I’m going to PAX Prime!

The Spoony One | Jul 16 2010 | more notation(s) | 

I’ll be at the PAX Prime event in Seattle from Sept 3-5 to cover one of the biggest gamer get-togethers in the U.S.!

I’m going as a journalist on a media pass, so I don’t have any panels or events scheduled, and I likely won’t be available for interviews or autographs. But hey! I continue to level up as a journalist, forever climbing that skill tree. It should be even better than my E3 coverage, since I’m more familiar with the convention routine, what I’m capable of carrying comfortably, and how to pace my day to keep my energy up. Plus, it’s all about the gamers so there shouldn’t be nearly as much pressure!

Should be a lot of fun! It’s my first PAX event, and I’m really looking forward to it. See you there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Hudson/100000390221545 Tim Hudson

    Hoorah!

  • http://twitter.com/OlivawTweet Olivaw

    If you're gonna be there covering stuff, you might not have time, but I'd totally go to the Giant Bomb panel if you wanna see where your particular skill tree tops out.

    I bet you will like what you see!

    Also go to the Protomen concert. That's not a suggestion, that's a COMMAND.

  • http://twitter.com/ElJeasel Justin Bell

    Have a blast Spoony. I went to PAX East this year and had a great time. Looking forward to the coverage!

  • BlueLevel

    Right on, Spoony! Looking forward to your take on the festivities.

  • saint23thomas

    Hopefully, you won't get stuck in room 1408… again.

  • http://twitter.com/rabidlemur Lizzie Hupcey

    My envy, sir! I'd kill to go to Prime; East was amazing. Counting on your coverage, then!

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/BenLaserlove Anders Moberg

    Awesome! If you have time, please go to the Destructoid event where Jim Sterling is hosting, and lick him on his cheeks. That's what I would do in your shoes.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/MTC32AYVROA6XNVKKU3CDMCAXY Adam

    And you now know not to book a sucky hotel room.

  • jewbagel

    Congrats! Seattle is a lot close to Canada, but still the wrong side of the coast for me to be able to make it :(
    Hope to see some hilarious rants and videos from you again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Schroeder/632045130 Chris Schroeder

    Having attended PAX Prime myself last year, allow me to give you a few pointers that will enhance your overall experience. I did not go as a journalist, so naturally you'll have some other things to worry about. But here's something you'll enjoy straight up:

    PAX Prime will have a much better indy game scene. You can probably skip the repeats from E3 and focus on the smaller venues. IMHO, most of the smaller studios games were so much more addictive.

    Next, PAX Prime is about ALL gamers, not just consoles and a smidgin of PC. There's a decent slice of tabletop gaming on the floor and a slew of tabletop tourneys going on all thru out the con.

    Just like other cons, you'll have a lot of conflicting panels that you may or may not want to attend. There's always one that's mandatory (and also the hardest to get into): the live Make-a-Strip. Maybe you could get the PAX Bump for all of Transmission Awesome?

    The night concerts are usually over before midnight and the next day starts ~9ish. I don't know what E3's schedule is like, but I found PAX's to work quite nicely…provided I didn't get smashed the night before.

    Cosplay is encouraged. A humble request? At least one interview as Dr. Insano. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/xfirefly Tori Maier

    Spoony, I'll be there too! It'd be awesome to meet you! :D

  • landofunk

    I'm an hour and a half north of Seattle (I avoid that city when I can :^p). I've heard good things about the con though..might have to check it out for a day.

  • http://twitter.com/LucasChad Lucas Allen

    Are you going with Angry Joe again, or just by yourself? I would be surprise if you're going with some other gaming critic I don't know!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WAS7HKOHD7N6WEX752J2QMIBQY Tony

    make sure when you get a room, you can find the ac controll. oh and hot water lol have fun up in seattle

  • droge085

    I live in Vancouver so there is NO WAY I'm missing the Spoony One.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthewemz Matthew Millar

    I'll hunt you down!

  • http://twitter.com/CrabBread Crab

    What's a PAX? Is it a code for “NEW ULTIMA RANT VIDEO”? Hope so! See you soon!

