I once made a habit of documenting all the events and at some point I felt like I was on repeat / overwhelmed and there were just too many events to cover. I'm gonna make an effort to change that and at least blog some pictures after events.
PAX Prime was this past weekend in Seattle and we had the biggest booth ever for the Behemoth; I couldn't even capture it in a single picture. This is just part of it:
To the left is the Pit People demo area and to the right is a wall of arcade cabinets with Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid, BattleBlock Theater and Back Off Barbarian, a new mini-game to be released with Castle Crashers Remastered.
There was some great cosplay, including this Pink Knight:
And this Red Knight:
We also saw some cool tattoos:
If feels pretty amazing when someone has your game tattooed on their body.
Stamper was letting people draw on him so I added this:
But then I felt bad so I changed it to a badass skull:
That night I was having dinner with Tommy Refenes and his family and everyone was laughing at a fart joke while I was busy on my phone. Tommy's wife noted how I was the only mature person at the table, so I flipped my phone around and explained to them that I was texting Mike a picture of the dick I drew on Stamper. I'm not sure if this story was worth sharing but I was amused. And I got to name drop Tommy because he's SUPER FAMOUS after Super Meat Boy / Indie Game the Movie!
The complete list of NG people at PAX included @Stamper, @RicePirate, @Funy-mony, @Fungasm,@oryozema, @MisterChris, @PuffballsUnited, @Tommunism, @Glaiel-Gamer, @BoMToons, @Mike, @jouste, @BerzerkStudio, @TadakuniAmano, @DjCUTMAN and @Xerus. It was great seeing everyone!
I also got to meet lots of cool game devs and play lots of exciting new games. The Indie Megabooth and the PAX 10 are always two of my favorite spots to check out.
My typical day at PAX:
1) Wake up @ 6AM, call April back home.
2) Run downstairs for an iced coffee (quicker to consume than hot), yogurt, banana and muffin.
3) Hotel Gym (did a good job this year, 4 of 6 mornings)
5) Wander PAX
6) Bloody Marys for lunch
7) Wander PAX
8) Blood Mary Booster
9) Signings from 4-6 (closing)
10) Moscow Mules and some sort of dinner.
11) Reasonable bedtime between 11pm-1am (trying to get better at not feeling pressure to stay out super late).
The best news is I've been back for a few days and apparently have not gotten sick. Also no hangovers. I'm starting to feel like an unstoppable convention machine but I probably just caught a lucky break.
Here's a picture of RicePirate surprising me during teardown:
That's all, folks!