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Theris
07-21-2010, 02:17 PM
Here are some quick links for PAX Prime 2010:

Latest News (posted 07-26-2010)
Based on our hyper-complex algorithm, I can say with 95% certainty we will sell out of Saturday badges sometime this Tuesday or Wednesday

PAX Site
http://www.paxsite.com/paxprime/

Registration
http://www.paxsite.com/paxprime/registration.php

Changes for PAX 2010
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=123927

Hotels
http://www.paxsite.com/paxprime/hotels.php

PAX Prime Venue - Washington State Convention Center
http://www.wsctc.com/about_us/directions_parking.aspx
http://www.paxsite.com/paxprime/travel.php

Urban Spoon Seattle (best restaurant search engine & wi-fi list IMHO)
http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/1/Seattle-restaurants.html
http://www.urbanspoon.com/t/1/14/Seattle/Free-Wi-Fi-restaurants

Link Light Rail from Sea-Tac to Downtown Seattle (fair is about $2.50 one way)
http://www.soundtransit.org/Riding-Sound-Transit/Schedules-and-Facilities/Central-Link-Light-Rail.xml

Metro Bus Trip Planner (if you're hotel is outside of Downtown Seattle)
http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/cgi-bin/itin_page.pl?resptype=U

Seattle Downtown Map
http://www.visitseattle.org/images/maps/pdf/MapDowntown.pdf

Fun Stuff to Do While Visiting
http://www.visitseattle.org/visitors/default.asp

PAX Twitter
http://twitter.com/official_pax

Tips on WiFi & 3G/4G
Last year, PAX 2009 crashed AT&T's 3G network. WiFi was slow due the sheer number of people. Rumor mill says they've fixed some of the issues from last year, but expect slow connections and spotty service under the Expo roof.

Tips on Health & Sickness Prevention

wash your hands
bring anti-bacterial lotion or hand sanitizers
try not to shake hands with strangers
Do not lick door handles or door nobs
Sneeze and cough into the crook of your elbow

Tolero
07-21-2010, 02:19 PM
tips On Health & Sickness Prevention

wash Your Hands
bring Anti-bacterial Lotion Or Hand Sanitizers
try Not To Shake Hands With Strangers
do Not Lick Door Handles Or Door Nobs
sneeze And Cough Into The Crook Of Your Elbow


Qft!

Theris
07-21-2010, 02:25 PM
"Deus Ex, Epic Mickey Creator Warren Spector to Keynote PAX"
July 20, 2010 - http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3180475

"PAX 2010 site reveals winners for PAX 10 indie games festival"
July 15, 2010 - http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/features/pax-2010-site-reveals-winners-for-pax-10-indie-games-festival/

"PAX Prime 2010 Individual Day Passes Still Available"
July 14, 2010 - http://forums.penny-arcade.com/announcement.php?f=26&a=98

"Anamanaguchi, Jonathan Coulton to Rock PAX 2010"
June 30, 2010 - http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/06/pax-prime/

"PAX Prime 2010 performers and exhibitors announced"
June 28, 2010 - http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/28/pax-prime-2010-performers-and-exhibitors-announced/

Theris
07-21-2010, 02:46 PM
Vote for the best Indy game at PAX 10 Fest

Super Meat Boy (http://www.supermeatboy.com/) - Team Meat
Altitude (http://altitudegame.com/) - Nimby Games
Bastion (http://www.supergiantgames.com/) - SuperGiant Games
Fowl Space (http://pixelante.ca/) - Pixelante
Hegemony: Philip of Macedon (http://longbowgames.com/) - Longbow Games
Plane Weaver (http://dadiu.dk/spil/spil-2010/plane-weaver) - Team Plane Weaver
Puzzle Bots (http://wadjeteyegames.com/puzzlebots.htm) - Wadjet Eye Games
Solace (http://www.solacegame.com/) - One Man Down

Theris
07-26-2010, 01:36 PM
Latest from @Official_Pax (http://twitter.com/Official_PAX) on twitter:


Based on our hyper-complex algorithm, I can say with 95% certainty we will sell out of Saturday badges sometime this Tuesday or Wednesday.

and


As a reminder, make sure to follow @PAX_Lines for live seat availability for the Main Theatre Lines.

So if you want Saturday tickets, get them soon! And if you are going subscribe to @PAX_Lines and get live updates on your mobile.

Theris
08-03-2010, 06:21 PM
From PAX 2010 Forums (http://forums.penny-arcade.com/announcement.php?f=26&a=98)



SATURDAY PASSES ARE ALSO SOLD OUT! ONLY FRIDAY AND SUNDAY PASSES REMAIN!
If you're still thinking about going to PAX but haven't bought tickets, DO IT NOW!

http://www.paxsite.com/paxprime/registration.php


Also from @Official_PAX on Twitter (http://twitter.com/Official_PAX)



As a reminder: this Friday is the last day to buy badges for PAX Prime 2010 and have them mailed to you.

