Hello Seattle! Yesterday Clumsy and I flew in from San Francisco to start setting up for the start of PAX – and today, when the floodgates finally opened, things got busy – but awesome.
Just inside the main entrance, before the event started.
I should preface this by saying that this was actually my first visit to PAX. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but overall everyone seems really nice and you can totally feel the gamer vibe here, as opposed to some Comic-cons, which are more of a hybrid and mix with the comics and movies. Still, a gamer vibe was awesome news in my book – it meant lots more SEGA fans to chat with, and some sweet cosplayers who came by our booth to help promote some of our games!
This Bayonetta fan knows her stuff. From the costume to the guns to the inscriptions on the barrels – she did it all from scratch!
Nice! A HUmarl (one of the new classes) from November’s Phantasy Star Zero!
Rappies! The guys on the left and the right I originally met last weekend in Toronto – and they came to the SEGA booth today proudly wearing those Rappies I gave them on their shoulders!
Two of our cosplayers for Bleach: The 3rd Phantom! Kon was huge and managed to singlehandedly stop traffic in multiple directions at once. Here, he’s being interviewed about his thoughts on this one guy named Ichigo…
This guy wins the epic shirt of the day award. Sonic 2 is a personal favorite, so I had to get a pic.
Oh snap! The Donnie Darko bunny was walking around, and I got a creepy-but-still-totally-awesome shot with him. (It?)
Two more of our Bleach cosplayers!
One guy we talked to actually brought in his import copy of Phantasy Star Zero. The proof is here in the pic!
Hello, Destructoid! I recognized the robot head and swung over for a picture. There are also a lot of serious Valkyria Chronicles supporters in the D-toid community, which is awesome in its own right.
Two more Phantasy Star fans – the guy in the Dreamcast shirt also gets special props, with the 10 year anniversary just around the corner!
The guy on the left here came all the way over from the UK – and is rocking a SEGA lanyard! (He was actually at Summer of Sonic, for all you readers across the pond.) On the right is another big Phantasy Star fan and a friend of Clumsy and I, though we aren’t revealing who he is just yet!
Ruby + the Mega 64 team! I love the videos these guys do – especially the Shenmue and Feel the Magic ones. Seriously, check them out if you haven’t already: they’re awesome.
Sonic plushies and hats are also here at the show – rumor has it there was a girl dressed up as Maria (From SA2) walking around somewhere, too. I’ll keep an eye out tomorrow!
A good end to a long day. Cheers!
We’ll have more pics and stories from the show tomorrow here on the blogs – until then, it’s getting late and I’m off to get some sleep. You can also find the full set of pictures here on our Flickr page.