Though it definitely looks like there’s a lightweight on the finish of the tunnel, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over but. One space that’s very evident is on the earth of expos and commerce reveals, which proceed to cancel in-person occasions and change them with on-line occasions. PAX East is the newest in-person expo to be cancelled, however followers who have been wanting ahead to attending the present may have one other iteration of PAX On-line to look ahead to.
PAX East was initially slated to occur from June third to June sixth, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. In an replace printed to the PAX web site at this time, Penny Arcade and ReedPop revealed that the present received’t be taking place due to the continuing pandemic, however they’re each “cautiously optimistic” that they’ll be capable of host PAX West and PAX Unplugged as in-person occasions in September and December, respectively.
Rather than PAX East, we’ll get one other installment of PAX On-line, which can run from July fifteenth to the 18th this 12 months. “We hope to construct on the success of final 12 months’s record-breaking occasion and in addition interact with our neighborhood in new methods, such because the Indie Showcase that can happen between now and PAX On-line,” ReedPop and Penny Arcade introduced. “Anticipate to listen to extra about these thrilling plans quickly.”
Fortunately, it feels like the choice to carry off on an in-person PAX East was made simpler by the truth that ReedPop and Penny Arcade didn’t promote tickets to would-be attendees or sales space areas to exhibitors. “We’ll solely transfer ahead with a stay PAX as soon as we’re assured the present will probably be secure for everybody,” the 2 corporations added.
So, no PAX East this 12 months, however with the vaccine rollout seemingly going nicely right here in the USA, that is hopefully the final in-person PAX occasion that will probably be cancelled earlier than the precise occasions can resume. We’ll let you already know extra when Penny Arcade and ReedPop reveal new particulars, so keep tuned.