CommunityCon returns this July!

 

CommunityCon is returning in 2021, bigger and better than ever!


 

That’s right! This July we’re bringing you another free gaming convention for you to enjoy. We’ve already been planning for quite awhile and have plenty more to do, so we expect this year to be substantially bigger and better than 2020. We learned a lot from running our first event, and we’re prepared to use that knowledge, feedback, and experience to make CommunityCon 2021 as good as it can be! Since we have new resources available this year to bring CommunityCon to life, there isn’t much left to say here before pointing you elsewhere, but we will let you in on some of the new goodies that our 2021 event brings with it.

To start with, CommunityCon will be getting its own website! Here, you’ll be able to find lots more info on the event, a FAQ with many questions already answered, and of course a place to sign up to be an exhibitor, streamer, or submit a panel! This will also be the place we will be hosting an all-in-one easy to use event schedule when the time comes. The site is open now, and you can find it here!

In the interest of conserving space for all of our PAX fans in the PAX Community Discord Server, we’ve also opted to split the server off into its own instance. This will give us a lot more flexibility to add/sort channels, and give people better control over their notifications. While the Discord server will be the primary hub of the event, a small portion of it is already open and available for future attendees, exhibitors, panelists, and streamers alike. You can join the server by clicking here!

Finally, we know a lot of you follow a lot of different social media platforms, so pick your favorite to follow us on so you can keep up-to-date on what’s going to be happening during the event! Or you know, follow them all and be a super fan!

Twitter and Instagram will focus directly around news and promotions about what’s to come!
YouTube and Twitch will be used primarily during the event for streams and VODs, although we may have some fun stuff popping up on our YouTube beforehand, so drop a subscribe if you don’t want to miss out.

Hopefully you’re hyped up to see a bigger and better version of CommunityCon this year! We’re only a few short months away. We’ll see you there!

Introducing: PCD Lifestyle Designs

Whether you’ve come here from the announcement post for more information/better pictures, or you’ve stumbled across this blog post from the get-go, we’ll keep the introduction on the shorter side. If you already read the mini-announcement in the server, this next part is a bit redundant, though.

We’re introducing a new overarching set of merch dubbed PCD Lifestyle Designs. With these collections, our goal is to provide aesthetically pleasing PAX Community Discord merch that can be worn in your day-to-day life without looking like a walking billboard. Right now, the plan is to drop a new mini collection seasonally. Each collection will take on a new theme, with several designs encompassing it. Before we go into any more details regarding how this will work going forward, let us introduce you to our first collection.

If you’re impatient and want to head right on over to the shop, you can click right here!

The Komyuniti Collection

Inspired by Asian streetwear (and a hint of retrowave), this new line up of designs mixes our original Paxter logo with these modern fashion design trends. In this first collection, we have three designs for you to choose from, dubbed GLITCH, TWENTY / TWENTY, and UNITY. All are available as shirts (TWENTY / TWENTY being offered in both white and black variants), with UNITY also being available in a pullover hoodie variant. You can check out all these designs right below!

 

All three of these designs (and their variants) are available now on our Bonfire page. Picking one up nets you some dope merch while also supporting us as a community, which helps us do more cool stuff at events (pins, panel prizes, etc). Oh yeah… that UNITY design is pretty dang intricate when you get up close and personal with it, so we figured we’d provide a better shot so you know what you’re getting into.

Before we head out, we want to give you a brief idea of how this new seasonal merch drop thing is going to work. Seasons happen quarterly (duh), so we’ll have new designs for you every 3 months or so. We plan to always release a season’s collection right before that season begins, that way you can rock your gear all Winter/Spring/Summer/Autumn long. We will, however, leave designs up until the very end of a given season, which means for every drop except this one, there will be a week or two where you’ll have two collections worth of designs to choose from. Pretty cool if you ask us. Each collection will have three to four different designs (plus some variations here and there) to choose from. If this sort of look ain’t your style, maybe the next collection will suit you better!

