PAX Unplugged Announces Keynote with Wizards of the Coast President Chris Cocks

Wizards of the Coast President Chris Cocks to Deliver
PAX Unplugged 2017 Keynote
 
Inaugural Tabletop Gaming Convention Set for November 17-19 in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – Sept. 26, 2017 – Wizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural PAX Unplugged, the new tabletop-focused addition to Penny Arcade’s lineup of gaming events, taking place Friday – Sunday, Nov. 17-19 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Now at the helm of Wizards of the Coast, the tabletop games publisher renowned for its work on popular franchises including Magic: The GatheringDungeons & Dragons, and the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Cocks has enjoyed a lengthy career in the gaming and tech worlds. Prior to joining the company in 2016, Cocks spent several years at Microsoft, contributing to successful titles like HaloOddworld, and Fable, and LeapFrog, the award-winning maker of children’s educational electronic entertainment products.
“Wizards of the Coast is a pillar of the card, board, and role-playing gaming space, and we feel privileged to welcome them as an exhibitor to the first PAX Unplugged, and have their leader Chris Cocks deliver the show’s Storytime keynote,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “As massive fans of their work, as well as the other incredible properties Chris has contributed to over the years, we’re looking forward to his address in the City of Brotherly Love when PAX Unplugged kicks off this November.”
Tickets for PAX Unplugged 2017 are currently on sale via the official registration page. Three-Day Tickets are $60 USD while Friday Only, Saturday Only, and Sunday Only Tickets are $25 USD. Sunday Kids Day Tickets (for children age 6-12) are also available for $10 USD.
The PAX series of shows – West, East, South, Australia, and Unplugged – produced by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade, comprise some of the world’s largest gaming festivals, with each event entertaining tens of thousands of guests. PAX events connect leading video game and tabletop developers directly to passionate audiences, providing a space where gaming culture is celebrated through panels, demos, concerts, tournaments and free-play sessions.
Exhibit space is sold out, but if you are interested in sponsorships at  PAX Unplugged 2017 please email the sales team. Working journalists as well as YouTube and Twitch content creators interested in attending PAX Unplugged to create coverage of the event may apply for a press pass.
For further information, visit the Official Website or follow PAX Unplugged updates via TwitterFacebookInstagram.
 
PAX
PAX or Penny Arcade Expo is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. First held in Seattle in 2004, PAX has nearly doubled in size each successive year, with PAX Prime 2014 selling out of tickets in a matter of minutes. Connecting the world’s leading game publishers with their most avid and influential fans, PAX expanded with a second show in Boston in 2010 and a third in San Antonio in 2015, making it the three largest gaming shows in North America. The first international PAX was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. In 2017, Penny Arcade announced PAX Unplugged, its first tabletop focused show, to be held in Philadelphia.
Penny Arcade
Penny Arcade is a web comic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. With over 3.5 million readers, it is the most popular and longest running gaming web comic online. Penny Arcade is also responsible for the Child’s Play Charity, the Penny Arcade gaming expos (PAX) in Seattle, Boston, San Antonio, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, multiple videogames based on the brand, and multiple online video series.
ReedPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer. ReedPOP is devoted exclusively to organizing and managing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and working with premium brands in the pop culture world to deliver once in a lifetime experiences for fans everywhere. ReedPOP is dedicated to facilitating celebrations of popular culture around the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. ReedPOP is proud to be a part of a portfolio of events that include New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South, Australia and Unplugged, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, BookExpo, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Comic Con Paris, Comic Con Seoul, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion.

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