Archive for February 14, 2012
Update: It’s a week away! We’ve finalized the details, and apologies to those who aren’t able to make it
The meeting will be on Saturday, starting at around 8PM in the lobby of the Weston Boston Waterfront (the hotel attached to the convention center).
Last year, we didn’t close up shop until 2AM, so if you find that you can’t commit to the event due to previous engagements, we might still be in session if you happen to drift through the lobby later in the evening!
It’s almost here! In less than two months, PAX East will be taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, snarling traffic and hopefully breaking last year’s attendance record of 69,500 like-minded souls.
Continuing the tradition (is it a tradition if it’s only happened once?), we’re bringing back the PAX East Tweetup! Actually, the “we” is “anyone” and the “bringing back” is “bringing the idea to people’s attention”.
Those who attended last year’s tweetup may remember that we had a hell of a time finding a location. Our original intended location was overtaken by a private party, and so we were relegated to the hotel lobby bar. But! It was available, and despite some evil glances from the staff, we managed to lash enough tables together to accommodate everyone who showed up. Fun was had by all, I’d say.
After the environment surrounding the convention center was recon’d last year, it was painfully obvious that the lobby was actually the best option available. Despite being a convention center, there was a noticeable lack of decent venues in the area, and those that weren’t taken over for private parties were so packed with general PAXers that it would have been difficult – if not impossible – to get everyone together. Or hear one another.
So here’s the thing: This year, we can play it by ear. We can start out in the lobby of the Weston Boston Waterfront – the hotel attached to the convention center – at 8PM on Saturday. Depending on the vibe (or if our little secret has gotten out, and the hotel bar is crowded), we can elect to migrate like a heard of thirsty water-buffalo to one of the external locations in search of a better venue.
Note: This year’s event is kind of squirrely due to the fact that PAX East is taking place on Easter Weekend. Although Saturday is the first choice, some people may elect to leave early to make it home for Sunday. If that’s the case and if people want to move the event to Friday evening, that’s totally an option.
PAX East 2011 Tweetup