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PAX East canned one more time, PAX Online hits this July

For the second year, we’re seeing a rolling tide of convention cancellations. PAX East is the latest of those, as the con goes virtual yet again.


Ah the pandemic. Just when you think things might start getting back to normal… they don’t. And if you’re a regular convention attendee you know that all too well, as for the second year in a row we’re seeing a series of cancellations and postponements.

PAX East is the latest of those, as the con has just announced that it’ll be making the jump to online status for the second year. Honestly, it’s a prudent measure, since it just might be a little too soon for in-person events the size of PAX. So the long and short of it, is that PAX Online will be heading online for Thursday, July 15 to Sunday, July 18.

But before you moan and groan that another non-event is on the horizon, there’s big time hope following it. That’s right, PAX is saying that in-person cons will be returning in 2021. Barring catastrophe, you can expect to be going to PAX cons by September.

PAX West is scheduled, right now, to take place this coming September 3rd through the 6th. And after that? December 10th through the 12th will see PAX Unplugged take place. That timetable kind of fits with what we’ve been hearing from government reports too, so there’s serious hope that this is going to actually happen. Even if we see West cancelled, we could still see Unplugged happen, and that’d be an incredible thing. Not to mention… normal.

Let’s all cross our fingers.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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