Based in San Antonio, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, VIC
PAX SOUTH | MORE INFO COMING SOON
PAX EAST | JUL 15 - 18, 2021
PAX DEV | MORE INFO COMING SOON
PAX WEST | SEP 3 - 6, 2021
PAX AUS | OCT 8 - 10, 2021
PAX UNPLUGGED | DEC 10 - 12, 2021
PAX WEST | AUGUST 28, 2004
PAX EAST | MARCH 26, 2010
PAX DEV | AUGUST 24, 2011
PAX AUS | JULY 19, 2013
PAX SOUTH | JANUARY 23, 2015
PAX UNPLUGGED | NOVEMBER 17, 2017
WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER
800 CONVENTION PLACE
SEATTLE, WA 98101, USA
BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER
415 SUMMER STREET
BOSTON, MA 02210, USA
MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE
1 CONVENTION CENTRE PL, SOUTH WHARF 3006
MELBOURNE, VIC, AUS
PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER
1101 ARCH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107
PAX PRESS KIT
PAX is a series of gaming conventions held in Seattle, Boston, Melbourne, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. Founded by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, authors of the popular web comic Penny Arcade, each PAX is a show dedicated to supporting and celebrating video and tabletop gaming.
Since PAX’s inception, millions of attendees have enjoyed the expo floor halls filled with booths from major game publishers and independent developers, panels from video game industry insiders, game culture-inspired concerts, LAN parties, tabletop gaming, competitions and much more.
In 2004, Penny Arcade established a convention exclusively for gaming, following in the footsteps of comic, anime, and other geek hobbies. That year, a 4,500-person event was held in Bellevue, WA focused around the gaming community. Subsequent years saw the show double in size until venues reached capacity, prompting the creation of the Boston-based PAX East in 2010.
PAX East drew tens of thousands of attendees in its inaugural year and Penny Arcade hasn’t looked back since, quickly expanding to markets around the world while still staying true to the original formula of celebrating all aspects of gaming and game culture.