PAX West 2021 Confirmed As In-Person Event With Additional Safety Precautions
Though certain parts of the world are still under the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the slow return to normalcy has continued to prevail thanks to ongoing widespread vaccinations. As such, prospects of in-person gaming events are once again beginning to pick up steam, with PAX West 2021 now leading the way with an in-person event taking place later this year.
ReedPop has announced that PAX West 2021 will be an in-person event kicking off later this year. The event will take place from September 3 through September 6 in Seattle, at the Washington State Convention Center. “Since the last major North American on-location gaming event, PAX East 2020, ReedPop and Penny Arcade have canceled six consecutive in-person shows, prioritizing the health of the PAX community,” reads the press release.
Show organizers are working with venue officials, local governments, and health authorities to determine event capacity, which will be reduced, and ensure a safe setting.”
As for specific details regarding event capacity and additional safety precautions, PAX says these guidelines will be released at a later date ahead of the convention. According to ReedPop, badges for the event will go on sale within “the next two weeks,” though a specific date isn’t given. What we do know is that four-day badges for PAX West 2021 will cost $230, with individual day passes running for $60 each. “It’s been almost two years since the last PAX West, and it’s been surreal to imagine its triumphant return,” said PAX co-founder Jerry Holkins. “I can’t think of a better excuse to leave the house than PAX West.”
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