So why am I writing this love letter to PAX? Simple, I think you all should attend next year. If you’re anything like us, and you truly love electronic entertainment, start planning your trip to next year’s PAX right now. We’ll see you on the show floor!
I’m not huge on dropping statistical bombs on our readers, but we just received a message from The Entertainment Software Association that I really have to share with you all. What it boils down to is CHANGE. The whole “us Vs. them” attitude of the past is going away, because, well… almost everyone is now a gamer. Trust me, this is GOOD news.
A few weeks ago Matt and I made our way up to PAX:East. It was a great adventure to say the least, and while there we witnessed one of the best panels we’d ever seen, The “Other” Us. The panel focused on gender, community, and the world of gaming in general. “The ‘other’ us” inspired us to write some articles that hopefully you’ve had a chance to read (Ash and Matt) by now. The mastermind behind the panel was one Allison Thresher, former CM turned junior choreographer at Harmonix. I had the pleasure of talking with Allison about the panel, gender in gaming, PAX Pox, and other shenanigans. Enjoy!