PAX coming to Australia in 2013

For the first time ever, the Penny Arcade Expo will be hitting Australian shores.

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) will be coming to Australia in 2013. Founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins announced the news during their PAX Prime panel.

The event will mark the first time the expo has been hosted internationally.

Though exact dates and location has yet to be confirmed, the Australian version of the convention will mark the first time the expo has been hosted internationally. The local event will also gain extra length, extending the duration of the expo to four days.

Currently, PAX events are held on both coasts of the United States: PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington, and PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts. Stay tuned for more details as they're announced.

Written By

Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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daihideo
daihideo

YES!!! 4 days of PAX Prime goodness!! I can't wait for next year!!

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Exciting news. I was thinking about going to the EB Expo but I might wait till next year for this.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Expect nearly half of the show's attendees to be taken away or eaten by giant spiders, large snakes, kangaroos, and others sorts of deadly creatures.

 

I kid, I kid, I'd love to go to an Australian PAX, or any PAX for that matter :P

Marky360
Marky360

Most of the games shown at PAX are usually banned in australia so I don't see how this is going to work out you'd think the australian government would be completely against this happening.

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

As Mike was about to say it, every instinct in my body convinced me that he was going to say Canada. We're international. We're close. Plethora of PA fans and a gigantic gaming community... *sigh*

 

... Good on Australia, but I couldn't help but make a snap of the finger and yell out, "Damn!"

SolidTy
SolidTy

Wow, very surprising drum. So, the lairy boys of Penny Arcade are to avago in oz?  Ace!

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

I live in the United States, and I might consider would love to go to PAX in the land down under if it takes place durring Austrailian Rules Football season so I could go to a game.

avatarIVN
avatarIVN

Good. I have now yet another reason to move to Australia.

Coyful
Coyful

Awesome, I hope they choose Melbourne, I'll go.

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

better keep the sheep away from the expo....

Axeman20
Axeman20

The guy that owns the mana bar in brisbane is supposed to have helped made this happen.

 

Guess where it's going to be? 

 

 

S2333
S2333

I'm pretty sure Perth is guaranteed this event :P

wolf503
wolf503

I'm saving up my annual leave.

DeadlyVip3r
DeadlyVip3r

There's only 1 city to host it in and it ain't Shitney.

Sideshow_me
Sideshow_me

Australia? what about a Europe one?

majikninja69
majikninja69

Newcastle. Haha not gonna happen, so Sydney then

Lhomity
Lhomity

Brisbane or Gold Coast please!

Ground_Zero
Ground_Zero

I'm sure you guys will get the EB Expo next year.

Groovy_G0D
Groovy_G0D

Melbourne please! No to Sydney! They get EB Games Expo....

Us Melbourne people need something as well. 

Lawto13
Lawto13

why not bring it to the whole east coast?

canis_rah
canis_rah

FINALLY! We get a show! I'm there.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

 @Marky360  Only a handful of games get banned it Australia and it wasn't really because the government were anti video games. It was because the legislation was outdated and the classification board had to operate within that framework. That will change with new laws coming soon.

 

Either way its not going to be an issue.

brok
brok

 @J4m3sR4n0r72 ok first, it ain't 'the land down under', and secondly, call it 'footy' and you'll fit right in ;)

selbie
selbie

 @Axeman20 I vote Brisbane too. It would be great to see Yug and Yahtzee there.

wolf503
wolf503

First R18+ announcement for AU now this. 2012 best year ever.

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

 @brok

 I know Austrailian Rules Football is not the same as soccer, which is called "football" in other countries.

Cillah187
Cillah187

 @wolf503 Actually, 2013 is the best year ever considering that's when the stuff announced is happening.

brok
brok

 @chubbyfresh  @J4m3sR4n0r72 Who says I was criticising anyone? I'm trying to help the guy integrate- and how much money he has to spend has nothing to do with it. I don't know what you're even talking about there, and I somehow doubt you do either.

chubbyfresh
chubbyfresh

 @brok  @J4m3sR4n0r72dude, he's from the sates and he sais he wants to visit Australia and youre criticizing him for it? American dollars are more tha n welcome down here. I'm from NZ and if you want to call it land down under than go for it. And who gives a crap about how you say football..

 

brok
brok

 @J4m3sR4n0r72 Right, but we barely ever call it Football here, either. More often the casual 'footy'. Also we're 'Australian', not 'Austrailian' ;)

Cillah187
Cillah187

 @wolf503 Yeah.

Even though I won't be able to go I would hate for it to be cancelled or something and ruin it for the people who will be attending.

wolf503
wolf503

 @Cillah187 that's true. It will be the better year lol hopefully nothing wrong happens though.