And by some I mean a LOT!
PAX Unplugged looks like it will be a lot of fun and it is good to see that board game companies appear to be head over heals ready to support this new endeavor. From giants like Wizards of the Coast and CMON to lesser known companies like PulsArt Studios, Hero Forge, and Nauvoo Games… the number & type of exhibitors is great & varied.
I’m anxious to attend and cover some of what goes on there. Is there any companies you hope to see and/or I should cover?
Hit the jump for the full list of exhibitors and press release!
PHILADELPHIA – July 27, 2017 – PAX Unplugged 2017, the first tabletop-focused PAX event, will host a stable of prominent exhibitors, including Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Fantasy Flight, Asmodee, and CMON, among many others. Tickets for the show, taking place November 17-19, 2017 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center, are available now.
Part of Penny Arcade’s international roster of events, PAX Unplugged will reflect the experience millions of PAX attendees have enjoyed for more than a decade, but with a spotlight on card, board and other tabletop games, celebrating the medium’s rich and thriving culture. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the reveal of new and exciting titles, go hands-on with upcoming games, partake in tournaments and sit in on panels headlined by the industry’s leading minds.
While PAX Unplugged will cater to the tabletop industry and affiliated communities, a selection of video games featuring board and card game elements will also have a place at the show.
PAX or Penny Arcade Expo is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. First held in Seattle in 2004, PAX has nearly doubled in size each successive year, with PAX Prime 2014 selling out of tickets in a matter of minutes. Connecting the world’s leading game publishers with their most avid and influential fans, PAX expanded with a second show in Boston in 2010 and a third in San Antonio in 2015, making it the three largest gaming shows in North America. The first international PAX was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. In 2017, Penny Arcade announced PAX Unplugged, its first tabletop focused show, to be held in Philadelphia.
PennyArcade is a web comic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. With over 3.5 million readers, it is the most popular and longest running gaming web comic online. Penny Arcade is also responsible for the Child’s Play Charity, the Penny Arcade gaming expos (PAX) in Seattle, Boston, San Antonio, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, multiple videogames based on the brand, and multiple online video series.