There is an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case, then this article is worth nearly 130,000 words, courtesy of all the amateur photography I did while at PAX West 2017! Given the convention centers’ somewhat strict rules for not stopping in place and blocking the massive swarm of humanity, I ended up taking most of these pics while walking or at a rare break in the crowd. So if these are less than professionally done, my apologies. But as a visual learner, I find that there are some things no amount of words can convey, and made it my goal this year to give a sort of visual diary of my experience. While most of these are from the convention center, there are others from the Seattle Indies Expo and other locales. So I hope you enjoy the following, and stay tuned to oprainfall for my last PAX West articles, as well as the great stuff my colleague Chris Melchin is putting out!

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.