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#61 R. Kasahara

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:04 PM

I heard the news earlier, but yay! :)

As for a CAG meetup, I know the schedule isn't up yet, but here's what I'm thinking. What we did last year was go out to dinner shortly after the closing ceremonies (though bitprophet and I met up with metaly the day before). We could do something like that again if everyone's still around, though it's looking like there would be more of us this time.

Thursday evening is doable for me as well, but post-PAX might be better since it would give us more to talk about. During the show would be tough if everyone's schedules don't match up.
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#62 io

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:46 PM

That works for me. I'm most likely staying an extra day so something at the end works out well.

#63 creid

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:25 PM

Yeah, Sunday's best for me.

#64 io

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:10 AM

Wow - such a lack of activity in this thread. I guess not that many CAGs are actually going?

By the way, I got my passes in the mail today!

#65 creid

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

Yeah, mine came as well.

We bought our plane tickets last week. It's actually cheaper for us to stay until Tuesday, so we'll have some time for sightseeing after all :)

#66 R. Kasahara

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:14 PM

Been really sick for the past few days, so I haven't gone out to check the mail. Hope they're sitting in the mailbox :)

Will be doing some sightseeing the day before myself. Do any of the locals have recommendations?
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#67 kube00

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

Havent seen anything yet...I know Zenprime got his so I should be getting mine. I did apply for a press pass so hopefully that comes through

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#68 creid

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:26 PM

Will be doing some sightseeing the day before myself. Do any of the locals have recommendations?

Someone posted this in the PAX forums, it's pretty extensive: http://www.reddit.co..._the_last_time/

#69 kube00

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:20 PM

Passes showed up today!

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#70 soulvengeance

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

Boo, my passes haven't come yet. If anyone is needing a Friday pass, let me know, I have an extra.
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#71 zenprime

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

I am up again for our Post-PAX Dinner.
Got my passes, getting little side stuff taken care of. My Pre-PAX Madness is at about 40-50% now. That's pretty low for me at this close to show. I'm attributing that to this being my 5th PAX. Maybe I should volunteer for Enforcer duty next year.

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#72 Richard Kain

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

Wow - such a lack of activity in this thread. I guess not that many CAGs are actually going?


Man, don't remind me. I was unemployed when the tickets first went on sale, and couldn't commit to the expense without a job. And the darn things sold out in only a week. Now I've managed to get contract work, and I could afford to go, but it's too late to pick up tickets. And I can't just fly up there hoping to get scalped tickets.

Still, I hope all you guys/gals enjoy yourselves. I got to go last year and absolutely loved it. Be sure to get in line for all of the Omegathon events, they were a lot of fun to watch.

#73 R. Kasahara

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:13 PM

Thanks for the link, Pete :)

We got our own passes this past Saturday. Just waiting for the schedule to go up now. Currently can't think of any Expo Hall things I want to see other than Nintendo's new hardware (both the 3DS XL and the WiiU) and hopefully Project P-100.
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#74 kube00

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:57 PM

Eh I wont be able to make a post Pax Dinner most likely. Well Im leaving from my Inlaws on Monday and they live about 30 mins away so I might be able to make it. Ive got a Fri/Sat pass.

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#75 Bioterror

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:22 PM

Gahhh still no pass. I ordered before they changed servers, and I live in Seattle should I be worried?

#76 kube00

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Got the media pass...I need to find a way to get rid of my fri/sat pass

Edited by kube00, 02 August 2012 - 10:08 PM.

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#77 soulvengeance

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:48 PM

Man, don't remind me. I was unemployed when the tickets first went on sale, and couldn't commit to the expense without a job. And the darn things sold out in only a week. Now I've managed to get contract work, and I could afford to go, but it's too late to pick up tickets. And I can't just fly up there hoping to get scalped tickets.

Still, I hope all you guys/gals enjoy yourselves. I got to go last year and absolutely loved it. Be sure to get in line for all of the Omegathon events, they were a lot of fun to watch.


I have a friday pass if you're interested. PM me.
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#78 Richard Kain

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:54 PM

I have a friday pass if you're interested.


No, thanks anyway, though. I live too far away to justify the trip for just one day. If I was in the Seattle area, I could just skip down there for one day, or risk buying scalped tickets. But where I'm at I would have to reserve a plane flight just to get there, as well as make hotel arrangements. When I went last year, I spent far more on the trip itself than I did on the tickets.

