What PAX Prime 2015 is all about, if you missed it

20150828_080848I realize that I am quite late on this post, and yep, this happens. I generally do a post or two a day, but honestly, my readership is incredibly low.

I pretty much took a week off to visit PAX Prime 2015, and honestly, I think I had the best time of all. See this picture here? This is just some promotional material for something related to Magic The Gathering, and it looks like a monster is invading the Seattle Conference Center. It’s kitschy, but a sample of what PAX Prime 2015 is like.

I’ve already talked about the cosplay, and I didn’t say that every one of them was very friendly and everyone that I met at PAX Prime answered any question asked. Like I am experienced at MomoCon, much of the people that I met were geeky like me, and in some cases, even geekier. I want to make it very clear that I don’t use this term pejoratively.

For those who don’t know what PAX Prime 2015 is all about, I am told that it is a video game convention that isn’t done for the industry, but for the fans. This doesn’t mean that the industry wasn’t present.

Yes, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo were all there, and they tend to just have their latest games. There is a lot of noise coming from just about everyone.

BethesdaSome of the big names is 2K Games, and they have a huge display for Battleborn. Bethesda of course has their Fallout 4 and Dishonored 2 displays going on.

And there are lines, lines for pretty much anything. I was press, so I got to cut ahead, provided I had an appointment.

In the back are some interesting Independent games, and a lot of these are actually quite good. I hope that these get picked up by some big company or just make a lot of money on their own.

Two floors up, there are more independent games, or I’m guessing that it must be cheaper to have booths there. Again, they are awesome as well, most of them.

All in all, I highly recommend going, and trying to adjust my schedule to accommodate for these.

Another Day at PAX Prime 2015!

Today was my last day at PAX 2015, and I decided to spend it taking pictures of all the great cosplayers! It was quite a day.

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Here’s Liara from the Mass Effect series. It is a great costume.

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This is Liara reading my awesome book.

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I believe that this is from Tracer Overwatch, and it is pretty good.

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An employee from Aperture showed up to Portal here.

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This is Aerith/Aeris from Final Fantasy VII.

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Hey, it’s Jasper from Steven Universe, in male form!

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This is Pyramid Head from the Silent Hill series. This version is female.

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The one on the left is an original character from World of Warcraft, and then there’s this guy from League of Legends.

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Another shot of the Crystal guy from LOL.

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I am told that this is Nahiri and Sorin from Magic the Gathering.

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This is Nahiri and Sorin enjoying my book.

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Hey ho! It’s Casey Jones!

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I believe that this is Zachariah from Off. I don’t know what this is.

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Here’s Junior from RWBY.

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Buttercup from The Princess Bride loves my book.

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Female versions of Mario and Luigi and Princess Rosalina.

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Here’s Ayla from Chrono Trigger, I believe.

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This guy is from Corps of Discovery.

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Here’s Ryu and Juri from Street Fighter. They have my book!

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Ryu and Juri also like fighting.

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There are two links in the chain of…you know, I can’t think of a good joke for this. I thought I would have by now.

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This is Princess Hilda.

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It looks like Princess Hilda is getting into my book!

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Oh, it’s another Pearl from Steven Universe! She’s got my book!

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This is Vella Tartine from Broken Age. Not familiar with that game, but it looks good.

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Uh-oh! Looks like we got two Deadpools. The plural is something like Deadpoolae, I believe.

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This is Shy Gal. I don’t think she is part of the Mario mythos, but I like her.

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Shy Gal was willing to remove her mask to enjoy my book. Thank you!

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It’s Terminator! I mean, Deathstroke! I mean, Slade! Do we need a good name. He’s just plain cool.

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Slade is liking my book.

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Here’s Mario and Luigi in Slender form. It is unusual, but welcome. I like it, and I’m glad they like my book.

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It’s Anders, from Dragon Age 2! He/she has my book!

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Three guys from Racoon City and/or Resident Evil!

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I believe that this is Fetch from Infamous.

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Renegade Femshep from Mass Effect, yes!

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These two gals have my book! Exciting!

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Ash, Misty, and a familiar Pokemon.

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Squid Sisters from Splatoon.

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Sindel and Scorpion.

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Mega Man likes to stop and read my book.

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Oh wait, Mega Man has the arm on again!

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I always liked Rosalina!

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Sweetheart Annie from League of Legends.

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One of these is a Techno-mancer (right), but I don’t know what the other character is. He took a phone call after I had shot the photo.

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This is Midna’s true form at the end of the Twilight Princess game.

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It’s Balrog from Street Fighter!

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Oh hey, Balrog has my book as well!

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Spider-man, Spider-man!

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So here is Yukimura and Motochika from Sengoku Basara. Oh hey, they also have my book.

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It’s one of those guys from SG-1. I hope it’s not one of those other SG teams that keeps getting killed.

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Jinx from League of Legends with Link.

PAX Prime 2015, Day One

I’ve had an awesome day at PAX Prime, and one of the best part of it seeing all the cosplayers. There are just some that I was able to take pictures of, and I saw want to have more pictures by tomorrow.

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I thought this was Poison Ivy, the Batman villain. Was I wrong! This is the fairy from the The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.

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It’s Amethyst from Steven Universe! Yes!

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Kim Possible fans will know this character as Shego. I got her to pose with my book.

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These ladies are from an anime, and I’m not certain that I got the name right on it.

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Anyone who knows the God of War franchise knows this as Kratos. He didn’t mind posing with my book either.

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These are characters from Borderlands. Also, they like my book, or at least were willing to pose with it.

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I believe this is a Final Fantasy character.

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This is Pac-Man with a Final Fantasy character. I got them to pose with my book.

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It’s Pearl from Steven Universe! Hooray!

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This guy is a male version of Sergeant Calhoun from Wreck It Ralph. He didn’t understand that “kitten whispers and tickle fights line either”.