Geek chic is thick on the ground this weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle as gaming enthusiasts and fans from all backgrounds and geographical area come together to share their passion for video, tabletop, and card games. What’s a nerd convention without swag, though, right? This year, it seems impossible to turn around without running into a whole lot of headgear. Hats are, apparently, the easiest way to get loyal customers and rabid fans alike to wear company gear. We’ve included a ton here in the gallery below.
Mario Hat On The Bus To PAX
Jonah was heading to PAX with his dad on the bus this morning. His favorite game is Marvel X-Men Pinball. His dad says the answer changes daily. Jonah is three.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Giveaway Hat
Sam is a PAX Enforcer. She is originally from Alaska, but lives in Seattle now. She says, "I'm a WoW girl."
PopCap Games Plants Vs Zombies Swag Hat
If players stood in line at the PopCap booth, they got this sweet knit cap of a Walnut from the PvZ games. Alyssa was one of the booth helpers managing the line.
Plants Vs Zombie Hats On The Escalator
The theme of this year's PAX giveaway swag seemed to be hats, as you can see in this photo.
League of Legends PAX Swag Hat
Daniel was kind enough to let us snap this picture of him on the way into the convention center. His current favorite game is League of Legends.
Guardians of Middle Earth Gandalf Hat
Cody is wearing a Gandalf giveaway hat from Guardians of Middle Earth. He is currently playing Dragon Age.
Okami HD Hats From Capcom
Malou came to PAX with his parents. His favorite game is League Of Legends. They're wearing headgear from Capcom's Okami HD game.
Scallops Hat Made Of Cards
Sara loves to play the tabletop version of Catan. She is at PAX as a vendor, selling the little pieces that hold her hat together.
Creeper Homemade Headgear Hat
We didn't want to get TOO close to this explosive fellow.
Unnamed Orange Juice Lego Head
We're not sure who this is or why he likes orange juice, but he says his name is Donny. He was kind of shy, too.
Lonely PAX Gandalf Hat
At the end of the day, these were scattered all over the place. This one looked particularly lonely.
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