Morning Queues

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Having a plan each day you’re at PAX is the key to seeing as many things you want as possible. The morning queues are vital to such a plan, so know which queue you want to be in and how early you need arrive each day.

Prep Work

If you haven’t yet, download the PAX South app and check out the Plan Your PAX South 2017 Schedule post.

Friday Morning

Convention Center opens ~8:00 AM
PAX South: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Expo Hall: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All times are Central

If you have any questions while at PAX ask an Enforcer.

Your morning options (pick one):

Expo Hall (10:00 AM)

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM. If you show up closer to 10:00 AM it’ll take you 30+ minutes to get to the Expo Hall after it opens.
  • Line up in the Queue Hall (from the main entrance turn right and follow the signs).
  • If you want to get in line for the Nintendo Switch or other big product do that first. The line will still be long, but that’s as short as it’ll be all day.
  • This will be the second most popular day for the Expo Hall.

Storytime with Chris Perkins & Penny Arcade Q&A #1 (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM)

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM. Expect the queue to be full before 10:00 AM.
  • Line up in the Main Theater Queue. It should be near the Main Theater (from the main entranced turn right and follow the signs).
  • The theater is not cleared between events, so to see the Q&A you must line up for Storytime.
  • Twitch will be live streaming the Main Theater and you can view events after the weekend.

New Friends, Better Streams – The Genius of Local Meetups (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

  • Arrive between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM (depends on how popular the panel will be).
  • Go upstairs to the Armadillo Theater and queue up outside.

2D Screen to a 4D World: Video game physics for cosplay IRL (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • Arrive between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM (depends on how popular the panel will be).
  • Go upstairs to the Falcon Theater and queue up outside.
  • Twitch will be live streaming the Falcon Theater and you can view events after the weekend.

PAX Merch Lite – Limited quantity PAX South merch, including pins and t-shirts

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Line up outside the PAX Merch Lite booth, just past the main entrance.
  • The booth may start selling before 10:00 AM, but it’ll be slow.

Tournament Signup – Same day only

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Go to the room the tournament will be held in.
  • You can sign up for a tournament the day of,as soon as the Enforcers there are ready. If done soon enough you can then try for one of the other lines.

True Dungeon Signup – Same day only

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Go to the room and sign up.
  • There is no cost, but it is half the normal experience.
Saturday Morning

Convention Center opens ~8:00 AM
PAX South: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Expo Hall: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All times are Central

If you have any questions while at PAX ask an Enforcer.

Your morning options (pick one):

Expo Hall (10:00 AM)

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM. If you show up closer to 10:00 AM it’ll take you 30+ minutes to get to the Expo Hall after it opens.
  • Line up in the Queue Hall (from the main entrance turn right and follow the signs).
  • If you want to get in line for the Nintendo Switch or other big product do that first. The line will still be long, but that’s as short as it’ll be all day.
  • This will be the most popular day for the Expo Hall.

Penny Arcade Make a Strip (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM. Expect the queue to be full before 10:00 AM.
  • Line up in the Main Theater Queue. It should be near the Main Theater (from the main entranced turn right and follow the signs).
  • Twitch will be live streaming the Main Theater and you can view event after the weekend.
  • If you plan to do this and Acquisitions Incorporated Live At PAX South (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM) please note the queue will start ~30 minutes after you get out, so plan accordingly.

The Ocarina Panel with David Erick Ramos (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

  • Arrive between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM (depends on how popular the panel will be).
  • Go upstairs to the Bobcat Theater and queue up outside.

The Art of the Table: GMing Beyond the Basics (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

  • Arrive between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM (depends on how popular the panel will be).
  • Go upstairs to the Cactus Theater and queue up outside.

How to Make It in the Gaming Industry (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

  • Arrive between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM (depends on how popular the panel will be).
  • Go upstairs to the Armadillo Theater and queue up outside.

PAX Merch Lite – Limited quantity PAX South merch, including pins and t-shirts

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Line up outside the PAX Merch Lite booth, just past the main entrance.
  • The booth may start selling before 10:00 AM, but it’ll be slow.

Tournament Signup – Same day only

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Go to the room the tournament will be held in.
  • You can sign up for a tournament the day of as the Enforcers there are ready. If done soon enough you can then try for one of the other lines.

True Dungeon Signup – Same day only

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Go to the room and sign up.
  • There is no cost, but it is half the normal experience.
Sunday Morning

Convention Center opens ~8:00 AM
PAX South: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Expo Hall: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All times are Central

If you have any questions while at PAX ask an Enforcer.

Your morning options (pick one):

Expo Hall (10:00 AM)

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM. If you show up closer to 10:00 AM it’ll take you 30+ minutes to get to the Expo Hall after it opens.
  • Line up in the Queue Hall (from the main entrance turn right and follow the signs).
  • If you want to get in line for the Nintendo Switch or other big product do that first. The line will still be long, but that’s as short as it’ll be all day.
  • This will be the least popular day for the Expo Hall, but still crowded.
  • Sunday is the best day to try and get a deal from a vendor.

Villains You Love to Hate (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

  • Arrive between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM (depends on how popular the panel will be).
  • Go upstairs to the Bobcat Theater and queue up outside.

Cardboard Kabuki: An Intro to Asian Board Games (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

  • Arrive between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM (depends on how popular the panel will be).
  • Go upstairs to the Armadillo Theater and queue up outside.

Omegathon Round 5: Evolution: The Beginning (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • Arrive between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM (depends on how popular the panel will be).
  • Go upstairs to the Falcon Theater and queue up outside.
  • Twitch will be live streaming the Falcon Theater and you can view events after the weekend.

PAX Merch Lite – Limited quantity PAX South merch, including pins and t-shirts

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Line up outside the PAX Merch Lite booth, just past the main entrance.
  • The booth may start selling before 10:00 AM, but it’ll be slow.
  • Expect the more popular items to have sold out sometime on Saturday.

Tournament Signup – Same day only

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Go to the room the tournament will be held in (Tabletop, PC Room, Console Room).
  • You can sign up for a tournament the day of as soon as the Enforcers there are ready. If done soon enough you can then try for one of the other lines.

True Dungeon Signup – Same day only

  • Arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • Go to the room and sign up.
  • There is no cost, but it is half the normal experience.