Who knew? I didn’t. I never get to see the numbers, so I always just assume we’re piffling along with an audience of a few dozen. Actually, that could very well still be the case, but if so then I appear to have shaken hands here at PAX with everyone who listens to it. I’ve lost count of how many people have come up to me having recognized me from something or another and immediately segued into, “I like your podcast!” Without fail, actually — every single person so far. It’s happened far more often than at PAX two years ago, actually, which could be accounted for by the fact that the show is probably two or three times larger this year but probably has more to do with the fact that more people use video on the web. And I do occasionally have to show up on The 1UP Show, despite my best efforts to avoid it.
In any case, it’s been interesting to see how the audience acts when they meet different people. For me it’s an immediate mention of Retronauts. Meanwhile, they seem to be in awe of Garnett Lee, reportedly heckle Shane Bettenhausen (heh), and Shawn Elliott returned to our hotel room with a bag full of imported candy that people brought him because he mentioned something about how the first thing he does when he visits a foreign country is sample their candy. Oh yeah, and people are always giving Garnett booze, as he is rumored to enjoy a little dook dook dook every now and then, I hear. Free stuff is awesome. I need a gimmick, too.
Anyway, if you see me, feel free to give me…stuff. As long as it’s not gross stuff.