And hey, speaking of styles, there are SO many to choose from. Heck, there are even a dozen+ other types of streetwear aesthetics alone that we could go for, but if you ever have anything specific you’re interested in, feel free to use the #pcd-suggestions channel to make your voice heard! While we already have the theme for our Spring 2021 collection planned, we’d potentially be open to putting future themes up to a poll if there’s enough interest. As for now, we hope you enjoy our first lifestyle collection as much as we do.


Note from gfx— I wanted to just personally say that I genuinely hope you like what I’ve put together for this collection, even if it’s not your style. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while and didn’t know where to start, and now here we are. Our merch has always been pretty typical (not necessarily in a bad way) of what you’d expect from a community like ours, and I really wanted to break out of that this time around. Sometimes it’s fun to be a walking advertisement for PAX/PCD, but that’s definitely not an everyday sort of thing. The goal was to create designs that could blend in with your everyday wardrobe, and while the Asian streetwear look isn’t the thing for everyone, that’s why we plan to have varying styles for each collection. The amount of support these get will definitely influence how many of these we end up doing, so hopefully they’re appealing enough that some of you would like to support us in one way or another. Even if that doesn’t mean picking up a shirt or hoodie, sharing it around, or even just acknowledging/giving feedback it is a huge plus. Even if this isn’t received as well as hoped, I still have plans to create new designs for Spring (and most likely Summer) at the very least. To leave you with a little something, here is a teaser for our next collection.

CommunityCon 2020 Wrap-Up: A Learning Experience

What a weekend! CommunityCon 2020 has come to a close this year, and we had a ton of fun! We learned a lot, played a lot, and got to really see what an online convention might look like. Now that it’s over, the staff of the PAX Community Discord are taking a step back to really see what went well, what went poorly, and how we can make a better version of CommunityCon for next year! Let’s get this conversation started.

Getting Feedback

The best way to get started with feedback, is asking. We’ve put together a great form that takes 2 minutes to fill out. If you did even one thing during the event (or maybe nothing, because we were terrible planners), this form is for you, and we want to hear from you! Any feedback is good feedback to us, because we don’t want to see something as great as this stop happening yearly, so our next big step is making sure we know what attendees wanted from this and how we can give that to them.

Got 2 minutes? Let us know what we can do to get better!

Missed Something?

Feel like you missed something you really wanted see? Maybe you lived on the opposite side of the globe, and really wanted to learn more about a topic? We’ve got a collection of as many VODs as we could find so you can watch that thing!

Panels

Who’s the Hottest Gaming Dad – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/656886841
CommunityCon Game Night – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/656977361
DMing for your Average Jo/an – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/657454070
Lessons Learned from Creating LGBTQ+ Communities – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/657657751
Make your Game Nights Awesome with Awesome Rule Rundowns – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/657752536

Games

Chicken Heist – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/656476584
Various Games (kappakobe) – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/656512205
Hazel Sky RevealingtooMuchFD907
Jack Axe (lackoftalent) – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/656681884
Drill Man Rumble (itsthegableguy) – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/656671395
Vigil: the Longest Night SenValeProjectJimmy
Solar Purge (BelialsFlame) – https://www.twitch.tv/videos/657748519

Other Streamers

Jenulot
LlamaNeck
AmazingMrBlue
KroZaZaZa

Closing Thoughts

This event was our first foray into hosting an online collaboration of so many partners: from Another Indie publishers, to Small Streamer Community collabs, and even within our own community. We knew going in things wouldn’t be perfect, but in the end, we wanted to make this a great chance to learn and excite everyone in the community. We hope that after we’ve had a chance to look through the feedback, we can start planning CommunityCon 2021, and get bigger!

