If you love video games, Penny Arcade Expo is the event to attend! Step into a convention center
full of video games of each and every kind, where you'll be surrounded with people who are passionate about gaming! The first
PAX event was held in 2004, and has been uber-popular among gamers ever since. This big bash features an event called the
Omegathon, a tournament that randomly selects contestants who compete to win a grand prize. Over the years, the Omegathon
has featured the games Tetris, Pong, Halo 3, and Skee ball. Don't miss your opportunity to attend this red-hot gaming party!
Penny Arcade Expo will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA from April 11-13.
The PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is a one-of-a-kind bash that celebrates a network of gamers from all across
the country, and you won't want to miss out on all the action-packed fun! This fun-filled party was created by Jerry Holkins
and Mike Krahulik, the witty authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic. The event takes place over three days, and will feature
console games, computer games, tabletop games, and much more! Plus, you'll also get to take part in gaming discussions, concerts,
and exhibitions. In addition, guest speakers will be sharing their most valuable gaming tips. Don't miss your chance to be
part of this fun-filled extravaganza! Bring a few of your gamer friends along, and be there for every exciting moment!
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Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, created the event because
they wanted to put on a show that honored console gamers, computer gamers, and tabletop gamers equally.
Penny Arcade eXpo (PAX) is a string of gaming festivals that regularly take place in Seattle, Boston, and Melbourne, Australia.
Since it was first created in 2004, PAX has been one of the top events for celebrating gaming culture. The festival has long
featured an opening keynote speech from an industry expert, game-culture inspired concerts, panels regarding game topics,
and exhibitor booths from independent and big-name game developers and publishers. Some of the event's other defining attractions
have included a LAN party, tabletop game tournaments, and video game freeplay areas, in addition to the Omegathon. The last
round of the Omegathon takes place at the closing ceremony of the PAX.
The very first Penny Arcade Expo took place through
August 28-29, 2004, in Bellevue, Washington, at the Meydenbauer Center. Over 3,300 people attended the event. For the next
two years, the celebration was held every year in August, at the same venue. Over these two years, attendance expanded considerably,
with more than 9000 attendees in 2005, and over 19,000 in 2006.
In 2007, since the event had expanded too rapidly for
its previous venue, it relocated to the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, a venue that was twice the size. 2007's
event marked an attendance of over 39,000. 2008 saw the attendance of 58,500 people, and in 2009, 60,750 people were in attendance.
East 2010 was held in Boston, Massachusetts, from March 26 through March 28, at the Hynes Convention Center, with an attendance
of over 52,290 people. From there, attendees decided to refer to the original Washington festival as PAX Prime to fend off
confusion between the two. PAX Prime 2010 saw an attendance of 67,600 people, and marked the first time that the event featured
off-site activities. Attendance grew once again at PAX Prime 2011, with more than 70,000 people present.
Two days before
PAX Prime was held, an event named PAX Dev took place, which was a forum where developers discussed ways to improve their
trade. PAX Dev attracted 750 people. That same year, the second annual PAX East took place in March 2011, at the Boston Convention
and Exhibition Center. PAX East 2012 took place from April 6–8, and PAX Prime 2012 occurred from August 31 to September
PAX East 2013 was held from March 22-24. 2013 was the first year that a PAX event occurred overseas, as PAX Australia
2013 took place on July 19-21, 2013 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. That year, officials also confirmed that the Melbourne Convention
and Exhibition Centre would be the new home for PAX Australia, and that the event would be held from October 31 to November
2 in 2014. PAX Prime 2013 took place over four days, from August 30 to September 2, 2013. It was confirmed in early 2012 that
Boston would be the home of PAX East until 2023.