PAX: A Wedding Against Humanity
by Brian Walton on September 3, 2013
Over the weekend at PAX Prime in Seattle, we saw a ton of amazing games and met quite a few interesting characters running about the Emerald City. The gaming convention brings together gamers and fans for four days of fun, camaraderie and, of course, playing games. From video games to tabletop and card games, there was a game for everyone, including one of our favorites, Cards Against Humanity. Chelsea Breeze and Sam Rossoff are also fans of PAX, gaming, and Cards Against Humanity, so when the opportunity came for them to get married in the CAH booth at PAX this weekend, they took it.
In the middle of the con floor, Chelsea and Sam exchanged self-written vows and, with an “I now pronounce you Player 1 and Player 2,” were wed. The bride entered the giant black Cards Against Humanity booth to the sounds of a cellist who had been performing in the area, with flowers provided by Think Geek.
The two had been together for four years after Sam met Chelsea while at school in Victoria, BC, Canada. The gamers have attended four Penny Arcade Expos together, including one trip to PAX East that involved hopping on a train to play board games until arriving in Boston. “It’s been rough,” was all Sam could add when discussing the fact that the couple have been in two different countries the past three years.
The couple doesn’t just love PAX, they also attend other cons together, as they celebrated their anniversary at RTX this year. And while the couple had considered having a big wedding for their families, Chelsea said, “He loves video games and I love board games, and PAX is way more fun.”