CommunityCon: A Convention Outside of Melee Range

2020 has certainly been an interesting year thus far, and on behalf of the PAX Community Discord, we hope everyone and their families are doing well and staying healthy. That being said, we have something new to share with you. Something to provide some fun, entertainment, and smiles during this difficult time. CommunityCon is a convention… but from home! It probably sounds a bit weird, and you probably have a few questions, so we’re here to explain.


So you know that CommunityCon is supposed to be an event you can visit from home. We covered that! But what is it really about?

Due to so many events being canceled this year, with the chance of many more in the coming months being postponed or unable to happen, we wanted something that can fill that hole for con-goers… at least as much as possible! We know that part of the fun of events is walking around expo centers and interacting with people face to face; however, given the circumstances, we’re creating something that can still be a ton of fun while being exclusively online!

CommunityCon will share many aspects of your traditional in-person gaming event. While not all will be finalized for a few more weeks, we intend to have lots of panels for you to attend, games for you to demo, streams for you to watch, giveaways for you to enter, and tournaments for you to compete in! The event will be like most others, taking place over three days. Can’t attend Friday? Stop by on Saturday! This is just a peek of what we have in store for this event. More will be revealed soon!


We’ve actually already nailed down dates, and it’s soon. How soon? Well…

June 19th to 21st, soon.

As mentioned, the event will run across three days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each day will have its own unique set of things to do, as well!


So, the specifics aren’t perfectly set in stone yet, and what we do know we’re not quite ready to share just yet, but we’ve given you a pretty good (vague) idea! What we CAN confirm is that we’ll be releasing a schedule a week or two before the event with all the details you could possibly need. This will include all panel and tourney times, demo information, and more.

Look out for specifics in early June! We may announce stuff sooner, but you’ll have to wait and see.


One billion dollars. Muahahaha.

Okay but seriously, the event is entirely free! And we mean for both attendees and “exhibitors”. CommunityCon is a celebration of games for both the ones who enjoy playing them and the ones who enjoy making them. We want to provide a place where fans of gaming of all types can have fun with like-minded people, panelists/streamers can share and interact with the community, and developers can showcase their games⁠— all without the typical event fees.


Like other gaming conventions, there’s more than one way to be a part of it. There are attendees, and there are exhibitors. Let’s cover both!

AS AN ATTENDEE: All you need to attend is to grab yourself the ‘CommunityCon’ role. It’s that simple! As mentioned, this event is free entry. The reason we’re keeping it behind a role is to keep the activity down in the server for those that aren’t interested.

AS AN EXHIBITOR: We have multiple types of “exhibitors” for this event: streamers, panelists, and game devs/demo-ers. At the current time, we’re allowing the public to submit panel applications >here<. If you have an idea that you think would be fun to share with the community, feel free to submit it! If you are a game developer interested in showcasing your game, reach out to Andeh#0001 or myself (gfx#0001).


Have a question that wasn’t answered here? No problem! In the PAX Community Discord, there is a new channel called #communitycon-questions where we will be answering any questions you may have about the event.

Keep in mind, questions that are content specific will likely be unable to be answered until the schedule goes live!


It is important for attendees and developers alike to know that this event is not run by PAX/Penny Arcade/Reed themselves, but by the community that was built around it!

We look forward to hosting our first ever event of this magnitude, and I hope to see many of you there! We have lots of planning to do over the next few weeks and will have more to share as we get closer. We hope this will be a fun break from all the boringness and hardships that many of us are dealing with. See you in June!

Server Change Log – 10/18/19

These update lists seem to come once every 6 to 8 months or so, which means to follow suit, its time for you to enjoy a nice chunky log ‘o’ changes. With new Paxter rearing his head today, there’s a good handful to cover.

