VIDEO: PAX East 2010 Log Part II: More Gaming Adventures!

The questionably long-awaited next installment of our adventures at PAX East 2010 is here! PAX, for the uninitiated, stands for ‘Penny Arcade Expo,’ and it’s a huge mofoing video game convention put on by the boys of hit webcomic and gamer empire Penny Arcade.

The video begins as we almost, almost arrive at PAX after ambling around the city of Boston drunkenly for a considerable period of time. Cosplayers! Dungeons & Dragons! A LAN party! 3D everything! And Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade talk queer theory and it’s really, really endearing. Also we eat clam chowder, of course.

Kelsey lived to tell the tale!

Catch up, if you missed Part I of our PAX East 2010 Technostraddle Journal.



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  1. Um, I love that guy who was like “aren’t lesbians gay too?” Why did everyone laugh? I hate it when people say “you’re not gay, you’re a lesbian” lesbian = gay woman

    What was that panel about, anyway?

    More vlogs plz.

    • I just want to add that I know it was about the webcomic, but inquiring minds need to know how they went from that to talking about the LGBT(Q) acronym.

      • I should probably explain that more! Someone actually asked if the guys (who founded the conference) were aware of a ‘queer presence’ at PAX.

  2. Dante’s Disco Stick FTW!

    So much fodder for our imaginary #kelseyquotes blog! “that’s a lot of lonely beanbags” “they need better handwriting, and i didn’t know how to feel”

  3. Pleased to see Pyramid Head is making health conscious food choices on the road. Also, I’m really excited by the idea of 3D WoW but I feel like I’ll throw up if I try to play it.

    • yeah i was excited too! except my main would look like shit because my armor is not shiny & fantastic. actually, after the cataclysm graphics upgrade i will be SUPER excited because right now it looks kind of…disjointed? with 3D + old graphics, that is.

      also, do you have ANY idea what that pyramid head outfit was about? we were baffled.

      • My first thought when I say the pyramid head things was the helmet from MDK but I could be wrong….

      • Pyramid Head is from Silent Hill 2. But they sent him back in the Silent Hill timeline and also placed him in the movie. Where he was really, really scary.

        But you knew that, right?

      • right? I mean I never got super into raiding so when I stopped playing my main was dressed in an unfortunate technicolor mess of green/blue and like, one purple tier item. I dont know if cataclysm would solve that issue for me. Probably I’ll just spend way too much time running around Ironforge staring at other people and their epic armor sets.

        Pyramid Head is my recurring nightmare ever since I played SH2 :(

  4. Please tell me your gonna go to comic-con.

    I could cook some excellent seafood to cure kelsey of here dislike. I´m educated as a housewife after all.

    • i will def go to comic con and also be less hungover therefore making for a more successful video.

      send the seafood recipes my way! i keep sneaking in salmon dishes and she may come around soon. also, i think you live in reykjavik which means your seafood is probably 1000% more excellent.

  5. This video was hilarious. Especially the handwriting comment.

    Bloodies does sound all kinds of wrong. :S

    I like to think our nation’s founders would’ve been very proud of you working through the hangover to go talk Queer Theory at PAX.

  6. This is full of so many classics!
    First off, I’m never gonna be able to drive around a roundabout ever again without wanting to refer to it as a’traffic circle’, trust me we have loads around my neck of the woods here in blighty, so that’l be on a daily basis! Helmet looks very gaga-esque..or a futuristic ant maybe?
    Handwriting #feelings-priceless!!
    Cheers ladies!

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