Editing my post again, since the moderator is still not happy with me. (I'm trying to comply, really!)
TO BE CLEAR: I AM NOT ADVOCATING PIRACY.
Internet connections via cell phone service at PAX has been pretty bad in past years, so this year I'm bringing my "TARDIS Box"; a portable wifi hotspot that hosts a messageboard, chat, and filesharing service. All of this is anonymous and non-Internet connected.
I figure I'll seed it with some useful PAX-related files, but also it'll be a fun experience to see what other stuff people post and share.
Here's what it looks like:
(More pictures here.
This is essentially a wifi hotspot that you can connect to openly (it shows up as "TARDISBox - Share Freely!"), so if you see me walking around with it, or spot the SSID in your wifi connection list, feel free to connect, chat and browse! It gets about 6 hours of run time off the battery, and I'll extend that by plugging it in where I can. It's got a pretty darn good wi-fi range too.
I've got some freely licensed content on there now, but for PAX I've also put a copy of the map, schedule, and a couple different versions of the "foodie locations" list in the fileshare area. What else would be useful? I'd love to see folks post random pictures taken at PAX, or maybe videos they took.