Penny Arcade has released a statement on the status of their various PAX shows for the upcoming year.
They note that with the ongoing public health concerns, they will not be holding PAX East this year, but in-person PAX West and PAX Unplugged will be happinging this Fall. PAX West returns Sept. 3-6 and PAX Unplugged is scheduled for Dec. 10-12. To keep everyone in the PAX-y mood they will be holding PAX Online this July 15-18 and are hoping to hold an Indie Showcase sometime soon.
“While we hoped PAX East could safely take place, we remained realistic and did not sell any tickets or space to exhibitors to avoid significantly inconveniencing our friends and partners. As we have shown via our actions throughout the pandemic, our utmost concern is the safety of the PAX family — from attendees, exhibitors, and show staff to media and content creators — as well as the local communities that host our celebrations of all things gaming. We will only move forward with a live PAX once we are confident the show will be safe for everyone.” – PAX Official Statement