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Every. Single. Prime

The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, OmeganautRegistered User, ClubPA regular
As I managed to be one of the lucky ones this year, snagging 4 singles days for me and my wife, it means this will be my 11th straight PAX Prime.

Yup, that means I've been to them all.

And I find myself wondering how many other of those original approximately 3,300 have managed the same feat. I'm sure there are quite a few that have missed at least one along the way, leaving me in fairly rare company.

I'm just curious how rare that company is. Anybody else made it to every single PAX Prime?

BLM - ACAB
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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Me

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
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    altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    Me

    Imperator of the Gigahorse Jockeys.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I've been thinking about putting my first ten years of passes in a frame or shadow box.

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    LazorzLazorz Tokyo, JPRegistered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    I've been thinking about putting my first ten years of passes in a frame or shadow box.
    You kept all your passes? I would love to see a picture of them. That's a piece of truly rare PAX history right there.

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    whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    Just every Prime? How quaint.

    (I took that before this past East, so mentally add that badge)

    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
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    HeadhunterHeadhunter Registered User regular
    whypick1 wrote: »
    Just every Prime? How quaint.

    (I took that before this past East, so mentally add that badge)

    Wow, some of those designs have really changed!

    "Perception is reality." -unknown
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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    whypick1 wrote: »
    Just every Prime? How quaint.

    (I took that before this past East, so mentally add that badge)

    Hah, nice.

    But where's your '04, bro?

    BLM - ACAB
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    whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    '04 were handstamps (boy what a terrible idea), and since I didn't feel like chopping off my hand to preserve it, I figured the program would suffice.

    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Lazorz wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    I've been thinking about putting my first ten years of passes in a frame or shadow box.
    You kept all your passes? I would love to see a picture of them. That's a piece of truly rare PAX history right there.

    Took this pic last year before I got my 2013 badges. Had to settle for 4 singles that year too.

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    Guess I didn't remember the hand stamps because I had my media pass for 04.

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    hobbseltoffhobbseltoff Issaquah, WARegistered User regular
    Only went to one day in 2004 but I have gone to all of them. And didn't start doing BYOC until 2006 but only because I didn't know it existed earlier.

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    MadpoetMadpoet Registered User regular
    I missed Friday of the first PAX, but have been to every day of Prime ever since.
    All hail ball.

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    hobbseltoffhobbseltoff Issaquah, WARegistered User regular
    Madpoet wrote: »
    I missed Friday of the first PAX, but have been to every day of Prime ever since.
    All hail ball.

    PAX was only two days in 2004, Saturday and Sunday.

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    MadpoetMadpoet Registered User regular
    Well, that would explain why I didn't go on Friday.

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    pogoplaypogoplay Writer/Blogger/Gamer Calgary, AlbertaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2014
    The Geek wrote: »
    Lazorz wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    I've been thinking about putting my first ten years of passes in a frame or shadow box.
    You kept all your passes? I would love to see a picture of them. That's a piece of truly rare PAX history right there.

    Took this pic last year before I got my 2013 badges. Had to settle for 4 singles that year too.

    Guess I didn't remember the hand stamps because I had my media pass for 04.

    Glad to see that we were "Immune" brothers in 2010 :p

    I want that to come back

    pogoplay on
    Attended: PAX Prime 2010, PAX Prime 2011, PAX Prime 2012, PAX Prime 2014.
    Attending: PAX Prime 2016
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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Lazorz wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    I've been thinking about putting my first ten years of passes in a frame or shadow box.
    You kept all your passes? I would love to see a picture of them. That's a piece of truly rare PAX history right there.

    Took this pic last year before I got my 2013 badges. Had to settle for 4 singles that year too.

    9ADD5FB9-3498-4BFC-8CBA-5ED9A3BA03ED-10966-00000B96CAEC6E26.jpg

    Guess I didn't remember the hand stamps because I had my media pass for 04.

    I have my badges saved from 09, 10, 12, and my only Monday one for this year will also be saved.

    I'm originally from Indiana, but remember this site's origins from the mid 90's. I've always wanted to be a part of PAX, and even though I missed out on a four day pass, and had to settle for a Monday one, I'm honored and feel fortunate to have attended past ones.

    I just hope that people, who have never been to a PAX, have the fortunes turned on them to get passes in the future.

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    DreamwriterDreamwriter Registered User regular
    edited May 2014
    What, nobody went to the three years *before* PAX? Well, OK, I didn't either, but I have a friend who went to the first Necrowombicon.

    youtube.com/watch?v=M8I63mBVK8Y

    Dreamwriter on
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    S2000GanS2000Gan Spartan-Rogue Class, Red Squad Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    Been going since 08

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    WoofWoofWoofWoof Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    As I managed to be one of the lucky ones this year, snagging 4 singles days for me and my wife, it means this will be my 11th straight PAX Prime.

