Here’s the weird thing: I’m not sure if my trip to PAX East was fun or not.
Unlike last year’s trips to both GenCon Indy and PAX Prime, there was a lot of somethings dragging this trip down. Some of it was personal — I was really tired before even going on this trip, I didn’t have anything specific I wanted to see at the convention, and eventually I just crashed on Saturday night and spent all Sunday in my hotel room without going back. Some of it was the convention itself — there really wasn’t as much to DO as there needed to be, considering the crowds, and what games and companies were on display were kind of paltry compared to PAX Prime.
So other than doing work for Massively, I kind of just drifted around the place without any set agenda, met some fellow guildies and bloggers, and grabbed a few pieces of swag. Don’t get me wrong, it was a really awesome thing to meet some of the developers and bloggers and fans that I did, and the guy who ran up to have his picture taken with “the Bio Break guy” made my day. I felt tremendously bad that I wasn’t more social, due to time constraints and just being exhausted, but it was certainly nice to put a face to many MMO bloggers in my reader.
Ultimately I’m calling it a wash. If I could do it all over again, I either wouldn’t go, or I would’ve planned better and tried to simply be more social as a goal. But I did grab a few choice photos to share with y’all: