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Tycho / on Mon, Jan 30 2017 at 9:13 am

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Here’s the strip we did during the Make a Strip panel, which, now that I think of it, you can totally watch even after the fact.  There are always Twitch Elves embedded in the Main Theatre staff trying to juice the show for video content, and you can swim in that multisensory reservoir anytime you want to.  For example: have you ever wondered if I am as insufferable in real life as I am in text form?  Or, more likely, would like confirmation that this is the case?  This is a question you can answer there.

More to the point: do you want to catch the first ever Acquisitions Incorporated game at PAX South?  Easy to do.  Want to see Mariachi Entertainment System make Kiko cry, live on stage?  I’ve got that too.  I’m just saying!  You might not be aware just how much PAX we can etch onto your cornea remotely.

The show exceeded my most fevered fantasies of what it could accomplish, let me say that.  The atmosphere, some commingling of attendee, venue, and region, is the favorite show of many by choice.  So we worked hard with partners to bring cool stuff in: True Dungeon made an appearance, for example.  It’s p. rad tbh.  I had a chance to see the Nintendo Switch for the first time!  And we got AcqInc down here, to even that part out.  AUS, I hear you.  I’m workin’ on it.

I’m never going to stop saying it, because as the Loremaster of PAX, it’s my duty to say so:  PAX is a Convention Convention, and most of them are founded dynamically by attendees.  These conventions scale between two people and tens of thousands over the course of the weekends.  They are varied in purpose and often overlap in physical space.  I talked to a woman in the airport before I boarded the plane (‘Sup, Becca?) who was going to PAX South to meet a bunch of friends for the first time.  I have friends I only see at PAX, which may be true for you also.  One of these many conventions was a march on the Senator’s office, just for example.  Whenever I’m asked by a Muggle media outlet about what the fuck we’re doing here, I tell them: this show is about culture first.  This is what we know: when it is given an opportunity for expression, that culture condenses straight out of the air wherever we set one of these things up.  People try to thank me for this stuff, and after I’ve told them to thank the Enforcers, I say, listen.  Best case scenario for me, this is something we’re doing together.  I’ve been to every one, though. And I know where that energy comes from.

Oh!  Did you hear about PAX Unplugged, by the way?  All tabletop stuff?  Out in Philly?  You might note that the truncated form of Pennsylvania is PA; we’ve been planning this event, in secret, for hundreds of years.


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