There’s a lot going on at a convention like the Penny Arcade Expo. With seemingly endless amounts of new games to try out, panels to sit in on, celebrities to interview, and bands to listen to, there’s no shortage of things to do—and, in our case, no shortage of stories to cover. Whether you’re a journalist or a convention-goer, there is a fundamental problem inherent in attending PAX. That problem? PAX is just way too much fun.
Oh, I can imagine the confusion that you might be feeling at home. “Wait a minute! ‘Too much fun’? How can that be a problem?!” But here’s the thing: with so much to see and do, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. If you try to adhere to a strict schedule of events, rather than just relaxing and having fun with friends, you’re bound to get stressed out. What we have found, as a group, is that the more you just relax at PAX, the better you get an understanding of what makes the convention so fun and interesting. If you try and cover PAX like it’s New York Comic Con or E3, you will ultimately be disappointed with the entire experience.
That is the mindset that we took when recording this latest Podcast. We aim to tell you what we liked about PAX East this year, and to hopefully give you an idea as to why you should be attending. Sure, there are tens of thousands of people that go to PAX each year; but, believe it or not, there are still some people on the fence about whether or not they should go. Our hope is that, after listening to 90 minutes of four grown adults praising the convention and discussing how much fun it is, folks who were previously on the fence will be thoroughly convinced to set time aside and get to PAX in the future.
We also find time to talk about our favorite parts of PAX, to discuss how our Child’s Play Charity panel went, and to give shout outs to all of our fans and friends who were able to make the trip up to Boston for the weekend. It’s a fun episode, so give it a listen and leave us your comments down below. And now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go take a long nap and get ready for Mass Effect Marathon 2.5.