Penny Arcade has officially announced that both PAX West and PAX Australia this year have been canceled due to the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately for convention goers, they also announced that both conventions would be combined into a digital-only event titled PAX Online.

“In our previous post, we explained that while we still had hoped to bring you PAX West this year, protecting the safety and health of our community is our highest priority. The more we worked on a solution, the more it became clear that if we really wanted to welcome everybody home, we’d have to remove the physical barriers entirely, and simply take PAX Online,” it stated in the post.

PAX West was originally planned to run from September 4th to the 7th in Seattle. While PAX Australia was to be held in Melbourne from October 9th to the 11th.

PAX Online will be held from September 12th and end on September 20th, a whopping nine-day event. Furthermore, the event will be “free and open to the public,” meaning if you have an internet connection, you can catch the action online.

While it is unfortunate that the coronavirus pandemic has caused yet another event to be canceled. Penny Arcade made the right decision here, and having a free digital event that spans nine days is a very good gesture on their part.

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