FEATURES

PANELS

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.

EXPO HALL

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.

OMEGATHON

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!

PAX ARENA

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!

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.

PIN TRADING

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.

DIVERSITY LOUNGE

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.

PAX XP

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.

HANDHELD LOUNGE

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!

TABLETOP FREEPLAY

Tabletop Freeplay has hundreds of tables and a bag of holding worth of lending library titles you can check out and play for yourself.

CONSOLE FREEPLAY

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.

AFK ROOM

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

PC AREA

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 10

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!

PAX RISING

This is a curated list of games from independent developers that can’t wait to show you what they’ve been cooking up.

PAX TOGETHER

PAX Together is a curated selection of games and groups meant to celebrate a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences within gaming. Whether you’re here to meet old friends or find new faves, we aim to have something for everybody.

TOURNAMENTS

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!