I guess PAX is officially in full swing now, because I’ve just returned from the apparently now-annual Talking Time pre-show dinner meet up, which as usual involved a number of forumgoers eating food and listening to me make dumb puns. People came from as far away as Australia to enjoy this food. That’s a moderately respectable feat!
Although the show has yet to begin, I’ve had a pretty busy day full of interesting encounters. Of these the most interesting was arguably the way I ended up in an airplane next to a guy who worked at Maxis in the pre-EA days and went on to manage a lot of business matters for The Learning Company back in the days when they owned Myst, Prince of Persia, the Mindscape catalog, and who knows what else. It served as a reminder of sorts for me, refreshing my memory of just how much I’m fascinated by this medium’s history, and how many amazing stories there are to be coaxed out of the people who helped define that history.
Speaking of which, I hope everyone who’s at PAX this year will try and stop by the Retronauts podcast Sunday at 1:30. I’ve been planning for a while to make this the final episode of the show, but apparently Idle Thumbs (who is presenting opposite of us) already announced that as their schtick… so I guess it’ll be the next-to-last episode of the show. Those jerks.
I think I need sleep now so that I can be rested for tomorrow. Please be sure to say hello if you see me, and try to keep your natural compulsion to punch me in the face in check. Also, I hear Eidos will be giving out a couple hundred all-you-can-drink beer and wine wristbands at the 1UP meet up tomorrow night at the Tap House, so you should come to that. You know, if you’re a lush or whatever.