Earlier this fall I was invited to join my boyfriend (Nick), his co-workers and our friends down on an adventure to Boston to attend PAX East 2011, which is now just weeks away (http://east.paxsite.com/).
Now if I said I was excited that would be an understatement!
PAX is the Penny Arcade Expo.
Essentially it's a large gaming (video games, table top, cards etc.) convention named after the popular Gaming-based webcomic "Penny Arcade" (http://www.penny-arcade.com/).
Not gonna lie, thats one of the reasons I am so excited! I read Penny Arcade all throughout high school. I've unfortunately lost touch with it since, but the upcoming Expo is reuniting my love~!
Going to PAX will be a sweet opportunity to reunite myself with my game-love, which has gone down since College. I never had the time to play games in college, so ever since then I've had a hard time sitting myself down for hours of achieving nothing except well... achievements (herp).
Recently, however, I remembered how creative and inspired I was back in highschool- back when I had the time to let myself relax, unwind and play games. I was full of creative juice, artsy-fartsy-ness and ambition to make my own impact on people, the way games impacted me. I very dearly want to get that feeling back. Especially now, I have a big project I'm really excited about and I don't want to lose that. So here's hoping getting back into gaming can help that... AND Nick can stop calling me a "casual gamer" (which is super not cool by the way! No matter how true it has become :P)!
So the countdown is on- I'm going to do my best to document everything that goes on at the Expo. I also plan to throw my business cards around like candycanes at the Santa Clause parade, hopefully without getting someone in the eye.
Countdown to PAX East- T-minus 16 days.