So this is going to be a long one so here is your warning up front. Also my browser crashed as I was about finished so ya this is going to be much faster now.
PAX East 2015 Photos
So Thursday went rather well I flew JetBlue and I took off on time, arrived early, and my bag showed up at the pickup with no issue at all. Yes, as you would think I dropped to my knees and praised God for allowing there to be one airline that hasn't fucked me over yet. Then basically through a series of events I ended up at the convention center helping Chelsea set up the RT Booth. It was a hell of a lot of fun and it would have made for a great time lapse but this dumb-ass forgot a crucial part of his battery pack in NC and as a result had to have it shipped overnight so I could shoot the con. After we set up the booth we met up with @Lammy and @SuburbanFire to have a very nice dinner at the Legal on the waterfront. After a photo of Chelsea with a huge pile of snow we ended up at a nice establishment where drinks were had, stories were told, and the worst DJ I have ever heard played (you have no idea, he was really bad).
TLDR: Thursday in pictures
Friday rolled around and I offered to help out at the booth, I ended up working the whole weekend but I don't regret it for a second. I was there the whole time except for when the RT panel happened and the amazing @Ashley let me use her camera to shoot it since my camera part had not come in yet. I'm really glad she did because I got some really good stuff, there is too much to post here so I will leave a link to the album below. When we got back to the booth a lot of the crew were signing so it was an all hands on deck craziness scenario ( and it was awesome). After the floor closed I got to meet up with @Megan and @Martinizer for a little bit and talk before running over to the FunHaus meetup and getting a few shots for them and that brought Friday to a close. After an extensive search for pizza with Lammy, Michael, @Schraver, and @Jengaship we just relaxed and enjoyed a "peaceful' evening
Warning Feels about loving RT incoming So being behind the booth was awesome for a lot of reasons one of which answering "who are you?" "do you work for RT?" "I don't know who you are but will you sign this ?" to all of which I just replied politely and told them I was a fan like them who had just been around a long time. Most of all though I loved being back behind the booth because I got to interact with the fans who were just like me and many younger fans (years on the site wise) and I got the opportunity to make their con experience just a little bit better by talking to them while they waited to pay or get stuff signed. This really is the reason I love being a RTX Guardian, especially as a photographer because I get to interact with so many people who have been fans for 1 month to 10+years and being able to shout to talk to the PAX line and quiz them on RT trivia or just BS around it was a lot of fun.
Saturday was a whole anther adventure in itself and I could go in to a lot of detail but that may be for another day, It was awesome, everyone I met was awesome and I was sad I had to leave so early Sunday and not enjoy the rest of the show.
So Thanks to @Chelsea, @Ashley, @jack, @Gilby, @Jordan, @AdamKovic,@BruceGreene, @JamesWillems, @Caiti for letting me work with you guys for the weekend, it was a hell of a lot of fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I am exceptionally proud of having this EXH badge to always remind me of that weekend and how much I love this community/company/friends and being able to stand on that side of the table and help make it better for other fans like me was one of the greatest joys I have had as a part of this community.
Until next time,
Connor aka DarkBowler
Aka your friendly RT Community Photographer