Final day of PAX Prime 2011!!
We’d been eating junky food for breakfast during PAX, so we decided to start the last day of our PAX with good hearty breakfast.
We wanted to go to the panels early in the morning, so we headed down to Lowell’s at Pike Place Market.
I don’t care that people say it’s a tourist pit. They open from 7:00AM and my overpriced crab omelet had tons of crab in it and it made me happy! I’ve been to Lowell’s in the past, and the servers were always nice too.
After we got back from the breakfast we checked out of our room, checked in our luggage at the hotel, and headed to the convention center.
I wanted to give Hot Dog Fairies to Mike and Jerry, so I got in the line for the signing while Derek went to the Tested.com panel. I guess I could’ve given them more Hot Dog Fairies to give to the other PA staff, but I wanted to see their reaction in person. Besides, I wanted to get my photos of the new Penny Arcade themed food signed.
And I gave them Hot Dog Fairy plushes. A rare one and a regular one. They were pretty excited to see them.
There were a lot of people in the line for Mike and Jerry’s autograph so after I gave them Hot Dog Fairy Plushes, I quickly moved out of the line and headed to meet up with Derek.
When I met up with Derek, he told me that he got an email about the cancellation of our flight back to NYC due to Hurricane Irene. Despite the fact that we didn’t attend that many panels, we weren’t able to explore as much as we wanted in the first two days, and this was the last day of PAX, so we didn’t want to waste any time. So we decided to solve our problem about how to get home until AFTER PAX was over.
We walked around the Exhibitor’s Hall a bit more and went to give a Hot Dog Fairy plush to Jeff Kalles of Penny Arcade outside the room where his panel was. He was very sweet and charming as always.
Then we went to see Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub at Band Land where musical guests have their table to sell their merchandise. We wanted to buy the Blamimation DVD and also I wanted to give something I made for both of them.
This is our most favorite character, the sock puppet from the SAW Babies segment from Blamimation. The first version I made for Derek was not accurate, so I decided to improve it.
You can see a full post on this stuffed stuff: SAW Babies ver.2.
After that we went to the Uncharted 3 booth. They told us the wait would be 2 hours… but we got in the line anyway. I wasn’t going to play the demo so I went to the Behemoth booth again, and waited for Derek to finish.
We finally decided to deal with our flight situation, which turned into a total nightmare… Priceline told us to call Delta, then Delta told us to call Continental, but Continental wasn’t taking calls because of heavy volume. It was so ridiculous that Derek did a comic about it too.
We wasted a precious last couple of hours of PAX because of this. Before we knew it, it was already time for us to go see the Omegathon final round.
The final round of The Omegathon was to play the Legend of Zelda (the original one) and the person who gets the first Triforce piece wins. The trick was to one person would read an walkthrough and other has to follow and play the game. That sounds like it’d be too normal and easy, right?
But one person just reading the text (and they weren’t supposed to point at the screen) to the other person who have probably forgotten how to avoid/beat certain enemies wasn’t as easy as it seemed.
It was exciting but it was probably the shortest Omegathon I’ve witnessed so far. I wish it were longer!
We usually rush to the airport after the Omegathon final round/closing ceremony but our re-scheduled flight was at 1:00AM, so we walked around in the convention center until the last minute. We could’ve had nice dinner in Seattle, but we were so stressed out about the flight back to NYC, we just wanted to get to the airport and relax. So we headed to the airport, got there way early, and found out our flight at 1:00AM was delayed and the new schedule was 3:45AM… But we didn’t care. We made it to PAX, we had so much fun at PAX, and somehow we got to reschedule our flight so we didn’t have to stay in Seattle for extra nights!
We ate horrible airport food, took a nap by our gate, slept some more on the plane and safely arrived in NY. We were worried how bad the damage was in our neighborhood or to our apartment on the way back to our place.
But to our surprise, the weather was super nice in NY and there was almost no sign of a hurricane!
Once again, PAX didn’t disappoint us. It was another magical 3 days. Actually, PAX Prime 2011 was probably the MOST memorable PAX ever for me and Derek. Every PAX is amazing. Meeting with PAX staff, game developers, Enforcers, fellow gamers, etc… but this one was particularly special. I hope I can write something about it on my next post!