What PAX Means to Me

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Twas the night after PAX,
And all the gaming sites were asleep,
Exhibitors and con-goers made nary a peep.
Passed out from exhaustion, on the bed or the floor,
Unable to stay conscious, even though they wished for more.

You see, PAX is unique,
It’s an atmosphere, full of energy and hype,
Like the very first time you saw Mario slide down a pipe.
Wherever it’s held, it’s the geek Mecca, a place of Nerdvana,
Where gamers can frolick amongst digital flora and fauna.

PAX is the best place for our culture,
With all the booths, merch, and games
And so many Kodak moments, not even speedrunners could save enough frames.
It’s so awesome to have the fans, friends, and developers here,
And we flock here in droves, as if it’s ingrained in our telomeres.

At PAX, all games are welcome,
Especially those with elves, dwarves, and dice,
We’ll take them back to our hotels with friends, and play them all night.
Recalling the adventures of Jim and Aeofel
And remember laughing when Al couldn’t get out of a pit well.

PAX is truly amazing,
You can feel it the moment you walk through the door,
Full of panels and Q & A’s with spanghew, rap battles, and Angeline Petrichor.
And have them streamed to the internet, for those who can’t attend,
So even if they aren’t there, you can share with your friends.

So much to do at PAX,
From talking to devs, and playing games that aren’t released,
To spending lots of time at the Indie megabooth, because it’s always so sweet.
From taking pictures of cosplayers, and the latest in geek fashion,
To the concerts, where the bands and audience rock the house with their passion.

PAX has a special place in my heart,
With all the experiences you’ll partake in, and things to try,
And all the feelings you’ll have makes it hard to keep your eyes dry.
If PAX was on all the time, I never would roam,
But still be brought to tears every time by the Enforcer’s signs that say, “Welcome home!”

PAX is one of the best times of my life,
You meet new friends, listen to new music, and play new games,
And no matter what you like, no one is ever shamed.
After 4 days, your feet will feel like going on strike,
But you’ll still give all the thanks you have to Jerry & Mike
And of course, the man who makes things happen, the great Robert Khoo,
And each and every one of the Penny Arcade crew.