Who's going to PAX East 2013?

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#1 Posted by Albedo12 (75 posts) -

This guy! Just got my ticket. I've not been to PAX or Boston before, so any recommendations?

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#2 Posted by mesoian (1621 posts) -

Ill be there. Book your hotel NOW if you haven't, apparently the Westin is DONE. After 3 hours.

Check out what parties are going on the night before. The Pokemon Bar Crawl is amazing, the GiantBomb rockband night is awesome, the GoG/Gamers with Kids Parties were cool. There's a TOOOOOOOON of stuff to do, you will not be bored.

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#3 Posted by localhost (21 posts) -

Just got my 3-dayer after some registration shenanigans. Coming over from UK to see what all the fuss is about. Looking forward to it!

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#4 Posted by PerryVandell (2219 posts) -

I would, but travel costs are a real bitch for someone who lives on the west coast. I'll definitely attend PAX Prime/East once I have a steady income.

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#5 Posted by Stackboy (743 posts) -

Just ordered my 3 day pass. Will be my second PAX, coming all the way from Australia again. Pumped that we get our own next year too!!

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#6 Posted by Albedo12 (75 posts) -

@Mesoian said:

Ill be there. Book your hotel NOW if you haven't, apparently the Westin is DONE. After 3 hours.

Check out what parties are going on the night before. The Pokemon Bar Crawl is amazing, the GiantBomb rockband night is awesome, the GoG/Gamers with Kids Parties were cool. There's a TOOOOOOOON of stuff to do, you will not be bored.

Thanks! Yes, booked the hotel immediately. Just need to sort a transatlantic flight and I'm done.

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#7 Posted by Dalai (7865 posts) -

I'll be there. 3-day pass and hotel booked. We should all totally get together and get drunk and piss on famous Boston landmarks.

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#8 Posted by JeanLuc (3880 posts) -

$70? Why do they keep going up each year?

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#9 Posted by EpicSteve (6908 posts) -

I'll be there in full force.

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#10 Posted by Marino (6176 posts) -

Got my badge/hotel set. Going to PAX #9 for me. 5 Primes, 4th East.

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#11 Posted by ArtisanBreads (7645 posts) -

Man... I live in the Boston area but I've never been to a PAX. Would like to go. I have no friends who are real gamers though, so tough to have the initiative to do this even though I'd like to.

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#12 Edited by mesoian (1621 posts) -

@JeanLuc said:

$70? Why do they keep going up each year?

Last year, it was 65 for early tickets, but 70 after a certain date. Then this past year, PAXPrime sold out in 8 hours.

So it'll just be 70 until 3 day passes sell out, which should be...by noon tomorrow.

@ArtisanBreads said:

Man... I live in the Boston area but I've never been to a PAX. Would like to go. I have no friends who are real gamers though, so tough to have the initiative to do this even though I'd like to.

Just go. There's so much stuff to do there, it's impossible to be bored. It's an awesome experience.

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#13 Posted by Meepasaurus (263 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

Man... I live in the Boston area but I've never been to a PAX. Would like to go. I have no friends who are real gamers though, so tough to have the initiative to do this even though I'd like to.

I went alone to East and Prime '12 and had a ton of fun. Friendly people are everywhere.

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#14 Edited by ArtisanBreads (7645 posts) -

@Meepasaurus said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

Man... I live in the Boston area but I've never been to a PAX. Would like to go. I have no friends who are real gamers though, so tough to have the initiative to do this even though I'd like to.

I went alone to East and Prime '12 and had a ton of fun. Friendly people are everywhere.

@Mesoian said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

Man... I live in the Boston area but I've never been to a PAX. Would like to go. I have no friends who are real gamers though, so tough to have the initiative to do this even though I'd like to.

Just go. There's so much stuff to do there, it's impossible to be bored. It's an awesome experience.

You guys may be persuading me to just go for it. I would love to do something social with gaming. I'm way into it but basically none of my friends are besides like CoD or Madden so I'm pretty isolated socially with it. Seems like a cool experience.

