Unfortunately no, but once you've got the badges you're welcome to trade/gift/sell badges to friends or family. All we ask is that you not price gouge people, but beyond that it's your badge to do with as you please.
PAX does not have an open event submission process for attendee-run games, but there are still many ways to get involved. Board game, card game, and miniatures events are run by PAX’s Enforcer team, which has an open application period prior to each PAX.
RPG events are run in partnership with select organizations and local player groups, such as Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League and Games on Demand. If you represent such a group or would like information on joining one of PAX’s existing RPG partner organizations, you can email email@example.com.
There are also many ways to get your game to the table without running a scheduled event. The Tabletop Freeplay is filled with open tables. Grab a “Looking for Group” (LFG) cone to place on your table or use the LFG feature in the PAX Unplugged app to link up with other players. For an extra assist in forming a group, stop by the LFG zones near Tabletop HQ and RPG HQ.
It depends on the tournament! Most events are first-come, first-served at 9:00am (one hour before PAX Unplugged opens). Other events are pre-registered through the app, and still others are managed by exhibitors who may have their own rules of admission. The best advice is to look up the event in our mobile app for details specific to any single event.
PAX Unplugged is not only meant to be a family friendly show, but we go out of our way to create a wide variety of content the whole family can enjoy together. Children 6 and under get in free when accompanied by a badge-carrying adult, and we have discounted kids badges for children between 7 and 12 good for Sunday of the show. Just remember that all attendees, including children, must have proof of vaccination along with some form of id.
As a general rule, absolutely, but please respect it if an exhibitor/attendee/kobold asks you not to record certain events.
PAX is considered to be in the public domain, and we have no rules against filming or photography. In short, yes, you’re very likely to appear on camera.
Afraid so! You can get a good sense of our criteria on our safety and accessibility page, and your first stop should be at Info Desk for weapons check tagging for us to verify everything is legit and abiding by our criteria for safety. If we have to hold your prop weapon for the show, we’re sorry, we wish things were different, and we’ll make sure you get it back when it’s time to leave. We’re charged with keeping tens of thousands of people we like an awful lot all safe and sound, and we’ve got to play things pretty conservatively when dealing with weapons (even in prop form).
We have medical badges available for those who may need assistance. Medical badges provide entrance to panels, expo hall, and other events provided any associated line has not already been capped to capacity. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to get a form to fill out.
All Panels are first-come, first-served and access to all panel content comes free with your PAX badge. Be sure to keep tabs on panel lines via the PAX Mobile App, and stay tuned to @PAX_Lines (or @PAXAUS_Lines for PAX Aus) for other line updates.
Impossible to say for sure, but we really don't recommend you go that route whenever possible. If you have to, remember there's always a chance you're going to get taken advantage of and if that happens, there's nothing we can do for you as we have no part in the sale. All we can say is make sure that all badges you buy are made of plastic (not cardboard), and look for a holographic etching on the badge (not a sticker). But again, we strongly urge you to only buy badges directly from this site, it's the only way to be sure.
All we can say is keep a close eye on our @PAX_Badges twitter account to get a jump on Registration.
Once badges sell out, they are gone for good, so if you are sure you want to attend it’s always best to get them as early as you can. Each PAX website has a badge availability screen to show you when we’re sold out or running low.
Standard change of address procedures with the post office should resolve this for you without having to worry, but for extra insurance feel free to email us at email@example.com at least 30 days before showtime and we should be able to update the address on file for you.
The convention center is completely wheelchair accessible, but you may also want to pick up a medical badge to hopefully make life just a little extra easier on you. Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll fill you in on the details, get a form for you to fill out, and otherwise get you on your way, and may also be able to provide resources for wheelchair rental.
Yes! However, be warned that a lot of your fellow attendees will also be using it, potentially clogging those invisible air-pipes. Try not to rely on it, because you may find it...unreliable.
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