Sunday, August 28, 2005

PAX 2005 -- finally!

As seems typical for many bloggers, I haven't updated as regularly as I've wanted to. Things like eating, drinking beer and hanging out with friends have taken priority.

A quick summary:

Day 1
Checked in, received swag-bag with some goodies, including a 20-sided die. Played some "free console" games of Mario Party 6 and Mario Kart: Double Dash. Gear there is top-notch: each console has a plasma flatscreen in the 40" range. Drank beer.

Day 2
Attended a seminar titled "Make Monday's strip with Gabe & Tycho." This was the coolest thing so far. In the main auditorium, everyone watched they guys onstage as they went through the inking and coloring process for the comic. Q&A was done throughout the whole process. Monday's comic is hilarious -- it involves videogames and Jesus, which is a recurring theme if you're a regular PA reader. You will laugh.

Also, the exhibitor hall was open and we saw playable versions of the new Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for GameCube as well as Mario Kart DS on the well... Nintendo DS. Also, the red vs blue guys were there and I was able to see them making an episode in real-time.

Day 3
This is still being determined. This morning I am preparing for the Splinter Cell tournament, which will be at 10:00. I've showered and just need something to eat and a Red Bull and I should be good for a few hours. More soon.

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