This past weekend I had the chance to go my second gaming convention (in June 2013 was E3) ever. Unless you count me going to the Nintendo World Championships in 1990 in Detroit, then this technically was my third gaming convention.
Among all of the PAX (short for Penny Arcade Expo) gaming hysteria, hype, and big budget booths remained a crowd of people who were all constantly connecting.
No matter what “crowd” you were with, everyone was connecting on some level. Fans, critics, vendors, content creators, and even cos-players were connecting on the convention floor, meeting rooms, and nearby restaurants.
A lot of people at the convention were connecting over a shared interest, most often something they both liked.
Others connected naturally and not in a creepy way. The best way to describe this type of connecting is like when two people get along very well, in a short amount of time. Sometimes you just meet people that you can instantly get along with. This was the type of connecting that was going on at this convention. [click to continue…]