Reed Pop and Penny Arcade have confirmed that PAX East 2021 will not be held this year, but thanks to the resurgence of PAX Online, the fun continues.
Physical events are still not possible due to the current climate, but PAX Online interacts with fans “in a new way”, including the indie showcase that will take place between now and the start of the event on July 15. I want to Kyle Marsden-Kish, PAX Event Director, shares the following statement:
In light of ongoing public health concerns, Reed Pop and Penny Arcade will not host PAX East this year. Given the US progress towards COVID-19 efforts in recent months, PAX West and PAX Unplugged will proceed as planned from September 3rd to 6th and December 10th to 12th, respectively. I am cautiously optimistic.
PAX Online will return July 15-18, as we can’t wait until September to reconnect to the great PAX community. Based on the success of last year’s record event, we would like to interact with the community in new ways, such as the Indie Showcase between the present and PAX Online. Stay tuned to hear more about these exciting plans soon.
Of course, PAX Online served as a very welcome alternative last September. You may remember that Nintendo Life hosted its own indie spotlight as part of the celebration.
Reed Pop and Penny Arcade say they continue to monitor the situation surrounding the pandemic and look forward to returning to the physical event in Boston in 2022.