Aesthetics

  • Paxter redesign has taken over
  • New server icon
  • New server banner
  • New #entrance-hall header
  • New social media headers/icons (Twitter/Twitch/YouTube)
  • Did we mention there’s a new Paxter redesign
  • Oh yeah and a new Paxter emoji set

Roles

  • The Game Night role has been renamed Streams (to opt-out, click the icon for the role in #roles twice)
  • Game specific roles (such as Rocket League, Apex Legends, etc.) have been removed due to Discord’s upcoming LFG feature (more information soon)
  • The #roles channel has been updated to reflect these changes

Other

  • #lfg-channel has been removed in preparation for Discord’s upcoming LFG feature
  • Enforcer Bot received an upgrade for futureproofing—perhaps he also enjoyed the movie Upgrade ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Spookiness imminent

Coming Soon

  • Room Share posting integration directly in the server
  • Enjoy live automated PAX completion percentages at the top of the server because we know you love knowing when PAX is 1.00354% complete
  • More Paxter variants

PAX UNPLUGGED SOON!
Unplugged is on the horizon, which means you’re running out of time to get purple PCD badges. This is our last run of this badge design for the year, so if you want one you should hurry up to the reservation form. Next year’s design is in the works and is going to be pretty different (in a good way). More to share soon. See you in Philly!

Behind The Spoiler

Hello there, fellow PAX Community Discordian. It’s gfx here to bring you a pretty important and lengthy post regarding some design aspects of the PCD’s future. Most people aren’t fans of reading a huge wall of text, so I will also include a TL;DR at the bottom, but it would be great if you could stick with me for a few minutes of your time!

There’s a spoiler in #announcements that, if you want the intended reveal experience, you shouldn’t click until you finish this post (or the TL;DR).

I’m going to walk you through a bit of history before getting into the announcement itself. It’ll be a fun build-up, especially for those who have been with the server for a while as you’ll be able to see some interesting progression. As you read more and more, you may guess where things are heading, but regardless, I still hope it’s a fun little trip. Once again, if you don’t care about any of that, feel free to go straight to the TL;DR. I do warn, this post is a bit lengthy.


June 2017. The early beginnings of the PCD. The server began, as stated, in June that year. I believe I came along and joined very early July (as far as memory can serve), about 1 to 2 weeks into the server’s life. Why does that matter? Well, only soon after, this little fella was created:

PaxterIf you’ve only seen this as the icon of the server but don’t know much else, this is Paxter. He has essentially become our logo, mascot, lord and savior. He was designed with one main thing in mind: represent each PAX event in a fun and playful way. I feel that what we created as a community (since there was plenty of input at the time) was something fun and iconic for the server. As mentioned, though, there was lots of input. This was not the first design of what came to be ‘Paxter’. Time to share a little more history.

I don’t believe I’ve publically shared this, but I could be wrong. Keep in mind, not every step of this chart was shown to the community. A good half of these were simply back-end iterations of trial and error, seeing what would and wouldn’t work. Fun fact: the only reason Paxter has a mouth is due to received feedback that stated the hands mixed with the controller (pre-Switch) looked like some misshaped ball-gag. Ain’t that nice? Anyways, eventually the community, Andeh, and myself were satisfied with how Paxter had turned out, and the rest was history…

Until recently, of course.

August 2019. After contemplating with myself for a bit, I decided that Paxter’s design could definitely be better. There were a few key things I initially wanted to simply tighten up, so that’s what I began to work on. The main thing that stuck out to me for a while had been the headphones. Even from the beginning, they felt a little ‘wonky’. Originally I had thought this was fine, as it was (arguably) working with the rest of the design; however, when our other designer, CMYKMatter, stated some of the issues with them, it became more apparent how odd they really were.

Later in the month, I decided to take a stab at fixing the headphones alone. During this process I faced two challenges: (1) trying to change a design in a vector-based environment that wasn’t originally designed in one, and (2) trying to make the headphones look more like normal headphones, but not clash with the overall “cartoony” feel of the logo. And I am proud to say that after a few hours of hard work… none of it paid off! Let me show you one of the iterations:
On the left, you’ll see the headphones in a static position, and on the right is the headphones “formed” to Paxter. During this design process, it occurred to me that making normal headphones look normal on Paxter was going to be much more difficult due to how he is designed. At that point, the next thought was basically: “do we throw out Paxter and start from scratch?”

