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Posted by Jeff (3349 posts) -

Time is weird. I sort of feel like PAX East just happened. I flew into Boston directly from an event in Rome, so I was already jetlagged all to hell and the entire show felt like some kind of weird blur of loud noises. At some point I sang a song by The Main Drag in front of a room full of people, a move that I, at least, found hilarious. Again, I hadn't slept too much.

We also put on a big ol' panel where we... did what we do. We talked into microphones. Here, relive the Boston glory right here:

A scene from PAX Prime 2011.

Tomorrow we're heading up to Seattle to put on another panel! It's going to be in the PEGASUS THEATRE on FRIDAY at 9:00PM! You should be there! We'll be there! Ryan has a dumb/great idea or two planned! Brad Shoemaker will be there! Vinny "Bust Downs" Caravella will be IN THE BUILDING! Drew Scanlon! It'll be fun.

But that's not all?

I will be appearing on a panel on SATURDAY at 3PM in the SERPENT theatre. It's titled "Stuff Your Criticism, I Want A Review! Part Two." I didn't see the first installment, but I'm hoping that this is the dark middle chapter in the I Want A Review! trilogy.

Patrick will show up on FRIDAY at 11:30AM in the KRAKEN theatre on a panel where Community Managers and PR people are going to bring it with the hands and get into a big fist-fight. My money's on Wes Phillips, but Jeff Green fights dirty so it's sort of a toss-up.

Ryan is crashing the Cards Against Humanity panel on SATURDAY at 9:30PM in UNICORN. Be sure to show up in your utilikilt and claim to know everything about Chicago pizza, Max Temkin loves that.

We will, of course, also be running around the show to see stuff and generally hang around, so if for some reason you can't make it to our panel (you should make it to our panel), we'll be around! Say hi! See you there!

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#1 Posted by Jeff (3349 posts) -

Time is weird. I sort of feel like PAX East just happened. I flew into Boston directly from an event in Rome, so I was already jetlagged all to hell and the entire show felt like some kind of weird blur of loud noises. At some point I sang a song by The Main Drag in front of a room full of people, a move that I, at least, found hilarious. Again, I hadn't slept too much.

We also put on a big ol' panel where we... did what we do. We talked into microphones. Here, relive the Boston glory right here:

A scene from PAX Prime 2011.

Tomorrow we're heading up to Seattle to put on another panel! It's going to be in the PEGASUS THEATRE on FRIDAY at 9:00PM! You should be there! We'll be there! Ryan has a dumb/great idea or two planned! Brad Shoemaker will be there! Vinny "Bust Downs" Caravella will be IN THE BUILDING! Drew Scanlon! It'll be fun.

But that's not all?

I will be appearing on a panel on SATURDAY at 3PM in the SERPENT theatre. It's titled "Stuff Your Criticism, I Want A Review! Part Two." I didn't see the first installment, but I'm hoping that this is the dark middle chapter in the I Want A Review! trilogy.

Patrick will show up on FRIDAY at 11:30AM in the KRAKEN theatre on a panel where Community Managers and PR people are going to bring it with the hands and get into a big fist-fight. My money's on Wes Phillips, but Jeff Green fights dirty so it's sort of a toss-up.

Ryan is crashing the Cards Against Humanity panel on SATURDAY at 9:30PM in UNICORN. Be sure to show up in your utilikilt and claim to know everything about Chicago pizza, Max Temkin loves that.

We will, of course, also be running around the show to see stuff and generally hang around, so if for some reason you can't make it to our panel (you should make it to our panel), we'll be around! Say hi! See you there!

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#2 Edited by MooseyMcMan (9795 posts) -

Cool! I wish I could get there, but sadly, that cannot be. Maybe PAX East next year. Especially since I live in Massachusetts.

#3 Edited by Chtasm (432 posts) -

pooost

edit: Ryan eats POOP

#4 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

Really wish I could be there. Oh well, PAX East here I come.

#5 Posted by Maajin (1039 posts) -

So I guess Vinny and Drew are staying to work on the Big Live Show?

#6 Posted by patrickklepek (3098 posts) -

@Maajin said:

So I guess Vinny and Drew are staying to work on the Big Live Show?

Nope, they'll be there!

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#7 Edited by crusader8463 (14327 posts) -

I mainly look forward to PAX for those D&D games that the PA guys do as they always upload them to youtube to watch later and they are always fun. Here's hoping they do one again.

