From now until it's done, I'm working on my speech for PAX, pulling together all the notes and ideas I've had over the past several months into what I hope will be an entertaining talk about arcades, classic gaming, and the current games I love. Even though I've read and entirely agree with Charles Stross' advice on readings, I'm still as nervous as I ever get when I prepare to speak to a group of people who I consider my peers. I have to keep reminding myself that the idiots who comment at Digg are not representative of the people I meet in real life. Eargh.
Anyway, enough people have asked in comments or e-mail about books to make me wonder how many I should bring with me. I haven't had much time to think about it, and here's where I could use some help from anyone who is reading this: Have you been to PAX before? Should I bring like 50 books or 200 books? I have no idea how many people will be there, or if anyone other than the dozen or so readers who mentioned it to me already will even be interested in getting a copy of The Happiest Days of Our Lives. I don't want to bring up more than I need and feel like an idiot, but I also don't want to discover I didn't bring enough and feel like a jerk.
I would be most grateful for advice and comments from any current or past PAX attendees.