2010 PAX East Recap

2010 PAX East Recap

By nerds, for nerds, with nerds.

Half the fun of any subculture convention, of course, is snapping random pics of people dressed up as fictional people. We talk about the appeal of genre culture as a way of identifying with heroes in unusual situations. The advantage of geek icons like Solid Snake, Luke Skywalker and Iron Man are that you can very easily proclaim your allegiance by dressing like them. You couldn’t dress up as Jack Bauer and have it be instantly recognizable, unless you had a name tag that said “Jack Bauer.”

This doesn’t explain the guys who dress up like Stormtroopers.


from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia


A Gears of War COG soldier. Definitely the most badass guy I saw this weekend.


Raccoon City cops. Usually all getting wiped out except for two or three officers, but watch out for those three!


I know he's from Final Fantasy; I just couldn't say which one.


Chewbacca doesn't have time for this.


Ah, some guys? On a quest? Help me out here.

4 Comments on “2010 PAX East Recap”

  1. Bob #

    Total sidebar question – I’m a huge Kris Straub fan. I met him at Comic Con last year and actually shook (Didn’t even do that when I met the great Billy D!). I’ve read everything Chainsawsuit and Starslip and even his shortlived music comic. I got about 5 strips into Checkerboard Nightmare and gave up. Anyone know should I continue? I totally forgot about CN until I saw it on the above picture.

    Thank you!

    Perich – glad you had a good time and appreciate the pics!


  2. Wade #

    Holy crap. Bottom photo, page 2. Those were my college roommates. It figures they’d go to PAX East and not invite me.


  3. Wade #

    UPDATE: Just got in touch with one of my old roommates, and according to him, they were “D&D adventurers, rolling 20s through hordes of chaos and all that good stuff.”

    So, Perich, your assessment was pretty much right on the money.


  4. Coley Blackwaters #

    Hey! I know those guys too. Hey Wade, thanks for showing me this. I just realized with a start that there are actually 4 people in that picture. Oh well, I got about an hour long retelling of the whole experience from the guy in the armor and it sounded awesomely geeky. I wanna go now. The other pics are awesome as well, thanks for sharing!


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