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#1 Edited by Rorie (5524 posts) -

Hey, PAX Prime is around the corner and once again we’re going to be hosting a bit of a fancy to-do at a venue near the convention center in Seattle. Break out your top hats and finest champagne on Thursday evening, August 27th, and join us for a rollicking evening at Giant Bomb: Live, In Person, & Fully Clothed. Yes, that is technically the day before PAX actually begins, so plan accordingly!

party time excellent
party time excellent

This year, though, we’re going all-out: rather than settle for a small venue that can only fit a hundred people in it, we’ve reserved a much larger space at The Parlor in downtown Seattle, mere minutes from the Washington State Convention Center that PAX is held in. We’re still nailing down exactly what’s going to be transpiring, but you can expect the usual mix of Giant Bomb weirdness. Special guests? Seems pretty likely. Want to get stuff signed? Bring it along! Will we be debuting new merch that you’ll be the first to see? You bet! Spontaneity is the name of the game! (The game is also called “anything can happen.”)

If you’re a premium member, you’re going to want to be keeping an eye out, as we’re going to be opening up an RSVP list in a couple of weeks for a pre-show event that will be free and exclusively available to existing premium members. You’ll get in the door around 8 o’clock and get some time to have a drink, meet the staff, have a drink, get a seat up front for the show, have a drink, and maybe have a chance at a merch giveaway or two. We’ll have more details about that in late July. We’ll announce when the RSVPs for that event will open up ahead of time, so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for more details.

If you don’t get on that list, don’t worry! We’ll start letting everyone else into the venue around 8:45. The show will go on around 9 PM, with the possibility of a bit of that Giant Bomb fashionable lateness, so you should have plenty of time to have a drink, find a comfortable chair, check out the newest merchandise, have a drink, have a drink, and have a drink before the show goes on.

Note that this is a 21+ venue, and also note that you don’t need a PAX badge to get in. This is a separate venue from PAX, so if you live in the Seattle-Tacoma area but weren’t planning on attending PAX, feel free to show up anyway! We’ll love you just the same.

Some of these details may change, but if they do we'll be sure to update this post. Hope you can join us!

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#2 Edited by hassun (9828 posts) -

Complimentary GB mugs everyone!

No, not pugs. Mugs.

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#3 Edited by ChrisTaran (2054 posts) -

Tempted to fly to Seattle just for this.

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#4 Posted by spookytapes (338 posts) -

Of course my flight gets in the next morning, damn this world!!!

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#5 Posted by cooljammer00 (3083 posts) -

Will there be drinks available?

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#6 Posted by Lanechanger (1673 posts) -

And this is how Giant Bomb Con started... and I'm all for I.T.!

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#7 Posted by mashzapotato (164 posts) -

I get to go this time! Cool!

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#8 Posted by JStaunton (430 posts) -

Will the latest batch of merch come back in stock by pax?

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#9 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1851 posts) -

I will be there, let's go premium members!

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#10 Posted by Rorie (5524 posts) -

Will there be drinks available?

Yep, the event space will include a full bar and food, too, I think!

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#11 Posted by Fobwashed (2772 posts) -

Sounds like a blast =D

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#12 Edited by JA050N (176 posts) -

The hype is real

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#13 Posted by Mattemat87 (10 posts) -

This will be a great way to kick-off my first PAX Prime in my new city! I have not seen the GB crew in person since PAX East 2012 and I can't wait to meet all the newer members.

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#14 Edited by ajamafalous (13809 posts) -

Seven drinks is a lot of drinks Rorie

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#15 Posted by Lando81 (90 posts) -

Can't wait. Hopefully I don't miss out on the RSVP.

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#16 Posted by azulot (272 posts) -

Woooooo. Stoked. Looks like I'll be taking the ferry over after work on Thursday.

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#17 Edited by therealtakeshi (54 posts) -

Oh man, I'll have left Seattle a day and a half previous! Might have to fly back for this...

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#18 Posted by Tampler (19 posts) -

@rorie said:

Giant Bomb: Live, In Person, & Fully Clothed.

Boo!

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#19 Posted by forteexe21 (2014 posts) -

DO:
Have fun. Have a drink.

DONT:
Tweet out Dave Lang's phone number.. or anyone's number, especially Dave Lang.

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#20 Edited by IanSavage (33 posts) -

I'm excited! No PAX for me this year, but this should be even better :D

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#21 Posted by RazielCuts (3289 posts) -

There's not enough puppies in this @rorie thread.

