This is the first time I've been to any version of PAX, so I'm not all that sure what to expect. For what I've heard, though, the convention is a lot more fun than the "industry-only" style conventions like E3 that I'm used to. The focus is on the gamers themselves as opposed to the companies that make games, so I'm honestly looking forward to hanging out with like-minded nerds, maybe meeting some new pals, and generally having a rip-roaring weekend of gaming.
While I'm looking forward to trying out the "bigger" games on my schedule (particularly Portal 2's co-op!), I love the focus on smaller, indie style games at PAX. I'm hoping a discover a hidden gem or two among the on-display titles at the show. When I do, I'll let you guys know about it, I promise.