This year was the first year for our friends down-under who finally had a PAX convention to call their own, PAX Australia. And if telling you that tickets to PAX Australia sold out a month before the event even started then I don’t know how to tell you that it was a raging success. So much that PAX Australia has been moved to a new location, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and will be held from 31 October to 2 November 2014 which is a change of date as it was previously held from July 19 to July 21st.
Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher announced the highly anticipated return of PAX Australia to Melbourne and said it was a boost for Victoria’s flourishing games industry.
Ms Asher said the Victorian Coalition Government is a major sponsor of the event and played an important role in securing PAX Australia 2013 and 2014 for Victoria.
“PAX Australia is a fantastic opportunity to show off the breadth and diversity of Victoria’s games development community,” Ms Asher said.
PAX Australia 2014 will build on the success of the 2013 event and will combine exciting international and local content with community events. International guests, speakers, musicians and developers will join local game industry representatives to showcase games and community events in Australia. PAX Australia is also supported by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association and the Game Developers Association of Australia.
Robert Khoo, President of Penny Arcade said Melbourne has been an incredible home for PAX, and the Victorian Government has been as accommodating as the fans.
“Not only have they helped us secure a much-needed larger venue for the show, but they’ve paved the way for talented local creators to be showcased on the global stage. The games community here is incredible, and PAX Australia is here to stay,” Mr Khoo said.
PAX Australia will be held at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre from 31 October and 2 November, 2014 and will be run by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade.
For updates and further information visit www.paxaustralia.com.au or follow PAX Australia updates via their official Twitter and Facebook.
Now if PAX would only put the tickets on sale for PAX EAST 2014 before I run out of money.