PRESS KIT

ORGANIZERS

Based in Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, VIC

SHOW DATES

UPCOMING DATES

PAX EAST | APRIL 21 - 24, 2022

PAX WEST | SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2022

PAX AUS | OCT 7-9, 2022

PAX UNPLUGGED | DECEMBER 2-4, 2022

FOUNDING DATES

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

CONTACT & VENUE ADDRESSES

Website: www.paxsite.com
Press Contact: pax_media@paxsite.com
Official PAX Twitter Account: @PAX
Penny Arcade on Facebook: Penny Arcade

PAX WEST

SEATTLE CONVENTION CENTER

800 CONVENTION PLACE

SEATTLE, WA 98101, USA

PAX EAST

BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

415 SUMMER STREET

BOSTON, MA 02210, USA

PAX AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE

1 CONVENTION CENTRE PL, SOUTH WHARF 3006

MELBOURNE, VIC, AUS

PAX UNPLUGGED

PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER

1101 ARCH ST

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107

BRAND ASSETS

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.

HISTORY

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.

PAX VIDEOS

PAX PHOTOS

SELECTED ARTICLES

"Penny Arcade creators ride their webcomic to a whole new level"

– Marian Liu, The Seattle Times

"Inaugural PAX South captures shifts in game culture"

– Omar L. Gallaga, Austin American-Statesman

"PAX takes gamers to an entirely new level"

– Brian Dowling & Owen Boss, Boston Herald

PAX Australia plays its cards right

– Adam Turney, The Sydney Morning Herald

ADDITIONAL LINKS