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PAX Embiggened For 2007 32

Posted by Zonk
from the gaze-out-from-our-glass-tower-upon-this-new-dominion dept.
The Penny Arcade Expo has moved to a new venue and plans to double in size over the 2006 show. The Washington State Convention center is the new home of PAX for the forseeable future, boasting 200,000 square feet of usable space. Organizers of the convention, started by the duo behind the Penny Arcade comic in 2005, are conservatively expecting 30,000 people to attend the three-day long event. Information about this year's show: "In addition to a show floor filled with contests, tournaments, and unreleased games, PAX 2007 will play host to the annual Omegathon three-day gaming competition, as well as a number of musical acts. Penny Arcade writer Jerry Holkins told GameSpot today that Jonathan Coulton ('Code Monkey,' 'Re: Your Brains') and Freezepop (whose music can be heard in games like Amplitude and Guitar Hero) will be performing at PAX 07."
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PAX Embiggened For 2007

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  • E3 runoff? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by TheGreatHegemon (956058) on Friday January 26, 2007 @11:10PM (#17780460)
    Could they be anticipating a lot of people no longer going to E3 (Due to downsizing) will go to PAX instead?
  • well then (Score:5, Funny)

    by User 956 (568564) on Friday January 26, 2007 @11:24PM (#17780570) Homepage
    PAX Embiggened For 2007: The Penny Arcade Expo has moved to a new venue and plans to double in size over the 2006 show. The Washington State Convention center is the new home of PAX for the forseeable future, boasting 200,000 square feet of usable space.

    That event sounds quite cromulent.
  • Embiggened is a perfectly cromulent word!
  • 30,000 is quite a lot of people. How many years has this been going on? I didn't find any links to past info on the site.
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by CyanDisaster (530718)
      ...Organizers of the convention, started by the duo behind the Penny Arcade comic in 2005, are conservatively expecting 30,000 people to attend the three-day long event...

      Did you happen to read the summary? Oh wait...what am I thinking? This is Slashdot after all...

      Hope be with ye,
      Cyan
    • Read the summary or type 'wiki penny arcade expo' into your address bar (you do have a keyword setup for wikipedia searches right?).
  • Corrections (Score:2, Informative)

    by Hamled (742266)
    I do believe that the first PAX was actually in 2004, not 2005.
  • The first PAX was indeed in 2004. This new venue was being talked about before PAX even opened last year, as there was far too little room for the gamers and talent that showed. Here's to hoping the larger spaces translate into less standing on line. Freezepop also comes as little surprise, as Jerry (Tycho) dropped their name in a Q&A panel in PAX'06 as the artists he was most interested in providing a venue for. Here comes a special con!
  • I think they should robustify [dilbert.com] their standing in the expo space by means of incentiments and good leadershipping before going for an embiggenment like this. I mean, wouldn't it be better to for example, flexitate the visitor experience instead of spending money doubling the space?

    They should keep in mind that if you're not onboard with quality excellence, you're underboard. But really, why do I even bother to try moralify these people?

  • it was SMALL before.
    now it's where sakura-con is.

    aka, it'll be big enough now. That means that I won't have fat sweaty men (wearing free nvidia tees) repeatedly bumping into my chair while I'm winning money playing guildwars.
  • by Lifyre (960576)
    How long before they outgrow just one convention center and start renting cities?

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