When I first started Games Meet Metal, one of the big things I wanted to do was hit the big gaming conventions. While there were many to choose from, I limited myself to three: both versions of PAX and E3. Last year, I got to accomplish two thirds of that goal, and I got to attend PAX East and E3. Unfortunately, low cash reserves made it impossible to trek out to Seattle for my first PAX Prime. I still really regret not going last year, as they hosted Halo Fest and the Angry Video Game Nerd made an appearance.
This year, different story. My press pass has been approved, my hotel has been reserved, and I just need to pick the best red-eye flight and I'll finally be "hitting the cycle" of big gaming conventions. PAX Prime is really important as this'll be the last time a lot of companies get to showcase their games before the big push for the holidays begins, so most of the big companies should be coming out with guns blazing.
Oh, and another Halo Fest would be nice, too. Just saying.