Work In Progress: PAX Prime Video Game Convention Bound

pax prime video game convention - Rae Gun Ramblings

Every year a group of us head out to PAX Prime a huge video game convention held in Seattle, Washington. We, Rotten Musicians, play shows along the way and then pop in to experiences and document the awesome geekiness that is PAX. I love it. While it would be totally poser-ish for me to claim to be a gamer I do enjoy watching others play video games and I absolutely love the gaming culture. But playing along side some people yelling “drop out drop out” ;) no I’d rather be a spectator and play just a little. I think part of my love of video games are the stories. Do you know there are TONS of YA book authors that started out in the video game industry (ahem Margaret Stohl and Marie Lu for example). It makes total sense if you think of the world making that goes into both games and YA lit.

pax prime preparations - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m am getting so freaking excited for PAX but this year I want to make myself a few game inspired outfits. See this fits both my Sew My Stash goal and my holy moly every one is dressed up I want to play too goal.  So this is the stack of some of what will be going into my little outfits. I know for sure that I want to make a Ms. Pac-Man dress. I’ve got this more or less planned in my head first because my husband is crazy good at Ms. Pac-Man and I just think the imagery in the games is cool and classic. Then I really want a Mario shirt or something I haven’t sorted this out completely yet. And I’m toying around with a third. Let’s hope I can get them done.

Cosplay and Nerdcore at Pax Prime - Rae Gun Ramblings

And just since it’s so so fun here are some of my favorite shots of last year at PAX so you can get the full picture. I love all the cosplayers and seeing the families.

Video Game COnvention Pax - Rae Gun Ramblings

We always love the nerdcore sessions since we have a bunch of video game inspired geek songs. And it’s so fun meeting the designers of the games and seeing what they are working on. But I think my absolute favorite is seeing all the new indie games that are coming out. It’s a fun adventure and I can’t wait for it to be time to head up to PAX again but first I’ve got some sewing to do.



  1. Can’t wait to see how your outfit turns out!

  2. I kind of love this. A lot. I kind of want to go now!

  3. This is so cool! I can’t wait to see the outfits. You are so super talented. I think the video game culture is so interesting and fun.

  4. This look soooo fun! I cannot wait to see what you make to wear!! It is going to be awesome. I hope you post a recap of the event too – I’d love to see pictures of this year!

    • I’ll definitely share pictures when I get back. I always mean to but I come back to a crazy stack of Halloween orders but this year I’ll definitely share pictures in a timely manner ;)

  5. How fun! Can’t wait to see more.

  6. This is epicness! I love video games (as I am sure you have seen my reviews on my blog). I also love conventions! It is so fun to just be around fellow geeks!

    Angela’s Anxious Life

    • It really is the best right! I just love the atmosphere and people watching I could do it every weekend. I so want to go to more cons. LeakyCon being super high on my list :)

  7. Cool! What a exciting convention!

  8. I need help with outfits for Salt Lake City Comic Con!!!

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