself with possible routes, so you can direct your cab driver better. Helped me out a couple times.
    rascrush wrote: »
    being 5-6 miles away I would estimate just based on past boston taxi ride that it would be a 30-40 taxi ride each way including tip I mean could get as low as 20 but would be shocked honestly. The two times I have used taxi's in boston they have been around a 3 mile ride and ran me about 20 with tip

    $20 AND tip for 3 miles? Did you use a standard cab/car service? Because that's overpriced and a bit of a ripoff.

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  • Streetlight345Streetlight345 Seekonk, MARegistered User regular
    I wouldn't mind a $15 cab ride, thats no problem. I'm thinking I take the shuttle from the BCEC to my hotel (hyatt regency) and grab a cab from there. Thank you to everyone who replied

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  • surettesurette kill the switch Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Went to Bethesda's Elder Scrolls Online afterparty last year and it was honestly one of the highlights of the weekend. Awesome time with the Elder Scrolls themed setup, food, and drinks.

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  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular

    Not much at all, $15 tops. If you're looking to save money you're better off going from the BCEC and taking Silver Line > Red Line (South Station transfer) > Central Square Stop
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    how do u figure only 15.00 tops maybe I have had really crappy traffic everytime I have got a cab in boston but everytime I have it has been 3 miles or less and I think the least I have ever paid is 15.00.

  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    Pelican yes it was a standerd cab. I mean that time it was bad traffic but it was from the td garden to the house of blues. About 3 miles and yes it was 20.00 another time it was from the td garden to the bank of america pavillion which is a lil under 3 miles and I think it was around 15.00 and the traffic for that one was fairly light

  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Boston&from=Seaport+Hotel&to=350+Massachusetts+Avenue++

    it would be anywere from 20-30 including tip according to this.

  • pelicanflippelicanflip Registered User regular
    rascrush wrote: »
    Pelican yes it was a standerd cab. I mean that time it was bad traffic but it was from the td garden to the house of blues. About 3 miles and yes it was 20.00 another time it was from the td garden to the bank of america pavillion which is a lil under 3 miles and I think it was around 15.00 and the traffic for that one was fairly light

    *Shrugs* Maybe a bad coincidence? I'm just going off of past experiences like you, plus I used taxifarefinder as a general baseline.

    BCEC to Asgard is about $16 + tip, so it comes out to about $22-23. With mild traffic, it bumps it up to $25-26, with heavy traffic, it'd be about $30.

    Your mileage may vary. (See what I did there?)

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  • miker525miker525 New YorkRegistered User regular
    Dolarrah wrote: »
    Curse parties 1st hour is always lame. The people who do the real stuff are busy trying to get every one in the door, so its a social hour. Allow 90 minutes after door opens to judge it as a party. Free booze 2 years ago definitely better then last years $ 7.00 for a 5oz glass of diet coke. Yes, they charged me 7.00 for a 1/2 of 10oz. bottle of diet coke. Thank god Seaport is a "NO TIP" Hotel

    Good to know. Assuming there are no other parties to catch my interest I may give it a go again. Still potentially more interested in Mad Catz. I'm told Bethesda threw a gnarly party last year as well so maybe I'll give it a go if they have another one...assuming they will be there?

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  • xenardxenard Registered User regular
    Bought the Drunken Indie Pass for the Indies Need Booze party!

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  • CatalepticalCataleptical New JerseyRegistered User regular
    Exclusively N.E.P. is going to be announcing its PAX East events soon. It's organized a number of parties in the past, including Sanshee's parties.

    Via Twitter:

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  • The UnorthodoxThe Unorthodox Registered User
    I'm glad this exists! The first year I went, Riot had an awesome invite-only LoL karaoke party. And I loved the Curse/Wildstar party last year (I got to meet my pro-gaming sempais Kayane and Justin Wong there!). I didn't get to go to Mad Catz, but my friends that went said it was excellent and got AWESOME swag. Good times all around. I can't wait for more this year!

  • agreatrandomagreatrandom Wizard Outside BostonRegistered User regular
    Welp, there goes any hope of there being an Irrational party this year. :'(

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  • DolarrahDolarrah New JerseyRegistered User regular
    surette wrote: »
    Went to Bethesda's Elder Scrolls Online afterparty last year and it was honestly one of the highlights of the weekend. Awesome time with the Elder Scrolls themed setup, food, and drinks.

    In all my trips to PAX and other conventions, this was hands down the best theme party EVER at any convention. I am having trouble thinking of even a non theme party that was better. I played the demo, and have been in on all the betas and still not in love with the game, but I will buy it because of this party :)



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  • CatalepticalCataleptical New JerseyRegistered User regular
    Welp, there goes any hope of there being an Irrational party this year. :'(

    Yeah, terrible news. We were just starting to get our costumes together, too.

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  • pilferkpilferk Master of Unlocking CTRegistered User regular
    Welp, there goes any hope of there being an Irrational party this year. :'(

    Not good...and with them being so close to Boston...it sorta hits "home" a little harder.

    I wish everyone effected the best.

  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    what is the dif between the thread podcast pubcrawl and the pokecrawl

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2014
    They're totally unrelated? I mean other than that they're both barcrawls they share no characteristics.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/186955/so-what-s-a-poke-e-crawl

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  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    Ya I figured they were dif guess I was wondering what the differences were.

  • CatalepticalCataleptical New JerseyRegistered User regular
    rascrush wrote: »
    what is the dif between the thread podcast pubcrawl and the pokecrawl
    The Thread pub crawl is very subdued and more like a bunch of fans of the podcast getting together to drink and hang out. The crawlers take their time at the bar, then saunter on over to the next one.

    The Pokecrawl is a boisterous bunch of Poke-lovers who may or may not be in costume, split into different groups, and take on the town. These crawlers are more like a tornado: you can hear them before you can see them, and the place isn't the same after they leave.

    They both converged at one bar last year. The resulting crash could be heard many states away.

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  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    so do u have to be a fan of pokemon to enjoy the poke crawl

  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    rascrush wrote: »
    so do u have to be a fan of pokemon to enjoy the poke crawl

    I'd say no, but if you are a fan it just makes it way better.

  • rascrushrascrush Registered User regular
    Cool I mean I dont hate it just have not played anything to do with it in a very long time.

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