2023 Pre Pax Drinkies - October 5th Thursday (night before before PAX)

SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
edited October 2023 in PAX Australia
A new year, and like PAX Aus this is technically the 10th year this has been going on!
(Besides that little covid thing keeping us online but y'know..)

What you need to know::

Who: If you read this you are invited.
Where: Transport hotel at Federation Square (Google Map Link). It's in Federation Square
When: Thursday 5th October, 7pm

Twitter/X: #paxbeer so you can find us as the night progresses.
Map: Heres a map

Traditionally this has been a very safe and friendly meet up of a bunch of like minded peeps.

Gamers of all walks of life having a brewski or two and just hanging out. Alcohol not mandatory. Drink sensibly!
Come on down and meet some people if you're on your own at Pax this year!

It's super weird when you see them wandering round looking lost a day or two later.
Just look for the nerdy T-shirts. badges, handheld games and beards.
Lanyards, and last years badges are a dead giveaway.

TL:DR; Laugh at the funny shirts, stay for the funny stories and neat friends

7:00 - 8:30 - Transport (Fed Square) as its nice and central to public transport. With BGNO on, we might stay!
8:30 -TBC - suggestions below
9:30 -TBC - suggestions below

I am keen and up for suggestions too - last year fortress was busy but pretty good and is on my mind.

All are welcome, post below or tag SuperRoach in discord/x/where ever suits you to let us know

I know that the forums are not really being used much anymore - since the last PAX, This forum isn't even mentioned anymore, while discord is the predominant one. But that one can be quite noisy I found last year for organizing things.
Being that it has really been ten years, I'd love to see a post from previous attendees for any funny stories they had from them. I'll try and dig up a couple leading up to the event

Cheers from me :)

Here is a walk down memory lane. As mentioned, 2021/2020 were virtual, no pre-pax catchups going on there.
2022 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

SuperRoach on


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    feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    Awesome job @SuperRoach I have no choice but to be an apology this year :( Wifey dearest is away, and I have a bunch of kids to look after. That being said, if I can secretly engage a babysitter... literally.

    posted by a carbon flavoured beer based life form
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    Dark KingDark King Registered User regular
    I'm in, and might even have a plus-one.

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    SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
    It's getting closer! So two things.

    At the first pax, I fondly remember it being at the showgrounds, complete with tents, and bodged together transport for a massive amount of people. It also decided to bucket down rain while everyone was stuck waiting an extra hour to be able to get back. It led to people who had brought an umbrella along with them being pretty popular, and some great friendships were made there while joking about the whole situation.

    The other thing, is that there is a lot of things going on in Fed Square / ACMI! This is a perfect tie in with pre-pax beers, as the Transport bar is next to all this!

    What do people think of checking that out as well?

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    Dark KingDark King Registered User regular
    Looks like it might be fun

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    SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
    edited October 2023
    Day of the pax beers! I'm going to create a pin in discord, which will be to meet in transport bar at 7pm. It might be busy but that's okay, as the big games night out is on! This is the website link.

    I feel like we should chill around that for a while.

    The small catch is outside of the transport bar, the event above is alcohol free.

    For anyone else's reference, in the past we've checked out places like bartronica, fortress, elephant and wheel barrow, and plenty others when we shifted locations. Depending on how good the bgno is, we may stay there!

    You've heard me mention discord a few times, what am I talking about? Well here is a link to the message about prepax beers.

    That is the PAX Aus Community server. It is very active, some say too active! But it works well for finding people to meet :) apparently it's all the rage these days! *waves cane*

    SuperRoach on
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    SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular

    The transport bar is here, and I'm recycling a picture I've used for maybe more than five years.

    This is also where the Big Games Night is! There are already going to be heaps of pax people around woohoo.

    I also wanted to point out that Tripod are going to be performing at 9:45pm at Federation square as well, should be great fun!

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    SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
    We're at fortress! Because of the rain it's not too busy!

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    SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
    Thanks all! Wrapping it up here

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