PAX- A personal note
This was my first time heading up north and it did not disappoint!Let's start off in chronological order.
So much information and good talks! As a new developer I really felt like I was a part of a community while I was in attendance. It was strange too, as I felt like I didn't really belong at the same time. Mostly this stemmed from me being new to this project and team (only six months ago did I join), so I didn't really feel like I had earned being here quite yet. This feeling was quickly washed away though, by both my team and the community at Dev because I realized that even industry vets are still learning new things, much like me.
The energy was amazing! Beyond my expectations really. The people I met were awesome. The vibe on the floor was fun. I bought some solid wooden axes from Geek Chic that hang on my wall with honor! It is an experience that I recommend anyone who is a fan of video games or table top to attend as you will have a blast. I can go into a deep introspection, but that isn't really needed here.
Here is the one tip I can give out: avoid the free swag booths. You're there to have fun, not to wait in lines for hours. If you are a true fan, then you can wait if you want to, but just know some of those lines were three hours long and you get to play the game that will be out in a few months and get a shirt. To me, it doesn't seem worth it. Go and find that low line booth. Experience new things that are being overshadowed. That is what PAX Prime showed me; granted, the big booths are impressive, but you will find gems and maximize your fun time!