How long will it probably be until this is sold out?

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#15 Posted by mesoian (1621 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

You guys may be persuading me to just go for it. I would love to do something social with gaming. I'm way into it but basically none of my friends are besides like CoD or Madden so I'm pretty isolated socially with it. Seems like a cool experience.

How long will it probably be until this is sold out?

The cool thing is, you meet people at these things and form new friendships. Some of the best people I've ever known I've met at events like PAX. There will always be people interested in doing the same things that you like.

I wouldn't be surprised if 3 day passes are sold out by tomorrow or the next day. Day passes should be available through december.

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#16 Posted by marcmann2 (57 posts) -

I'm looking forward to going to my first PAX. Trying to convince a friend to come along as well.

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#17 Posted by dvdhaus (373 posts) -

Going back for my second PAX. Met some cool peoples there last year. One tip would be if you follow fellow community members on Twitter, there will probably be hang outs most nights.

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#18 Posted by sterbacblu (271 posts) -

Going, from Houston. Went to the first in 2010 so I haven't been to the new place yet. I found East more lacking than Prime but hopefully it's a bit more on par this time around.

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#19 Posted by Epidehl (589 posts) -

Got my ticket and hotel this morning! Gonna be my first PAX and I'm SUPER excited.

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#20 Posted by Elektrobear (29 posts) -

Was planning to go to Pax Prime this year but as everyone knows, it was sold out in hours. So this time 'round I locked up my 3 day pass in time!

First Pax, I'm coming from Iceland and am super excited.

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#21 Posted by Albedo12 (75 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

@Meepasaurus said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

Man... I live in the Boston area but I've never been to a PAX. Would like to go. I have no friends who are real gamers though, so tough to have the initiative to do this even though I'd like to.

I went alone to East and Prime '12 and had a ton of fun. Friendly people are everywhere.

@Mesoian said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

Man... I live in the Boston area but I've never been to a PAX. Would like to go. I have no friends who are real gamers though, so tough to have the initiative to do this even though I'd like to.

Just go. There's so much stuff to do there, it's impossible to be bored. It's an awesome experience.

You guys may be persuading me to just go for it. I would love to do something social with gaming. I'm way into it but basically none of my friends are besides like CoD or Madden so I'm pretty isolated socially with it. Seems like a cool experience.

How long will it probably be until this is sold out?

DO it. Something amazing is happening on your doorstep and you owe it to yourself to take a look.

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#22 Posted by Aerobie (129 posts) -

Was planning on driving out there from west Michigan with a friend or two, but it's so damn expensive... Still in talks with my friend, but if everything is sold out by the time we figure it out...

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#23 Posted by endoworks (343 posts) -

I just bought my 3 day pass and booked the hotel, my first PAX and first time in Boston. Super excited!

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#24 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

I'm not. :\

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#25 Posted by BisonHero (10320 posts) -

When in the fuck did this go live? My roommate and I checked out the PAX East website like 3 or 4 days ago, and it wasn't updated with anything. No mention of it in a Penny Arcade news post, until suddenly today when Tycho says "bee tee dubs, 3-day passes almost sold out".

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#26 Posted by MattyFTM (14786 posts) -

I had a look at the prices of flights and hotels and promptly said "fuck that". No way I'll be able to afford it. Maybe in 2014.

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#27 Posted by spankingaddict (2928 posts) -

GUYS, what day will Giantbomb panel be at ?!

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#28 Posted by zidd (1928 posts) -

@BisonHero: They started selling them yesterday. They always announce this stuff on twitter/facebook first so if you want to know when registration opens you should be following them.

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#29 Posted by spankingaddict (2928 posts) -

ME IS !

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#30 Posted by Matt (1083 posts) -

3rd year running for me. PAX East is the best PAX!

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#31 Posted by Sweep (10130 posts) -

Unless I can bust out some last-minute madness like I did last year, no.

This makes me a sad panda.

