paxiscoming

It’s almost time for PAXPrime! Pax, Penny Arcade Expo is a 3-4 day gaming convention brought to the public by the guys of Penny Arcade. Currently, there are 3 Pax events that happen worldwide. Pax Prime-in Seattle, in  the Fall, PaxEast-In Boston which occurs right before Spring, and PaxAus-in Melbourne, Australia which happens in the summer. I usually attend Prime or East or both! And I’m so happy that Prime is just around the corner. I can’t wait to see all of my Pax friends that I’ve met over the years, hopefully get a chance to play on next-gen consoles, tabletop game, and of course enjoy Seattle. Oh! And the parties! Pax parties are pretty great, y’all. I don’t have any parties set in stone yet, but I will be attending the Triwizard Drinking Tournament (TWDT) again this year. A Harry Potter themed pub crawl that happens the night before Pax begins. I’m happy to say I’ll be returning to house Hufflepuff!

I had such a blast last year and I’ve already started preparing my outfit for this years crawl. Theme- Hufflepuff preppy realness-Yellow dress, black ballet flats, black cardigan with Hufflepuff badge on the chest. Hair in a top bun secured with a Hufflepuff bow! I’m going to look darling. Which doesn’t matter at all because I’ll be completely smashed by the second bar. -_- The pub crawl isn’t just about drinking and making new friends. It’s also a fundraiser for Child’s play. Child’s Play, founded by the Penny Arcade guys,  improves the lives of sick children by donating toys and games to hospitals worldwide. The TWDT raises money by selling items house members have donated and flat out donations. I am donating some Hufflepuff themed bows. They cost me little to nothing to make and aren’t anything special, so l put a price tag of “Donate whatever!” on each of them.  All proceeds will go straight to Child’s Play! Hoping my house can donate enough money to Child’s Play to be number 1! We were #3 last year. Lets go Huffles!

Deathly Hallows Part 2!

I saw Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 last Thursday at midnight.  I went to a double feature with 5 of my friends and my bf. We watched part 1 at 8:45 and part 2 at midnight. I thought it would seem like a long time to be in a theatre, but it wasn’t. I hardly  noticed. The 45 minute intermission and my “big” purse full of snacks helped. ^_^ I’m so glad we bought double feature tickets. When we arrived at the theatre for our movie around, there was already a HUGE line of people waiting for the midnight movie. NOOBS! Because we were in our theatre first, we got the super cool, limited , 3-d Harry Potter specs! (check them out in the second pic). I kept mine, of course , and I’m going to wear them at every 3-D movie.

pre-movie with my Gryffindor headband

with our 3-D Potter glasses!

I loved the movie. The Deathly Hallows Pt 1 and pt 2, are my favorite movies from the entire series.  I think they were both really well done. They had the perfect amount of humor and  romance, to go along with all of the epic drama of book 7. I can’t wait to see it again and again and again! Was I sad that it was the end? Sorta, but I’m ok. Harry will live in our hearts (and on our DVD and bookshelf) forever!