Keep Your Flavors Sealed in Tight with the PAX PRIME 2015 Prank

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Previously on PAX Prank:
2008: Bad Horsing

2009: Boo Flashmob

2010: Salmon Security

EAST 2011: Ninja Delivery Service

PRIME 2011: The Lando Society

EAST 2012: Aperture Safety

PRIME 2012: The Alphathon

EAST 2013: Elections for The Arcadian Ambassador

PRIME 2013: Mustache News

EAST 2014: Team O.S.P.R.E.Y. (Organization for Secrecy, Protection, Recon, Espionage, and Yachting)

PRIME 2014: Pax Cops

SOUTH 2015: PAX Construction

Last time, on PAX Prank:
EAST 2015: PAX Tours

On the next episode of PAX Prank:
PRIME 2015: ???

The PAX Prank community tradition is back and once again we need your help! We need able individuals to help organize and be involved in this year’s prank.

Please read the PAX Prank Mission Statement:

The PAX Prank strives to be fun for everyone involved, be it the ones being pranked or the ones pranking. The PAX Prank will never act with malicious intent and will forever strive to avoid embarrassing its participants. It will be mindful of people who want no part in it, will not push the issue, and will always respect the authority figures of Penny Arcade Inc., PAX, and Greater Seattle/Boston/San Antonio. The PAX Prank will not cause any emotional, physical, or financial damage to anyone, whether they are involved directly or indirectly.

While each year's prank is kept under wraps from the general public, we do need interested volunteers! If you would like to join our organization, please complete our application linked below. Please do not respond if you cannot fit within the confines of the mission statement above or the criteria below.


You must not be opposed to Twitter, GroupMe, or Google Hangouts, and can potentially get SMS updates.

You must be over 18. Sorry folks.

You must be at least moderately outgoing. What we do will call a lot of attention to ourselves. We will be interacting with some of the celebrities that are at PAX. YOU WILL BE SEEN! If attention, social interaction, and having people probably laughing at/with you and/or wanting to praise you/shake your hand -- among other things -- upsets you, the prank may not be for you.*

*Note: If you would like to be involved in the creative aspects of the prank (content, design, planning, etc) rather than the actual presentation, please feel free to apply but specify that preference in your application.

You must be willing and able to keep up with prank communications on the prank forums and participate in threads on a regular basis.

You must be able to keep a secret. There will be mass emails, Skype/google hangout/tinychat calls, and other private conversations. We want to keep the reactions of our targets pure; surprise is the key here. Please don’t sign up if you know you are bad at keeping a secret.

You must be available either Thursday night or Friday morning before the show opens for an in person pre-PAX preparatory meeting. Most of us will be doing the Pre-PAX dinner, Pub Crawl, Board Game Night, and the like, so we know how cramped for time PAX can be. We will coordinate to fit everyone’s schedules as best we can, but if you can’t make yourself available on either day for about 15 to 30 minutes, please skip signing up.

So if you're ready to blow the lid off of this thing, come join us on the PAX Prime 2015 Prank!

BekerMoe FwackyzerzhulColdbrewzeromystkropotkin


  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    this is delicious

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    Do the thing. Do all the thing.


  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    @Moe Fwacky is working on finishing up the recap video from East 2015, and it is just stellar. We'll post it as soon as it's youtube-ready.

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    As @zerzhul promised, here is the PAX Tours recap.


  • BombClancyBombClancy Sugar Lady Registered User regular
    I am excited for this!
    Reasons I love to do pranks and you might love them too:

    1. Pranks/jokes/silly shenanigans
    2. Fun
    3. Dressing up
    4. writing
    5. Planning
    6. New friends
    7. Group me.
    8. Old friends.
    9. Buttons & pens & badges & citation pads & stickers.
    10. Fun.

    what do you call a pile of kittens? A meoooowntain!
    peetsnackzerzhulMoe Fwacky
  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Apps will close July 31st. Everyone who applied should get a response no later than August 2nd.

    Moe Fwackypeetsnack
  • BombClancyBombClancy Sugar Lady Registered User regular
    July 31st? People need to apply right meow.
    During my first PAX (Prime) I didn't know anyone beyond my husband. We have different/no interests gaming wise so while he was off doing his thing at PAX, I was able to do the top secret event we had staged.
    I am not saying that my husband ever really knew what was going on during the Alphathon but he didn't oppose dancing up and down Pike to PSY/ Gangnam Style.

    what do you call a pile of kittens? A meoooowntain!
  • GhostDanGhostDan Registered User regular
    Only a few more days left to sign up! Being in the prank is one of the best parts of PAX for me, I've been doing it for years, and have gotten both some really awesome experiences, and also some really great friends from it.

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    Last day to sign up if you want to. Do the thing and be the prank. Then you too can be part of PAX history!


  • YamaraYamara Registered User regular
    ...wait. I didn't sign up. Does this mean I'm off the hook? ;)

    We want strategy board game testers! Check out Paiko's Indie Game thread.
  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Ok, everyone who applied has received an email from an domain. We'll see you at PAX!

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    Wow, the Aperture Safety P.O.T.A.T.O. prank was amazing =) Can't believe I haven't seen that before now.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Rius wrote: »
    Wow, the Aperture Safety P.O.T.A.T.O. prank was amazing =) Can't believe I haven't seen that before now.

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