Cookie Brigade Events
Penny Arcade Expo – South
Where: San Antonio, Texas
PAX has a new home in the US, and it’s in the south!
Penny Arcade Expo – East
Where: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Easter arrives and brings not just the Easter bunny but also the Cookie Brigadiers as they descend on the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for PAX East.
Penny Arcade Expo – West
Where: Seattle, Washington, USA
Labor day weekend arrives and the gamers converge on downtown Seattle to participate in a gigantic gaming party centered on the Washington State Convention Center.
Penny Arcade Expo – Australia
Where: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
PAX has finally ventured out into the world and has landed in Melbourne, Australia for the first ever international PAX!
Penny Arcade Expo – Unplugged
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Bringing a new twist on the formula, Philly pulls the cord for the tabletop and board game focused PAX.
$500,486 since 2007
After discovering the awesomeness of the Cookie Brigade in 2014, Vickinator was determined to help out. Now primarily an organizer for PAX East, Vickinator and her partner in crime, Ryan, love raising money for Child’s Play each year by baking and distributing. In her free time, Vickinator is a graphic designer and button maker extraordinaire her Etsy shop, Geek Buttons.
He’s Ezio! No, he’s Sub-Zero! No, he’s an Enforcer! Wait, he’s a Cookie Brigadier? At PAX Aus 2014, he was all of the above! He’s Fitz, and boy does he have some pins to sell you. FOR ALL YOUR MONIES. In addition to being great at getting people to part with their hard earned cash, Fitz is a pro fundraising and cookie baking machine. He’s pretty great at organizing the Brigade down under too!
Ran, more infamously known as Ransim, is primarily involved in organizing for PAX East. Involved with the brigade since 2010 at the first PAX East, she has helped with organizing and distributing since 2011. Her special power? Ability to count over thousands of dollars in mostly singles without losing to much sanity.
Aeryn has been an organizer for several years with PAX East. Known for her ability to organize even the most chaotic cookie horde, Aeryn is was on the ground in Australia to kick off the Brigade at the very first PAX Aus. She’s the nicest brigade admin by far and always happy to help or lend a hand and she’s incredibly knowledgeable about tasty gluten free treats.
The crafty extraordinaire behind Rapunzel’s Tower on Etsy, Punzie is a well known fixture of the PAX community. Best known all across the US, and now Australia, for her amazing Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip cookies (yes, a chocolate chip cookie stuffed with an oreo), Punzie is the go to resource for bakers. She’s also a great resource for knowing what is going on in the PAX community and has a knack for promotion.
Better known as the mastermind behind the High Charity marathon which raises money for Child’s Play while playing through games in the Halo franchise, Paul has taken over as the Lead Coordinator for PAX West. We’re just going to call him mom though, as he has a knack for ensuring all of the brigadiers who come through HQ are hydrated and loaded up with vitamin C. Did I also mention he makes insanely delicious cookies?