For those who want to make PAX last more than three days, there are the Pre-PAX and Post-PAX events in Seattle.
For those of us who can't even wait for Pre-PAX to begin there's Pre-Pre-PAX Vancouver.
Much like last year the plan is to build up to PAX weekend with a series of geek-friendly events over the two weeks leading up to PAX. The event list may start as early as mid-August and will lead up to the departure of the Canadian Supertrip
on the morning of Thursday September 3rd. If you live in or around Vancouver BC you're welcome to, nay, expected to attend at least one of our events. Of course, our southern neighbours are also more than welcome to venture north to attend these events. I do recommend visting our fair city now, as after we host the Olympics this spring, it is doubtful that we will ever let anyone ever
visit here again.
Please use this thread to not only sign up for any posted events but also as a place to pitch your ideas for new events that we can add. If a proposed event gains enough interest I'll add it to the Event Listings section below.
EVENT CALENDAR: See Event Listings for specific details
========================================================================Friday August 21st:
Midnight Double Feature Picture Show @ Rio TheatreSaturday August 22nd:
ZOMGGoLFPUTTPUTT Day @ Seymour Creek Golf CentreSaturday August 22nd:
ZOMGLAzERPEWPEW Night @ Laser DomeSunday August 23rd:
Pre-PAX Dinner @ Davie Mongolian BBQFriday August 28th:
ACC3SS's Night of Video Games! @ Jimz Gaming LoungeSaturday August 29th:
Abbotsford Raid Night @ Castle Fun ParkWednesday September 2nd:
PAX FTW! (For The Wings) @ WINGSThursday September 3rd:
CST Departs (and the bus group will probably invade Cheesecake Factory for lunch again)Event Map
========================================================================MIDNIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE PICTURE SHOW
- FRIDAY AUGUST 21STEvent Organizer:
Anime Double Feature at Rio
in Vancouver: 12:00AM
Opening Film: Akira
Main Feature: Ghost in the Shell
Come check out two classic Anime Films at the historic Rio Theatre. As usual the Rio encourages Cosplay and a discount on your tickets is available if you come in an appropriate costume. (ie appropriate to the movie playing). So join us for some late night movie house shenanegins.Ticket Price:
$10 for normal people or $8 for cosplayersConfirmed Attendees:
========================================================================ZOMGGoLFPUTTPUTT DAY 1.0
- SATURDAY AUGUST 22NDZOMGLAzERPEWPEW NIGHT 2.0
- SATURDAY AUGUST 22NDEvent Organizer:
Mini Putt and Driving Range at Seymour Creek Golf Centre
in North Vancouver: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Laser TagL at Laser Dome
in North Vancouver: 9:00PM to MidnightPricing:
Mini Putt: $5.00 per round
Driving Range: $6.00/60 Balls
Laser Tag: $19.95 (play all night pricing for 9pm - midnight)
Do you love FPS and want to use your mad skillz IRL in a legal way? Do you suck at Halo and want to show those XBL FPSers how it's done IRL? Do you like looking at pretty flashing lights? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then you must join us for a night of Laser Tag at it's finest. If you've answered no to all of these questions.... then show up anyway, it'll be fun I tellz ya!Confirmed Attendees Laser Tag:
Confirmed Attendees Mini-Putt:
========================================================================THE OTHER PRE-PAX DINNER 1.0
- SUNDAY AUGUST 23RDEvent Organizer:
Location: Davie Mongolian BBQ: 1161 Davie Street, Vancouver
A chance to meet and greet with your fellow PAXers in a location without video games, lasers or any other gaming device.... so bring your DS.Confirmed Attendees:
========================================================================ACC3SS's Night of Video Games! @ JIMZ GAMING LOUNGE 2.0
- FRIDAY AUGUST 28THEvent Organizer:
A night of Console Gaming at Jimz
in Port Moody: Time 7:00PM - 10:00PMPricing:
Please note Jimz Gaming Lounge exists in a strange land where plastic money doesn't exist. In other words it's Cash Only.... so be sure to bring outdated paper tender with you.
It was so much fun last year, we are forcing ACC3SS to plan it again this year.
Prepare yourself for a night of console gaming at Jimz Gamer Lounge on August 28th from 7-10pm. Admission is 20 bones. The competition will be fierce. Alliances will be hastily made and epically discarded. Foes will be crushed. Headshots will be made. Combos will be counted. Blocks will be boomed. Grifballs will be planted. Princesses will be in other castles, which may also be crashed. And, yes, there will be blood. Zombie blood.
Jim even said he'd throw a BBQ for us. OM NOM HOTDOGS.
So, put on your gaming face (GRRRR!) and bring a Queen E to the most anticipated Pre-PAX Vancouver Gaming Night of the year. You won't regret it!Transit Directions:
Take the skytrain to Lougheed Station. From Lougheed Bay 1, take the 97 B Line 10 stops to St John's and Moray Street (aprx 15 min trip). Cross the street... walk in the door.Confirmed Attendees:
ACC3SS (Better be there)
========================================================================ABBOTSFORD RAID NIGHT @ CASTLE FUN PARK 1.0
- SATURDAY AUGUST 29THEvent Organizer:
A night of Mini-Putt, Go Karts and other foolery at Castle Fun Park
in Abbotsford: Time 8pm - midnightPricing:
The event will be a free for all, you can choose what events you want to partake in once there. Most likely one round of mini golf will be had, which is $7.00 per round, but there are group rates if enough of us participate.
We will be carpooling into Abbotsford from Vancouver so make sure you have a full carload, if not jump in with someone elses or take a few more folks with you. We're all friendly here. ;)Confirmed Attendees:
========================================================================PAX FTW! (FOR THE WINGS) NIGHT 2.0
- WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2NDEvent Organizer:
Wings at Wings
on Granville: 6:30PM
A night of DS, Wings, DS, booze, DS and a little DS at one of the best wing joints
in Vancouver. If they have the nerve to call themselves Wings, you know that their dismembered poultry appendages must be good.Event Rooster:
Nuclear Wizard +1
RC Demoral +1
More to come...