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RIP PAX South

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    In all honesty as a foreigner, Texas has been getting a little... scary

    I was really deliberating how comfortable I was for a future PAX and well, I guess the decision was made for me

    Gonna be putting some work into planning a PAX North for June-ish, should anyone be craving some forumer hangs and require a reason for a passport update; we'll post about it soon

    yeah I'd definitely be down for some PAX North action

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    PAX South was pretty much the perfect levels of things to do and hangouts to match my anxieties

    i am sad things came up and i had to miss multiple years

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I never got to go on a ghost tour. That theater was ridiculously tall in the convention center. I had to go way up in the balcony one time.

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    LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    Who needs ghost tours when you can just have @zonugal just try to break into random places and nearly lead you into some kitchen.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    I will never forget the one PAX South I went to, where I ran into an old friend who had moved to Austin a few years prior, and he took us to this Mexican place on the Riverwalk that had a $40 burrito, but if you ate the whole thing, you got it free. It's the only food challenge item I've ever tried, and I defeated it, and like 3 chefs came out and gave me big old hugs and shit when all I wanted to do was find a nice gutter to lay in for the next several hours.

    And then we went back to the hotel and played Cosmic Encounter for like 4 hours.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    I've always wanted to go to a PAX ever since they started doing them but I've never gotten around to it because flights and hotels are expensive. PAX South would've been perfect since it's just like a 3.5 hour drive away, but I never got around to it either and now I guess I never will. ☹️

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited October 2021
    I hate San Antonio to my fucking bones and PAC South was one of my few comforts.

    May the troops invade and liberate Texas.

    I don't get "intimate con.". I favor the gargantuan party that is MAGfest.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited October 2021
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    Who needs ghost tours when you can just have @zonugal just try to break into random places and nearly lead you into some kitchen.

    I'm sorry, its called delving. When you are on a quest you must spelunk your environment.

    Zonugal on
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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Of course they ended pax south right when a top 50 texas BBQ joint opens within walking distance.

    Anyways we could always just meet up there again when stuff has improved more without the pretext of a mediocre version of PAX.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    Of course they ended pax south right when a top 50 texas BBQ joint opens within walking distance.

    Anyways we could always just meet up there again when stuff has improved more without the pretext of a mediocre version of PAX.

    StalePAX 2.0

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    BoringPAX: This time, it’s going all weekend long

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    Of course they ended pax south right when a top 50 texas BBQ joint opens within walking distance.

    Anyways we could always just meet up there again when stuff has improved more without the pretext of a mediocre version of PAX.

    StalePAX 2.0

    who's gonna vomit where this time????

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    Who needs ghost tours when you can just have @zonugal just try to break into random places and nearly lead you into some kitchen.

    I'm sorry, its called delving. When you are on a quest you must spelunk your environment.

    Sounds better than the escort quest to bring crwth back to their hotel

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I never did go up that tower next to the convention center.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    This is kind of irritating because this is the most convenient PAX for me.

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    I really hate that they didn’t make south into the tabletop convention and instead added another one in the frickin northeastern winter in an area that already has a damn pax.

    I ain’t gonna go to philly in the cold. Texas weather is nice in January.

    I get the public health concerns in Texas since you can’t institute a vaccine mandate but that wasn’t an issue when unplugged was started.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2021
    Texas had to go and screw things up.

    Krathoon on
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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Yeah I wouldn’t be surprised if there was massive overlap between attendees at East and Unplugged. Kind of annoying!

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    If PAX Unplugged would've been held in Chicago, St. Louis, or hell, even Geneva, WI, I would have gone in a heartbeat.

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Realistically, covid or not, South was on the chopping block for a few years now.

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    Kristmas KthulhuKristmas Kthulhu Currently Kultist Kthulhu Registered User regular
    Yeah I don't care if the convention's not continuing because that was not the main draw for me to go. I wanna hang out with you nerds and do karaoke and breaking and entering

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Yeah I don't care if the convention's not continuing because that was not the main draw for me to go. I wanna hang out with you nerds and do karaoke and breaking and entering

    One of these things is not like the others.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Yeah I don't care if the convention's not continuing because that was not the main draw for me to go. I wanna hang out with you nerds and do karaoke and breaking and entering

    One of these things is not like the others.

    Its a tradition!

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    rhylith wrote: »
    Of course they ended pax south right when a top 50 texas BBQ joint opens within walking distance.

    Anyways we could always just meet up there again when stuff has improved more without the pretext of a mediocre version of PAX.

    StalePAX 2.0

    who's gonna vomit where this time????

    The real question is

    Who is gonna bring a friend, give her a crucifix, and then claim she’s their super-fundie girlfriend?

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Bummer.

    But hey I don't have to go to Texas.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Some of us have to live here.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Some of us have to live here.

    I like it here 🧙🏻‍♂️

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Is there a good convention center in St. Louis? I went to one, but the parking was not great. It was for Wizzard Con.
    It think there is a St. Louis retro gaming convention somewhere.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Come to Alabama I’ll make some sausage cook some burgers and we can go into a big ol cave

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    EnigmedicEnigmedic Registered User regular
    :( south was the only one I was ever able to get tickets to

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    AphostileAphostile San Francisco, CARegistered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Yeah I don't care if the convention's not continuing because that was not the main draw for me to go. I wanna hang out with you nerds and do karaoke and breaking and entering

    One of these things is not like the others.

    Its a tradition!

    Remember the Alamo (and their soda machine).

    Nothing. Matters.
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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Some of us have to live here.

    I have empathy to spare.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    We need to make a Virtual Penny Arcade Forum Con. Someone make a 3D convention in Unity.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I liked the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museam. The Wax Museum was also neat.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I didn't get to go to Hooters. A tragedy.

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    I continue to miss you guys. Maybe it'll bounce back post pandemic?

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    edited November 2021
    I continue to miss you guys. Maybe it'll bounce back post pandemic?

    Nah that post implies it was already on the chopping block even before covid because it wasn’t growing.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    I continue to miss you guys. Maybe it'll bounce back post pandemic?

    Nah that post says implies it was already on the chopping block even before covid because it wasn’t growing.

    I'm guessing your hope would be better placed on a new PAX Midwest in some geographically appropriate Blue state.
    But, with 4 PAXes still running, who knows how likely firing up a 5th again is.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    More PAXes feels spectacularly unlikely to me

    There's only so much time in the year

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    More PAXes feels spectacularly unlikely to me

    There's only so much time in the year

    Shoot, I know most conventions struggle to even get a second major event up and running sustainably

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