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PAX West Canceled, Goes Online

16 Jun 2020

Due to the ever-changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, PAX West is becoming PAX Online this summer.

Penny Arcade announced today that the virtual convention will be running for nine days straight starting on September 12th through the 20th, and will be open to the public for free.

There will be three channels worth of live-streamed content ranging from panels, tournaments, concerts, competitions, and more “surprises.” PAX Online will also allow viewers to download demos of games that would’ve otherwise been played on the exhibition floor, and will feature match-making and networking features to help people meet as they might during an in-person event.

PAX Online is a huge undertaking, as there hasn’t been a show that has run for 24 hours consecutively since the first PAX West in 2004. The convention is currently looking for indie devs, exhibitors, and panels to showcase, with respective applications on their website.

Featured image courtesy of PAX.