PAX East 2013!

I changed my mind after I posted and upped my pledge. Figured it wouldn't be that hard to find a few GWJers that want to play a game run by Ryan Macklin, Philippe "ChattyDM" Menard, or Dave "The Game" Chalker. With free pizza.

I'll keep the thread posted

Fortune favors the bold.

Anyone need a roommate? I will gladly pay my share; heck I'll pay for the whole damn room if it's at the Westin. Yes, I'm still bitter about how quickly it sold out

rabbit wrote:

While a bunch of us are in a different hotel this time, I gotta say, the seaport lounge has been GOOD to us for hosting meetups, and the food is actually decent.

And they didn't kick us out when a few of us went back Sunday night either! Would be very happy going back there for S&T this year.

I loved the Seaport when I stayed there last year. I'm stuck at the Langham just over Fort Point this year :/

As for larger suites -- we got shafted this year, so I have no ideas for "alternate gaming spaces." I'm usually the king of such things, and will just be living int he public spaces this year.

TheHipGamer wrote:
ccesarano wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:

Any thoughts on a space for some tabletop RPG-ing? Something like the Hospitality Suite woud be fantastic, but I can't justify the cost just for a quiet, semi-private space.

You mean for outside the con? The Westin had a bunch of tables set aside for con-goers last year that got packed pretty quickly. I dunno what other options are.

I believe I'm at the Renaissance, which is just around the corner from the Seaport. I'm double-checking just to be sure.

I kind of wish this were already here. I'm more excited about this than Bioshock Infinite at this point (and talk about an expensive two-pronged attack on the wallet in a single weekend).

"Outside the con" in that one cannot reasonably run a game of CoC whilst surrounded by the masses. It doesn't have to literally be outside of the space, just somewhere that can be atmospheric/quiet. :)

It might not be all that cozy, but the "food court" tables on the lower level were always nearly empty the last two years. And if this year's tabletop area is like last year's, with table space being at a premium, decamping to the food court tables might be a viable option.

Thanks, all.

Unless something more appropriate turns up, I think that I will nix the idea of running a Call of Cthulhu session. Sitting in a brightly lit food court or in the tabletop area would make for a rather poor experience, especially in a story-based game that emphasizes tension.

TheHipGamer wrote:

Thanks, all.

Unless something more appropriate turns up, I think that I will nix the idea of running a Call of Cthulhu session. Sitting in a brightly lit food court or in the tabletop area would make for a rather poor experience, especially in a story-based game that emphasizes tension.

B-movie it up, "Terror at the Mall" or something. Evil soul-sucking french fries.

I have confirmed that I am staying at the Renaissance at the Waterfront, around the corner from the Seaport. Anyone stay there in the past and know if it has good open areas?

imbiginjapan wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:

Thanks, all.

Unless something more appropriate turns up, I think that I will nix the idea of running a Call of Cthulhu session. Sitting in a brightly lit food court or in the tabletop area would make for a rather poor experience, especially in a story-based game that emphasizes tension.

B-movie it up, "Terror at the Mall" or something. Evil soul-sucking french fries.

That would be a fun game, but not one I'd really enjoy running.

I'll just drop this here ...

"Gamers With Jobs -- Why We Game" (Gamers With Jobs Conference Call Live) is scheduled for Sunday, March 24th at 12:30pm in the Arachnid theatre with Shawn Andrich, Julian Murdoch, Cory Banks, Jeff Green, Justin McElroy and myself.

Come keep us company!

I only have a Saturday pass. I guess I'll be buying a Sunday one now.

Cool, looking forward to the live show again

WOOHOO LIVE SHOW!!!

Of course, hearing this, I immediately went over to the PAX East site hoping the rest of the scheduled has been posted - it has not...yet.

*sigh* Sunday's the one day I'm unable to make it in to PAX. I'm sure you guys will put on a killer show -- can I at least expect it to be released in podcast form afterwards, as it was last year?

With bells on.

Sweet, I'll be there!

Barring some tech issue, we'll record, edit and post as usual.

I'll be there, and I'll even bring a baby!

padriec wrote:

I'll be there, and I'll even bring a baby!

Sacrifices really aren't required in the modern era.

Contemplating whether or not I want to hit this up. For 70 bucks I could get into Friday and Sunday, but I'd also have to factor in hotel, not to mention travel since it's an 8.5 hour drive from Niagara. It may be better to fly, but that's an additional cost. Never been to a PAX before so I'm not sure if 2/3 of the experience would be worth it. On the other hand, I could always see what else Boston has to offer on the Saturday.

Dunno if this helps anyone, but I have 1 spare 3-day pass up for grabs. Just looking for face value ($70). PM me if you want it. Sold, to Superbeard.

Demiurge wrote:

Dunno if this helps anyone, but I have 1 spare 3-day pass up for grabs. Just looking for face value ($70). PM me if you want it. Sold, to Superbeard.

Well that was easy

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So, a few of us were comparing our panel schedules. Shawn is on one Friday at 630, I'm on one Saturday at 7:30. In the past we've done 5:30 or so at the Seaport, we were going to suggest that perhaps this time we skew late on Friday night, starting, say, officially at 7:30, so Sean can swoop in with his entourage fashionably 20 minutes late. Those of us who want to eat dinner can come a bit early and stake out some booths and the like.

I think the venue worked extraordinarily well, even without "formally" booking the space. Lots of spillover into the lobby/lounge area too if needed.

Any objections? I know some folks are coming Saturday only, but that's also likely to be busier at the bar with non-goodjers.

rabbit wrote:

So, a few of us were comparing our panel schedules. Shawn is on one Friday at 630, I'm on one Saturday at 7:30. In the past we've done 5:30 or so at the Seaport, we were going to suggest that perhaps this time we skew late on Friday night, starting, say, officially at 7:30, so Sean can swoop in with his entourage fashionably 20 minutes late. Those of us who want to eat dinner can come a bit early and stake out some booths and the like.

I think the venue worked extraordinarily well, even without "formally" booking the space. Lots of spillover into the lobby/lounge area too if needed.

Any objections? I know some folks are coming Saturday only, but that's also likely to be busier at the bar with non-goodjers.

Works for me; might actually be a bit nicer to have a Friday meet & greet so new folks can recognize some faces on Saturday/Sunday.

There are a lot of other meet-ups and parties that happen on Saturday as well, so it actually spreads things out a bit. Works for me.

TangleBones wrote:

Works for me; might actually be a bit nicer to have a Friday meet & greet so new folks can recognize some faces on Saturday/Sunday.

+1. I would still be happy to attend a Saturday meetup, but a Friday one would help establish some familiarity.

Right, that was the idea all along, so people can meet each other sooner. Honest. My master plan.

(Hadn't even thought of that, but of course you're right!)

If you do that, I might be able to make it. I don't get "off duty" until at least 7pm, and I imagine it's going to take at least that long for me to beat feat all the way there from whatever depths I'm being relegated to.