Thank you to everyone that came to see us at PAX West this weekend. We had an amazing show. I've been looking forward to it for a while now. Being a local show for me it's much more enjoyable an endeavor than other shows where long travel is involved (obviously). Seattle has become my home over the last 9 years and it's nice to share it with friends from out of town.
Our booth was on the 6th floor, away from the loud and busy expo hall and I couldn't be happier about that. The 6th floor at PAX is a bustling display of independent creativity. Seeing all these smaller companies making amazing games that the public is eager to gobble up is inspiring. I love triple-A titles as much as the next person, but there's something special about a small group of people coming together to make something out of nothing. And to see all their hard work appreciated over four days is really great. You guys kept our booth hopping with lots of sales and interest. It was great to share our space with Game to Grow and Mr. Patrick Rothfuss. Game to Grow is doing amazing work and we love hanging out with the Adams and their crew. Pat was selling the 10th anniversary of his first book. It's a gorgeous hardcover. Watching Pat sign copies and interact with his readers was a kick in the pants. Patrick is such a talent and he's so fun to share a booth with. I hope we get to do it again soon.
I did another "Evening with Scott Kurtz" panel and shared a lot of stories about my dad and our last year caring for him. After the panel I had to different entities approach me about doing the talk away from PAX. I was flattered but I'm not sure how I feel about that. These "Evening with" talks have always been between me and my PAX family. It's strange to feel safe with a group of strangers, but that's how the PAX community works, oddly. I think it's what makes the show great. But the idea of opening up to ACTUAL strangers, not PAX strangers seems odd and scary to me. I dunno. We'll see.
Things are hopefully settling down for me now. We're heading towards fall. Dad's settled in his new group home and enjoys it quite a bit. Con season is winding down and I have more time for self-care and drawing. I look forward to catching up on my PvP and Table Titans work. We have a couple of new projects in the hopper that I'm excited to tell you about soon, and I plan on participating in Inktober this year because I enjoyed doing analog drawings at PAX and want to keep that going.
Things fall apart and then come back together. That cycle repeats over and over, weaving together a tapestry of experiences that paint the picture of life. Thank you for sticking around while things fell apart on me for a little bit. Now that they're knitting back together, I can think back on all the friendly faces from PAX and smile.