Quest Acquired: All The PAX Booths!

I decided to hit every single booth at PAX East... As of this writing, I am approximately 20 booths away.

This isn’t my first PAX. Usually, I would go to the expo hall and just browse, maybe grab some t-shirts if possible. But this time, I felt like I needed something new to do. Something specific. A mission…. So I ripped out one of the expo floor maps from a schedule book, grabbed a pen, and stared down the enemy.

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I decided to hit every single booth at pax east. I haven’t counted yet, but I know it’s over 200. As of this writing, I am approximately 20 booths away from completing my mission. So, how does one do this with only a weekend to spare and what can you get out of it?

Tips:

  • Hit the small/indie booths first.
    • Their demos and lines are usually very short
    • Some have surprisingly neat/original swag.
  • Make your way around the outer ring
    • This gives you a great awareness of the area once you move to the inner booths.
  • Skip lines of things you’re not interested in. Ask the exhibitors for their swag directly.
  • Don’t be afraid to wait, or work, for your swag.
  • Talk with the indie guys. They’re neat.
  • USE A MAP AND MARK IT!
    • There are so many booths you will never keep track on your own.

Benefits:

  • Swag. Swag. Swag.
    • This includes t-shirts, rubix cubes, hardware, software, fake weapopns, water bottles, bags, mouse pads, etc.
  • Connections. Indie companies, especially, love making connections with developers and designers.
  • New friends!
  • BRAGGING RIGHTS

Go on. HF. DD.

 


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