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.
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.
We’ve selected champions from the audience 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!
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!
PERFORMERS AND 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.
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.
Encounter group puzzles, charm NPCs, and fight monsters in this two-hour, seven-room, live-action, escape room adventure!
The gaming community is a wonderfully diverse place and the Diversity Lounge is meant as a celebration of that. Whether you count yourself among the under-represented, or just want to learn a little more about your friends, the Diversity Lounge is well worth a visit.
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 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.
TABLETOP EXPO HALL
This is the place to be to see the latest tabletop designers and publishers collected for your enjoyment!
MAGIC THE GATHERING
Pastimes Events brings your favorite formats to PAX!
Tabletop Freeplay has hundreds of tables and a bag of holding worth of lending library titles you can check out and play for yourself.
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.
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 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
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.
Hundreds will submit their game, but only 10 make it through the gauntlet of industry judges to be crowned a PAX 10 winner and given a free booth in our expo hall. Check them 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.
PAX GAME CLUB
Every month we pick one game for the PAX Community to play and host community events all month long. Of course, we’re choosing something extra special for PAX West!