January 23, 2015 – We made sure to get to breakfast early, since today was the first day of the first PAX South. We wanted to make sure to get in line early for the Main Theatre, and we actually got to the convention center a few minutes before the doors opened. We managed to avoid all the crowds by going in the bottom entrance by the River Walk, and then found lanyards for the badges and a spot in line. All of us grabbed a spot to sit and the phones, tablets, and general gaming began. Tony and I took turns playing Plants vs Zombies (Louisa’s new obsession), and people watch. Soon the enforcers started trying to scrunch the crowd together, and periodically everyone would stand up, shuffle forward, then grab a spot to sit again.
Once we got inside the main theatre we realized we didn’t have to worry about space – the theatre was a real theatre, with two balconies and lots of space. We got two seats near the front, and settled in for Storytime, the first Q&A, and then Rooster Teeth. It was going to be a long morning, so we brought lots of snacks (in addition to the Plants vs Zombies game). Storytime is a decent introduction, and Q&A is always great. Rooster Teeth are just, well, Rooster Teeth. They all bought huge sombreros to wear since for the panel, and were having fun trying to make the brims bounce up and down while wearing the hats.
For lunch we headed to the nearby mall food court, and got Asian food – chicken, lo mein, fried rice. The food was good, though the food court was packed with PAX South attendees, so we ate outside at one of the water-side tables. Other highlights of the day included Chainsawsuit Live, taking a quick walk through the packed convention hall, getting some good pizza and garlic knots at the food court for dinner, and the night time concerts.