#8 Posted by SoyBob (161 posts) -

I love the mythical names of the theaters,

#9 Posted by DeF (4696 posts) -

I'll be looking forward to the videos!

#10 Posted by JamieOD (69 posts) -

Looking forward to seeing the panel.

#11 Posted by FLStyle (4401 posts) -

Hopefully there won't be anyone asking what happened to Greg Kasavin again.

#12 Posted by aquacadet (211 posts) -

If you guys are looking for a bar to hit up after PAX, the Unicorn just opened it's downstairs area (now called Narwhal). Featuring pinball tables such as midevil madness, adams family, lord of the rings, junkyard (something or other). It's pretty close to Dick's hamburgers in Capitol Hill too. Not to mention the fact that this bar can hold at least 5 times as many people as Shorty's.

http://www.unicornseattle.com/

#13 Posted by natetodamax (19142 posts) -

Make sure you new PAX goers show up to the Giant Bomb panel at least an hour early. I wouldn't show up much earlier than that because at PAX East 2012 the Enforcers freaked out at the amount of people who showed up so early (they didn't really know how to handle all of the people).

#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

Good luck to everyone going to PAX. Don't forget to OD on B-vitamins and wear a surgical mask at all times.

#15 Posted by Pudge (817 posts) -

@Voxel said:

Make sure you new PAX goers show up to the Giant Bomb panel at least an hour early. I wouldn't show up much earlier than that because at PAX East 2012 the Enforcers freaked out at the amount of people who showed up so early (they didn't really know how to handle all of the people).

Having said that though, they didn't really mind if you hang around, as long as you're not in the way. I sat by a wall outlet for 3 hours playing Pinball Arcade waiting for the panel to start. Front row seat was worth it.

#16 Posted by ShadowConqueror (2999 posts) -

We need images of Jeff as a serpent, Patrick as a kraken, and Ryan as a unicorn, STAT!

#17 Edited by CaptainFake (24 posts) -

Please, anyone going to the GB Panel. If you're going to line up for Q&A, ask a decent question, and practice asking it beforehand.

Actually, that advice also goes out to anyone attending any convention panel ever.

#18 Posted by beepmachine (614 posts) -

@Voxel: I was there, and that sucked. In all the random moving around and being made to sit down again and then face the wall and then line up in twos and then in threes and then sit down again, we somehow got screwed out of decent seats even though we were there almost two hours early.

#19 Edited by ElixirBronze (356 posts) -

"Ryan has a dumb/great idea or two planned! Brad Shoemaker will be there! Vinny "Bust Downs" Caravella will be IN THE BUILDING! Drew Scanlon! It'll be fun."

Not Patrick? Someone has to even out the 'hair density quota' among these old farts.

#20 Posted by Nightriff (4386 posts) -

Never been to PAX, hope to go one year

#21 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1303 posts) -

I hope Ryan defiles the Cards Against Humanity panel.

#22 Posted by ptc (615 posts) -

PAX sold out way too fast this year. I waited a day, and poof! All tickets were gone :-(

#23 Posted by HydraHam (1338 posts) -

Will you be putting the panel up friday night?

#24 Posted by Lukeweizer (2519 posts) -

Really sad that I'll be missing the panel on Friday night. Gotta go to a wedding that night in Vancouver, BC, then driving down to Seattle all night to be at PAX first thing in the morning.

#25 Posted by The_Nubster (1953 posts) -

Hey Jeff. . .

STUFF IT.

#26 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

One question: Do you guys want some pizza?

#27 Posted by SamitSarkar (20 posts) -

Goddammit, I wish I could be there this year. CBSi Players FTW!

#28 Posted by meaninoflife42 (467 posts) -

@The_Nubster said:

Hey Jeff. . .

STUFF IT.

Dammit, you beat me to it!

#29 Posted by natetodamax (19142 posts) -
@dennisthemennis

@Voxel: I was there, and that sucked. In all the random moving around and being made to sit down again and then face the wall and then line up in twos and then in threes and then sit down again, we somehow got screwed out of decent seats even though we were there almost two hours early.

I was there almost two hours early too and yeah, that was pretty messed up. We must have been waiting together the whole time. I was the last group to go in before the line. The two MASSIVE groups that they let in had gotten there long after we did. It was totally backwards.
#30 Posted by Ramone (2932 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

Hopefully there won't be anyone asking what happened to Greg Kasavin again.

