PAX East is canceled, but organizers are ‘cautiously optimistic’ about other in-person events
The PAX East 2021 gaming conference, beforehand scheduled for June third via sixth, has been canceled, Penny Arcade and occasion coordination firm ReedPop introduced as we speak. The PAX organizers additionally introduced a web-based conference, PAX On-line 2021, for July fifteenth to July 18th.
“Whereas we hoped PAX East may safely happen, we remained life like and didn’t promote any tickets or house to exhibitors to keep away from considerably inconveniencing our pals and companions,” Kyle Marsden-Kish, the PAX occasion director at ReedPop, mentioned in a press release. “As we now have proven through our actions all through the pandemic, our utmost concern is the protection of the PAX household — from attendees, exhibitors, and present workers to media and content material creators — in addition to the native communities that host our celebrations of all issues gaming. We’ll solely transfer ahead with a dwell PAX as soon as we are assured the present might be protected for everybody.”
Since we will not wait till September to reconnect with the great PAX group, PAX On-line will return July 15-18.
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The convention organizers mentioned that PAX East will occur once more in Boston in 2022, but no particular date was given. They are additionally “cautiously optimistic” that PAX West and PAX Unplugged will nonetheless occur as deliberate as in-person events in September and December, respectively. Final yr, PAX West was canceled and changed with the primary PAX On-line, which happened in September as a nine-day digital occasion.
Many conventions in 2021 have needed to shift their schedules or make adjustments as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Over the weekend, the organizers of the San Diego Comedian-Con introduced a three-day in-person occasion set for the Friday via Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend in November. Firstly of March, the organizers had introduced that the deliberate July convention occasion can be digital as an alternative of in particular person. And Anime Expo 2021, additionally beforehand set as an in-person occasion in July, introduced this month that it could shift to a web-based occasion.
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