Third PAX headed to Austin, Texas?

Penny Arcade's Mike Krahulik says company is "aggressively exploring" bringing convention to Texas capital city.

A third Penny Arcade Expo has been strongly hinted at, and may come to Texas capital city Austin. Speaking during the Penny Arcade Panel at Comic-Con this weekend, Penny Arcade webcomic artist Mike Krahulik responded to a fan question asking if PAX would expand to Austin, Texas, saying the company is "aggressively exploring a third PAX very near you."

I choose you, Texas!

Currently, PAX events are held on both coasts of the United States: PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington (usually at the end of August) and PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts (historically held in March or April). No information was provided as to when a PAX event in Texas might be held.

If PAX does come to Texas, it will be the third major gaming event in The Lone Star State, joining the annual Game Developers Conference Online in Austin (October 9-11 this year) and QuakeCon in Dallas, which will be held this August 2-5.

For more on Penny Arcade's Comic-Con 2012 panel, check out the presentation, embedded below.

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lazycomplife
lazycomplife

I've never been to a gaming convention, but I would love to go.  Hopefully it won't cost too much to attend, as I live an hour from Austin.

DeathMetalPizza
DeathMetalPizza

Sounds like RTX may have ruffled PAX's feathers a bit.

F0ZZY
F0ZZY

i came here just for the pikachu balloon

shinspikes
shinspikes

While pax east gets bigger and this new pax would probably be big too, the seattle one continues to stay tiny.  Hurry up and find a new venue in seattle to hold more people.  We want to go, but those 2 dimwits don't want our money.

twztid13
twztid13

Bring that mug to Texas. I'd love to go!

kuldain
kuldain

If it comes to Austin, I am so going.

publius10
publius10

What no love for RTX? In Austin, happened last week, no? Second year at 5k attendees, anyone?

Blitzman
Blitzman

I have been to both Pax Prime 2010 Seattle and Pax East 2012 Boston.  I live in Dallas, and nothing would make me happier than to have a PAX venue in Texas. 

Cordliss
Cordliss

Hell yea!, now this is some good news, haven't been able to attend anything worth while for years due to work but if its in Austin I would be all over that.

kathulos
kathulos

This is all I need to finally attend PAX.  I'm in Houston, and they don't have much here.

PurpleRose
PurpleRose

PAX has a history of making promises like this and never following. They said the same thing about Maine like 2 years ago.

Konuvis
Konuvis

Ho yes! I live in Houston and I'd love a big nice gamer con not too far!

stailcookie
stailcookie

At a time when companies are starting to pull out of E3 and such, they wan't them all to commit even more money for yet another expo?  There are only so many major announcements to be made and they have to do it a half-dozen times a year already...

 

I know it's more of a hybrid deal with comics and games, but they still require massive commercial participation to be a great show!

SirSpoon84
SirSpoon84

good 2 hear, texas deserves everything awesome. a better houston comic con would be nice o0