December 4th, 2020

PAX 2021 Dates

Hello PAX Universe,

We’d like to take this opportunity to announce our prospective show dates for the 2021 calendar, and before we do, we want to be completely clear about why we’re announcing them now, and how the global COVID-19 situation impacts our plans in the coming year.

We’re announcing our dates now to help partners plan for the upcoming year on how they might attend as well as provide a chance to start conversations about how to bring attendees, panelists, exhibitors, and our broader community together with these events that are 7 months away. Safety is always our highest priority, and we want to put these shows on for you and in a way that still feels like a PAX, but these things require runway. Our rationale: with things being this complicated, why not tell everyone all at once?

Let’s just say the quiet part out loud: if COVID-19 remains a major barrier to safely gathering at one of our shows, we won’t do it or we will take it virtual. As much as we miss, even crave, the togetherness and magic of a PAX, we will not put attendees, exhibitors, or our guests at risk for the sake of an event if things aren’t on the up and up.

Now, on to the good news! If things progress positively then there’s a good chance that we would be able to put on live events in the summer and later half of the year.

In that optimistic scenario our new event calendar for 2021 will be:

PAX East will take place June 3 - 6, 2021
PAX West will take place September 3 - 6, 2021
PAX Aus will take place October 8 - 10, 2021
PAX Unplugged will take place December 10 - 12, 2021

Unfortunately, because of what would have been the prospective timeline in early next year we won’t be able to put together a PAX South in 2021, but we look forward to bringing it back for you in 2022. We are also working with our team in Australia and the Australian government and will have more updates on PAX Aus’s 2021 show date in the next few weeks.

Expect badges, panel announcements, exhibitor updates, and the like to arrive in the new year, generally closer to the respective shows - and you can always follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more regular updates.

Whatever form PAX East, West, and Unplugged take in 2021, please know that we are dedicated to bringing you all the community, content, and competition we’ve become known for, while continuing to create space for new, up-and-coming, and marginalized voices in gaming. “Welcome Home” isn’t just a slogan to us; we make our home every year in Boston, Seattle, Melbourne, San Antonio, and Philly - and it’s our job to make sure that we make that home safe.

December 2nd, 2020

12 Days of PAX Unplugged

The year is coming to a close and to celebrate this most wonderful time, we’ll be bringing you PAX Unplugged hits from previous shows as well as debuting brand-new content from our friends and partners for the next 12 days! Enjoy these streams on either Twitch.TV/PAX or and stay tuned to our social media channels to find out what’s premiering next.

The 12 Days of PAX Unplugged culminates in an Acquisitions Incorporated Holiday Special on Saturday, Dec 12th at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT streaming live on Twitch!

Looking for a way to feel especially festive for Unplugged? That sweet purple apparel and accessories from PAX Unplugged will be available all December long at LE Pins go on sale Friday, December 4 at 7:00 PM ET. Grab your merch soon as supplies are limited!

October 8th, 2020

PAX Unplugged 2020 Update

We’ve been monitoring the state of Covid-19 and social gatherings and the mandates on social gatherings from local officials. There have been numerous questions about the status of PAX Unplugged, and we have taken everything into consideration. And of course, we always want to share updates as soon as we are able.

With safety being our number one priority, we are unfortunately canceling this year’s PAX Unplugged. The next PAX Unplugged will take place in 2021.

Announcements like these are sure to prompt specific questions so here are answers to some of the most frequent ones:

Will PAX Unplugged go digital?

While PAX Unplugged won’t have a virtual version, like PAX Online, we’re looking into ways we can celebrate the games and community you look forward to every year at the show. Stay tuned to our social channels and newsletter for more info on livestreams, panels, and community events!

Oh no, I wanted that sweet, sweet merch!

Take heart! We put a lot of work into Merch for PAX and that means that we produce some items waaaay in advance. We’re planning on offering select items at the Official PAX Store for a limited time. Again, keep an eye on our social channels for more details coming at the end of October.

What about other PAX shows?

Right now we only have details for Unplugged but we promise we’ll communicate info on other shows as soon as we are able. We are consistently monitoring every situation in all of the cities that a PAX event takes place.

Thanks for your patience and support! We hope you continue to stay safe out there and may your dice rolls always have advantage and you draw all the land you need.

-The PAX Team

December 17th, 2019

Dates for PAX Unplugged 2020!

Mark your calendars, PAX Unplugged will be returning to Philadelphia November 20th through the 22nd of 2020. If you’d like updates for when badges are available, just you can stay looped in to all PAX Unplugged news by signing up for our mailing list on the right side of our front page. And if you think you may actually be more interested in the behind the scenes of how a show like this gets put together, sign up for our Enforcer mailing list right here to stay in the loop on when Enforcer applications open up for ALL of our shows, including PAX Unplugged.

Thanks, and we hope to see some of you at our other shows before November!