So in a few weeks, I’ll be going to the most important gaming convention in this country for the first time. By that, I certainly don’t mean E3, I’m talking about Penny Arcade Expo. Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik describe it best when they say, “the best part of PAX is hanging out with other people who know their shit when it comes to games.” But before anyone thinks it’s just about a bunch of sweaty nerds gathering together to play mind numbing, emotionally desensitizing, and physically sedating video games, take a look at the schedule. With such panels as How Gamers Give: Improving the World through Games, Digital Rights Education, and a panel I swear stole it’s name from a Sesame St. episode, Losing Should Be Fun.
I can’t say how enlightening it will be, but I’m definitely going to make sure the account of my time there is spread to the rest of the Internet with as much description and honesty as I can muster. There have been plenty of Cons that had passed me by, and I remember looking for every tidbit of news I could find, just to have a small taste of the experience. I owe it to the bloggers who came before me to do the same.
And now, for no particular reason, two korean girls in front of a sandcastle Playstation 3.