This hall is packed with exhibitors ranging from AAA publishers and developers behind the latest blockbuster games, to the innovative indie teams disrupting the industry.
SPECIAL GUESTS & BANDLAND
Meet and greet or greet and meet (your choice) talented creators in Bandland, a series of merch vendors supporting bands performing at PAX, artists and other content creators you may recognize from That Thing You Like.
Over the years we have collected an absolutely bonkers library of consoles and games, so we figured we might as well make them all available to attendees to play all show long.
We strive to elevate all aspects of the culture around gaming, and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than our panels, with the full schedule available about a month prior to each event.
What happens when you bring the world’s most competitive gamers together and pit them against each other for fame, glory, and cold hard cash? Let’s find out!
If you’ve got the guts to put your skills to the test and compete with fans from around the world, we’ve got a tournament for you.
Bring in your personal computer to have available throughout PAX, or play on our computers already loaded with an array of the best LAN games we can find.
PAX RISING SHOWCASE
Not all developers are in a position to show off their latest and greatest to PAX attendees. Enter the PAX Rising Showcase, giving even the smallest indies a chance to stand next to the AAA’s and show off their games at PAX.
Find folks that share your love of a fandom, meet fellow cosplayers, and make new friends at the show with all the meetups taking place over the weekend!
The PAX Handheld Lounges are excellent places to take a break, relax your tired feet, and lounge around. Oh, and you can also play handheld games there.
We’ve selected champions from the badge holders to compete against each other for your amusement, but beware, the road to the Final Round of the Omegathon is paved with tears and broken dreams. Nah, honestly it’s really great for everyone. See for yourself!
Pinny Arcade is an ecosystem of pins you can collect or trade with attendees, Enforcers, and staff members throughout PAX. Get started with your collection a variety of ways— including at the Official PAX Merch Booth.
From board games to card games, we’ve got you covered. Find hundreds of tables and a bag of holding worth of lending library titles you can check out and play for yourself at the show!
PAX Together is a program which celebrates diversity and underrepresented groups both at PAX and in the gaming community at-large. PAX believes that games should be for everyone and made by anyone. Whether you're here to meet old friends or find new faves, we aim to have something for everybody.
Each PAX has a series of features for those who have activated their badges including the Arcadia scavenger hunt, instant win prize towers, photo stations, and more.
The AFK Room is a place to regain your calm and take a break from the hustle of the show. Brought to you by our friends at TakeThis.org
CHILD'S PLAY CHARITY
Founded in 2003, Child’s Play provides games and technology to over 180 children’s hospitals worldwide. Be a gamer who gives back by supporting the official charity of PAX.
The first panel at each PAX has hosted some of the most notable names in gaming!
PAX may be IRL but we've got VR for for you to play!
Scheduled sessions where you can meet some of the special guests coming to the show and get something signed, completely for free!