Has it really been that long??
I guess it has! I wasn’t one of the OG’s covering the show since day 1, but started covering PAX shows in 2013 under the now defunct International House of Geek, now running the show in the hallowed halls of Technical Fowl. So still feels like a solid chunk of time. This coming March PAX East will be coming back to Boston, 20 years after the first PAX show in Bellevue, Washington. So on March 21-24, we can expect the same great stuff we’ve seen from Gabe and Tycho for decades – and maybe special they have in mind to celebrate.
The birthday bash will be at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) and badges will be going on sale this Thursday, Nov. 16, at 1:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET.
Over the past 20 years, PAX has witnessed the reveal of titles like Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Borderlands 3, delivered keynote speeches from industry legends including former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé and current Head of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty, massive esports tournaments featuring some of the world’s most popular games and content creators, marriage proposals, the coolest cosplays, and more.
In traditional PAX fashion, East’s attendees can expect the East Coast’s largest gaming event to feature its usual showcase of new and upcoming releases including never-before-seen demos and announcements, dozens of panels covering wide-ranging topics, esports tournaments, vendors, community meet-ups, and a ton of festivities to celebrate PAX’s 20th Anniversary, including exclusive merch, epic giveaways, surprise collaborations, and more.
Exciting announcements revealing keynote speakers, exhibitors, and gaming partnerships will be announced soon. Badges for PAX East 2024 will be available for purchase starting Thursday, Nov. 16. Four-day badges will be available for $250, and single-day badges for $67.
“As we start into the twentieth year of PAX, PAX East is sure to set things off in a spectacular fashion,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade, Child’s Play, and PAX. “Years ago, we thought we’d never need a venue like Boston’s incredible BCEC. But gamers proved us wrong.”