And the answer to that was no. But also yes? But definitely no as well. But… maybe? It was an interesting thing to figure out, but in the end, there was a new goal in mind. That goal was not to ditch Paxter and design a new logo. He has become a staple of this community we’ve all come together to form. Instead, I felt the goal was to ditch Paxter and design a better Paxter. One that held on to the same interesting and more iconic characteristics of the current logo, while ditching its underlying (and more obvious) issues.

Side note: just to list a few issues off to you from a design perspective so you don’t think it was all because the headphones were “a little too wonky”, there are also issues with:

  • Uniqueness; still using Discord’s Clyde as a rough (but still noticeable) base
  • Design modularity (i.e. not very versatile to be wearing/holding/doing many other things)
  • Visual clarity, primarily at small sizes

And a more personal opinionated critique: it didn’t have a very “modern” feel to me. Needless to say, between all of this, I felt I could do better now. And with that, I worked towards building a new, but hopefully familiar Paxter. One that I hoped the community would like, or at least come to like, a lot more. So come early September, over the course of several days, with a good amount of hours put into refining lines, adding several initial design options, and of course getting some helpful opinions and critiques from our other designer, Paxter “2.0” was born.

At this point, you can reveal the spoiler image in the Discord server.

So, all I will say about the new design at this point is as followed: I am very proud of how it came out, and I believe it to be a huge improvement over current Paxter. I know many of you may be unhappy or unsure about it at first because it is a change, but things can’t and shouldn’t always stay the same. I believe most of you will come to like the new design as I feel it has much more character to it, as well as many more possibilities.

While this guy won’t be debuting on the server till after PAX Aus and on merch or things of the sort until the end of 2019/early 2020, we’ve decided to give you this preview of him to hopefully get you acclimated with what is to come. We will be showing off what is coming and what is possible with new and improved Paxter in the weeks to come. But for now, thank you very much for reading this if you stuck around, and as always, thank you for your continued support of the PAX Community Discord.


TL;DR – Paxter, our Discord server’s logo/mascot, has had his share of design flaws. While he has been a great visual representation of the community, both with the colors of each PAX event to the fun and joyful nature of the character, his design has, as of late, brought me to try and fix some of his flaws. After realizing that fixes to the logo’s minor issues were hindered by greater underlying issues, a redesign was instead prepared. Paxter has been redesigned from the ground up to maintain the same spirit, but have fewer issues and become more iconic and versatile.

You should now reveal the spoiler image in the server.


The day after this post goes live, new Paxter will not be hidden behind spoiler warnings and a “reveal schedule” will be posted. We have a few things to show you and some finalizing before we’re ready to roll him out, so stay tuned for that and keep an eye out Tuesday afternoon for that, as it will likely be a silent announcement with no ping. Whether you read the entire post (which ended up being longer than expected) or just scrolled to the TL;DR, thank you for taking the time to stay updated with the server.

All the best,

 

gfx

PAX West, PAX Aus, PAX Unplugged… Oh My!

It’s almost summer! And you know what that means! The final 3 PAXen of the 2019 season are almost upon us! We’re already gearing up to be in Seattle, Melbourne, and Philadelphia, and we hope you’re just as excited as we are! As is per the usual, our 2019 badges are updated to bring the blue, yellow, and purple PAXen colors to your fancy community badges! Ready for a cool sneak peek? You got it!https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/354661489803788290/575061845283569672/2019_badges.png

You can pick up these community badges through our standard Google Form right here, or through the Merch button at the top of this page! Stick around, as we may add in some exclusive shirts to pick up for these events, and who knows, maybe you’ll see announcements of some events at PAX?

