This is what vandalism looks like at PAX

Go to any public bathroom stall, and you can expect to find the following examples of vandalism:

  • Violently, worryingly, busted door lock.
  • Piss absolutely everywhere, except for in the toilet.
  • Missing lavatory seat.
  • Mysterious waist-high hole in the wall (I think they swap PEZ dispensers through it?).
  • Scrawlings on the tiles, describing vague sexual threats with accompanying phone numbers.

None of these items were visible during my frequent visits to the filth-factories at PAX, but I did stumble upon the above inscription, which apparently is the closest to hardcore vandalism that 60,000+ geeks get. Yes, it’s just “No More Heroes” scrawled on the wall, confident that you’ll “get” it. This is perhaps the only time graffiti’s been productive. 

You GO, gamers!

Jim Sterling