PAX Australia to be held in Melbourne in 2013 from 19-21 July
After news broke that Melbourne was the city which would host the first PAX Australia convention, the questions on every Aussie gamer’s mind were: when and how much? These questions have now been answered.
PAX Australia will be held in Melbourne for the next two years at least, with July 19-21 the set of dates you need to circle in your calendar.
The Victorian Government is committed to promoting the event through both sponsorship and integration with a number of planned gaming focused exhibitions and performances. The event itself is expected to “deliver significant economic benefits” to Victoria as well as attracting both interstate and international visitors. Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, Louise Asher, who announced that Melbourne would be hosting the event in 2013 and 2014, had this to say:
“This is the first time the event has been held outside the United States and attracting PAX Australia to Melbourne was a major coup for Victoria.
It is a great opportunity to showcase games culture in Australia to the rest of the world, and the exposure around the region and the world that Melbourne’s games industry will gain from the event, and the number of international and domestic visitors that will be drawn to Melbourne, cannot be underestimated.”
Organisers have stated that PAX Australia will combine both international and local content with community events. International guests, speakers, developers and even musicians will join representatives from the local games industry scene to showcase gaming and community focused events in Australia.
PAX Australia will be held at the Melbourne showgrounds on 19-21 July 2013, and will be run by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade. Registration is now open at the official website with online pricing detailed. To attend on any of the days will set you back $45 each day, with a three day pass priced at $115.