In December 2020, Penny Arcade announced “optimistic” dates for the 2021 PAX events, tentative because the future state of the Covid-19 pandemic was not entirely clear at the time. However, it has become clearer in recent months, to the point that PAX West has now been confirmed as a face-to-face event in September.
Not surprisingly, PAX West 2021 is a smaller event than the days leading up to the covetousness. Details have yet to be defined, but organizers say they are now "working with local officials, local governments and health authorities to determine the capacity of the event, which will be reduced, and ensure a safe environment." Closer to the show, more information on safety and health protocols will be released.
"It's been almost two years since the last PAX West and it's been surreal to imagine his triumphant return," said Penny Arcade co-founder Jerry Holkins. "I can't think of a better excuse to leave home than PAX West."
The number of cases in Washington State remains high: Over the weekend, state officials reported nearly 1,100 new cases, 72 hospitalizations and ten deaths, according to KOMO News. But the state is currently close to or slightly past a 70% vaccination rate (estimates from the State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control vary) and once officials have determined that s exceeded goal, Department of Health says Washington "will be open to business and recreation, and that vaccinated people can follow their usual lives for the most part." However, there will be restrictions on “large covered events such as sports, concerts and conventions,” which will no doubt take into account PAX’s planning.
Tickets for PAX West, which is scheduled to run from Sept. 3-6, will go on sale over the next two weeks and will cost $ 60 each for daily access (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday). ), or $ 230 for four days. day badge. PAX Online East, the digital event that will replace the canceled PAX East, will take place before July 15-18; there are optional tickets Now Available for $ 15 each, although basic access to the event is free.