In addition to all my great (and not so great) experiences at this year’s PAX East, I also managed to snag lots of loot. Like, lots. And a good deal of it was free, which was nice considering my wallet situation. But I did manage a little bit of shopping before my wallet disappeared, including a new Funko POP and some presents for Rick.
Even though I never know what to do with them when I get them, I love to collect buttons. I was hoping for more stickers this year, but everyone was giving away buttons. And pins. I got a Tearaway pin & traded for a Tycho pin. Guess next year I need to trade for a Gabe pin. I also walked away with a bunch of A.N.N.E. magnets to mail to my penpals. Drop me a line if you want one. And yes, that is a condom. But it came from the Cards Against Humanity booth, so I wouldn’t consider it very reliable.
Although I snagged a lot of free shit this year, this is by far my favourite. Sunday morning I had some time to kill so I wandered over to the Grimm Bros booth to check out how Dragon Fin Soup was coming along and they were so touched that I’d written about them and was supporting the game that they gave me a FREE poster. It is beyond gorgeous and I cannot wait to get it framed so I can display it in our apartment.
This year I also learned the importance of sucking up to the PAX volunteers, which helped me snag a swag bag full of download codes and… oatmeal? Oh, and a deck of Magic cards. I’m keeping the League of Legends skins for Rick, but if anyone wants them I have codes for a Shaper skin in Dawngate, a PAX exclusive skin in AirMech Arena, a starter pack of XP & Gold in The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, 2200 Ghost coin in Ghost Recon Phantoms, and reinforcement packs and gold in Might & Magic Duel of Champions. First come, first served.
I also managed to snag a couple of t-shirts, which was Rick’s only request from this year’s PAX East. I had a t-shirt picked out from Shanshee I wanted to get him, but sadly I lost my wallet before I could buy it, so I’m gonna save it for his birthday. Luckily, Liz was able to snag us a couple of Hohokum shirts and the dudes over at Midnight City gave me one of their awesome skull shirts, both of which Rick now wears proudly.
And finally, here is the loot I managed to buy before my wallet took a long ride to nowhere in a Boston cab. My first purchase was a Castiel Funko POP, snagged from the Hot Topic in the mall we stopped at for lunch on the way down to Boston. My car mates had no idea why I squealed and ran into the store, nor why I was so excited when I emerged triumphant, holding my prize aloft. I also got Rick an E-Tank mug (with coaster) from Fangamer, a DC comics hairband & of course, MY TALKING PUPPYCAT!!! It is so soft and well made, I love it to bits. Also, her singing scares the crap out of my real cats, which is a hilarious bonus.