After the 2021 edition of PAX East became an online production for health and safety concerns, ReedPop announced this week that PAX East 2022 will return to a live show format at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center April 21st through 24th.
Show organizers ReedPop and Penny Arcade canceled PAX East 2021, prioritizing the health and safety of the community, and hosted PAX Online East in its stead. After hosting a safe PAX West over Labor Day weekend in Seattle, PAX East will feature even more stringent health and safety requirements, including mandatory vaccination and face coverings for all in the BCEC, with proof of vaccination to be required for all PAX events in the foreseeable future. So as they began this past fall – no vax? No PAX.
Four-day and single-day PAX East badge prices and availability will be announced soon. While we wait for East, PAX Unplugged is the next show in line December 10th through 12th for all you tabletop fans out there in my city of Philadelphia, the cradle of American Civilization, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The same health and safety requirements will be in place as will be at East next spring. Three-day badges for PAX Unplugged 2021 are now on sale for $75, while individual Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badges will go for $35 each.
Unplugged will feature Aabria Iyengar delivering the Storytime keynote, and will join fellow Critical Role regulars Matt Mercer, Marisha Ray, Krystina Arielle, and more. She was the Dungeon Master on the beloved Exandria Unlimited miniseries, game master for Misfits and Magic and Into the Mother Lands, in addition to often appearing on livestream tabletop roleplaying game series as a dungeon master or player, like on Saving Throw and The Adventure Zone.