PAX East 2024 Recap and Photo Album

Months of extreme chicken planning and coordination go in to each PAX, and just like that — WAIT, DON’T BLINK TOO FAST — it’s over!

Don’t be sad it’s over. Be happy we have photos, so that we never forget! That’s right, it’s time to share our PAX East 2024 photo album, in addition to a quick little recap of the show-nanigans.

We had such a great time celebrating all things aliens, Cat Guards, and co-op video games with you all weekend long! From all of us chickens, thanks so much for always making the show so memorable.

Check out this BOOTH

WE ARE SO BACK! Enjoy some snaps of this lovely booth, complete with our Cat Guard photo op, merch store, and arcade cabinets for Alien Hominid HD, Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater, Back Off Barbarian, and the NEWLY RELEASED AND SOON TO BE UPDATED Alien Hominid Invasion!

Cat Guard cosplay photo shoot!

From different Persona protagonists to an entire group of Spidermen, we were visited by so many awesome cosplayers this year. Even MEGA MAN showed up to play some BattleBlock Theater!

But there was one cosplay a little different than the rest. Yes, I believe I can speak for most of us chickens when I say this is the cosplay we won’t soon forget!

My brush is mightier than your sword!!!!! But IRL.

Here’s some bonus pics of the Painter playing Castle Crashers with Tom! 🙂

And YOU get a scarf!

If you were around the booth at 11am any day of the show, you likely walked away with a fancy new chicken scarf! We hope it helped against that wicked Boston wind, even if just a little bit.


On the final day of PAX, we hosted our first ever “Can YOU Beat THE Behemoth Chicken?” competition, where all of the great fans pictured above took turns competing head-to-head against chicken-suited-up Mike in Alien Hominid HD. Did anyone actually beat THE Behemoth chicken at their own game? The world may never know, but everyone earned a YouTooz and chicken keychain for trying! Amazing job, everyone!

That’s all for this year’s PAX East recap! Where is the big chicken headed next, you ask? WASD in London this April 25-27… see you there!


PAX East 2024 Daily Schedule

Has it really been an entire year since this chicken skipped around the PAX East expo hall? We can’t believe it, but PAX East 2024 is almost here, so it’s time to share all the cool stuff we have planned for the weekend!

From March 21-24, you can find us at Booth #16061 from 10:00am-6:00pm daily! Come by for our stellar arcade cabs and stay for our silly chicken dances. If that’s not enough, then perhaps some friendly yet chaotic competition will change your mind? No? Purrrhaps a Cat Guard photo contest will do the trick…

Buckle Your PAX Cat Guard Photo Contest

Our feline security detail has been pretty bored these past few years, and we want to fix that. This little (big?) fellow is traveling all the way to Boston from California just to take silly photos with you!

BUT WAIT, there’s more! You could win a $100 e-gift card to our online store AND Cat Guard piggy bank by entering our social media photo contest! Here’s the intel:

  • Take a picture with our Cat Guard any day of the show
  • Post your photo on Instagram or Twitter (*cough* X) with the hashtag #BuckleYourPAX
  • A winner will be announced each day on our social media
  • All winners will receive their e-gift card after PAX concludes

Don’t have social media? You can still enter for a chance to win a $100 e-gift card by signing up for our mailing list at the show!

Come get a free chicken scarf!

It’s pretty chilly in Boston, and we have an excess amount of feathery chicken scarves ready for you. Swing on by the booth at 11AM any day of the show if you’d like one, while supplies last!

Daily Competitions

We’ll also be hosting a rotating competition on one of our arcade cabs from 3:00-4:00pm daily! Here’s the intel for each show day:

Thursday: Back Off Barbarian

“Back Off, Barbarian!” That’s what you’ll be saying to your friends, family, and random strangers named Barb from the show floor as you secretly wish for their demise (only in this casual competition, of course).

Outwit, outplay, and OUTLAST your foes to win the GRAND PRIZE of a handcrafted Back Off Barbarian trophy, NEW Necromancer tiki mug, and Necromancer socks!

Friday: BattleBlock Theater

Next up is a BattleBlock Theater 2v2 Ball Game tournament! To enter, you’ll need to form a duo and sign-up at our booth sometime between 10am-1pm on Friday. Next, just show up at 3:00pm and be available to compete in the hour-long time block.

The winning team will walk away with a handcrafted BattleBlock Theater trophy, Cat Guard piggy bank, and comfy Behemoth socks. Yahoo!

Saturday: Alien Hominid Invasion

I really like the word extravaganza, so it’s time for another Alien Hominid Invasion BONUS EXTRAVAGANZA (co-op edition!). 

To enter, grab a pal and clear our Invasion bonus level as quickly as possible! All participants will get a small prize, but only one duo will win the grand prize of a handcrafted Alien Hominid trophy, Youtooz figurine, and socks!

Sunday: Can YOU Beat THE Behemoth Chicken?

Well, can you?

Show up at 3pm on Sunday to see if you can beat a dev in a chicken suit at their own game. That’s all. We have no other context to share for this competition. See you at the show!