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#32 Posted by RazielCuts (3253 posts) -

Even though I live in the UK I checked the PAX site to see what the prices were like when I saw a post on PA that the tickets were running slim, $70 for the 3 days is pretty damn cheap, thats like £45 = a game purchase.

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#33 Posted by Matt (1083 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

Even though I live in the UK I checked the PAX site to see what the prices were like when I saw a post on PA that the tickets were running slim, $70 for the 3 days is pretty damn cheap, thats like £45 = a game purchase.

That's exactly how I started going to PAX. PAX Prime 2010 I just bought a ticket and convinced myself that now I have to go... right? Long story short, I haven't a missed PAX since.

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#34 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2079 posts) -

I'm all in! It's the weekend right after my 21st birthday so it'll be the best weekend ever!

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#35 Posted by Albedo12 (75 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

When in the fuck did this go live?

If I hadn't been on twitter when the official PAX twitter tweeted the tickets were on sale I woulda missed it

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#36 Posted by riostarwind (1203 posts) -

I will be going to pax east for the first time. Should be a fun experience since I don't go on trips often and my best friend is going with me. It's to bad the best hotels sold out in about a hour or less. Oh well doesn't seem like it'll be that hard to get to the convention center.

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#37 Posted by rentfn (1392 posts) -

This will be my 4th PAX East I can't flippin wait. Booked my room at the Westin, got my 3 day pass. Can't wait!!!!! I know this is early but we should have a Giant Bomb board game meet up, if anyone is into that!!

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#38 Posted by GullumF (97 posts) -

This will be my first PAX East..

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#39 Posted by ZoomyRamen (255 posts) -

Brit duder coming to PAX east! First time travelling to the U.S...Kind of shitting it. Excited though!

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#40 Edited by spilledmilkfactory (2066 posts) -

Coming to my first ever PAX... from the West coast. Just missed PAX Prime but I'm excited to come back to the East coast after living there for so many years.

@rentfn said:

This will be my 4th PAX East I can't flippin wait. Booked my room at the Westin, got my 3 day pass. Can't wait!!!!! I know this is early but we should have a Giant Bomb board game meet up, if anyone is into that!!

Also, I'd totally be into that

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#41 Posted by Mahonay (842 posts) -

I got my 3-day badge. Just have to get hotel details in order.

I may actually be able to get a media badge this year but I'm not risking it. I can always donate it to a friend.

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#42 Posted by agentmaine (15 posts) -

Got my 3-day and so do some friends. I live in Boston, so travel is easy for me.

I am going to be networking like all hell. Trying to line up some internships for next year.

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#43 Posted by slowbird (1905 posts) -

I'LL BE THERE AND ALSO I'LL BE SQUARE because I can multi-task.

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#44 Posted by Albedo12 (75 posts) -

@ZoomyRamen: I traveled solo from the UK to San Diego for Comic-con back in '09 and yeah, it was a little daunting at first but as long as you have all the right paperwork and remember that airports and hotels are staffed by people happy to answer all your dumb questions about courtesy buses, luggage handling and not knowing the difference between the hotel reception and the concierge you should be OK.

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#45 Posted by Matt (1083 posts) -

@Albedo12 I just got my ESTA sorted. They charge for it now?!

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#46 Posted by ZoomyRamen (255 posts) -

@Matt: YEah, it's $14 right? It lasts for a year though! What information did you need for it?

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#47 Posted by Matt (1083 posts) -

@ZoomyRamen: Just name, passport number e.c.t. You also have to promise you're not a terrorist and have no interest in genocide

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#48 Posted by ZoomyRamen (255 posts) -

@Matt: Shit.

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#49 Posted by turboman (9001 posts) -

Not sure whether or not to buy a ticket to go (I'll have to buy 3 seperate passes)....

... that's a lot for hotel rooms... and I'd be going along if I did go... is it normal to hook up with other duders and split a hotel room?

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#50 Posted by Matt (1083 posts) -

@TurboMan: As someone who spends a irresponsible amount of money going to PAXes, I say go for it. First time I went alone and that was also my first international trip alone. You gotta branch out man! Plus you know all us lovely people.

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