The organizers behind the April 11-13 PAX East event in Boston, Mass. announced that a new show will join the Penny Arcade Expo family beginning in 2015. The freshly announced PAX South will take place in San Antonio, Texas, and the inaugural event will be held January 23-25, 2015.
“The new show will build on the foundation of the PAX format giving fans a healthy mix of the latest and greatest in video games, tabletop games, game inspired music, competitive gameplay, and insight from leaders in the world of gaming,” the press release states. “The annual events give gamers a PAX show for every season throughout the year.”
The PAX events first began in 2004 with PAX Prime in Seattle. PAX East followed in 2010, and PAX Australia began in 2013. A private event for developers, PAX Dev, takes place as a prelude to PAX Prime, but it is not open to the public.
“Since its launch in 2004, PAX events have doubled in size almost every year, and our Seattle and Boston events represent the two largest gaming festivals in North America,” Robert Khoo, Penny Arcade President said, “We’ve been hearing for years that those in the south had a tough time making it to the northern corners of the country; PAX South has always been a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if.'”
Next up for the organizers is PAX Prime, which kicks off in Seattle, Wash. on August 29 and runs through September 1, 2014 (with PAX Dev occurring right before on August 27-28). Tickets have not gone on sale yet, but they should have no problem moving. Last year’s tickets sold out in just over six hours.