PAX East returns in-person in 2022

some great news today with the announcement of badges going on sale for in-person PAX East April 2022 I’m Boston. The 2021 show pivoted online due to Covid but safely run PAX West and Unplugged shows paved the way for this return.

PAX East 2022 badges go on sale later today at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT, show organizers ReedPop and Penny Arcade announce. The East Coast’s most attended gaming event returns for an in-person show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) from Thursday, April 21, 2022 to Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Both single-day badges, for $62, and four-day badges for $235 will be available later today on the PAX East website. PAX East will return with a massive show floor featuring hundreds of publishers, developers, and vendors, to be announced in the coming months leading up to the show.

Additionally, attendees can expect a full weekend of panels, live shows from Penny Arcade, esports competitions in the PAX Arena and concerts featuring video game-inspired music. PAX East will also provide an opportunity for the community to come together with tournaments, tabletop lounges, and freeplay sections featuring PC, console, and retro games.

After canceling 2021’s show for the health and safety of the community, and successfully hosting safe events with Seattle’s PAX West and Philadelphia’s PAX Unplugged, PAX East will require mandatory proof of vaccination and face coverings for all attendees, exhibitors, and guests in the BCEC. Additional health and safety information will be shared on the PAX East website in the leadup to the event.

“With an incredible PAX Unplugged in the rearview, we turn our sights to Boston – wicked Boston, the site of a most powerful ritual,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade and PAX. “After seeing the community safely come together in Seattle and Philadelphia, the stars are right. Rise, PAX East; Rise!”

Four-day PAX East 2022 badges are now on sale for $235, while individual Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badges will go for $62 each.

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