Road Journal: PAX South, Washington Auto Show, and The Pittsburgh Travel Showcase

  • By Christie Stapf | Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Road Journal: PAX South, Washington Auto Show, and The Pittsburgh Travel Showcase

Our team had a blast playing today’s hottest games at PAX South, snapping selfies with some pretty phenomenal cars at the Washington Auto Show, and helping other Pittsburgh natives plan a vacation of a lifetime at The Pittsburgh Travel Showcase!

Check out our teams’ recaps and awesome photos below!

PAX South – Katie Smith

Last weekend, thousands of gamers gathered in San Antonio, TX for the third annual PAX South. The convention drew crowds from all over the country to take part in game demos, hear panel discussions, visit large exhibitor booths, and of course – play games!

PAX SouthOne of my favorite things about PAX South is that the event, being the youngest in the PAX family, is still very accessible for families and first-time convention attendees. It’s so fun to see young fans marveling at the large booths and getting a chance to try out hundreds of new games.

At ShowClix, we are always excited to partner with PAX to facilitate the online ticket sales, walk-up ticket sales, and on-site badge distribution. A special thanks to Cathy and all of the ReedPOP staff for always welcoming us to their team!

Next up for PAX? PAX East in Boston is quickly approaching (March 10-12). Tickets are already sold out, but if you’re lucky enough to have a badge, we will see you there!

Washington Auto Show – Jim Rice

This has been my second year being on-site for the Washington National Auto Show, and each year I am amazed to see the Walter E. Washington Convention Center packed with more than 600 vehicles and even more people.  I was in and out of Washington D.C. all in the same day to help WANADA prepare for their event.  WANADAI landed at 7:30am and instantly went to my go-to coffee shop to visit when I am in town, The Coffee Bar.  From there, I took the short walk over to the convention center where I helped to setup 20 different devices and train their staff.  Not only was the show’s staff trained on the devices, but the Convention Center’s staff, who would be scanning for the event from 1/27-2/5.

In between training groups, I had a moment to walk the floor and check out some of the cars and see some of the panels going on. After training all the staff and visiting some panels, I was off to the airport again to return to Pittsburgh.

If you love cars and the roar of an engine, make sure to check out the final days of  Washington Auto Show before this event speeds away!

The Pittsburgh Travel Showcase™ Presented by AAA Travel – Brandon Lehman

Last weekend marked the first annual Pittsburgh Travel Showcase™. It was held right in our backyard at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. Presented by AAA Travel, the event allowed attendees to Pittsburgh Travel Showcasemeet with top travel agents from major cruise lines, railway companies, theme parks, destinations and more, to book their dream getaway.

I dropped by the convention center to train event staff who were using our scanner technology and guest list to check in attendees and look up orders if needed.

I was impressed with the amount of vendors on the show floor as well as some other attractions like a visit from a penguin from the Pittsburgh Aviary, a tiki-themed bar and an amazing display of snacks, and goods from Amish country.

Stay tuned for more from the Pittsburgh Travel Showcase™ at: www.pittsburghtravelshowcase.com

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