PAX East

For those of you who don’t know (and I really don’t blame you if you don’t), the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX for short) is a series of annual gaming conventions held in Seattle, Boston, and Melbourne, Australia. Each expo is primarily dedicated to video games and tabletop games (i.e. board games), and people come from all over to attend industry panels, play unreleased games, and meet and share interests with new gamers. Basically, PAX is the ultimate game nerd festival.

Last Sunday I  joined 80,000 other such nerds at PAX East, which has taken place in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center since 2010. Yes, 80,000. It’s a very popular event. And, since I can safely assume that you were not present, I have graciously put together a brief photo tour for your educational benefit. You can come next year if you move to Boston 🙂

Firstly I just want to share with you my inaugural experience with Dungeons & Dragons. Yes, it’s as nerdy awesome as it looks.

Next up is a little cosplay action for you. This was a costume competition I had the pleasure of watching.

So you can get an idea of just how big PAX East is, here are a couple photos from above the expo  hall.

Lots of board games were played at PAX East.

Lastly, here is a photo of an epic League of Legends video game tournament. Be envious.

Don’t knock it ’til you try it, folks.