PAX 2007: It begins …

The Statue of Liberty has a plaque upon its base with the following inscription etched in bronze: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, temptest-tosses, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” If that quote doesn’t sum up the general feeling here at PAX 2007, throw in a few instances of the term ‘clusterf*%k’ and the phrase ‘like herding cats with your penis’ and you get the general feel for what happens when two web comic creators try to pull off the ultimate in gaming conventions.

On the upside, even this early into the event — it started about an hour and a half back — they seem to have pulled it off. With attendees estimated at well into the millions (they have horrible mathematicians working for them) and presenters from all over the spectrum of gaming (chicks dig pewter miniatures) the whole thing has a feel of the E3’s of old, if they were run by Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the convention. In fact, if you even think of picking up that remote and changing the channel, well … honestly we’re going to laugh at you for pointing a remote at your computer.

Stupid ass. 

Earnest Cavalli
I'm Nex. I used to work here but my love of cash led me to take a gig with Wired. I still keep an eye on the 'toid, but to see what I'm really up to, you should either hit up my Vox or go have a look at the Wired media empire.