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Twitter & Twitch At PAX

PAX East is coming up soon. For those going, follow these Twitter accounts to stay up-to-date on changes and lines. For those not going, check out Twitch during or after the weekend. They’ll have video from the two largest theaters and pro tournaments. Twitter While at PAX make use of Twitter for keeping up-to-date on announcements and changes. You can …

Boston Convention & Exhibit Center in Boston

PAX East Guide

What To Pack | Airport | BCEC Rules of PAX | What To Do At PAX | Morning Queues PAX App | Nintendo 3DS & Switch | Where To Eat What To Pack Weather PAX East is in April this year, which is a blessing for all attendees. A March PAX East can be much colder. Even if you don’t …

PAX East 2018 Expo Hall Map

PAX East 2018 Enhanced Exhibitors List – PDF Available

The Enhanced Exhibitors List gives you more details on exhibitors to better plan your weekend at PAX. Browse by category and find links and booth numbers for each exhibitor. If you know the link to any missing exhibitors, or want to suggest a different category for an exhibitor, feel free to contact me. PDF version with working links. Save to your phone for …

Your First Con – The Basics

Going to your first convention can be daunting. You may not know quite how to start, what to expect, or how to deal with common situations. I cover many of the basics here to help make sure your first con isn’t your last. Choosing a Con | Planning the Trip | What To Pack Rules of the Con | Plan …

Introducing SwitchChargers.com

Stemming from my Nintendo Switch posts and engagement with the community I’ve launched a new site. SwitchChargers.com For many the Switch is their first USB-C device. There’s a lot of interest in third party USB-C chargers and power banks. But USB-C standards and practices can be confusing for new users. The Switch not following USB-C standards doesn’t help. I have …

Hotel room

Room Sharing

When you budget for a convention trip the hotel room can be the most expensive part of your travel. Often it’ll be more than convention badges and transportation combined. Hotels are also where you can save the most money, but you have to share. A room share is where two or more convention attendees agree to share a hotel room, …

Screenshot of a completed Challonge tournament

Creating a Tournament Bracket

Organizing a tournament has benefits for both small and large LAN parties. At a large gathering it is a great way to get more players focused on the same game. It can also make for a good ice breaker. At a small gathering it can break up more casual game play and provide everyone with a break. They can eat/drink …

Southwest plane at San Antonio airport

Real ID – What You Need To Know For 2018 Travel

On January 22, 2018 the Real ID Act moves into its next phase. But it won’t affect any of your planned convention travel for the first half of the year. The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not …

Tabletop area at PAX South

PAX South Guide

What To Pack | Rules of PAX | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center What To Do At PAX South | Morning Queues PAX App | Nintendo 3DS & Switch | Where To Eat What To Pack Weather January is the coldest, cloudiest, and driest month for San Antonio. If it does rain expect standing water in the streets and sidewalks …

PAX South Expo Hall Map 2018

PAX South 2018 Enhanced Exhibitors List

The Enhanced Exhibitors List gives you more details on exhibitors to better plan your weekend at PAX. Browse by category and find links and booth numbers for each exhibitor. If you know the link to any missing exhibitors, or want to suggest a different category for an exhibitor, feel free to use the contact form on the Contact Me page. Schools and educational …