ahem... (PAX Pre-Registration is Live)

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited January 2008
    A fix is in the works for the other country dropdown! Thx for the feedback!

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    A fix is in the works for the other country dropdown! Thx for the feedback!

    Thanks a bundle mate oh and ElectricTurtle, you may want to 'Pay Attention' in the future...

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  • de4dmeta1de4dmeta1 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Am I the only person who thinks that it`s freakin /awesome/ how it costs $42 for early-bird pre-reg? (yes I'm counting the service charge, because without, it wouldn't be as epic coincidence) :P

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    de4dmeta1 wrote: »
    Am I the only person who thinks that it`s freakin /awesome/ how it costs $42 for early-bird pre-reg? (yes I'm counting the service charge, because without, it wouldn't be as epic coincidence) :P

    LOL! I didn't even think of that! Usually The Guide is the first thing that'll pop into my mind when I see 42... for some reason I didn't notice. =)

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008

    And also BigRed...
    BigRed wrote: »
    You were that offended over $2?

    ...k

    I can give you $2 if you want?

    PAY ATTENTION:


    This is forums 101 guys. Read the thread.

    *Picks door #... No*

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  • DStalefishDStalefish Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Registered.

    Time to start the 7 month preparation procedures.

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    DStalefish wrote: »
    Registered.

    Time to start the 7 month preparation procedures.

    What? You haven't packed yet? :lol:
    I definitely should unpack and sort the rest of my swag from last year. We haven't gotten our art framed yet, and I haven't even cracked open the free copy of LOTR online I got. Nor have I played Ouendan, purchased at the Pink Godzilla booth.

    Good thing we have 7 months!

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  • SoupsSoups Registered User
    edited January 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    Soups wrote: »
    We're using a new ticketing system: Brown Paper Tickets. These guys are a scrappy local outfit that's a bit more in tune with PAX. Great group of folks that support a lot of indie events and musicians here in Seattle.

    I set up the ticketing pipeline, and while doing so missed the toggle that indicates who pays the Brown Paper Ticket service fee. It's fixed now, and we'll figure out a way to refund those that were overcharged.

    Sorry about that!

    Guess I'm going with Brown Paper Tickets after all.

    You were that offended over $2?

    ...k

    I can give you $2 if you want?

    I don't know why you quoted my post, but I wasn't offended over the $2 charge. I just didn't like the look of the site for some reason.

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  • DStalefishDStalefish Registered User
    edited January 2008
    So will the hotel room rates be posted on Monday as well?

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  • Amber FechkoAmber Fechko Registered User
    edited January 2008
    DStalefish wrote: »
    So will the hotel room rates be posted on Monday as well?

    Yep!

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I didn't see this: Will BYOC passes be set up a sold at a later date?

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    BYOC passes get sold time between early-bird and pre-registration ending.

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  • collinccollinc Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Pre-registered. Now I have to go :D

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    whypick1 wrote: »
    BYOC passes get sold time between early-bird and pre-registration ending.

    Thanks for the update.

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Boughted. Also, can't wait to know the hotel rates so I can make my selection.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Alright I now have 2 tickets to PAX 2008. Now all that's left is hotels and airfare. I might want to pay off my credit card a bit more before tossing those on though...

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Reserving a hotel doesn't charge anything to your card. When you check in, they put a hold on your card for the total of your stay, but they don't process the charge until you check out (along with any room service, pay per view and telephone usage). The credit card is only used when reserving to hold the room. In most hotels, if you cancel your reservation within 1-3 days of the date of your stay, they will charge you for a night's stay on the card you used to hold the room.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Archgarth wrote: »
    whypick1 wrote: »
    BYOC passes get sold time between early-bird and pre-registration ending.

    Thanks for the update.

    They will probably go up around the same time as last year (June-ish). The late BYOC registration worked out well this past year at cutting down noshows :)

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  • SoupsSoups Registered User
    edited January 2008
    _______moe wrote: »
    Reserving a hotel doesn't charge anything to your card. When you check in, they put a hold on your card for the total of your stay, but they don't process the charge until you check out (along with any room service, pay per view and telephone usage). The credit card is only used when reserving to hold the room. In most hotels, if you cancel your reservation within 1-3 days of the date of your stay, they will charge you for a night's stay on the card you used to hold the room.

    Thanks for this info, I wasn't 100% sure and I didn't feel like asking, lest I make myself out to be a complete moron.

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    whypick1 wrote: »
    BYOC passes get sold time between early-bird and pre-registration ending.

    Sorry to be a nit-picker but... You're saying BYOC will be sold sometime before pre-reg is up? Is pre-reg cheaper/different than early-bird? Is it just me or is this a really confusing post.

    Can we get an official word on the BYOC as that's the one thing I want.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Earlybird is when pre-reg is first announced and at its cheapest. BigRed's post about BYOC above is about as official as you're gonna get.

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Early-bird = what's happening now
    Pre-reg = the entire period where you can still buy passes online

    But yeah, BigRed = official word.

