PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

I must make a confession. In all the years that I worked at Mimoco, I never went to PAX East…aside from a pre-party. I know. Terrible. But, better late than never, right?

Let me just say that I had an amazing time because it started off so very very very amazing.

Bill Amend of Fox Trot at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

I met my cartoonist / comic strip / comic art hero Bill Amend of Fox Trot. I told him how much I loved his work and how much he’s inspired my comic work. Right afterward, I ran away ‘cuz that’s how I do.

Pinny Arcade pin of Quincy by Bill Amend of Fox Trot at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

I picked up one of the two pins he was selling – Quincy for the win! Of course, I asked him to sign it for me. Thank you Bill! 

PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

Descending from the escalator, I was greeted with this sight. It reminded me a little bit of San Diego Comic Con – the loud-thumping sounds and sheer mass of people. Wowee

PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

A giant inflatable dragon from Trion Worlds.

Alchemist tabletop board game at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

I played my first tabletop game called Alchemist. I won due to being efficient with my cauldron…and asking the demo guy what he would do if he had my cards and stones.

Inner Space at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

The Mister waited to play Inner Space by PolyKnight Games. It looked so beautiful and ethereal. 

Floor Kids by Kid Koala at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

A new tablet/phone game being released by Kid Koala called Floor Kids. It’s a rhythm and music game with a lot of tap tap taps which was right up my alley.

Floor Kids by Kid Koala at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

Loved the toy record player display for the Floor Kids booth. It was so cute.

 

papa bubble candy at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

Candy by papabubble from one of the Nintendo booths was SO delicious. Usually these candies are pretty disgusting but papabubble made them amazing – some of the flavors like peach were yum!

Russian Subway Dogs by Spooky Squid Games at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

A friend highly suggested I try out Russian Subway Dogs and it was a blast. It was easy and simple enough…even though I died at the end.

PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

I was more interested in the artwork and design of the games at PAX East more than the game play. So beautiful!

Graceful Explosion Machine by Nintendo at PAX East 2017 | by Lillian Lee

Loved the simple shapes and colors for Graceful Explosion Machine by Nintendo.

It was a lot of walking and I seriously regret not remembering to wear my Fitbit. But, for me, the two highlights were hanging out with great friends and meeting Bill Amend….oh wait, and finding street parking close by because it was cold AF!