PAX Prime 2011 and HaloFest

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the 2011 Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington and the HaloFest event running alongside it.

After securing a three-day badge and a plane ticket, I managed to find the cheapest hotel reasonably close to the convention center. This decrepit shack had an elevator that looked like it was installed during the Truman administration – a terrifying box that reluctantly carried me up to my tiny room. Mere blocks away, the convention center was packed with the latest in electronic entertainment, but aloft in that hotel tower there was no air-conditioning to be found and only eight grainy channels on the anachronistically placed television.

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