SEATTLE – July 26, 2022 – The preliminary exhibitor list for PAX West 2022, the West Coast’s most attended celebration of gaming and gaming culture, is now available on the PAX website. PAX returns to the Seattle Convention Center from Friday, September 2, through Monday, September 5, to welcome back attendees for the 18th PAX West to date.
Nintendo, Sega, Bandai Namco, MiHoYo, tinyBuild, Devolver Digital, Yacht Club Games, and more are some of the biggest publishers in gaming excited to showcase their latest and greatest at PAX West 2022. Developers including Larian Studios, Tripwire Interactive, Thunderful Games, and more will be taking over the expo floor ready to show both beloved and unannounced titles.
Visit booths of tech giants such as Intel, AMD, ASUS, and AORUS GIGABYTE, AAA and indie publishers alike including Finji, Apogee Entertainment, Koch Media, Brace Yourselves Games, Raw Fury, Studio Wildcard, Ysbryd Games, PM Studios, among others, ready to partake in PAX Wests.
Additionally, PAX continues to plan out a vivacious weekend schedule filled with gaming competitions, panels galore, live shows from Penny Arcade, esports competitions in the PAX Arena, and concerts featuring video game-inspired music. PAX West will also provide an opportunity for the community to come together with tabletop lounges and freeplay sections featuring PC and console games, with more information to come at a later date.
“As you can see, we’re taking our PAX East momentum and we’re bringing it to Seattle,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade and PAX. “But, let’s stay safe out there. We’re proud of our health and safety requirements at the shows, but they work best when they’re observed broadly – even outside the show. Observing the rules is how we can have nice things.”
For the safety of every participant, including attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff, PAX West 2022 will require all attendees to show proof of vaccination and attendees must wear face coverings at all times. For more information, please see the official health and safety guidelines.
Media and content creators can register for badges here.
A limited number of four-day badges for PAX West 2022 are available for $235, with single-day badges for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday available now for $62. For travel info, event schedules, FAQs, and more, check out the official website of PAX West and follow PAX on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, 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,making it the two 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 RX – one of the world’s leading events organizers. 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 and Europe, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, and Unplugged, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), Star Wars Celebration, MCM Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Star Trek Missions and more. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPop also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun 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.