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ReedPop and Penny Arcade, the two companies at the helm of the annual Penny Arcade Expo (or PAX) events, have announced its 2021 schedule of events.

The first event, PAX East in Boston, is currently scheduled for June 3-6 of 2021, with PAX West coming to Seattle Sept. 3-6 and PAX Unplugged slated to begin in Philadelphia Dec. 10-12. PAX South, normally taking place in San Antonio, is not part of the 2021 slate.

The schedule is tentative, according to the official press release, “pending improvement in the global COVID-19 situation, and with the support and guidance of local governments and health officials.”

“We care deeply for the health and safety of our amazing attendees and industry partners who have brought PAX to life for 17 years,” Kyle Marsden-Kish, PAX event director, said. “We are cautiously optimistic about improvements in the global COVID-19 situation next year, but we are carefully monitoring the situation to make sure PAX only proceeds if deemed safe to do so.”

While PAX West and PAX Unplugged are scheduled in familiar months, PAX East has been moved out of its usual March/April timeframe. E3 2021, another convention looking to return in the new year, is currently scheduled for June 15-17.

Badges and travel packages for the PAX events will be available “at a later time”.


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