PAX 2009 PREREGISTRATION IS OPEN!

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  • Grooveman23Grooveman23 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Well, I can't say I didn't sneak ahead in line. Me and some canadian guys I had just met found an open spot ahead of us and sneaked on through. We got a whole 5 feet in front of where we were, but thats 5 feet closer to fun!

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  • SergeantAuberieSergeantAuberie Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Just purchased mine!

    PROTIP: If you live outside the states but you've got family in the states, have your badge sent to them and ask them to ship it to you. You'll save yourself the hassle of will-call on arrival!

    Agreed. One year, my boyfriend bought our passes and they got almost forwarded to his parents' address in Ireland until called and wound up picking them up at PAX. Will-call = no fun.

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  • Queen BrewerQueen Brewer Registered User
    edited February 2009
    The secret to not waiting in line is doing BYOC. You get your own separate line to set up in the BYOC area, but get let in to BYOC an hour before the show starts, and then get into the show with the first group of people each morning. I remember reading that this may change this year, but let's hope not :P

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  • Grooveman23Grooveman23 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    The secret to not waiting in line is doing BYOC. You get your own separate line to set up in the BYOC area, but get let in to BYOC an hour before the show starts, and then get into the show with the first group of people each morning. I remember reading that this may change this year, but let's hope not :P

    So thats how there were people in there before the "first wave" got in.

    I thought they were hired by the companies to just stand there and pimp the game they had to lust over.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The secret to not waiting in line is doing BYOC. You get your own separate line to set up in the BYOC area, but get let in to BYOC an hour before the show starts, and then get into the show with the first group of people each morning. I remember reading that this may change this year, but let's hope not :P

    So thats how there were people in there before the "first wave" got in.

    I thought they were hired by the companies to just stand there and pimp the game they had to lust over.

    Nobody's said to the contrary... BYOC rocks :D

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  • MinjaMinja Registered User
    edited February 2009
    proXimity wrote: »
    The secret to not waiting in line is doing BYOC. You get your own separate line to set up in the BYOC area, but get let in to BYOC an hour before the show starts, and then get into the show with the first group of people each morning. I remember reading that this may change this year, but let's hope not :P

    So thats how there were people in there before the "first wave" got in.

    I thought they were hired by the companies to just stand there and pimp the game they had to lust over.

    Nobody's said to the contrary... BYOC rocks :D
    You're too kind :D

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  • sum10fishysum10fishy Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    No, BYOC sucks and no one should sign up for it. It's no fun and everyone in there likes to kill puppies ... with kittens, cute kittens.

    (I wanna make sure I have a spot damnit)

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    awesome, pax pre-reg opened the day i got my tax refund! i'm definitely down for another year.

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  • EbfanEbfan Wimmy Wam Wam Wozzle! Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I just got my tickets last night. This is going to be my first year at PAX and I am very excited to finally get to see what it is all about.

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  • AzazelAzazel Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    How many spots were there in the BYOC last year? I didnt really look in while i walked by.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    I think around 350

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  • ValoharthValoharth Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Well this is the earliest I've regesterd for PAX, I've done it in Aug the last two years. I'm a little sad, my friend who wants to go might not afford to go this year :(

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  • Post BluePost Blue Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'd love to register this early, but academics have the potential to keep me stapled down out-of-state. I'll know in April.

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  • HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    So erm... jumping the gun here a bit, I know someone posted saying they had called and reserved their hotel already even though they aren't listed yet. So I called the Sheraton and the woman was happy to reserve me a room, but when I asked about a room with 1 bed instead of two she told me that there were actually only a few rooms left in the PAX block, and all of them were 2 beds.

    My question is: are the room blocks still being worked out and more rooms will be available when the hotels are officially posted? Because I know that a number of people have posted in these forums saying they're going to reserve when the hotels are listed on the website -- it just strikes me as being an unhappy situation if when the hotels are posted, all of the rooms in the blocks are already taken because of people calling in ahead of time.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    The PAX block won't be finalized until you see the info listed on the website. Don't bother reserving anything until that time.

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  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Lol, to think I had gotten my time off work once it was announced when PAX would be this year well before even the chance to buy tickets.

    Only thing I am not sure about is if I'll be able to swing Boston next year and Seattle.... Now to just wait for the BYOC tickets. Still cant believe this will be my fifth year at PAX and the BYOC, what ever happened to the gold stars?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    Gold stars went away when they stopped letting pre-registrants in an hour early

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Still in Seattle, eh?

    Is next year the year when they're moving to the East Coast?

    They are doing that, right? I didn't imagine that?

