Where would conventions be without the incredible costumes? There is something magical about seeing your favorite hero or villain standing in front of you in 3D. Costuming has come a long way since my very first comic book convention in the 1980s. The talented folks behind many of the costumes you’ll see below spent months toiling over hundreds of screen shots and concept art to make their creations look as realistic as possible. I’ll go out on a limb and say that conventions wouldn’t be what they are today (see: awesome) without the hard work and dedication of these creative misfits.
There will be a rush of updates probably coming out starting tomorrow (possibly) and definitely as next week cracks, the unfortunate truth is that covering this massive event with just two lonely dudes is not the simplest endeavor. But lest you think we are being lazy, in 2 short (or long depending on your POV) days we have already played/done:
- F.E.A.R. 3
- Lord of the Rings: War in the North
- Mortal Kombat
- Crysis 2
- Fable 3 in 3D
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Shoot Many Robots
- Did the Harmonix/Swap.com event
- attended panels including
- The Other Us: Gender in Gaming (amazing)
- Two different Community Manager panels (one hosted by Harmonix, one…well…not)
- G4TV Feedback Live
- Tin Man Games Choose Your own adventure iOS apps (AWESOME!)
And yet we still plan to attempt a try at Portal 2, Duke Nukem Forever, and Table top, so much table top gaming. So stay tuned to see all the PAX East updates from your favorite little nerdlings on the net, with some special articles about the con media caste system, gender in gaming and some general thoughts on nerdery.
PAX East is definitely not short of inspiring and there are surprises around every corner if you open up to them.
Tired but stoked from Boston:
Matt and Ash