Hello there I have always wanted to go to a gaming convention like pax but never really got around to it. Some friends and I plan to travel to Pax East 2015 and it will be all of our first times there. I'm not really sure what to do as far as hotels and how to get a badge.
How early should I book a hotel?
When do badges go on sale?
How much money do you think someone should bring?
If anyone has any tips for a first timer going to Pax East please let me know as I could really use the info, Its a pretty long trip to get there for us and I want to make sure we are prepared.
There will be at least 2 of us but maybe
I really appreciate any info and I can't wait to finally go to Pax.
Will likely answer most of your questions.
In general, I'd poke around some of the threads for this past year and see if you can find the info you want.
Start looking here after PAX Prime 2014 ends for updated information for PAX East 2015
Also you might want to take a look at our rules http://forums.penny-arcade.com/rules since making one's first post a new thread is generally not recommended.
1. make sure you hit at least 1 party this was honestly my fav part of the whole weekend
2. be open talk to random people it will make it a lot better. This is something I myself have to do better then I did this time.
Follow @Official_PAX and they shall be your guide. Hotels, as I recall, can be booked alongside your tickets, but since I have no need for hotels, I cannot say for sure.
As for spending money, it really depends on what you personally plan to buy or spend at the convention. Personally I don't tend to spend a lot, but if you like loading up on merch, bring more than what you think you'll need.
Also, I am a native of the greater Boston area, so if you've got any questions about the area/transit/non-PAX attractions feel free to message me - happy to help! (That goes for anybody casually browsing about this post)
PAX EAST 2015 IS A GO!
As far as hotels go, you have the option to book through pax at a discounted rate but much like tickets, the popular or close hotels fill up fast so you will have to act fast on that too. Usually by now the closest 3 hotels will be booked as far as regular rate rooms go.
After you get those two things out of the way though, it's smooth sailing from there. Just my 2 cents after last year. This will be my second year of pax.
The reason the closest hotels are already filled up/booked is because PA (or rather, Reed Expo) books blocks of rooms WELL in advance because those are the rooms you can get while buying your tickets.
PAX EAST 2015 IS A GO!