PAX EAST 2021 CANCELLED, ONLINE EVENT SET FOR JULY
ReedPop and Penny Arcade have announced that PAX East 2021, originally scheduled for June 3-6 in Boston, has been cancelled and will be replaced with an online-only event.
The official announcement cites the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the reason behind the cancellation, saying that the “utmost concern is the safety of the PAX family — from attendees, exhibitors, and show staff to media and content creators — as well as the local communities that host our celebrations of all things gaming.”
The event will be replaced by a new installment of PAX Online, which will take place July 15-18, as well as an Indie Showcase that will occur “between now and PAX Online.”
The group does say, however, that “given the United States’ progress towards addressing COVID-19 in recent months, we are cautiously optimistic PAX West and PAX Unplugged will proceed as planned with in-person festivities Sept. 3-6 and Dec. 10-12, respectively.”
PAX East 2020 did take place as scheduled last year, from February 27-March 1 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, making it the last in-person gaming convention to be held since the pandemic began.
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