The garbled voices of some seventy-thousand attendees drowned out any echoes emitted from within PAX East's adeptly-concealed indie alley; no doubt that an unknown number of journalists had fallen victim to ravenous packs of indie developers in the alleyway -- sadly, in indie alley, no one can hear you scream. I shouldered my camera equipment and discreetly weaved through wave-after-wave of the arm-grabbing mongrels, eventually taking cover behind a nondescript pillar and equipping my cellphone. Incorrect.
"Are you Steve Burke?" Uh-oh. They must have seen my yellow ba-- wait a minute, these are the guys I scheduled an interview with! Whew. Safe for now.