@flstyle and @jesus_phish I don't mean to sound pompous but it's a new area and I wont know many people so it's kind of something I wont mind as much as paying above face for (I looked up online) for a day pass.
I thought this would be a cool thing to possible experience. I suppose I want to know regardless of price on the ticket, would you recommend going?
So, in my experience, the Giant Bomb panels are usually among the best of the show. You can reliably count on the Giant Bomb panels to go off the rails in extremely enjoyable ways and for no two panels to ever be the same. And PAX as a whole is mostly incredible. Though it has hit a certain critical mass point within the last two years, meaning the event is just packed. Just packed beyond belief. You really have to attend with a focus on being connected to people, as opposed to connected to games, because the unreleased marquee games draw such huge crowds and such huge lines that you'll likely be burning much of your extremely precious time standing around with your hands in your pockets.
It comes down to what your goal is, which I can't totally glean from your posts, @makinbacon. If you're very specifically interested in attending for the one day the Giant Bomb panel is held, it might be worth buying that day's pass at above face value, but only just. Scalpers outside the center tend to kick prices up to double their face value selling price.
If you're hoping to catch PAX for a whole day AND the Giant Bomb panel, that's a little different. And then if you're interested in getting into the entire convention, that will be a far more expensive venture altogether.
I have felt, in the past, if you want any sort of reasonable seat for the panel, you ought to arrive a fairly significant chunk of time ahead of the start of the show. I'm talking, like, 90 to 120 minutes before the scheduled start time. Again, you don't need to rush for a good seat, and the panel is great fun whether or not you are front and center or even mid and center. But it's a consideration to make, especially since that block of time usually occupies time you could be spending on the conference floor.
Ultimately, the choice remains yours. It's probably hard for any of us to say "yes" or "no" definitively without knowing exactly what you're looking for.