PAX Prime is a great place to geek out to all the new games, cos-plays, and to meet new people! The community was created by the Penny Arcade brothers, who first started a web comic in order to get attention. In 2004, they hosted the very first PAX Prime. This weekend, Penny Arcade threw one of the biggest gaming expos in all of North America.
There was a huge gay celebration on Friday of that weekend too, called the PAX Prime Pink Party, hosted by the Seattle Gaymers. The party was filled with smiles and cheer. It felt like a place where everyone belonged. We would play board games and video games and just have a great time. There were some straight people there too. It really completed the community of LGBTQA. Of course, there had to be Drag Queens there so the party could get started!
PAX Prime was filled with gamers and geeks alike. There was tons of free stuff, and Riot Games filled up one full floor with their Regionals North American Tournament. The three days passed by so quickly, filled with panels, events, and so many things to do in the Exhibitors hall. The nights were spent partying with friends at special events organized by groups of people finding an excuse to drink.
The .party() at WaMu Theater in Seattle was dedicated to Notch, the creator of Minecraft. The party featured Avicii as the DJ of the night. It was too epic for a gamer like myself to pass up. It was free cover, and the VIP section was packed with media, exhibitors, and special guests. My friends and I had to be on the dance floor to get the full experience of the night and danced the whole night away with beats pounding through our blood.
The weekend was worth the trip for an amazing weekend of playing new games, hanging out at parties, and meeting many new Gaymers within the city!
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