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  • DStalefishDStalefish Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Heh, we're all preggers.

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  • Amber FechkoAmber Fechko Registered User
    edited January 2008
    altmann wrote: »
    whypick1 wrote: »
    BYOC passes get sold time between early-bird and pre-registration ending.

    Sorry to be a nit-picker but... You're saying BYOC will be sold sometime before pre-reg is up? Is pre-reg cheaper/different than early-bird? Is it just me or is this a really confusing post.

    Can we get an official word on the BYOC as that's the one thing I want.

    "Early bird" pricing for 3 day badges runs from now through March 31st -- you're still pre-registering, just saving more money.

    At that point, you can still pre-register for PAX (until August 1st), but it'll cost you $5 more for the same 3 day badge.

    When you pre-register, you'll be asked whether you're interested in BYOC. We send out an e-mail notification to the folks that say "yes" when BYOC registration goes live.

    BYOC registration will occur sometime in the late spring/early summer; the delay generally helps decrease the number of no-shows we see day-of.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Okay, that's more official than BigRed


    /eats hat

    edit: I took some liberties with the thread title, I hope Robert doesn't mind.

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  • Robert KhooRobert Khoo Registered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff staff
    edited January 2008
    Cat's outta the bag

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  • Sl1pstreamSl1pstream [E] BelgiumRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    /keeps hitting F5

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    Cats still seem to be stuck in their bags, Khoo.

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  • Sl1pstreamSl1pstream [E] BelgiumRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My F5-button is almost dead too.

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  • ThePimpImpThePimpImp Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    To further note the benefits of byoc even though its not up yet, within a group of 4 of us who went to byoc last year, we won 3 passes to pax 08 including byoc (one friend won doom tourney and trackmania tourney and we solved the quiz as well (I did alot for that). Thats means more money to spend on shwag. Not to mention the place to go and relax anytime you want and just chill on the internet, play some retarded games (like emulated nhl 94 2v2 and 2 different computers, playing 2 different games at the same time (gg sync)), or just talk it up with randoms.

    PAX was freaking awesome last year and I really needed it cuz I was devastated at the time.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Alright, my mighty card/pass of awesomeness is now bought and paid for.

    Now, what sort of voodoo budgeting will it take for me to afford hotel and airfare this year? And if I wind up "In the Navy" can I get furlough that weekend?

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Any word on the Hotels yet?

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  • lcd604lcd604 Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Hey guys, I'm a PAX noob and I would like to know do you need both a PAX 3 day pass and register for BYOC or would just registering for BYOC be enough ? If I need to buy the 3 day pass does registering for BYOC cost extra? If so how much (based on last years price) ? Thx for helping out a noob :lol:

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    lcd604 wrote: »
    Hey guys, I'm a PAX noob and I would like to know do you need both a PAX 3 day pass and register for BYOC or would just registering for BYOC be enough ? If I need to buy the 3 day pass does registering for BYOC cost extra? If so how much (based on last years price) ? Thx for helping out a noob :lol:

    You need both.

    If you want to bring your computer for the LAN then you need to buy both a 3day pass (which gets you into PAX) *and* the BOYC pass which gives you a seat at the Bring your own computer LAN room.

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  • lcd604lcd604 Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Any info on what the BYOC pass cost last year ?

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    lcd604 wrote: »
    Any info on what the BYOC pass cost last year ?

    Last year it was $25

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    khoo, for the hotels can you get them to add a day to the rate on either side? so instead of fri sat sun, its thur fri sat sun mon?

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  • SnoowySnoowy Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Hey guys I'm new to the forum and I'm starting to get antsy about PAX pre reg for some reason. I was wondering if anybody can tell me when the PAX 08 site is going to be up. I've put off buying the early bird badge so I can hopefully get some hotel package or something...don't really know how the hotel thing works.

    Can I still get the early birds and then get a hotel package or whatever it is that goes on?

    NEWB=LAME yes I know sorry...

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  • Amber FechkoAmber Fechko Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Sorry guys -- we ended up delaying the launch to fix the international address issue with Brown Paper Tickets.

    I'll post an update as soon as we have things settled.

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  • Amber FechkoAmber Fechko Registered User
    edited January 2008
    Snoowy wrote: »
    Hey guys I'm new to the forum and I'm starting to get antsy about PAX pre reg for some reason. I was wondering if anybody can tell me when the PAX 08 site is going to be up. I've put off buying the early bird badge so I can hopefully get some hotel package or something...don't really know how the hotel thing works.

    Can I still get the early birds and then get a hotel package or whatever it is that goes on?

    NEWB=LAME yes I know sorry...

    Hi Snoowy!

    The PAX hotel rates are independent of the badge sales; you can pre-register for PAX now and take advantage of the hotel deals once we launch the site -- they aren't offered in "badge+hotel" package form.

    We'll be launching very soon, as soon as we fix an international addressing issue (mentioned above) in our ticketing system.

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