Fingers crossed for in-person events later in the year
PAX East was set to take place at the beginning of June. Now, it’s not.
ReedPop and Penny Arcade, the organizers of PAX events, have announced that the Boston-based expo will not happen as planned, due to YOU KNOW WHAT. Smartly, they’ll be shifting to an online format, much like last September’s PAX Online.
PAX Online will take place from July 15-18, and likely feature livestreams, chats, game reveals, and more community activity as the industry still deals with the fallout from the pandemic and the sudden shift and value towards online-based events.
PAX East 2020 was the last game-related event to take place in the US, and happened just weeks before everything shut down around the world. There was hope that it, along with E3, would return in some in-person fashion this year, but that’s not going to work. Surprisingly, ReedPop and Penny Arcade are still holding out hope that PAX West (September) and PAX Unplugged (December) will happen, but we won’t know for sure until y’all get your damn vaccinations.
GO. DO IT. We want to see each other again.