MELBOURNE – Feb. 16, 2017 – PAX Australia will take place 27-29 Oct. 2017, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre-tickets are scheduled to go on sale 14 March, 2017.
“Australia’s gaming community has given PAX such an incredible home here,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of PAX and Penny Arcade. “This year will see the fifth PAX Aus erupt in Melbourne, and there’s every indication it will be the best one yet.”
Early bird tickets will save you $5 AUD on the full ticket price, Friday Only, Saturday Only, and Sunday Only tickets will cost $65 AUD, Three Day Passes will cost $165 and includes recorded national delivery. International Three Day passes will cost $165 AUD. Attendees wishing to bring their own computer, can also purchase a BYOC pass for an additional $45 AUD.
Game developers wishing to exhibit at PAX Australia 2017 can contact the PAX Aus team. Working journalists and YouTube and Twitch content creators interested in attending PAX Australia to create coverage of the event may begin to register for a press pass in July 2017.
The PAX series of shows (West, East, South and Australia), produced by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade, comprise some of the world’s largest gaming festivals, with each event entertaining tens of thousands of gaming fans. PAX events connect leading tabletop and video game developers directly to passionate gaming audiences, providing a space where gaming culture is celebrated through panels, demos, concerts, tournaments and free-play sessions.
For further information, follow PAX Australia via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
PAX or Penny Arcade Expo is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. First held in Seattle in 2004, PAX has nearly doubled in size each successive year, with PAX Prime 2014 selling out of tickets in a matter of minutes. Connecting the world’s leading game publishers with their most avid and influential fans, PAX expanded with a second show in Boston in 2010 and a third in San Antonio in 2015, making it the three largest gaming shows in North America. The first international PAX was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2013.
Penny Arcade is a web comic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. With over 3.5 million readers, it is the most popular and longest running gaming web comic online. Penny Arcade is also responsible for the Child’s Play Charity, the Penny Arcade gaming expos (PAX) in Seattle, Boston, San Antonio and Melbourne, multiple videogames based on the brand, and multiple online video series.
ReedPOP is the largest producer of pop culture events in the world, a full-service boutique team that has the backing and muscle of a major international events organization. ReedPOP runs events such as New York Comic Con, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Star Wars Celebration, Oz Comic-Con, Paris Comic Con, PAX West, PAX East, PAX South, Comic Con India, and more.