William_the_Bat
08-07-2010, 08:42 PM
I can't wait to be there!

Hey, will there be any Asheron's Call presence, or is it just DDO and LOTRO?

And if not, can someone sneak me some AC swag anyway? (grin)

iamsamoth0
08-07-2010, 09:30 PM
Out of Fri. and Sun. which is the better choice? I'm leaning towards Sun. But it may be better to get a jump on it by going Friday. I can only afford 1 day if at all. But the bonus is I already live here. I can walk...:)

Memnir
08-07-2010, 09:31 PM
Sadly, for the first time in six years, I won't be able to be at PAX. :(

iamsamoth0
08-09-2010, 02:27 PM
I am still stuck on Fri., or Sun. decision. Will DDO be represented there this year? Have there been any announcements from Turbine about some presence at the show?

Memnir
08-09-2010, 02:31 PM
I'd go on Friday, if only for the concerts that evening. They are very cool, even if you've never heard of the people playing. :)


As for DDO being represented, I'd gander it's going to be a heavy LotRO year, with that going F2P. Last year DDO was new to F2P, and it was well represented - with people making new accounts and playing right on the show floor. It was very cool to load up my live account and take it for a spin in the middle of the expo hall. hehehe

But, even in past years when they've had a more LotRO-centric booth, DDO has always had a few machines dedicated to it.


Wish I could be there - have fun!

William_the_Bat
08-09-2010, 02:34 PM
But, even in past years when they've had a more LotRO-centric booth, DDO has always had a few machines dedicated to it.

If only the same could be said for Asheron's Call.

iamsamoth0
08-09-2010, 02:47 PM
I'd go on Friday, if only for the concerts that evening. They are very cool, even if you've never heard of the people playing. :)


As for DDO being represented, I'd gander it's going to be a heavy LotRO year, with that going F2P. Last year DDO was new to F2P, and it was well represented - with people making new accounts and playing right on the show floor. It was very cool to load up my live account and take it for a spin in the middle of the expo hall. hehehe

But, even in past years when they've had a more LotRO-centric booth, DDO has always had a few machines dedicated to it.


Wish I could be there - have fun!

I'd rep you but I have to pass it around. Which wouldn't have mattered, 'cause I just couldn't tear my eyes away from the exploding chicken fire. Ha. So, I couldn't have rep'd you for that either...booo. I thought it was like some metal music video or something.
So, at least one vote for friday...

Sallust
08-19-2010, 12:04 AM
I'll be back as I am every year.

Fourfingers
08-23-2010, 03:45 PM
Just around the corner. Sold out of Three-day, Friday-only and Saturday-only badges.. only Sunday remains.

Are there many Seattle-area DDO players?

Theris
08-27-2010, 05:58 PM
Come Play D&D with Crunchy Bits at PAX!

If you're coming to PAX this year and you want to play in a D&D game us an email at
ddocrunchybits@gmail.com (mailto:ddocrunchybits@gmail.com) with the subject line "DDO D&D 4e @ PAX 2010".

Sigfried Trent will be DMing the game. The first six people who email us we will reserve spots for you and send you a Time and Location when the date gets closer! If you don't get in, we'll keep you on list of alternates. Or you can just hang about and socialize! :)

Feel free to bring your own Level 1 Character or you can pick one from our stack!

UPDATE: We've decided to hold the game on Friday, Sept 3rd. Time is TBD!

Game On Everyone!
Anne

Mockduck
08-27-2010, 06:58 PM
Man, if I'd known you were DMing I'd have worked harder to get to pax! :)

Next year.

Theris
08-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Man, if I'd known you were DMing I'd have worked harder to get to pax! :)

Next year.

If you do come to Seattle for PAX let us know, we only live 20-30 min from the convention center.

cdbd3rd
08-29-2010, 06:18 PM
If you do come to Seattle for PAX let us know, we only live 20-30 min from the convention center.

How big's your back yard? Room for tents? :)



edit:

Backtracking the thread, I see missed a perfect opportunity to interject some quip about...



Tips on Health & Sickness Prevention

...
try not to shake hands with strangers
Do not lick door handles or door nobs
...



...shaking door knobs & licking strangers. :p

Theris
08-29-2010, 09:54 PM
Come Play D&D with Crunchy Bits at PAX!

If you're coming to PAX this year and you want to play in a D&D game us an email at
ddocrunchybits@gmail.com (mailto:ddocrunchybits@gmail.com) with the subject line "DDO D&D 4e @ PAX 2010".

Sigfried Trent will be DMing the game. The first six people who email us we will reserve spots for you and send you a Time and Location when the date gets closer! If you don't get in, we'll keep you on list of alternates. Or you can just hang about and socialize! :)

Feel free to bring your own Level 1 Character or you can pick one from our stack!

Game On Everyone!
Anne

UPDATE: we're thinking about having the game on FRIDAY - SEPT 3rd.

Theris
08-29-2010, 10:29 PM
How big's your back yard? Room for tents? :)

LOL! one, maybe two small ones.

