PAX East: Biggest Gaming Convention on the East Coast
Welcome to the RAV Powered Blog! We have one of our biggest events of the year coming up and because of our long-standing relationship, as the official AV provider, we thought we might dedicate this post to what you can expect if you yourself are planning to attend PAX East next weekend.
PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is a series of gaming festivals that celebrate all things gaming-related. PAX East is the largest gaming festival on the East Coast, and it is a must-attend event for anyone who loves gaming. It is a four-day event that features a wide variety of gaming-related activities, including exhibitor booths, panel discussions, tournaments & competitions, live concerts, and community meetups. In this post, well discuss some of the features of PAX East and what attendees can expect from this exciting event.
The PAX East Expo Hall is a central feature of the PAX East convention, and is an incredibly exciting and dynamic place for attendees to experience the latest and greatest in the gaming industry. The Expo Hall is filled with hundreds of booths and exhibitors, showcasing the latest games, hardware, accessories, and services in the industry. attendees can get hands-on experience with new games and consoles, meet developers and industry professionals, participate in tournaments and competitions, and shop for exclusive merchandise and collectibles – see the list of exhibitors.
Another popular feature of PAX East is the panel discussions. These panels cover a wide range of gaming-related topics, from game design and development to gaming culture and community. Attendees can hear from industry experts and luminaries, participate in Q&A sessions, and learn more about the gaming industry as a whole. Panel discussion run from 10am - 10pm each day – see the schedule of panels.
In addition to the exhibitor hall and panel discussions, PAX East also features a wide variety of gaming tournaments and competitions. Attendees can compete in everything from classic console games, handheld games, tabletop games, to cutting-edge virtual reality experiences. Popular games such as Fortnite, League of Legends, and Overwatch often have large and highly competitive tournaments, while smaller and indie titles also have a presence at the convention. The tournaments are open to all attendees, with sign-ups available on a first-come, first-served basis – see the tournament schedule.
PAX Arena is a popular feature of PAX East, offering attendees the chance to watch and participate in competitive gaming events across a variety of genres and platforms. The events take place on a large stage, with commentators and announcers providing live commentary and analysis of the matches. One of the key features of PAX Arena is the opportunity for attendees to participate in the events themselves. Many of the events have open sign-ups, allowing attendees to compete against each other for prizes and bragging rights – see their Twitch channel.
Finally, PAX East is a great opportunity for gamers to connect with each other and build community. The Community Meetups at PAX East are organized by attendees themselves, with different groups and communities hosting their own events throughout the convention. Some of the most popular Community Meetups at PAX East include gatherings for fans of specific games, such as World of Warcraft or Magic: The Gathering, as well as groups focused on cosplay, board games, and other related hobbies. There are also many social events and parties hosted by online communities, such as Reddit or Discord groups, providing attendees with a chance to connect with others who share their interests – you can even schedule your own meetup.
Overall, PAX East is an incredible event for anyone who loves gaming. Whether you are a casual gamer or a hardcore enthusiast, there is something for everyone at PAX East. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend PAX East – for those of you looking for tickets, here is the registration link.