In Discord updates, you may have noticed a change to our #Announcements channel. It’s a small one, but definitely noticeable. Our #Announcements has added a neat newspaper icon! What does this mean? Well, with this handy dandy icon, new links posted in the channel will get a neat, fancy link in your Activity Feed in Discord. Which means relevant PAX news brought straight to you without needing to go into the server! How cool is that? In fact, this post is the first of these new stories to get added, and more will be coming (including updates on when tickets go on sale, as well as when we do some cool stuff around the server!)

That’s all the updates we have for you today!

Here Comes PAX East!

Ahhh it’s that time again. PAX East is just around the corner, and we’re incredibly excited. We’re just under three weeks away, and boy do we have a lot of planning left to do, and we’re sure some of you do as well. Nonetheless, now is not the time to stress about that, now is the time to share what we have coming up both before and during PAX East!


As most of you have probably heard, we’ll be hosting Game Night at PAX East! This marks one whole year of IRL Game Night events! That being PAX East 2018, PAX West 2018, PAX South 2019, and right back where it all started at this upcoming PAX East 2019. We’ve upgraded from the Arachnid Theatre to the Bumblebee Theatre, so be sure to come by and fill up the area with other PAX Community Discordians!

At PAX South, we dipped our toes in a slightly altered format from previous events, and we plan to fully commit to these changes for PAX East. Some things that are changing are: reduced trivia (it’s fun, but shouldn’t take up 50% of the night), new games (to be announced, likely not before the event though!), and a restructured ticket/prize system, more on that for the folks who attend the event.

ABOUT PRIZES: If you’re curious about what the prizes will be, we don’t have the exact things to share with you right now, but something we can say is this: while having a couple “grand prizes” was cool and all, we’ve decided to gear prizes less from one or two large, “generic” items (more on that in a second), but instead, a good handful of event-exclusive items, with our usual mix in of PCD/Discord merch. By generic, we mean things you can obtain outside of the event, no issue. A Nintendo Switch or a gaming mouse is definitely a cool prize, but (1) technically speaking, money aside, you can always get one and (2) only a small number of Game Night attendees can win such prizes. With our new selection of prizes, we’ll not only be able to have more winners for prizes that aren’t just shirts or pins, but also be able to give people prizes that can’t be found anywhere else. We hope you understand the change, but would also be happy to hear feedback on it in the server. Feel free to post your opinion about it in #pcd-suggestions on the Discord server.

We can’t wait to be back for another night of fun! Come join us Thursday night (March 28th) at 8:30pm in the Bumblebee Theatre to play games and win prizes! We have some pretty cool stuff in store as well for those that attend… you won’t want to miss it.

OH YEAH! As long as everything goes as planned, this will also be the first panel to be recorded (by us, not by PAX itself) so for those that can’t attend, you should be able to watch highlights a few weeks after PAX East concludes.

PAX Prep

We’ll be hosting another PAX Prep stream over on Twitch! There, we’ll be covering the do’s and don’ts of PAX East, with some helpful advice that’ll be particularly useful for newcomers. We’ll be live Sunday night (March 10th) at about 9:15pm ET. If you tune in live, you can feel free to ask any questions you may have as well, and we’ll answer them right then and there. See you then!

Badge & Pin Pickup

As it has been a tradition now for a while, anyone that ordered PCD badges or pins will soon be added to a private group of channels on the server. There, you will receive updates about when and where you can pick up your stuff during the show. Most of these meetups are relatively impromptu, so if you have issues attending any meetups on a specific day and you can’t attend for the rest of the event (or it’s Sunday late afternoon and you haven’t received your stuff yet), contact Andeh#0001 or myself (gfx#0001) on Discord and we can work out a time and place to make sure you get your stuff. Please try to be somewhat vigilant of the pickup channel prior to picking up your things! If you’re able to pick your things up early on, you don’t have to worry about it anymore for the rest of the event. Meetup locations usually last for about 20 minutes up to an hour or two, depending on the time of day. You can also pick up your stuff following the Game Night panel if you attend!


