Dates announced

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Posted in Mike's latest news update: penny-arcade.com/news/post/2015/07/31/pax-dev-schedule-is-out
2. The Dates for PAX South are January 29,30,31.

3. We are “planning” on launching ticket sales for PAX South on September 16th 2015.

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  • Bartoni33Bartoni33 Southern IllinoisRegistered User regular
    Woot! Finally. Now to get my vacation days approved.

  • Josh5890Josh5890 ChicagoRegistered User regular
    So the long rumored date is true?

    Time to figure some things out. Personally, I like them doing this the weekend between the NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl.

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  • xaldin87xaldin87 Gaymer SaTxRegistered User regular
    SOOOOOOO... Time to plan for pub crawl? :-p

    The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I am pretty sure @Swae has a plan ready to go for the second annual GoT crawl :)

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  • DevierueDevierue Registered User regular
    Pub crawl plans are indeed already happening behind the scenes ;)

    Hotel already booked, putting in for vacation today as well.

    IrsoolEtaoin
  • xaldin87xaldin87 Gaymer SaTxRegistered User regular
    Someone told me to wait to book the hotel until the badges go on sale. Is there a difference in doing it now versus then?

    The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    xaldin87 wrote: »
    Someone told me to wait to book the hotel until the badges go on sale. Is there a difference in doing it now versus then?
    it depends! There will be onpeak pricing available if you book through pax. Sometimes that's better, sometimes it's not.

  • NorinEclypseNorinEclypse I'm here for the streetpasses Savannah, TXRegistered User regular
    Woot!

  • IrsoolIrsool Registered User regular
    Oh good. Finally I can give my refresh key a rest for a month or so XD and now, to plan!

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  • rkenshinrkenshin Registered User regular
    Just curious if anyone remembers how much per night was the Grand Hyatt and Mariott Riverwalk from South 2015?

  • Bartoni33Bartoni33 Southern IllinoisRegistered User regular
    edited August 2015
    rkenshin wrote: »
    Just curious if anyone remembers how much per night was the Grand Hyatt and Mariott Riverwalk from South 2015?

    IIRC Hyatt was about $1.2K a night and Mariott was a little cheaper. I stayed at San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza SpringHill Suites by Marriott for 4 night for around $700. Great hotel and about a 10 minute walk to PAX.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    $1.2k per night? O.o I think you might be talking about for the entire weekend?

  • Bartoni33Bartoni33 Southern IllinoisRegistered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    $1.2k per night? O.o I think you might be talking about for the entire weekend?

    Heh yeah you are right. That would be a 4 night stay according to Booking.com.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I feel like I remember the OnPeak (pax partner) price being around $235-250/night for the Grand Hyatt.

  • IncreaseBlueIncreaseBlue Registered User regular
    So awesome to hear! Nice to have a window of badge sales opening up.

  • michaeldemossmichaeldemoss LouisianaRegistered User regular
    Woot! Hotel is booked. Now we just have to wait for tickets to go on sale. Time to get excited!

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  • OfficeZombieOfficeZombie Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I booked my hotel as well, got 5 nights at the Omni Mansion for $900 which is a steal

    And due to the jetblue screwup for pax east this year I can get a flight BUF-AUS for $220 and a $30 amtrak ticket to SAT.

    This is turning out to be cheaper than going to Boston, but 5x farther away for me.

    I just need the ticket now :D

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  • DevereauxDevereaux Registered User regular
    Very excited about Pax South 2016!! We went last year and had a blast! Hotel, flights, and car all booked, now just like everyone else....waiting for those golden tickets :D

    Check out my lanyard and let's trade ;) https://www.pinnypals.com/pals/Devereaux
  • StarDragonJPStarDragonJP Registered User new member
    Don't tell anyone. We can keep all the tickets to ourselves.
    But seriously I hope they don't sell out as quickly as I've heard the other PAX do.

  • helliecoptahelliecopta Registered User new member
    I booked my hotel for Fri - Sun at the La Quinta Rivercenter for around $464. It's pretty much a two minute walk from the convention center, so it's really convenient. My friends and I did that for South2015 and I'm totally doing it again.

  • IrsoolIrsool Registered User regular
    I just booked at Marriott Rivercenter, where I stayed last time. Short walk from the center, nice rooms. Can't wait for the badges now!

