Event Reedpop has confirmed this PAX West will be held in Seattle this year, between September 3 and 6, after having previously announced his wanting to get back to the shows in person as soon as possible. While it’s great to see live events gradually returning, this year’s PAX West look that annoys some folk is pretty straightforward: while the event has a list of safety and health precautions, including the promise to empty the containers. more frequently, coronavirus attendees will not need to be vaccinated.
Events were held that require mandatory vaccinations in Washington and other states, a notable recent example a huge Foo Fighters concert in New York who used this state's Excelsior Pass (a digital vaccination test) to examine attendees. However, other events have chosen not to require the vaccination of attendees, and PAX West is one of them.
The official page of the event includes a list of precautions which will be carried out, including a daily temperature check of attendees (no refunds), mandatory face masks, compliance with social distancing guidelines and a requirement for people to greet without touching. Most of this is just common sense, although it remains to be seen to what degree of use and application of it and PAX is shaped in this sense.
Most will know the term “raw,” referring to the fact that attendees at these events often find themselves going down with a cold or smoke. This has been such an important factor in past PAX events that the nickname "PAX pox" was coined more than a decade ago, given some credibility for a swine flu outbreak during the 2009 event. .
Conventions at the best of times, and I’ve been to many dozens over the years, are the zero point for picking up minor mistakes: huge crowds, physical closeness, an immune system compromised by travel and late nights, junk food love a hot dog too expensive) and peripherals that have been used by hundreds before you. Of course, ReedPop's right is to keep PAX West with the rules it deems appropriate: just as it is the peoples' decision to accept and / or attend.