PAX East is cancelled because of ‘ongoing public health concerns’

PAX Online will return in July all things being equal.

In December 2020, PAX declared “idealistic” dates for live occasions in 2021, starting with PAX East, which was set to run from June 3-6. Typically, that date ended up being excessively hopeful, as it has now been dropped, albeit resulting occasions including PAX West and PAX Unplugged are, for the time being, still a go.

“While we trusted PAX East could securely occur, we stayed practical and didn’t offer any tickets or space to exhibitors to try not to fundamentally bother our companions and accomplices,” coordinators Reedpop and Penny Arcade said in an explanation.

“As we have shown by means of our activities all through the pandemic, our most extreme concern is the wellbeing of the PAX family—from participants, exhibitors, and show staff to media and content makers—just as the neighborhood networks that have our festivals of everything gaming. We will just push ahead with a live PAX once we are sure the show will be ok for everybody.”

In lieu of PAX East, the PAX Online advanced occasion will return for the few days of July 15-18. An online Indie Showcase occasion will occur at some point before that. Subtleties on the online occasion are required to be declared soon.

PAX West remaining parts planned to run September 3-6, while PAX Unplugged is scheduled for December 10-12.