PAX East 2016

This year's PAX East experience was not as stellar as our previous ones, because 1) we had to constantly supervise our toddler, 2) hubby was not in top gaming form and couldn't crush all opponents as he usually does, and 3) I got sick.

That said, on Saturday we did get Junior a sitter, and we settled down at Tabletop HQ for a few hours of board game time. We played a zombie game (forgot the title, but not recommended) and Istanbul, which was loads of fun! I think hubby got one for us at home.

Here are some photos:

Junior poses on his throne of horror, conveniently located right at the entrance of the event space

His subjects kneel before him in terror

Hubby gets to meet the YouTube stars he admires, as Junior practices his dead-eyed stare

We're supposed to hashtag this pic and post it to Instagram, but I forgot

This one made it to Ars Technica! 


As ever, the costumes were impressive, the crowds were insane, and the food was overpriced and unhealthy!

The unusual thing that happened this year was hubby threw a hissy fit and walked out of a D&D session that he signed up for, because apparently they mess up the logistics every year and this year he'd had enough. He received some sort of rare pin as an apology later on from the session planners.

Anyway, now that I've done this for three years in a row, I can confidently share the following:

PAX pro tip 1: Bring your own drinks and food!
PAX pro tip 2: Wear comfortable shoes for all the walking!
PAX pro tip 3: Make friends! This is a safe space for nerds and geeks!

TL;DR: PAX East is always a recommended experience for game enthusiasts!

This post brought to you by the high-protein, low-carb diet recommended by Tim Ferris! It works, but are you prepared for the foul farts?