PAX West will be the first major in-person gaming event since the start of the pandemic


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The Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX, was one of many events canceled last year due to the pandemic. This year, however, he returns, and it will be in person.

PAX West 2021 will take place on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, according to a press release on Tuesday. This will be the first major in-person gaming event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

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PAX was launched in 2004 by the creator of the webcomic Penny Arcade as a place where gamers can come together and share their passion for video and tabletop games. It has since become an event for developers to show off their latest games and esports players to compete against each other. Four events are held each year: PAX West in Seattle; PAX East in Boston; PAX South in San Antonio, Texas; and PAX Australia, Melbourne. In February 2020, PAX East was the last in-person PAX event held.

The show’s organizers, ReedPop and Penny, say they are working with venue managers, local governments and health authorities to determine the event’s capacity, which will be downsized, and ensure a safe environment. More information on health and safety instructions will be published ahead of the event.

The PAX West 2021 badges go on sale in two weeks. Four-day passes will cost $ 230, while day passes will cost $ 60 each.

The number of COVID-19 vaccines in adults continues to grow slowly, but there is still no vaccine for the flu that attendees tend to catch while attending these big events.

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