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We've got a lot of reviews and even a "People that were acting not-cool" thread, I thought I'd post a thread that went the other way.
This was my first Pax East experience, and I went solo. I've been to a lot of other cons/expos but had never been to a PAX event. While the games, panels, concerts, etc were amazing, one of the things that really amazed me were the people.
So in this thread I'd love it if people shared some awesome experiences they had with people. I'll start off with a couple:
- People in line were so nice. The major negative of going solo to me is sitting in line by yourself. More than once people starting conversations with me, asked me to play games, etc. This was awesome. I was even able to get people to hold my spot when I had to make a bathroom run during long lines.
- Enforcers were interactive I had read in posts and what not that you shouldn't be concerned if a Enforcer calls you over, it could just be that they are being a real person and want to chat, but I still wasn't ready for the first time one beckoned me. Turned out he really liked the shirt I was wearing, and wanted to know where I got it so he could pick one up.
- More than once I saw strangers pick things up that had been dropped and run after people, or help a cosplay player out when they had to move in line by offering to hold things.
- Concerts were probably the best behaved I've ever been to. People were friendly. Being short I had tall people in front of me asking me if I could see ok, people making sure everyone had plenty of space, even that beautiful young lady on Saturday going around fanning people since it was quite warm.
Next year I'll be bringing a couple friends along, and I've been telling them all about my experience, and how the #1 thing I got out of it was a sense of camaraderie and belonging. Yea there were a few rotten apples, but considering there were 70k people there I don't think they made up a fraction of a percentage. That's pretty darn good.