If you haven't seen Shantz comic about how Macathu and I reacted first to Pax you should click below and see.
Once you get the layout and understand what's up it doesn't seem as big anymore. But it's still a wonderful site from the escalators that first day and viewing it from the sky bridges top down. I will say we only really did 60% of it even after three days.
We started walking around the outside of the expo hall and decided we should get in a line first before a lot more people showed up. I think this was the only smart thing we did the whole weekend!
Our next Pax this place is on our list for dinner. Period. Explanation point. We had a fantastic waiter. All the food was delicious and it was a laid back great time. They were keen on my gluten free allergy and the menu didn't hinder it too much. I can't recommend this place more. It is pricey but the money is worth the food you get. I think the guys were about to pick up the mussels bowl and drink the sauce. Instead they dipped everything they could find in it.. including macathus fries and even ordering extra bread. The drink selection was nice (also gluten free beers) along with beers from the tasting we had down the street. If we had room we would have gotten dessert but we were stuffed.
The concert room is pretty large and it never was packed which was great compaired to other conventions we've been to. Everyone seemed more relaxed as well. A lot of people sitting in the chairs behind us and even some just lazying on the floor around the edges. I think I saw a few even falling asleep at times.
The music was a good pick of old and new songs. They also for.. some reason.. sent one of their light bulbs crowed surfing which was entertaining to watch everyone try to figure out where the plug and wiring was going.