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!

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PAX Unplugged Incoming

Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? Feels like just the other day PAX Aus was ending…………. oh wait.

We hope everyone attending PAX Aus had an awesome time, and we apologize that the PCD doesn’t have a huge presence there (YET!) but that you still had a blast. With that being said, the second-ever PAX Unplugged will be going down in exactly one month from today! With that, we have some a just a few things we’d like to go over.


Shirts!

To continue the trend we started at West this year, we have some exclusive PAX Unplugged 2018 shirts for anyone and everyone to get their hands on! They’re available via the merch section of our site for $20. We hope you like them! Starting with South, we’ll be taking some suggestions for shirts going forward (South, East, etc.) to see what sort of unique designs the community can brainstorm, then us designers can mush together a bunch and make something that’s (hopefully) visually appealing. Anyhow, below you can see the nifty design for the Unplugged ’18 shirts. These won’t ever show up again, so you’ll only have around a month or so to grab one. This year’s shirt designs (well, the two we’ve done) have been very flat, 2D, and simplistic. Not sure if we will stick with that or not, but it’s worked out pretty well so far. Definitely lots more we can explore, hence why we’ll start getting some community ideas soon! Anyways… that’s a lot of words about shirts. Mooooooving on.

Also our classic PCD tees are only available for a couple more months (till the end of 2018), so if you’re interested in that, you can also find that in the merch section of the site.

Pins and Badges!

For those of you who ordered/reserved a pin and/or badge, we have some info for you regarding how to get your stuff. We tried a new system out at West this year that (for the most part) simplified things for everyone and made it a little more straightforward where you can get your stuff. Unplugged is much less hectic than West or East for now, so it should be even easier.

Sometime in November, you’ll be added to a private category called “PCD Event Pickup”. Here, you’ll be able to see pings of where I’ll (gfx) be doing little meetups for members to grab their things. If you can’t make any of the meetups and you feel you might not have a chance to get your things otherwise, feel free to ping me within the discussion channel (within this private category) and we can work something out.

This will go for people getting pins, paid supporter badges, or free community badges. We may have some extra free community badges lying around, so if you’re interested in one, DM me and I’ll be sure to add you to a queue for em.

If you have any other questions regarding this process or anything else, don’t hesitate to ping either myself or Andeh in server. More info will come a bit further into November.


That about sums up everything. If you still need PAX Unplugged badges, head over to this link right here. If you’re on the edge of your seat waiting for PAX East badges to go on sale, good luck to you. Thanks for being an awesome member of the PAX Community Discord! Your continued support means a lot to us, and without it, none of this sort of stuff would be possible. <3 See you all in Philly.

Discord: gfx#0001
Location: Long Island, NY

PAX West In Sight

With only a little over a month left before PAX West 2018 kicks off, we have a few more announcements/reminders to send your way regarding various things about the server and events going on within it. Shall we begin?



First things first: PCD Merch! That includes shirts, pins, and badges. This isn’t just a reminder, but now deadlines are coming up. Let’s go one by one.
Shirts: The PCD West 2018 Shirt will be available until Friday, August 17th. After that, the design will be retired. Get one while you can!
Pins: Pin orders will be closing temporarily on Thursday, July 19th. If you definitely want to get your hands on one, order soon. We can not guarantee how many will be available after initial orders close. Orders will then open up several weeks later once more to those who would like to order from the remaining pool. This is for both West and Unplugged.
Badges: Looking to get your hands on a PCD Badge to rep at either PAX West or PAX Unplugged? Reserve one soon, as reservations will close Friday, July 27th to give sufficient time for the creation and ordering process.

NOTE: For those of you attending Unplugged, a part of the badges are slightly different since the event is focused around tabletop. Below you can see the small change. If you have a badge from a previous event, are attending Unplugged, and want the tabletop variant, feel free to reserve a new one for the event. If you don’t feel like donating to get a custom badge, no worries! Just reserve a free one.

TOURNAMENTS
We got lots of responses to our tournament survey (which you can still vote/add options to) and we’re happy to say that yes, tournaments will be happening in the near future! We’re still working out some of the details since these things take time, but right now it’s looking like the first tournament will be either Overwatch or Rocket League. While we work out the logistics (and prizes), you sit tight. We’ll have more info on that soon. Our goal is to have our first tournament before PAX West rolls in. We’ll see if we can make that happen. This first tournament will be sign-up based with a first-come first-serve policy. Future tournaments may have different ways of entering, but that’s still further down the road.

A New Challenger Approaches
Alright, not so much a challenger, but a new stream!  Starting in just a few weeks, we’ll be hosting a new live stream we’re calling “PAX Prep”. *cue splash art*
To give you the gist, the idea behind the stream is to discuss the upcoming PAX event. We’ll be talking about some tips we’ve learned along the way to make the most of your trip and event, discussing what we’re excited for, interacting with community members in the chat, and plenty more. We want this stream to be something a lot of people can enjoy, interact with, and hopefully even benefit from, so we hope you decide to join us! It should be a ton of fun. We’ll be announcing the date and time soon enough, but if you’re interested in the premise and want to suggest a day of the week or time of day to better your chances of being able to stop by, feel free to do so in the #suggestions channel within the server.


Thanks for reading this big wall of text. Tried to add some fancy images to hold your interest… did it work? No? Well it was a valiant attempt. We look forward to seeing you at PAX West 2018 in less than 50 days!

Discord: gfx#0001
Location: Long Island, NY