Theris
08-30-2010, 02:34 AM
FYI from PAX Officials posted on Friday, 08/27/2010:


We sold through our last batch of badges today, meaning PAX 2010 is OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT. Yes, this means if you haven’t purchased your badge and you try to walk up to the show, we will have no badges to sell you! For those of you that DID buy your badge early and haven’t received it in the mail yet, please email pax_questions@paxsite.com. Thanks! See you next week!

Theris
08-31-2010, 02:15 PM
Hey DDO Players! Let's get together this PAX and play some PnP D&D!!

"The Crypt of Gandor Grey"
DM: Sigfried Trent
Location: PAX 2010, Table Top Free Play Area, 2nd Floor (Look for signs!)
Date: Friday, Sept 3rd
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
System: D&D 4th Edition
What to Bring: A level 1 D&D 4e character (PHP, PHP2, or PHP3), if you don't have one we have a stack you can pick from. Character sheet, dice, etc.
Everyone in the party knows one another from a past adventure, in which they teamed up to track down a dangerous fugitive who had been killing women in the countryside. Having decided they made a good team they registered themselves with the mercenary's guild in Baron's Bridge.

The party has gathered to hear the job offered by a young man named Phillip Grey. Phillip wants to hire the party to break into his Uncle's tomb and recover whatever he has stashed there. His uncle, Gandor Grey, died 6 years ago from natural causes and despite his substantial wealth, left nothing to his family. Instead he had a lavish tomb built in a private cemetery and family legend has it the rest of his wealth was buried with him.

Phillip needs the money because he borrowed a good bit of money from the Red Hands to purchase spells to heal his ailing mother. While her health has greatly improved he can’t raise the money to pay back the loan and the Red Hands have a brutal reputation. He feels that since Gandor is technically family that this isn't purely theft.

He needs help because he knows Gandor had his tomb built with death traps and possibly magical guardians of some kind. The construction of it was expensive and done by some shady out of town contractors. He's offering to split any treasure found 50/50 with the group.

If you would like to join in email us at ddocrunchybits@gmail.com !

Krell
09-01-2010, 04:44 PM
I waited too long. Sold out :( .

Theris
09-01-2010, 07:19 PM
You can still buy tickets from people who can't go. Just search this thread or leave your name. This is the OFFICIAL PAX PASSES RESELL thread:

Have a Ticket/Need a Ticket Thread (FACE VALUE ONLY, NO SCALPERS) :
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=123814

Trefor
09-02-2010, 05:35 PM
Any meet-ups planned? A few years ago we had Asheron's Call and LOTRO events.

Theris
09-02-2010, 06:30 PM
The only one I know of is hosted by LOTRO Reporter: http://lotroreporter.com/2010/08/lotro-reporter-meetup/

When: September 2nd at 7:00PM
Location: Billiard Room, Elephant and Castle Pub
Address: 1415 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101-2313

I was thinking about going because its the closest I'll get to a DDO meetup here in Seattle :)

Theris
09-02-2010, 08:34 PM
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101350606580013&ref=ts
The Keeper + Fused + Special Guests at the Comet Tavern! Pre-PAX PARTY!!
The Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St, Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 2 @ 9:00pm - 12:30am

http://www.yelp.com/events/seattle-welcome-to-pax-rock-band-night-at-jillians
Rock band party at Jillians on Thurs
731 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Thursday, September 2 @ 8:00pm-10:00pm

http://www.massively.com/2010/08/30/massively-mob-meetups-dragon-con-2010-and-pax-2010/
Massively Meetup
Seattle's Night Kitchen, 216 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA 98101-1110
Saturday, September 4th at 8:00 p.m. PDT

http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707203/Come-Hang-Out-With-Us-at-PAX-Prime.html#ixzz0yErGa8Ag
X-Play and G4tv.com Meet-up!
Shorty Dog, 2222A 2nd Avenue, between Bell and Blanchard
Friday, September 3 @ 7:30PM to 9PM

http://banyanbranch.com/pax-party/
banyan branch pax party
Neumos, 925 e pike, seattle 98122
Friday, september 3 @ 7pm - 2am

http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/518
Assault on Mirrodin PAX Party - MUST SOLVE PUZZLES @ PAX FOR PASSES
Showbox at the Market
Saturday, September 4 @ 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Krell
09-02-2010, 11:33 PM
You can still buy tickets from people who can't go. Just search this thread or leave your name. This is the OFFICIAL PAX PASSES RESELL thread:

Have a Ticket/Need a Ticket Thread (FACE VALUE ONLY, NO SCALPERS) :
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=123814

Update: I'll be there Sunday! I work about 3 blocks away and have monthly parking so I'm all set. I bought the tickets at face value off craigslist and it turns out the sellers mother works at my company. What are the odds? Lol

Trefor
09-03-2010, 01:15 AM
Forgot to post I'll be there on Saturday. Was too late for a a three-day pass.

I'll be sure to torment Tolero, MadFloyd, and Patience again.