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PAX Australia Officially Confirmed for Melbourne in July 2013, and 2...
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Brisbane, Queensland
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Confirming previous reports, officials for the Penny Arcade Expo's first trip Down Under have announced that PAX Australia will indeed take place at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 19-21 July 2013, with a further nod that the show will also return to the Victorian capital in 2014.
Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher today joined Penny Arcade President Robert Khoo to announce that Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Australia will be held in Melbourne in 2013 and 2014.

Ms Asher said PAX is the world’s premier games festival and the decision to choose Melbourne will be a fantastic opportunity to highlight Victoria’s creative capabilities on a global scale.

“This is the first time the event has been held outside the United States and attracting PAX Australia to Melbourne was a major coup for Victoria,” Ms Asher said. “It is a great opportunity to showcase games culture in Australia to the rest of the world, and the exposure around the region and the world that Melbourne’s games industry will gain from the event, and the number of international and domestic visitors that will be drawn to Melbourne, cannot be underestimated.”

Penny Arcade President Robert Khoo said the demands of the global community dictated the expansion to Australia. “When we reached out to our international fans, the response from the Australian community for a local PAX was overwhelming,” Mr Khoo said.

"Melbourne has a long history of supporting the games scene, through showcasing cultural game exhibits to supporting world renowned game developers. Holding PAX Australia in Melbourne is the perfect fit for our show.”
Pricing has been set at a reasonable AU$45 per day, or $115 for a three day pass, and registrations are now open over on
10:49am 22/10/12 Permalink
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Brisbane, Queensland
20032 posts
Got my ticket, hopefully they pull it off and this is awesome. Either way, I'd much rather support a convention like this one, over the EB one.
11:19am 22/10/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
8294 posts
Did you get a 3-day pass or a single day Khel? I'll probably just go on the one day (Saturday) and keen to catch up with any other QGLers that are going.
11:26am 22/10/12 Permalink
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Brisbane, Queensland
3996 posts
awesome. pay day tomorrow, will be buying 3 day pass.
11:29am 22/10/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
20033 posts
I got the three day pass, dunno if there'll be enough there to actually fill three days, but I'd hate to miss out if there was :P

Would be keen for a catch up/pissup at some point throughout the weekend.
11:46am 22/10/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
16054 posts
that sucks. hoped they would change cities each year.
12:04pm 22/10/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
8024 posts
Hmmm, I guess I may as well get the 3 day pass, it's only a little more than 2 days.

How fast does PAX usually sell out?
12:04pm 22/10/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
20034 posts
Not sure how quick this one will sell out, the 3 day passes usually sell out pretty quickly for the ones in the US though
12:29pm 22/10/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
13077 posts
Haha, looking at the PAX FAQ:

Aren’t all the creatures in Australia dangerous/poisonous/out to kill you?
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Yes, but if you stay within the city quarantine zones you should be safe.

01:28pm 22/10/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
5342 posts
Good advice for the PAX conference perhaps, but in the event of a zombie apocalypse staying within the city quarantine zones will almost certainly get you killed.
01:45pm 22/10/12 Permalink
Melbourne, Victoria
1089 posts
Awesome, bought a few 3 day passes for some mates and I. Should be a great few days.
02:01pm 22/10/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
17374 posts
you guys will pull all the chicks
02:04pm 22/10/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
45 posts
And you can pull all the d**** then paveway =)
03:21pm 22/10/12 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6319 posts
Does QGL need someone to take photos??

09:51am 23/10/12 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
223 posts
Got my tix...

Did everyone say yes to omegathon?
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