n8littlefield, on Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:58 AM, said:
Thanks for the input all. Yes, I was trying to avoid driving simply because I hate driving in Mass (I'm originally from a small island off the coast of Maine - city driving scares me!) and because I love riding trains.
The expo itself is a combination of panels with geek-type folks (game designers, comic writers, etc), exhibitors like game companies with playable demos, concerts, gaming tourneys, bring your own pc areas, and board/rpg/card games. I've been jealous of it every year so now they are having an east coast version I can't resist.
If you don't mind a little commute each morning, I suggest staying somewhere in the burbs and taking the T into town. Both hotels and parking will be much cheaper.
As for the Expo itself, if you have the chance to go, DO IT
. You will not be sorry. I was actually at one of the PA public advisory gatherings for PAX_EC and am very excited about attending this expo. I am also working to set up a post-expo event for the Saturday of the Expo, so stay tuned for details.