As I reflect on my three days of getting up early, standing in lines, walking the floors of the Washington State Convention Center, and meeting all the great people, two words keep coming to mind; “Information Overload”! This is not to say it was a bad thing, I was like a kid in a candy store the size of Costco, I didn’t know where to begin, where to end, and what to take in moment to moment. Between the games like Borderlands 2 and Assassins Creed II, to costumed cosplayers, to playing old arcade games like Dragon Slayer and Dragon Slayer II, it was just too much fun for this old brain to handle. These are just some of the things I was able to remember coming down from the daily high that is PAX2012.
Then there were the keynote speech, QA with Mike and Jerry, and panels with NASA. These were amazing to hear and watch. The keynote done by the Insomniac president and CEO Ted Price was informational and inspirational all at the same time. Then the QA with Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins, creators of Penny Arcade, we found out that next year PAX Prime will be 4 days and there will be a PAX Australia for our cousins down under!
Overall this was an amazing event for me to share with my wife and friends. I want to thank everyone at Penny Arcade, all of the presenters and exhibitors for their helping make this a great event. Above all I want to thank the attendees: gamers, geeks, nerds, and others, that make this a true sub-culture in our society. I finally feel like I fit in with a group and can talk to anyone without having them look at me like I am the weird one!