There's PAX and PAX East. It would be nice if there was a PAX Midwest or PAX Central. There's no gaming convention in the Midwest from what I know of.
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority inks deal with PAX organizers to bring east coast gaming convention to Beantown for at least 10 more years.
PAX East isn't leaving Boston anytime soon. The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCAA) today announced that it had signed a deal with PAX organizers to keep the show in Beantown through 2023.
The previous contract was set to expire after the 2012 show, which will be held April 6-8. PAX organizers said they are hoping to grow attendance for the three-day show size to 100,000, making it one of the biggest gaming gatherings in the business.
As part of the new deal, PAX East organizers have agreed to donate $25,000 per year to the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDigi), an endeavor launched last year by lieutenant governor Timothy Murray to promote a dialogue between academia and the gaming industry.
Give the rate at which technology changes that seems a very long contract to commit to. In all likelihood we will be 2-3 gens of hardware further on for main consoles, and no-one can do better than guess what those might be.
Yes!!! This is awesome, staying in New England or rather just an hour a way. It belongs here , Thank you Penny Arcade
I have never been to PAX (East or West) but I wish more big tech / gaming conferences would consider holding their events outside the typical four-city circuit of NYC, L.A., San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
Good god, I know PAX East is a fun expo, but 11 years is kind of excessive. I don't see it becoming the next E3 or San Diego Comic Con in the long run.
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