That was the fucking worst.

#31 Posted by Yummylee (20627 posts) -

Is that Dave Lang wearing an R.P.D. t-shirt??

Nycccccccccccccccc

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#32 Edited by Brackynews (3966 posts) -

I would be more geeked out if it was the Zak McKRAKEN theatre. But I guess that's doesn't fit the PA themeology.

Bonus points for anyone who sticks a "Here be mindbenders!" sign on the door. :)

#33 Edited by ThatIndianGuy7116 (252 posts) -

@CaptainFake said:

Please, anyone going to the GB Panel. If you're going to line up for Q&A, ask a decent question, and practice asking it beforehand.

And while we're at it, don't try to make jokes when you are up there. It always comes off as lame and sometimes, people end up laughing at how bad the joke was rather than the actual joke.

#34 Posted by MeatSim (10612 posts) -

Giant Bomb crew all over PAX Prime!

#35 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4501 posts) -

@patrickklepek said:

@Maajin said:

So I guess Vinny and Drew are staying to work on the Big Live Show?

Nope, they'll be there!

Live Flight Club?

#36 Posted by NTM (7038 posts) -

@Ramone said:

@FLStyle said:

Hopefully there won't be anyone asking what happened to Greg Kasavin again.

That was the fucking worst.

No, it'll just be about people asking for another Endurance Run...

#37 Posted by MisterD (62 posts) -

wish i could be there.

#38 Posted by Rukus (82 posts) -

@NTM said:

@Ramone said:

@FLStyle said:

Hopefully there won't be anyone asking what happened to Greg Kasavin again.

That was the fucking worst.

No, it'll just be about people asking for another Endurance Run...

The whole questions/answers thing was a train wreck. Between the aforementioned Greg Kasavin question to the guy trying to get the GB crew to check out his ghost recon (?) game, I wish they'd just skip it and just keep talking/have more guests.

#39 Posted by jimmyfenix (3688 posts) -

@Ramone you mean extended play -_-

#40 Posted by Ubersmake (753 posts) -

I will see you duders in line for the panel, and I will start a PictoChat room, and I fully expect it to fill up yet again, for reasons that continue to escape me.

PictoChat!

#41 Posted by Blind_Evil (305 posts) -

Forgive me if this is in poor taste, but who's the extremely cute girl in the picture there?

#42 Posted by ch3burashka (4916 posts) -

@ptc said:

PAX sold out way too fast this year. I waited a day, and poof! All tickets were gone :-(

Let that be a lesson to you next year. I, too, was surprised at how quickly they sold out, and then I realized that I was a dumbass for waiting at all. Money wasn't a problem; I was just being lazy. Next time around, I won't be stupid.

#43 Posted by Kinapuff (244 posts) -

Bummer I'll be missing this. Wish I could be there!

#44 Posted by CharAznable (758 posts) -

Please skip the awkward Q&A stuff with fans, I beg of you. More GB crew and friends dicking around.

#45 Posted by ThePickle (4149 posts) -

@CharAznable said:

Please skip the awkward Q&A stuff with fans, I beg of you. More GB crew and friends dicking around.

This.

#46 Posted by courage_wolf (198 posts) -

I will be there!

#48 Posted by wjb (1556 posts) -

@ThatIndianGuy7116 said:

@CaptainFake said:

Please, anyone going to the GB Panel. If you're going to line up for Q&A, ask a decent question, and practice asking it beforehand.

And while we're at it, don't try to make jokes when you are up there. It always comes off as lame and sometimes, people end up laughing at how bad the joke was rather than the actual joke.

Also, no 14-part questions. Something about nerds and not knowing to quit while they're ahead. I'd be mad as hell if I were waiting in line behind some dude going "Uhh...erm...one more thing..." and I never got to ask my question.

Q&A's have become the worst part of the panel. It's too much effort, but beforehand, an enforcer should gather everyone's question written down in a hat and GB just picks a few. And tough shit if GB doesn't answer it correctly.

#49 Posted by Cathryn (541 posts) -

Hope everyone has a great time at PAX! Next year I think I'll finally have my shit together enough to get down there myself :)

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#50 Posted by BBQBram (2166 posts) -

Living in Europe sure is a drag.