What should I know before going to PAX East? Specific advice for females and first time con goers especially welcome!
I read Penny Arcade regularly, listen to Jonathan Coulton, and know my way around German-board games and Sixaxis controllers, but I'm not really an uber-geek and I've never been to a con. I live in the area, so PAX East seemed like a perfect first time, but now I'm getting a little anxious. I picked my way through the archives and found a lot of useful advice, but, being generally clueless, I'm not really sure how the PAX crowd compares to the other cons.
I missed the 3-day badges, so I got a Saturday badge, and I'm on the fence about getting a Sunday one. I am simultaneously excited and overwhelmed by the schedule
. What should I see? I have no idea! Besides just general con advice, is there anything I can study up on to better appreciate things?
To the girls out there: Any specific clothes/shoes recommendations or warnings? Purse: good idea or bad idea? Should I really be carrying pepper spray? Kidding, kidding.