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PAX East 2022 badges go on sale later today at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT, show organizers ReedPop and Penny Arcade announce. The East Coast’s most attended gaming event returns for an in-person show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) from Thursday, April 21, 2022, to Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Both single-day badges, for $62, and four-day badges for $235 will be available later today on the PAX East website. PAX East will return with a massive show floor featuring hundreds of publishers, developers, and vendors, to be announced in the coming months leading up to the show.
Additionally, attendees can expect a full weekend of panels, live shows from Penny Arcade, esports competitions in the PAX Arena, and concerts featuring video game-inspired music. PAX East will also provide an opportunity for the community to come together with tournaments, tabletop lounges, and free play sections featuring PC, console, and retro games.
After canceling 2021’s show for the health and safety of the community, and successfully hosting safe events with Seattle’s PAX West and Philadelphia’s PAX Unplugged, PAX East will require mandatory proof of vaccination and face coverings for all attendees, exhibitors, and guests in the BCEC. Additional health and safety information will be shared on the PAX East website in the lead-up to the event.
“With an incredible PAX Unplugged in the rearview, we turn our sights to Boston – wicked Boston, the site of a most powerful ritual,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade and PAX. “After seeing the community safely come together in Seattle and Philadelphia, the stars are right. Rise, PAX East; Rise!”
Four-day PAX East 2022 badges are now on sale for $235, while individual Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badges will go for $62 each.
Those interested in hosting a panel at PAX East can submit their ideas starting January 3. Media registration opens up today for interested journalists and content creators who wish to cover the show.
PAX, or Penny Arcade Expo, is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. First held in Seattle in 2004, PAX has nearly doubled in size each successive year, with PAX Prime 2014 selling out of tickets in a matter of minutes. Connecting the world’s leading game publishers with their most avid and influential fans, PAX expanded with a second show in Boston in 2010, and a third in San Antonio in 2015, making it the three largest gaming shows in North America. The first international PAX was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. In 2017, Penny Arcade established PAX Unplugged, its first tabletop-focused show, held in Philadelphia.
ReedPop is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading event organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full-service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPop currently features events in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, Africa, and Australia, including New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South, and Australia, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), MCM Comic Con, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, EGX, Comic Con India, Comic-Con Paris, Comic-Con Seoul, Comic-Con Africa, Star Wars Celebration, and ComplexCon. ReedPop also runs and operates Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, RockPaperShotgun, and GamesIndustry.biz. The staff at ReedPop are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion.
About Penny Arcade
Penny Arcade has been the world’s most popular webcomic for over 20 years, with over 3.5 million readers. Starting in 1998 in the living room of Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins, it has grown into a media empire encompassing multiple beloved properties such as Lookouts, Automata, and beloved D&D live-play series Acquisitions Incorporated. Penny Arcade was responsible for the creation of Child’s Play, a gaming charity that has raised over $45 million dollars for children across the world. They are also the founders of PAX, the number one consumer gaming festival in North America, with hundreds of thousands of loyal visitors every year.Sponsor this Article!