  • Derrick_Bitner

    I attended my first PAX this year at the inaugural PAX East. I've started writing for an up-and-coming website called GameXplain with some ex-IGN and Gamespot employees and they invited me to join them for the event. I'm just waiting for my press pass to be cleared but I should be golden to go. I'd love to meet you as I value your opinions highly. Here's hoping I see you in the press room!

  • ThePaperLady

    *jawdrop* You're coming to Washington? To Seattle?? … I cannot miss this.

  • http://twitter.com/SecretAgentMrX Matt Malone

    good luck Spoony!

    any thoughts on filming something on the side while lounging in your hotel room?

  • http://itsumademo.livejournal.com Tri

    Thrilled! I live here in Seattle and got to run into MarzGurl last year. Maybe I'll see you! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Celimous Jackson Rawding

    Sweet I hope to find you there Damnit!!

  • http://twitter.com/play5mw Matt Ward

    My favorite weekend of the year just got better. It'd be awesome to meet you there if I got the chance. In fact, I just so happen to be on the volunteer staff working in the Expo Hall. Perhaps you'd be interested in interviewing some of my exhibiters?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dobler79 Trevor Gumbel

    I might have to go this year now, I've been looking to go for a couple of years now.

  • http://dragonl0rd132.deviantart.com/ Dragon Lord

    “I continue to level up as a journalist, forever climbing that skill tree.”
    Somebody please make a sign that says “New Skill Learned: Interview 3″ wave it over Spoony's head with a ping sound.

  • http://dragonl0rd132.deviantart.com/ Dragon Lord

    “I continue to level up as a journalist, forever climbing that skill tree.”
    Somebody please make a sign that says “New Skill Learned: Interview 3″ wave it over Spoony's head with a ping sound.

  • maealoril

    Penny Arcade eXpo game con open to the public unlike e3 last year the cast of Loading Ready Run had a panel Spoony Spoony, oh if they're there again you should totally hit that panel. LRR is awesome-sauce.

  • http://twitter.com/AndySaotome Andy Wong

    I'll be coming to PAX Prime, my second time there.. Missed Angry Joe their the first time I went.. Hopefully I can find Spoony and maybe get a photo with him if he isn't busy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyson-Charles-Peppler/675278967 Tyson Charles Peppler

    That's really an interesting position you're in Spoony, you are simultaneously doing journalism on the exhibitions there and being an exhibition yourself!

    In my own humble opinion I'd love to see you do panels and be the froody celebrity that you are; however I do love content for the site too. Good luck and have a fun time anyway. :D

  • mobtank

    Nice going spoony, If I was able to attent PAX I would be looking for you. Congrats on leveling up and gaining reputation :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/erunno Matic Kačič

    If you are going there, get new game info. Like Guild Wars 2 witch will have its live demo there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Kelley/100000588189282 Thomas Kelley

    Spoony at PAX? Penny Arcade meets Channel Awesome? O.o NERDGASM!

  • Dasyati

    Be sure to get a decent hotel room this time! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Brossolini Jason_Meza

    I hope I can go this year. :D

  • Vanlan

    Woo! hope to see you there Spoony.

  • Vanlan

    3-Day Badges are sold out already.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OA7CCZ7SSBYECPORNMJPEBUCNM RawMetal

    Your Going To PAX !?!?!?!? i'll see you there!

  • Conkey

    I wish i could go but i live in crapy Illinois 2,000 miles away damnit

  • Conkey

    I wish i could go but i live in crapy Illinois 2,000 miles away damnit

  • Anonymous

    Hey Spoony, where’s the PAX coverage? Did you just use your press pass as an excuse to get in there for free?

  • Anonymous

    Hey Spoony, where’s the PAX coverage? Did you just use your press pass as an excuse to get in there for free?

  • Anonymous

    Hey spoony, where’s the pax coverage? Did you just abuse your press pass to get in there for free?

    Yeah, you sure are climbing the journalism skill tree. Climbing it to internet obscurity. Good work.

  • Anonymous

    Hey spoony, where’s the pax coverage? Did you just abuse your press pass to get in there for free?

    Yeah, you sure are climbing the journalism skill tree. Climbing it to internet obscurity. Good work.

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