Quick note to say that PAX was very good. I spent almost all of my time at the Interactive Fiction (IF) Hospitality Suite. Lots of people talking about IF, lots of ideas and energy generated, and I even made an IF game. I hope that a lot will come out of the IF community because of this, and I'm also personally more motivated to start working on a "real" IF game, possibly for one of a couple of competitions coming up later this year.
And I get to continue this a bit with some IF readings tonight at Purple Blurb, where I'll be the designated "interactor" for one of the presenters.