Irrational Games PAX East 2012 Recap

by IG.Ratana on April 10 2012

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PAX East 2012 has come and gone, and we had a blast! For those who couldn’t make it out to Boston for the festivities, we’d like to share the experience with you.
We kicked off the east coast’s largest gaming convention by making sure everyone dressed in style – in BioShock Infinite top hats to be precise.

The stylish 1912 fashion accessory was the all the rage with PAX East attendees, and why wouldn’t they be? Not only do they match any outfit, wearing one was the only way to be spotted by our recruiters and to receive an invitation to our photo studio thus getting a chance to have your face in BioShock Infinite. Here are some of those lucky enough to get the coveted invitation:

All of our contenders can be found on our Official facebook page!

On Saturday, we held our panel: Making a Monster, where Ken Levine, Shawn Robertson, Nate Wells and Pat Balthrop went through the signature bad guys of BioShock Infinite that we’ve been showcasing in our Heavy Hitters series here on IrrationalGames.com. The house was more than packed – sorry for those who waited in line and didn’t get a seat.  Those who lined up early and did, however, received a BioShock Infinite poster.  Five lucky fans found hidden red envelopes under their seats, which we exchanged for limited edition 15-year anniversary lithographs signed by Ken Levine. Everyone was a winner though, because at the end of the panel, we celebrated our 15-year anniversary with cupcakes!

Later that evening we had our fan event and cosplay meetup at M.J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub where we got to mingle with some of our most active fans. It was a fun-filled night with food and drink, board games, raffles, gifts bags, and a cosplay competition where two winners walked away with a PlayStation Vita 3G bundle and a Murder of Crows Vigor bottle!

G4TV’s X-Play was also there to capture all the fun for a segment that will be airing on tonight’s episode.

*UPDATE*  You can check out the episode here.

We want to thank everyone who made it out to our event and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  Be sure to visit our Flickr page to check out more photos!

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  • jayakers | April 10, 2012 6:06 pm

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    Thoroughly bummed I didn’t get to go this year as last year was amazing! Everything looks great….

    Looking forward to seeing XPlay spot as well :)

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  • legendlogsdon | April 10, 2012 6:37 pm

    Looks awesome! Wish I could have been there. Insanely excited for the game.

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  • laforzadimente | April 10, 2012 8:02 pm

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    *looks at first picture* Maybe I can make it next year….

    Seriously though, did that person in the second pic turn their skyrim horns into a beer helmet?

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  • deaddoucher | April 10, 2012 8:02 pm

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    I don’t know how many ways i can say damn you Boston for being so far away :( . I want a Vita free :’(

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  • Rahurhe | April 10, 2012 8:35 pm

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    I live in Ukraine, THATS far away(
    Damn, I want those cylinder and a Murder of Crows Vigor bottle!!

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  • alycat | April 10, 2012 9:34 pm

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    Pax 2012 was wonderful – and the after party just made it perfect! Hope to see you guys again next year! :)

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  • felonious | April 10, 2012 11:37 pm

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    Great Time at PAX East and the Party, glad I could make it as it was blast and well worth the drive to Boston!

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  • ladyava | April 11, 2012 9:07 am

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    PAX was definitely the best convention I have been to in a long time. The fan event was amazing and I had a great time meeting everyone! Thank you so much guys!!!

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  • icegrove | April 11, 2012 10:09 am

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    Wanted to party to.

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  • lilmacki | April 18, 2012 12:42 pm

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    I really really wish I could have gone!!!! I was following the whole weekend and was super bummed that I wasn’t there experiencing it all. I am hoping I can save up and go next year. Just sucks that the hotels are pretty spendy.

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  • borrego | April 18, 2012 10:08 pm

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    Another great night, all thanks again to these guys. Hard not to fall in love with Boston when you top a weekend off with this.

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  • juan29zapata | April 29, 2012 12:10 am

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    It’s so always so nice to see people smile! Glad you all guys had fun! Hopefully I can attend next time!

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  • bombolla | May 19, 2013 5:25 pm

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    Why this things never happens in Barcelona

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  • joshimarston | August 12, 2013 1:30 pm

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    Why this things never happens in Italy éwè

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