That about wraps things up before PAX East. If you have any questions or concerns about anything here, feel free to ping Andeh or me at any time and we’ll respond as soon as possible. We’re super excited to be back in Boston, and we look forward to seeing you all in just under 3 weeks!

But seriously… you won’t want to miss this Game Night panel. We have some really cool stuff brewing… ta-ta for now.

Server Change Log – 1/24/19

It’s been a while since we’ve done a normal server change-log, so here are a few changes we’ve made recently! Prepare for MAXIMUM UPGRADES. Or minimal. A few. Something in that range.

New Channels

  • #affiliated-community has been added to replace #entrance-hall’s “Resources” section. It is aimed to organize PAX-related community resources.
  • #lfg-channel has been added for users to have a centralized place to easily find other users to game with. (Note: you will need to have a game role to see this channel.)
  • #speedrun-games has been added for discussion and media sharing around speedruns.
  • #pax-community-feeds has been added as another resource to locate up-to-date information about other PAX-related communities.

Removed Channels

  • Event-specific voice channels have been removed due to lack of use.

Channel Categories and Organization

  • #gaming-lounge and #tabletop-lounge have been renamed to #video-games and #tabletop-games and have been added to their own “Gaming” category.
  • #speedrun-games and #lfg-channel have been added to the new “Gaming” category.
  • #community-social has been renamed #pcd-social-media and moved into the “PAX Feeds” category.
  • #pax-community-feeds has been added to the “PAX Feeds” category.
  • #cosplay-lounge has been renamed to just #cosplay.
  • #suggestions has been renamed to #pcd-suggestions for clarity.
  • Voice channels have been moved down.

PAX East is soon!
As most of you probably know, PAX East is only about 2 months away. Don’t forget to reserve your community badge and/or pins in our merch section. We look forward to seeing everyone in Boston! We’ll have some exclusive East stuff to show soon so stay tuned!

Get Ready for PAX South!

Woo! It’s been a while, with the holidays and such, but we’re back at it, getting ready for PAX South 2019! Let’s go through all the updates we missed!

PAX South Badges and Pins

We announced our newest look for the PCD Community Badges. Did you miss it? Here’s an image to get you hyped up for it!

We’ve already closed our badge forms for South, but we’ll reopen them shortly so you can start getting hyped for East! For those who ordered your south badge, we can’t wait to show them off to you! South will also be getting our new, flashy, redesigned pins as well! These pins were first featured at West, and we’re excited to bring them to South and East! The form for the pins will stay open through to East, so make sure you get your orders in! Check out https://paxter.gg/merch to get you pin ordered!

Speaking of, you might be wondering how to get your fancy new PCD stuff! Fret not! A few days before PAX South officially starts, you’ll see a brand new channel where we’ll make regular announcements of where you can find us for your merch! Once you’ve picked them up, you can use a handy function to get your butt out of the channel and back to enjoying San Antonio! If you’d like to continually hunt us down for fun, though, feel free to not leave and just hang out for our messages! We’ll be all over the place.

Some Server Updates for You

Did you know? We hosted our first ever Overwatch Tourney, and had a lot of fun playing for the day! Our winner, BugCatcherMookie, snagged the title and some loot! But we weren’t done, yet. During the holidays, we were throwing out all kinds of goodies, like codes for games, Discord Nitro, and even a PCD Pin! Stick around, and we’ll keep throwing out more awesome stuff!

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We’ll also be hosting a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tourney! Make sure you get signed up, even just for fun! The winner will be getting a $25 Amazon gift card, so get to signing up. Tourney will be on February 2nd.

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In prep for South, we did a PAX South Prep Stream with our pal Zerzhul! We got to chat about what you should bring, what to expect, and what to have fun at while in San Antonio! Did you miss the stream? No problem! You can check it out, uploaded on our YouTube channel!

Welp! That’s all we got time for in this update. See you in San Antonio, gang!