Saturday, August 30, 2008

Quick rundown of Day 1 at PAX

First thing we did was meet up with the Pre-Pax Breakfast group...you guys were great to meet and talk to. After eating we headed to the convention center where we stood/sat in line...forever.  I got some photos of the line and of the beach ball being hit around.  Even a little video.  Another member of my group got pics of Man Peach and some other interesting things we encountered on line.

Once we got in our first order of business was to sign our friend up for the Smash Brothers Tournament and then we headed to the EXPO Hall.  I'll be the first to admit that I was lost there, I'm not a big gamer and I can honestly say that I hadn't heard of more than half of those games.  But I did enjoy myself.  I watched a lot of games being played, asked a few questions about ones I was interested in and even played one of the PAX 10 games.
My friend and I co-oped on the Samurai Sushi game.  I played mouse and she played controller and I really think it's better as a mouse game.  Though the developer/creater/the god of the game said he was just working on making it a controller game and was still working out the functions.  I was really impressed seeing as how it's a one man show when it comes to creating the game.  He told us a Spring release...I know I'll be waiting.

After that we checked out a couple more booths before we got the call that it was time for our friend to head over to get inline for the Smash Brothers tournament.  As we were walking out of the Expo Hall...I saw him...Wil Wheaton was at his booth....I got in line.  The line got cut off a few people  in front of me.  So I walked over to join my friends in line.  While one waited, two of us went to get food...then we sat in the beanbags and ate and played for a good while before heading to the Game Writing Panel.  We got there late, so then we headed back to the Expo Hall.

This time around I tried a DS downloadable demo some game about a character who's an archeologist and an engineer.  It really wasn't my type of game, but the guys who were telling me about the game were really nice.  As I watched my friend test a game, our other friend called, he'd been eliminated so we were going to meet him outside the Expo Hall.

That's when I saw a two people waiting in front of Wil's booth...I stood behind them.  I stood in line for a half hour waiting to meet my first ever crush.  Yes, I had a little girl crush on Wesley Crusher. So it was no hardship for me to wait there in line for him, and it was so worth it.  I purchased one of his books and got a picture.  

My friends left me to go sit in on the RoosterTeeth panel.  I've seen some Red vs. Blue, but I wasn't really familiar with the panel.  But I'm glad I made it there when I did.  They showed off a new animated short and it was great.  I know people were taking video so it's got to be posted somewhere, so I'll probably be watching it again.

After that we headed off to get in line for "The Guild" screening.  I stumbled across The Guild after seeing Felicia Day in Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.  So we got to watch all 10 episodes and then there was a Q&A session afterwards.  The new episodes start will probably start in October and Felicia has no control over what comes out of her mouth.

After that we called it a night.  We headed back to our hotel, grabbed some more Subway and then ate and watched the original Ocean's Eleven.  Then we promptly all fell asleep.  (hence why this is being posted Saturday morning instead of Friday night.)

Oh I also what to mention that I met a bunch of really great people, and every one was extremely nice.  Can't wait to meet more of you Saturday and Sunday!

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