Behemoth’s John Baez to Deliver Keynote, Team Coco Among Other Guests
BOSTON – Feb. 6, 2020 – The full exhibitor list for PAX East 2020, the east coast’s premier celebration of all things gaming, is now available on the PAX website. Titans of the industry will showcase, and in some cases unveil, 2020’s most anticipated titles at the most attended gaming event in the US, taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Thursday, Feb. 27 — Sunday, March 1.
Some of the biggest publishers in AAA gaming will take over the show floor, including Nintendo, Sony, Square Enix, Private Division, and more. Larian Studios, PLATINUMGames, and The Behemoth will be among the developers delighting attendees with incredible exhibitions adding to a thrilling PAX East 2020 experience.
PAX continues to fill-out a jam-packed schedule, with John Baez, co-founder of The Behemoth (Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid Invasion) delivering the PAX East Storytime keynote on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 am ET in the Main Theater. Team Coco will present SuperBoss, featuring Aaron Bleyaert of Clueless Gamer fame, guest-starring lucky audience members and their celebrity coaches in a ridiculous gaming competition.
Fans of hidden gems can discover new rising stars among the AAA and indie publishers and developers on the show floor including Devolver Digital, Finji, and tinyBuild, among others. PAX Rising will feature the jaw-dropping talent of up and coming teams, while the PAX East Indie Showcase will honor its six winners by introducing attendees to beloved new experiences. Meanwhile, the Indie Megabooth returns with dozens of indie titles in one spot.
Games Done Quick brings talented, lightning-fast gamers to the PAX Speedrunning Stage, where attendees can gather to watch the inventive and stunning new ways speedrunners beat their favorite titles.
Single-day badges for Friday and Saturday of PAX East 2020 are sold out. A limited number of four-day badges are available for $225, with single-day badges for Thursday and Sunday cost $60.
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.
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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.