Game Industry Reunites in Boston this April for the Twelfth Annual PAX East
BOSTON — March 14, 2022 — PAX East 2022, the East Coast’s most attended gaming event, welcomes hundreds of exhibitors including some of the most popular publishers and developers in the industry to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) from Thursday, April 21, 2022 to Sunday, April 24, 2022.
This spring, PAX East organizers invite the global gaming community to join a massive show floor replete with AAA creators for sneak peeks at the future of gaming. Witness the next step on the road to the launch of Baldur’s Gate III with Larian Studios. Gearbox Software returns after their blockbuster unveiling of Borderlands 3 at PAX East 2019 to celebrate the launch of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands while looking toward the future. See new creations from Devolver Digital’s catalog of award-winning, critically acclaimed titles.
Elsewhere on the floor, Focus Home Interactive (A Plague Tale: Requiem, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, Evil West) brings its latest, Koch Media showcases its upcoming lineup, XSEED spotlights a fresh slate of localized Japanese favorites, tinyBuild beckons attendees with charming indie masterpieces, Intel and AMD display the bleeding edge of PC gaming hardware, and so much more.
PAX East also plays host to competitive gamers at the top of their discipline. PAX Arena welcomes aspiring pros to throw portals and gunfire in Splitgate, the hottest arena shooter of the day, in the Almost Pro $10k Splitgate Open. Watch content creators embrace the chaos of Fall Guys in Stream Stars and tomorrow’s brightest esports stars play for $10k in collegiate scholarship prizing.
On other stages, join panels with fan-favorite industry personalities, content creators, and journalists. Catch up with the hosts of IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat, renowned hosts of G4TV, mental health advocate and TikTok star Catieosaurus, key members of the newly formed Boston Breach Call of Duty franchise, famous “Skyrim Grandma” Shirley Curry, and many more.
After canceling 2021’s show for the health and safety of the community, and successfully hosting safe events in September and December, PAX East organizers will require mandatory proof of vaccination and face coverings for all attendees, exhibitors, and guests in the BCEC. Additional health and safety information is available on the PAX East website.
“We had an opportunity to shake the dust off the show at PAX West and PAX Unplugged,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade and PAX. “And now, it is just as was foretold: PAX East is reborn in glory.”
Four-day PAX East 2022 badges are now on sale for $235, while individual Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badges go for $62 each. For travel info, event schedules, FAQs, and more, check out the PAX East website, and follow PAX on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram.
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 established PAX Unplugged, its first tabletop focused show, held in Philadelphia.
ReedPop is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading event organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full-service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPop currently features events in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, Africa, and Australia, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South, and Australia, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), MCM Comic Con, BookCon, Oz Comic Con, EGX, Comic Con India, Comic Con Paris, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Star Wars Celebration, and ComplexCon. ReedPop also runs and operates Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, RockPaperShotgun, and GamesIndustry.biz. The staff at ReedPop are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion.
About Penny Arcade
Penny Arcade has been the world’s most popular webcomic for over 20 years, with over 3.5 million readers. Started in 1998 in the living room of Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins, it has grown into a media empire encompassing multiple beloved properties such as Lookouts, Automata, and beloved D&D live-play series Acquisitions Incorporated. Penny Arcade was responsible for the creation of Child’s Play, a gaming charity that has raised over $45 million dollars for children across the world. They are also the founders of PAX, the number one consumer gaming festival in North America, with hundreds of thousands of loyal visitors every year.