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Patrick: I've said it before, but Penny Arcade Expo 2009 cemented my opinion yet again that the Seattle convention is, by far, my favorite one to attend to each year. I marvel at the fan dedication at Comic-Con, but the sheer variety of fans varies so wildly that it's hard to have a collective allegiance. At PAX, that's not the case. It's all about games. Everyone there loves games, knows games, talks games. You can start a conversation with someone and already assume a certain level of knowledge. It's no wonder people spend so much time and money to travel to PAX. Many folks probably don't have a regular group of people to chat about games in real-life. PAX gives them that opportunity, a chance to connect about a shared passion face-to-face. You can't put a price on that.