PAX East 2011 video game convention scenes
Photo by Ethan Gilsdorf for Boston.com
Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms," now in paperback. Follow his adventures at www.ethangilsdorf.com.
A view from an escalator at the exhibit hall at Pax East, which was packed with dozens of displays and demos from dozens of the top gaming companies, both electronic gaming and table-top board games.