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People fill the convention floor at the PAX East gaming convention in Boston
10 things not to miss at PAX East this weekend

Today through Sunday, hordes of video game fans will swarm the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for PAX East. Billed as the “largest gaming event in North America,” the Boston show has doubled in size since the first show in 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center. Companies from XBox to Playstation bring their latest and greatest to show off to an estimated 70,000 attendees over the weekend. There’s so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to battle the crowds. Here are our recommendations of what to see and do at PAX East.  


Nerdist podcast dudes on zombies, comedy, and video games

Podcasts are like opinions — everyone has one. There’s a podcast for every topic these days: comedy, bad movies, comic books, tech, science, sports, and so on. With such a wide range of choice, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani have carved out a niche as the hosts of hugely popular podcasts on the well-known Nerdist network. Ray can be found chatting about music with bands like Upset, Motion City Soundtrack, Islands, and Man Man on his show “Jonah Raydio,” along with being a co-host of the “Nerdist” podcast. Nanjiani discusses all things video games on “The Indoor Kids,” which he co-hosts with his wife Emily. We caught up with the two comedians ahead of their sold-out show on Sunday at Great Scott to talk love of zombies, podcast highlights, and upcoming plans for the new year. More

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Halloween horror movie screenings at Boston-area theaters
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Things are about to get spooky around Boston. Let’s be real: The best part of Halloween season is the army of bloody murderers, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and vampires on TV. But to maximize those thrills, see those creatures on the big screen. During Halloweek, Boston-area theaters offer tons of flicks that should satisfy your blood lust. Here’s a rundown of the frightful film fare being shown around the area. More