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  • BW2KBW2K Registered User new member
    With my new schedule I can probably go to two days this year, instead of one. Really hope there is more to do this time around.

  • Bartoni33Bartoni33 Southern IllinoisRegistered User regular
    BW2K wrote: »
    With my new schedule I can probably go to two days this year, instead of one. Really hope there is more to do this time around.

    Yeah I had much more fun just sightseeing in SA than the actual convention. Way too many indie games for my tastes. I was expecting E3 but got something way less. My fault I know before I get flamed. I'm way to old and set in my ways to enjoy all the indie/card games.

    Still gonna be there all 3 days next year!

  • TheFizz11TheFizz11 Registered User regular
    So excited! My birthday is Jan 26th, and last year a ton of friends came to town so we could nerd out for my birthday. Hoping to recreate an epic weekend!

  • PineappleChuckPineappleChuck Registered User regular
    Booked my room at the Hyatt for $188/night w/the AAA discount. I had my passes last year but ended up not being able to go due to a financial emergency. Crossing my fingers for no such upsets this time around!

  • LazorzLazorz Tokyo, JPRegistered User regular
    edited August 2015
    The site just updated to the 2016 dates and "SOON." We're exactly 30 days out from badge launch! :D

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  • cometplutocometpluto Washington Registered User regular
    Lazorz wrote: »
    The site just updated to the 2016 dates and "SOON." We're exactly 30 days out from badge launch! :D

    Woot! So excited! Already got my hotel booked. Glad they updated the Pax South page.

    Though they do need to update the dates on the main site: http://www.paxsite.com/, the one that links to all the individual Pax webpages.

  • ColeTColeT Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Hotel booked, now to decide whether I'm road tripping or flying...

    Edit: I booked at the Riverwalk Plaza as it's an easy walk from the convention center (.8 miles) and right near all the decent places I visited last time for food and beer for only $118 a night. Anyone stayed there before? Last time I was in an airbnb outside of town

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  • ColeTColeT Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Note: south.paxsite.com has now been updated with the new dates, and had the badge availability re-set. SOON!

    edit: I now see that Lazorz already said that. so nm!

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  • ChocorokoChocoroko ZU Video Editor Denton, TXRegistered User regular
    I really hope I can go. Got a lot going on in the early Spring next year.

    I'll be keeping an eye out when Media passes go up.

  • angelicstubbornessangelicstubborness Registered User regular
    Oh I'm going. I'm addicted now. Pax prime was the best. Can't wait!~

  • angelicstubbornessangelicstubborness Registered User regular
    Also is it sad I'm taking the day off so I won't miss the ticket launch? Also anyone know what time of dayish it usually is?

  • Bartoni33Bartoni33 Southern IllinoisRegistered User regular
    Also is it sad I'm taking the day off so I won't miss the ticket launch? Also anyone know what time of dayish it usually is?



    I'm on vacation that week so I'm hopeful that I can get the 3 day pass that I missed last year. Although last year I didn't buy any until they had been on sale for almost 2 months. I'm afraid that after the apparently surprising success of last year that badges will go fast.

  • orthancstoneorthancstone TexasRegistered User regular
    Also is it sad I'm taking the day off so I won't miss the ticket launch? Also anyone know what time of dayish it usually is?

    I'm tempted to find an excuse to take the day off.

    As for time of day, late morning/midday seems to be a relatively consistent time. Just be ready for anything (Twitter notifications are your friend).

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  • EtaoinEtaoin South Barcrawl Lead, Omeganaut S16 TexasRegistered User regular
    Last year my twitter went nuts with sales notifications during my kiddos' nap so it was between 12 and 2 cst.

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  • angelicstubbornessangelicstubborness Registered User regular
    Thanks Etaoin! :D
    I'll just stay by the computer. All day. xD

  • AggressAggress Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    I am pretty sure @Swae has a plan ready to go for the second annual GoT crawl :)
    You guys did great last year, I had a blast. Hope to see some familiar faces again! Still using my shotglass!(quite a feat for me)

  • angelicstubbornessangelicstubborness Registered User regular
    Is there a will call at pax south? I'm moving between now and then.

  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    Yes, there is a Will Call. Typically open the Thursday before PAX and during all show days.

    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
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