In the near future, I'm planning a series of articles going more into depth about my amazing weekend at PAX East, but for now, I'll share a few brief highlights.
I'll have to delve more into this in detail later, as there's a lot to cover, but the Raising the Next Generation of Geeks panel was far better than I'd expected. There's apparently a video of the panel online, perhaps through Twitch TV or Wired.com, and I'm going to need to review it to take notes and digest things.
The board game area was another highlight of mine. I only played two new board games this year: Robo Rally and Dominion, but I enjoyed both of them quite a lot. I plan to write up some board game reviews in the near future, and I'll probably try to post them at The Secret Lair.
I got a picture of me and MC Frontalot. Eeeee!
While walking down a random hallway, a couple friends and I ran into Mike Krahulik, the Penny-Arcade artist. The guy who actually draws the cartoons that led to the convention we know as PAX. Despite being flanked by two armed guards, he was very gracious and very willing to sign our convention passes with his pseudonym, Gabriel. About an hour later, while painting a plastic figurine near the tabletop and D&D area, my friend bumped into Jerry Holkins, the other half of the dynamic duo - Jerry does the bulk of the dialog writing for the comic. He texted me and since we were nearby in the tabletop game area, we wandered over and obtained the second autograph. Both Mike and Jerry were amazingly down-to-earth. Nice guys.
There is more, but it will need to wait. Life intervenes.