July 23rd, 2019

Big News for PAX West Badges

Getting a pass to PAX wasn’t that hard when we were just a little gathering of fans in Bellevue, but now that PAX is a humongous 4-day event, the act of getting your badges means a significant investment of time and energy for anyone who wants to come out to play. With the prevalence of scalping and counterfeiting badges that came with getting So Dang Big, we took measures that made it harder to game the system - things like keeping badge sale dates secret and limiting the total number of badges per household.

These helped to a degree but also made it difficult for large families or groups of friends to get to the show (to say nothing of the folks who couldn’t get online when tickets went live.) We asked ourselves: how do we ensure everyone who wants to get to PAX to be able to buy a real, honest-to-Arceus badge, and give those who can’t make it to the show an opportunity to get their money back?

We found an answer with Lyte, a company that buys back your badges and makes them available to folks who couldn’t get their passes the first time around. Lyte works with our ticketing system partner Showclix to ensure the badges are genuine, and they constantly monitor and adjust prices to undercut the going rate on the resale market. With Lyte, we finally feel we have found a system that provides a safe and easy way for fans to exchange the badges they no longer want or need, verifies they’re the real deal, and helps them get to other deserving fans.

This is a system that helps get more people to PAX and makes it harder for scalpers, scammers and racketeers to profit off of our fans. We see this as an absolute win.

Click here see how this all works and get started.

May 30th, 2019

PAX West 2019 Badges on Sale!

It’s that time of year again, PAX West 2019 badges are now on sale! We have badges available for each day of our 4-day show as well as a special weekend badge that we are bringing back due to popular demand!

Be sure to pick yours up for what will undoubtedly be a fun filled weekend of gaming right here.

May 23rd, 2019

Weekend Badges are Back!

Over the next couple months you’ll be hearing about this a lot, but we’ve been spending a lot of time listening to what the community wants out of PAX, and how we can make the attendee experience easier, safer, and just plain better.

There will be a lot more announcements coming, but the first thing we wanted to bring up is the return of our weekend badges. We phased these out in recent years to make it easier for more people to see the show even if they couldn’t do all 4 days, but it turns out people don’t like carrying four badges at once! Who knew?

We still want to be sure as many people who can only make a couple days can see the show, so these will be pretty limited in quantity. for those of you who are already planning on a full slate of PAX-tivies, we’ve got an option for you. 

As mentioned above, stay tuned, because we’ve got a whole series of little tweaks and adjustments to the PAX experience we’re very, very excited to share.  If you’ve got ideas on how to make the PAX experience better, let us know at @Official_PAX.

In the meantime, for the hint-seeking treasure hunters out there, enjoy this haiku:

Two thousand and one
Swipe to match colors and score
Shiny gems dancing