PAX West officially makes its return with PAX West 2022 set for September 2nd – 5th. PAX West 2022 will be held at the Seattle Convention Center for a four-day event filled with games and panels. Game announcements, trailers, eSports competitions, and much more will showcased at PAX West 2022. Badges go on sale starting June 16th at 3 PM EDT.
In addition, PAX Unplugged makes a return this winter on the east coast. PAX Unplugged 2022 will be held on December 2nd – 4th from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Badges go on sale later this summer and more details will be shared at a later date. In the meantime, read up on more details below via Penny Arcade:
The most attended gaming convention on the West Coast, reunites the gaming industry in Seattle after a successful and safe 2021 in-person return. The Seattle Convention Center will host PAX West from Friday, September 2, through Monday, September 5, 2022. Badges go on-sale to the public starting Thursday, June 16 at 3:00 PM ET.
As in the past, PAX West will feature a bustling show floor with hands-on opportunities with some of the most anticipated upcoming games, panels starring industry personalities and renowned developers, a multitude of gameplay areas dedicated to casual and competitive play, exciting vendors with merchandise and accessories for interactive as well as tabletop gaming, thrilling esports competitions, and much more.
Four-day and single-day badges for PAX West will be available to the general public starting Thursday, June 16 at 3:00 PM ET via the official PAX West website. Four-day badges will sell for $235, while individual Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday badges will go for $62 each.
After the reunion in Seattle, PAX Unplugged 2022 will welcome tabletop-loving legions to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center from Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4, 2022. Weekend and single-day PAX Unplugged badges will go on sale this summer.
Media registration and panel submissions for PAX West are now open, with panel submissions closing Friday, July 1. Exhibitors and vendors for both PAX West and PAX Unplugged will be announced in the leadup to each show.
PAX West 2022’s health and safety requirements will continue to meet or exceed CDC, local and state recommendations. All attendees, exhibitors, ReedPop staff, Penny Arcade staff, and PAX enforcers must show proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination series for entry to PAX West 2022 and approved face coverings are required to be worn at all times. The official health and safety requirements provide more details about the entry requirements and the protocols in place throughout the event to prioritize the health and well-being of our gaming community.
“We implore all attendees of PAX West and PAX Unplugged to follow all health and safety requirements at the shows,” said Jerry Holkins, Penny Arcade co-founder. “We’d also ask everyone to take all necessary precautions when outside the event–mask up in indoor settings, get tested alongside any travel or lodging partners, greet friends with elbow bumps or a wave, and please consult your doctor if you are at increased risk for illness or experience any symptoms.”