Updates, PAX East, and HOLY SHIT I MET JESSE COX!
I got to go to my first PAX this year! Even though I was only able to go for the first day, it was overwhelmingly awesome and I had a blast. There were so many games to see, so many booths, and not nearly enough time for it all.
Initially I was pretty upset to learn the TGS podcast panel was going to be on Saturday. Being a huge fan I thought I was going to miss out on seeing Jesse, TB, and Dodger in person. Little did I know I was going to have the chance to meet and talk with my favorite of the bunch, JESSE COX! AND on top of that, as a result I even got to meet Jirard the Completionist and Greg from That One Video Gamer!
Holy crap, I was completely unprepared for this experience. Looking back, I keep running through our brief conversation over and over, hoping to god I didn’t make myself sound like a fool, make them feel awkward, etc. I keep thinking of things I should have said to Jesse: inside jokes, talk about Cox n’ Crendor, mention the fact that he was supposed to be selling skooma next to the ESO truck, and anything else that I thought would make him laugh.
Despite my worries, I still got to have a few moments to talk with Jesse. Even though Jesse was very easy to talk to, I was still slightly shaking from nerves and not being able to process how excited I was. As a result, I took a crappy photo that wasn’t even centered on us :P
In the end, I was able to tell Jesse personally how his videos, sense of humor and general personality have helped me with some pretty difficult times. If by some miracle Jesse ends up reading this, I want to thank him again for being the amazing Youtuber, podcaster, and human being he is. He has improved my life for the better, and I can’t express how grateful I am to have met my personal hero.