I'll make sure I get in next year.

#79 zenprime

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:44 PM

Heh, this Pre-PAX Doctor Who TV Dinner with an intermission "Doctor Who-inspired cabaret burlesque act" show sounds neat.

http://forums.penny-...ans-look-inside

And here are some pages with lists of PAX Parties (expect some overlap):
- http://www.sidequest...rties-and-more/
- http://forums.penny-...me-2012-parties

The Seattle .party() 2012 sounds interesting.

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#80 R. Kasahara

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

The schedule's up! - http://prime.paxsite.com/schedule
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#81 io

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

The schedule's up! - http://prime.paxsite.com/schedule


Nice, thanks!

How do these work? You line up beforehand or something? Can everyone attend the "MAIN" ones or are they limited too?

Also, how do the tournaments work. I'm sure my son would love to play in the Halo Reach tourney - how do you get a spot? And I saw a Katamari tourney on there - maybe I could give that one a shot ;).

#82 creid

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hm, nothing all that exciting for me on the schedule. I'll have to take a closer look at the panels, but nothing's really jumping out at me as a must-go.

How do these work? You line up beforehand or something? Can everyone attend the "MAIN" ones or are they limited too?

Yeah, and if it's something popular line up wayyy beforehand.

#83 Richard Kain

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

I'll have to take a closer look at the panels, but nothing's really jumping out at me as a must-go.


You must attend every round of the Omegathon that you can get to. You will have to line up quite a bit ahead of time just to get in, but its worth it. I couldn't believe how excited everyone could get over seeing some of those games played competitively, but the energy in the crowd was incredible. Last year one of the rounds was Lumines, and the entire audience was almost screaming with excitement. One of the contestants got a standing ovation when he had a particularly impressive performance.

#84 kube00

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:20 PM

So what is everyone hoping to see and play? Last of Us, AC3, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, etc? I need some ideas on what I should be pumped about seeing.

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#85 R. Kasahara

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

Schedule update: There's now panels featuring Wil Wheaton and Hideo Kojima (yep). Check the official site for further info.

So what is everyone hoping to see and play? Last of Us, AC3, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, etc? I need some ideas on what I should be pumped about seeing.

Can't think of much for me aside from Platinum's WiiU game and getting hands-on time with the 3DS XL. Maybe AC3...

Still thinking about which panels and such I want to go to as well; haven't even printed out the schedule yet.
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#86 metaly

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:31 AM

I'd love to see Kojima (or the WiiU) but then I start thinking how long the lines are going to be for that and I dunno.

I did a preliminary run through the schedule but it looks like they've been adding things secretly, so I'll have to go back. Is there anywhere that calls out the new stuff specifically? The PAX Twitter hasn't been doing a great job.

#87 R. Kasahara

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

Holy hell. Just found out that there's a panel with NASA. Yes, that NASA. Was this always on the schedule or did I just overlook it?
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#88 creid

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:14 AM

I'm gonna have to at least try to get to the Kojima one. Might just get in line as early as possible. Saturday's the busiest day, so it's not like I'd want to be on the convention floor anyway.

Also in case anyone didn't see earlier, there's some Final Fantasy 25th anniversary event from 1-9pm on Friday. At 7:30 they're probably going to announce FFXIII-3, synced with the Japanese announcement at some even they're holding.

Holy hell. Just found out that there's a panel with NASA. Yes, that NASA. Was this always on the schedule or did I just overlook it?

Pretty sure that's new.

#89 io

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:11 AM

So, it is really easy to take a train or shuttle or something from the airport to downtown? I was going to rent a car 1-way (both ways) and go without in the middle since the Valet parking fees are so ridiculous. But I was just checking out 1-day, 1-way car rentals and they are ridiculously expensive (like $140 each way). Plus, it appears the car rental terminal in downtown Seattle is closed the day I would have to pick up my car to return (since it is Labor Day).

On the other hand, flights, even this short notice, are surprisingly cheap (about $200). It would still cost a bit more (as me and my son are going), especially factoring in how much a shuttle/train costs. But I just wanted to see if it was an easy thing to do before committing to the flight. I liked the flexibility of driving but may have to pass.

#90 R. Kasahara

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:20 AM

Yeah, there's good public transit from the airport. Here's the info.
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