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#22 Posted by Beomoose (792 posts) -

Yay! So looking forward to this.

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#23 Posted by m1k3ines (1505 posts) -

Shit, my flight doesn't get in until 8:30 and I probably won't be free until 10. Any idea when the event will end?

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#24 Edited by juanvaldes (194 posts) -

w00t!!

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#25 Edited by bceagles128 (788 posts) -

"Fully clothed"? What the fuck is this shit?

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#26 Posted by Brundage (515 posts) -

Can't wait!! ><

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#27 Posted by KittyDrago (17 posts) -

Is it gonna be an open bar, or cash bar?

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#28 Posted by Zelnar (29 posts) -

Super hyped for this. First PAX and it's lining up to be a great time.

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#29 Posted by butano (1999 posts) -

Aw maaaaaan, I booked plane tickets a month ago that won't get me in to Seattle until around 11:00pm Thursday evening :(

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#30 Posted by DT9k (280 posts) -

Hey, that's my birthday!

I should go....

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#31 Edited by SgtSphynx (2607 posts) -

It sucks that both PAX Prime and PAX East fall during the my semester at school, so I can never attend. Oh well, hope you duders that can go enjoy.

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#32 Edited by UncleDisco (883 posts) -

@rorie Bring the Ipad robot thing, and let a random premium member control it during the party.

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#33 Posted by fanboyjustin (132 posts) -

NOooooooo I was planning on going for Friday - Monday!!!

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#34 Posted by Rorie (5524 posts) -

Is it gonna be an open bar, or cash bar?

It'll be cash, alas. We have room for hundreds of people and there's no way we could afford an open bar.

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#35 Posted by Rorie (5524 posts) -

@m1k3 said:

Shit, my flight doesn't get in until 8:30 and I probably won't be free until 10. Any idea when the event will end?

Most likely around 11:30 or 12, but we're still working it all out. Feel free to come by!

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#36 Posted by Meepasaurus (265 posts) -

Sweet! So there will be more seating this time? That was my one complaint about the event last year. Looking forward to it!

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#37 Posted by KittyDrago (17 posts) -

@rorie said:

@kittydrago said:

Is it gonna be an open bar, or cash bar?

It'll be cash, alas. We have room for hundreds of people and there's no way we could afford an open bar.

A boy can dream...

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#38 Posted by groucho (5 posts) -

Is there also going to be a panel at PAX? Or is this in place of that?

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#39 Posted by Rxanadu (614 posts) -

Bears

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#40 Posted by rdldr (22 posts) -

So it starts fully clothed, but where does it end?

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#41 Posted by ZandraVandra (322 posts) -

Awesome! :D Can't wait!

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#42 Edited by Rorie (5524 posts) -

@groucho said:

Is there also going to be a panel at PAX? Or is this in place of that?

Yep, this is additional.

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#43 Posted by fauxben (36 posts) -

I am all over this this. I'm gonna give @austin_walker the biggest hug.

Are we going to be able to bring a +1 to the premium event if we RSVP? A guest, that is, not a longsword.

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#44 Edited by Samitoo (63 posts) -

Awesome! Glad I'm coming in early for PAX Dev :)

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#45 Posted by AzlamOrlandu (54 posts) -

I couldn't get tickets this year, but I live about an hour away. I'd love to be able to go to this event!

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#46 Posted by Devil240Z (5705 posts) -

Shit I'll be at work. I don't like this job that much...

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#47 Posted by RadleyDuder (164 posts) -

Awesome! Now I can apply the lesson I learned from last time: don't drink too much before approaching any of the crew. And write shorter questions. :P

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#48 Posted by Rorie (5524 posts) -

@fauxben said:

I am all over this this. I'm gonna give @austin_walker the biggest hug.

Are we going to be able to bring a +1 to the premium event if we RSVP? A guest, that is, not a longsword.

We are going to try and make that possible, but I need to confirm it before we make it official.

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#49 Posted by Rorie (5524 posts) -

I couldn't get tickets this year, but I live about an hour away. I'd love to be able to go to this event!

We are going to have plenty of space, so I wouldn't worry about being able to make it inside.

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#50 Posted by DeimosReign (86 posts) -

Looking forward to checking this out this year. Also, depending on what happens with some friends I may have an extra ticket or two for PAX for anyone who missed out.