Day 2 was, if anything, more awesome than Day 1. After all, how could it not be? Today included more Magical Mystery Tour, the Pre-PAX Dinner, and then the Triwizard Drinking Tournament.
Meetup and Monorail
Strangely enough, or perhaps as one might expect (based on what The Simpsons have taught us), the monorail only exists to cover 1 mile. Yes, you get on, and you debark a mile later. I’m a bit curious how much it cost to build.
The SciFi Museum (there was a music side as well, but we were less interested in that) was pretty cool. Except that half of it was closed and the people running it were dicks. OK, maybe they weren’t that bad, but they didn’t allow photography of any kind. None of us particularly understood this rule, as photographs without using a flash is easy to do (so there’s no risk to damaging anything) and taking a picture of stuff isn’t really hurting anything. I would think sharing pictures would be good marketing, but instead every time we tried to snap a picture they snapped at us to put our cameras away.
So, you know, I just “checked Twitter” a lot.
There was some sort of arcade thing we went to after the SciFi museum where most of us sat and just checked Twitter. I did play a game where I used a rifle to shoot at pirates and a canon squirted me with water, but someone else took a picture and I don’t have one =(
We got back to the convention center just in time to meet up with the Cross Country Super Trip. These intrepid adventurers piled into cars and vroomed across the US of A to come to PAX, forming a terrible mix of caravan and zombie-creating-machine.
Prior to the Triwizard Drinking Tournament we had a fantastic dinner together at the Naval Reserve Building. Though three options were offered, most everyone had the burger and fries. Unscientific polls suggested that this phenomena was due entirely due to the presence of “bacon jam.”