PAX is now upon us and with over 70,000 dedicated gamers about to descend upon Seattle, this is going to be one epic holiday weekend. It took only an hour for the show to sell out back in May, and for good reason. PAX is a 24/7 bacchanal of gaming, panels, parties, plushies, cosplay, chiptunes, karaoke, streetpassing, and donuts.
The Expo Hall is open daily, Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 10am – 6pm, but there’s so much more to experience beyond the show floor. Below is just a snapshot of what’s happening, from autograph signings with industry legends to afterhours dating advice (seriously), live 70s game shows and dancing til dawn with Twitch, Wargaming, Squeenix, Destructoid, Harmonix, Bethesda, you name it.
Follow me @contentnow for all the madness, and if you’re at the show, stop by my panel, Tinder Tales and Other Wicked Ways To Get Work as a Game Writer for a chance to win awesome game swag as I interview an all-star panel from Forbes, Game Informer, Polygon, Save/Continue, Deep Silver (Metro Redux, Dead Island 2), and ArenaNet (Guild Wars 2) on how to break into the industry, build your audience, and find work that pays.
What are your top picks for PAX? Share them in the comments! After the jump you’ll see our picks for the top panels and parties for PAX Prime 2014.