Jakejames Lugo writes:
"The Penny Arcade Expo is a show that brings together gamers from all walks of life into one place to celebrate the hobby they all share in common. Being a fan of video games, the opportunity to freely express one’s love for gaming amongst peers is a feeling that is indescribable. However, attending an event such as PAX as media is a completely different experience, allowing one to see a totally different side to the industry. All of these aspects working together help to make an experience rivaled by very few other events, one that I will remember for the rest of my life. This is the story of the first PAX East I ever attended, my very first event within the game industry as a member of the gaming media."