This weekend, what is perhaps the nation's most rabidly anticipated gamercon invades the South Boston waterfront -- once again, PAX East returns for another three-day stretch of overstim goodness, as thousands of vidjagame fans pack the BCEC to demo new titles in the jam-packed expo hall, blister their thumbs in all-night LAN parties, watch industry luminaries drop science on everything from gamer gender politics to the Future of Dungeons & Dragons, and maybe see Gabe and Tycho draw random dongs on a giant screen.
So PAX East has come and gone -- and left behind a trail of broken hearts. One has only to check out the "Missed Connections" section of Craigslist to sense the palpable longing of nerds who almost -- but didn't -- get laid.
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picture together (which is completely awesome and you have to see it).
So how's your March of next year looking? Well, block off the 11th through the 13th, because that's when PAX is happening. Next year's version will be at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. That's bigger than the Hynes Convention Center, where the 2010 model took place, but at the same time, it's probably smart to register now
Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, artist and author of Penny Arcade
Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon has already highlighted the key points of Penny Arcade's recent run-in with feminist blog Shakesville, not to mention the e-mails they've apparently received from readers who are upset about last Wednesday's comic
Don't ask me why Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik (author and artist of the webcomic Penny Arcade) chose to back their dramatic entrance with Katt Williams' "Every Day I'm Hustlin'," because they didn't tell the audience why, and no one asked. However, they did explain the origin of the fruit fucker, advised those of us with new-to-gaming parents on which games were "appropriate," and unwittingly advertised sharkbanana.
The Penny Arcade Expo, aka PAX East, finally has arrived. 60,000 gamers hit up Boston to celebrate their hobby/obsession, check out sweet new releases, and meet the convention's hosts, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the webcomic author/artist duo of popular gaming webcomic Penny Arcade.As soon as I reached the con's vicinity, I began to scout out for fellow geeks.
There’s only one month left before PAX East comes to Boston (March 26-28). That’s right: one month until Penny Arcade’s author and artist duo Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik cordially invite 60,000 gamers and all the major gaming industry players to the Hynes Convention Center?xml:namespace>
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