PAX West Canceled, Free Online Version Details Revealed
Though it was previously possible that PAX West would have been late enough in the year to avoid the ongoing pandemic, we’ve gotten to the point where the convention has announced that this year’s event is unfortunately canceled. Thankfully, as a result of this, PAX West is now becoming PAX Online, a free version of the convention that will be taking place for nine straight days this September.
In April, we were still hoping to bring you PAX West this year. But health and safety are paramount, and as we worked on solutions, it became clear that if we really wanted to welcome everybody home, we’d have to take PAX Online. Read the full post here: https://t.co/tMoLP5ndfA pic.twitter.com/7VVJYzn4aa
— PAX (@pax) June 16, 2020
PAX West took to Twitter to make the announcement, confirming that the event is canceled due to ongoing health concerns caused by COVID-19. “In our previous post, we explained that while we still had hoped to bring you PAX West this year, protecting the safety and health of our community is our highest priority,” the website post reads.
The more we worked on a solution, the more it became clear that if we really wanted to welcome everybody home, we’d have to remove the physical barriers entirely, and simply take PAX Online.”
To that end, the post then reveals that PAX Online will feature a “steady 24/7 stream of content, events, discussions, and gameplay” this September. The company then tweaks its pitch, stating that it’ll actually be “24/9” as the event will be running from September 12th through the 20th.
While badges needn’t be purchasable this time around, the event will chiefly be the same as if you were there in person, with panels and eSports content all being promised to take place during the nine days. In regards to merch, PAX Online plans to just sell it online. Those looking for the full breakdown of the upcoming event can find more info right here.
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