Event Spotlight: PAX West

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Event Spotlight: PAX West

The biggest gaming convention of all time is back, and it’s going to be epic! For the first four days of September, PAX West is transforming downtown Seattle into a gamer’s paradise by expanding from the Washington State Convention Center into Benaroya Hall, Sheraton, Grand Hyatt, and the Westin.

PAX West is pulling out all the stops this year with a lineup full of amazing events, like tabletop tournaments for all your favorite games, Q&As every day, and performances from the best web series and developers every hour. Whether you’re an avid gamer, a casual player, or just like to watch live streams, check out why the sold out gaming event of the year, PAX West, is the place to be!

Check Out Panels for All Types of Gamers

Learn the mechanics of running a successful YouTube channel on Friday, listen to the data science of board games on Saturday, play Rising Storm 2: Vietnam with the developers on Sunday, or check out geek parents discussing raising their geek babies on Monday. Be sure to read the full schedule for anything else that might pique your interest! And of course, leave time to meet your favorite YouTubers, and get autographs from big names like Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, and CrankGameplays. Planning to watch the event from home this year? Head to the official PAX channel for live streams of your favorite panels happening all weekend long!

Rock Out to Your Favorite Nerdcore Music

Ten years ago, nerdcore music wasn’t really a thing, but now it’s become its own genre with its own niche acts, and PAX is giving you a front row seat. The Friday concert will kick off with Bit Brigade, MC Frontalot, and Mega Ran & K-Murdock, then Saturday will keep the excitement going with The OneUps, The Doubleclicks, and Super Soul Bros. All of these bands are guaranteed to deliver awesome sets, so make sure you’re there!

Steal a Sneak Peek of New Games and Consoles

Are you tired of watching everyone else’s videos from E3? Do you want to experience unreleased games and hardware for yourself? Well, there’s no better place than PAX. Actually, unless you’re an industry insider, there’s no other place. With over a hundred thousand square feet of show floor, and all genres, platforms, and styles of games represented, you’ll have a chance to play highly anticipated games like Thornwatch, Ashes of Creation, and so many more!

Watch History in the Making at the Omegathon

Played over four days and six rounds, the Omegathon is the only tournament where twenty lucky PAX West fans are chosen to compete in the ultimate battle of skill, wit, and hand-eye coordination. Other PAX attendees can be a part of history as the Omeganauts battle to the (metaphorical) death, until only one remains. Set some time aside to watch the tournament, and make sure you’re there for the secret final round on Monday!

If you’re heading to PAX this year, make sure you check out their website to see all the awesome events they’ve got lined up!