ReedPop and Penny Arcade are hopeful that next year things will get back to some semblance of normalcy and in that spirit they have announced the lineup of upcoming PAX shows! PAX have been a staple in video and tabletop gaming culture. They bring us amazing panels, exciting esports tournaments, hands-on demos, concerts, and more.
According to their statement: “Pending improvement in the global COVID-19 situation, and with the support and guidance of local governments and health officials, PAX East will return Thursday, June 3 through Sunday, June 6 to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. PAX West 2021 will descend on the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA from Friday, Sept. 3 to Monday, Sept. 6. PAX Unplugged lights up the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA from Friday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 12.”
Unfortunately PAX South will not be returning until 2022, but we should be getting info on PAX Australia in the coming weeks.
“While we look forward to hosting shows in 2021, we are first and foremost members of the local communities in Boston, Philadelphia, and Seattle, where we call home,” said Kyle Marsden-Kish, PAX Event Director. “We care deeply for the health and safety of our amazing attendees and industry partners who have brought PAX to life for 17 years. We are cautiously optimistic about improvements in the global COVID-19 situation next year, but we are carefully monitoring the situation to make sure PAX only proceeds if deemed safe to do so.”
Badges for PAX East, PAX West, and PAX Unplugged 2021 will go on-sale at a later date, to be announced. Exhibitor information, panel and event schedules, merchandise details, and more for each show will be shared next year. Travel guides, safety and accessibility information, and more will be posted on the official websites of each PAX event soon. For more updates, follow PAX on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, and Instagram.