Road Journal: PAX East, C2E2, and The Renaissance Pleasure Faire

  • By David Kennedy | Thursday, April 12th, 2018
C2E2, PAX East, Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Our Event Operations experts had quite the eventful weekend! We had teams on-site at PAX East, C2E2, and the opening weekend of The Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Read on for a recap of each of these awesome events from our team members who saw it all first-hand!

PAX East – Allison Taylor, Client Success Manager

PAX EastShowClix had the opportunity yet again to work with PAX East at the Boston Convention Center this past weekend, and once again the event surpassed every expectation! This annual weekend of gaming bliss was hugely successful and drew an amazing crowd. Each morning we arrived to find attendees already lined up outside to be one of the first to enter the queue hall. ReedPOP did a fantastic job of getting everyone in safely and quickly each morning, which I am sure was appreciated with the unseasonably chilly 30 degree temperatures each day. The ShowClix team handled registration for the event, and the process was very smooth. At any PAX event, the excitement of the fans is contagious. From board games, to new releases of video games, to YouTubers, this year’s PAX East had it all. We are already looking forward to the next one!

C2E2 – Mike Meehan, Senior Client Success Manager

This past weekend, thousands of passionate fans attended C2E2, the premiere pop culture event in Chicago, and the ShowClix Event Operations team had the pleasure of being along for the ride. Handling thousands of badge pick-ups, supporting on-site sales, deploying multiple photo stations, and validating advance autograph sales had the ShowClix team excited to get things in motion. The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) opened Friday morning to the masses of cosplay and comic fans who were lined up in palpable anticipation. From the sponsorship activations by VRV and Cards Against Humanity to the Crown Championships of Cosplay on Saturday night, C2E2 did not disappoint! The panels, the autograph signings, and the hundreds of vendors spread out across the convention center kept the three days of non-stop entertainment from ever having a dull moment. Already announcing 2019 dates – C2E2 is not to be missed.  

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire – Taylor Gustafson, Client Success Manager

Renaissance Pleasure FaireThis past weekend I packed my bags and headed to work with The Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irvingdale, CA. Having never even attended a renaissance fair before, I was completely blown away by the production put on by this event! Since the ShowClix team was running the scanning at the entry gates, I had a front row view of all the costumes coming in. I could not believe the amount of people that dressed up! Easily at least 70% of the attendees were dressed in their 1300’s best. I became close to the gate staff while on-site, learning about all of their histories of working the Ren Faire, meeting their clans, and taking their recommendations for favorite spots to visit. It was so great to hear that their on-site operations ran much more smoothly with the ShowClix software in comparison to previous years. We were able to get attendees into the event much more quickly, as well as save them time on reporting. Their favorite feature was being able to look up orders right on the scanners. Overall, it was a fantastic weekend and I highly recommend checking out each of their three locations this summer!