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!
A veritable who's who of personalities and performers from the gaming world can be found at PAX! See them on stage or in Bandland, where you can meet your favorite creators 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.
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 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.
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!
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.
PAX RISING SHOWCASE
Hundreds will submit their game, but only a select few will make it through out gauntlet of judges to be crowned a PAX Rising Showcase winner and be 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.
Dressing up as your favorite characters in gaming has always been a part of PAX and now there's dedicated show features to support cosplay!
Workshops are returning to PAX West! Experts in their field will offer over an hour of educational and informational content on various aspects of gaming and gaming-related topics.
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!
Classic and imported arcade cabs adorn this room for you to experience hands on!