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  • MeeOkMeeOk Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Not -moving- to the East Coast, but they are going to have an East Coast PAX, in addition to the West Coast PAX. :)

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    It's not moving out of Seattle. In March 2010 there will be an additional PAX in Boston.

    edit: beat'd... curse you MeeOK!!!
    /me shakes his fist and strokes his beard

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    It's not moving out of Seattle. In March 2010 there will be an additional PAX in Boston.

    edit: beat'd... curse you MeeOK!!!
    /me shakes his fist and strokes his beard

    I thought you were going to shave that damn thing off?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    That was last September. Then it got winter and I grew a full beard. I look like a woodsman now.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You should color/shape it to look like the Murphy in your avatar. :P

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    That was last September. Then it got winter and I grew a full beard. I look like a woodsman now.

    Pics or it didnt happen.

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  • EleriEleri Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Can I make the suggestion that the actual reg page make mention of the membership cap? Because that was the page I went to first, before knowing about the cap, and my first thought was "Only $5 savings? What's the point in pre-reging, then?"

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  • Post BluePost Blue Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    BigRed wrote:
    I thought you were going to shave that damn thing off?
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    That was last September. Then it got winter and I grew a full beard. I look like a woodsman now.
    And even so, phantom stroking is entirely legit for a period of time half as long as you wore the beard prior to shaving it off.

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  • tr0tskytr0tsky Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Post Blue wrote: »
    And even so, phantom stroking is entirely legit

    Try telling that to the policeman who got called to the library

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Registered. So BYOC is a seperate registration? As in, after i register BYOC, would I ahve to cancel my PAX ticket?

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  • Queen BrewerQueen Brewer Registered User
    edited February 2009
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    Registered. So BYOC is a seperate registration? As in, after i register BYOC, would I ahve to cancel my PAX ticket?

    BYOC is separate and additional. One must be registered for PAX with a three day pass to do BYOC. Last year it was $25 for the BYOC pass. You'll get a BYOC pass, which functions as a 3-day pass, but you'll also get a 3-day pass in the mail.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    BYOC is additional registration. You need both your PAX pass and BYOC pass.

    edit: yeah what he said

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  • CuZZaCuZZa Khoo's Epic Mount Perth, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    You just keep getting beat to the punch don't you Moe? You would have gotten away for it too if it weren't for those meddling kids!

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  • Queen BrewerQueen Brewer Registered User
    edited February 2009
    CuZZa wrote: »
    You just keep getting beat to the punch don't you Moe? You would have gotten away for it too if it weren't for those meddling kids!

    You know you couldn't live without us!

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Hmm... do I want to be considered for the Omegathon?

    On the one hand, I'm a very shy person and I'll probably just get my ass kicked anyway.
    On the other hand, if I went in and did win, the prizes have always been very interesting and it's not like I have anything to lose by entering.

    Oh the dilemna!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2009
    Yes, yes you do, you can always turn it down later if you get the call.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yeah, I'll choose Yes. Worst case scenario, I lose in the first round, so why not?
    actually, worst case scenario would be to lose in the finals. :lol:

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Djiem wrote: »
    Hmm... do I want to be considered for the Omegathon?

    On the one hand, I'm a very shy person and I'll probably just get my ass kicked anyway.
    On the other hand, if I went in and did win, the prizes have always been very interesting and it's not like I have anything to lose by entering.

    Oh the dilemna!

    It does give you and your friends a whole other experience at PAX. With the fame, money, and women, it will change your life. Ok, not really, but you'll have a kick ass story to tell.

    I've been on the list every year and I'd love to get in, but I'm with you in so far as I'd get owned.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Cronus wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    Hmm... do I want to be considered for the Omegathon?

    On the one hand, I'm a very shy person and I'll probably just get my ass kicked anyway.
    On the other hand, if I went in and did win, the prizes have always been very interesting and it's not like I have anything to lose by entering.

    Oh the dilemna!

    It does give you and your friends a whole other experience at PAX. With the fame, money, and women, it will change your life. Ok, not really, but you'll have a kick ass story to tell.

    I've been on the list every year and I'd love to get in, but I'm with you in so far as I'd get owned.

    Well, it'd depend on the games, really. The games I'm good at or play the most aren't the ones you'd see in tournaments, like 1vs1 fighters, racing games and FPSes. It's sad that Tetris has already been a Omegathon finals game because it is the one game where I excel the most.

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  • Queen BrewerQueen Brewer Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Losing in the finals isn't too terrible because it means you get to come back as an Omeganaut the next year.

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Well, it took me a few minutes to understand why this wouldn't let me buy tickets, but now it's done.

    Damn you American text field systems and your lack of recognition for accents!

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  • ValoharthValoharth Registered User
    edited February 2009
    I marked the yes this year, the last two years I wouldn't have mostly because I wanted to see the con.

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