You might have read that PAX South 2015 broke some first-year attendance records, namely those of PAX East and PAX Australia. I can tell you from being there, that it certainly didn’t feel that way when I walked into the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on day one to a tiny queue line that paled in comparison to those I’d seen at PAXs past. It was a concerning sight, but my concern melted away within a couple of hours on the show-floor. Now I want every convention to be PAX-South-sized, for your sake and for mine.
Regardless of its record-breaking attendance numbers, PAX South 2015 had the smallest show floor I’ve ever seen outside of QuakeCon. I could walk from one end to the other in two minutes or less at a leisurely stroll. Sure, it looks underwhelming compared to the spectacle of E3, but it’s a much better experience. How many times have you had 30 minutes to burn before your next panel and felt like you were already late? At PAX South, that’s enough time to walk the floor, find and play at least one cool thing you missed, and get to your panel with time to spare…where you won’t be waiting on a two-hour line for a seat.
Target Canada is closing down all locations, which meant that the Target exclusive Rosalina and Luma amiibo was going to be without a home. Thankfully that situation is remedied now, and Nintendo has come up with the best possible solution.
“The Rosalina amiibo will be available soon in limited quantities at the following retailers in Canada: Best Buy, Future Shop, Wal-Mart, EB Games, Toys ‘R’ Us and Amazon.ca. Please see your local retailer for more information on timing and availability.”