Due to the lack of forum activity for this very first PAX, and due to the newness of the event itself, no coordinated game night is planned at this time. However, please feel free to investigate how gaming works at the individual hotels this year and collect data for a possible meetup next year. Feel free to contact me with any questions.ORIGINAL POST
On two magical nights each year, namely the Thursday Night Before PAX Prime and PAX East, there is a traditional boardgame meetup in the lobby of the hotel closest to the convention center where PAX is held.
The meetups were spontaneous for many years until the crowds outgrew the hotel lobby and angry shenanigans occurred between the attendees and the hotel lobby bar staff. Since then, the boardgame meetups have been formally organized by a volunteer and coordinated between the Hotel management, the Expo management and PA. At PAX East this year, there will be 3 different boardgame events that night at 3 different hotels, with almost 500 seats available between them.
Interest in a Pre-PAX Boardgame night has been expressed in the threads here, but with PAX attendees staying at so many hotels all over downtown Melbourne, it's difficult to determine whether a single, centralized boardgame meetup would be necessary or whether enough people would be at any one hotel lobby to justify setting it up ahead of time.Please fill out this survey to help figure out where it might be held
So what do you guys think?
Do you want or need a coordinated boardgame meetup at a single hotel? Multiple hotels?
Does anyone want to be a game night coordinator? (There are procedures to follow if so)
Weigh in below!
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