|When is PAX Prime in 2016?|
The dates of PAX Prime in 2016 have yet to be confirmed but are predicted to be Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) at the Seattle Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, United States. More information about the event can be found on the official PAX website.
|What is PAX Prime?|
PAX Prime was created in 2004 by Penny Arcade out a need for a show dedicated solely on the culture and community of gaming. There were shows for comics and anime and other related topics but there was a building demand for a strictly gaming show. Over 4,500 attended PAX, meaning Penny Arcade Expo, in the first year in Bellevue, Washington and the attendance has doubled each year since. The event has moved onto a bigger location at the Seattle Convention Center with tickets ranging from $30 up to $95.
Beginning in 2010, the event sold out of every year and as a result PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts was created to satisfy the demand; 10,000+ people attended the first year PAX event in Boston. Currently, PAX Prime 2014 and PAX East represent the two largest gaming shows in North America. In 2015, PAX will be expanding to the southern half of the United States with PAX South.
The entire event features keynote speakers whoa re typically gaming industry insiders, panels covering anything and everything gaming related, a large hall full of developers and publishers exhibiting their latest works, tabletop gaming tournaments, free console gaming area, PC gaming area, and gaming-inspired "nerdcord" concerts. PAX Prime also features an Omegathon, which is a tournament featuring random attendees that compete throughout the entire four-days for an amazing grand prize. The closing ceremony of the event features the final round of the Omegathon.
The two days prior to PAX Prime are dedicated to PAX Dev, which brings together the gaming developer community. This two-day period is meant to try and take gaming to the next level by creating a place to share, debate and learn. More information about PAX Dev can be found on the official website.