    Yup, that means I've been to them all.

    And I find myself wondering how many other of those original approximately 3,300 have managed the same feat. I'm sure there are quite a few that have missed at least one along the way, leaving me in fairly rare company.

    I'm just curious how rare that company is. Anybody else made it to every single PAX Prime?

    cool story bro

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    WoofWoof wrote: »
    cool story bro
    This is on the upper end of "most useless posts."

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    No, it's clearly my fault for having the audacity to talk about PAX Prime in the PAX Prime forum and to encourage others to engage in the discussion and foster a sense of community and comraderie.

    BLM - ACAB
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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    Unfortunately missed '04 and '05 (and Aus) but been to every other. At least I've kept everything!

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    LairdLaird Registered User regular
    Right here. The streak lives on!

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    WoofWoofWoofWoof Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    WoofWoof wrote: »
    cool story bro
    This is on the upper end of "most useless posts."

    cool story bro :3

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited May 2014
    I've hit every Prime except for 04 and every East. I still have all my passes too. I should make them look presentable and get a picture of them at some point. This will be my 15th overall PAX.

    Moe Fwacky on
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    Raptor007Raptor007 Seattle, WA, USARegistered User regular
    Me too! Only the Primes though, because I live in Seattle.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Hmm, since handstamps were used for attendees in 04, I may be one of very few on the Prime streak to have a badge to represent 2004.

    BLM - ACAB
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    YuritauYuritau CanadaRegistered User regular
    I didn't hear about 04 until after it happened (I blame SmallLady), but I've been to every prime starting with 05.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Hmm, since handstamps were used for attendees in 04, I may be one of very few on the Prime streak to have a badge to represent 2004.

    I still have my 04 enforcer shirt somewhere... I think.

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
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    LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Every Prime here, too. Oh, memories. PAX-X is gonna be great.

    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    This is actually XI

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Indeed, 10th anniversary, 11th pax prime.

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    RiDERiDE the WORST! Hotel CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    I've only been going since '09 so I'm relatively new compared to a lot of folks around here but mostly I wanted to say I love your icon The Geek. Mine is the 80s guy with the Boneitis! :D

    "Try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damned fool about it."
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    Morgan BlackpowderMorgan Blackpowder Registered User regular
    I've missed a few pax's. I guess if I wanted to play the "I was there first" card, I could take some pictures of my complete set of Nintendo Fun Club magazines... Would that count?

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I've been to all the Easts, but only each Prime since 2011. Crazy that I missed 2004-2010 in Seattle, and yet this will still be my 9th PAX.

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    DreamwriterDreamwriter Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    I *had* a nice run of PAX Primes since they moved downtown, and the 2006 in Bellevue as well (only for a couple hours for that one, love buying tickets at the door!) But then I foolishly moved across the country to Miami just a month before PAX last year, and had to give away my passes, so my record has been soiled :( I'm gonna have to invent time travel so I can go back and make up PAX 2013.

    Dreamwriter on
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    TimepantsTimepants Registered User new member
    Sadly, I've never been to East or Aus, but I've been to every Prime since '05. I'm glad I'm not the only one who hangs on to all my badges as a keepsake. I could only get a set of 1-day passes for this year's show and I'm seriously considering trying to find a scalper for a 4-day pass so I can have that in my collection instead of a bunch of single days.

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    degreesplatinumdegreesplatinum aka. casual_geek Registered User regular
    I've been at PAX Prime every year since 2004!

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Timepants wrote: »
    Sadly, I've never been to East or Aus, but I've been to every Prime since '05. I'm glad I'm not the only one who hangs on to all my badges as a keepsake. I could only get a set of 1-day passes for this year's show and I'm seriously considering trying to find a scalper for a 4-day pass so I can have that in my collection instead of a bunch of single days.

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    Don't support scalpers, good sir or madam.

    BLM - ACAB
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    InitialdorInitialdor Seattle's Carl Registered User regular
    '06 onward... As Carl since 2010. Not a perfect record, but man, I've loved PAX since wandering in that Friday afternoon in Bellevue. Cheers!

    2018 West: Badges [x] TWDT [Rclaw TT] Cosplay: Still bald. Still single. Still lovin' it!
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    PurpleSkyPurpleSky Registered User regular
    This will be my 12th PAX. I've missed 04,05, 06, East 10, and don't think I'll go to any Aus ones. But threads like this one make me sad because it is only going to get harder and harder to keep this streak going :(

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