PAX West 2024 @ Seattle Convention Center

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📸: PAX West

📆 Labor Day Weekend 2024: Friday, August 30th – Monday, September 2nd
📍 Seattle Convention Center: 900 Pine St
+ 705 Pike St, Seattle
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The countdown to PAX West 2024 is on. 🎮 

The annual gaming festival returns to Seattle for the Labor Day weekend, from August 30th to September 2nd, 2024. Expect this one to be massive—the con is turning 20! Born from the humble origins of the Penny Arcade Expo, PAX came to life in 2004 as a gaming industry-specific show. It’s a beast that’s grown as large as any video game boss. Catering to all sorts of gamers, from consoles to tabletop to VR, the festival includes numerous components such as free play, tournaments, a “Bring Your Own Computer” (BYOC) party, panels, an exhibit hall with merch—and, famously, the Omegathon, a mega tournament featuring games of all platforms and genres.

Last year, PAX brought Nintendo Live to Seattle, the first time the Nintendo-focused convention was held outside of Japan. For this double-decade birthday party, expect surprises and celebrations. And speaking of celebrations, PAX has had more than its share during its history, including many wedding proposals—like the Halo one or this somehow cute and cringe Pokemon proposal. This year, expect an anniversary as epic as any RPG game. 2024 PAX badges started being on sale this May. Badges will get you access to almost all content. Unlike many other nerdy cons, there are no added fees for panels, autograph sessions, demos, and workshops.

New this year: For the first time, PAX West will offer single-day badge bundles, allowing you to get multiple single-day badges at a discounted price. Make sure to get them before June 20th or they’re sold out.

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How much are PAX West 2024 badges?

🎫 4-Day Badge: $250
🎫 Friday Badge: $66
🎫 Saturday Badge: $66

🎫 Sunday Badge: $66
🎫 Monday Badge: $66

Purchase badges here


Important dates to consider before badges become more expensive for PAX.

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Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.