Home Gaming Sold out PAX Australia videogame festival begins in one week!

Sold out PAX Australia videogame festival begins in one week!

Published on July 12, 2013 by in Gaming, Mind Fun

Friday 12 July, 2013 – The first international Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) will begin in Australia next week from the 19th to 21st of July. The show completely sold out of tickets in March of this year and features a robust expo hall, console, PC, and tabletop gaming, two nights of game themed concerts, and over 60 panels and presentations.

Featured Sessions and Events

  • Opening keynote by Ron Gilbert, creator of iconic      LucasArts adventure games such as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.
  • Q&A sessions with Penny Arcade founders      Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik.
  • Exclusive Rooster Teeth presentation featuring Burnie      Burns, Gus Sorola, and Jack Pattillo from Red vs Blue and Achievement      Hunter.
  • International developers such as BioWare and Gearbox      Software flying from across the world to discuss the past and future of      their respective franchises with their Australian fanbase.
  • Microsoft showcasing the XBOX ONE for the first time in      Australia during a series of live stage presentations.
  • The Omegathon, where 24 random people compete for a      trip to PAX PRIME in Seattle, WA in a series of games over the course of 3      days until the final battle in the main theatre on Sunday night.


  • MC Frontalot – The founder of Nerdcore Hip-Hop [USA]
  • The Protomen – Mega Man inspired rock opera band [USA]
  • The Minibosses – International gaming music coverband      [USA]
  • 7bitHero – Unique digital upbeat chiptune/rock band      [Brisbane, AUS]
  • SoundBytes – A selection of the best chiptune artists      in Australia [Melbourne, AUS]

International Publishers

  • Ubisoft is bringing a number of international      developers, and will feature demonstrations and playable versions of games      such as Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell      Blacklist, Flashback, Just Dance 2014, Rayman Legends, and much more.
  • The Might & Magic: Duel of Champions ‘Road to      Paris’ tournament will see one champion win a trip to the finals at Paris      Game Week.
  • Nintendo will host their Pokemon Video Game Australian      National Championships, where winners can win a trip to the World Championships      in Vancouver, Canada. For those bringing their Nintendo 3DS to the show      for streetpassing and gaming, the publisher will be offering exclusive      downloads at the show.
  • RIOT Games will be hosting the first ever Australian      League of Legends tournament, the Oceanic Season 3 finals. The top four      teams are not only competing for $40,000 in prize money, but the chance to      compete at the 2013 League of Legends World Championships.
  • Wargaming will host a massive World of Tanks booth,      with live demonstrations and a full sized tank.
  • SEGA Creative Assembly will be giving a first look at      their upcoming Total War: Rome II.
  • Visit the Plants vs Zombies 2 cafe to get hands on with      the game.
  • Other playable unreleased titles announced include      Saints Row IV, Dynasty Warriors 8, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Castlevania 2:      Lords of Shadow, and upcoming Nintendo WiiU games.

Local Developers

  • See the PAX Aus Indie Showcase, a selection of six of      the best independent Australian developed games including: Antichamber,      Black Annex, InFlux, DUET, Fractured Soul, and MacGuffin’s Curse.
  • The ANZ Indie Pavillion will feature 28 of the most      exciting Australian developers showcasing their new and soon to be      released titles.
  • Halfbrick Studios, developers of Fruit Ninja, will, for      the first time,reveal their new unreleased title.
  • Individual booths for local developers such as      Disparity Games, Canvas Interactive, Con Artist Games, League of Geeks,      The Binary Mill, Kactus Games, Current Circus, Stirfire Studio, Jigxor,      Epiphany Games, Defiant Development, and Surprise Attack.

Other Featured Areas

  • The Tabletop Area, sponsored by Magic: The Gathering,      features freeplay, tournaments, and exhibitors for board games, card      games, miniatures and more. In addition to structured events, Wizards of      the Coast will be featuring Magic: The Gathering “Learn to Play” sessions,      exclusive collectables, and a chance to win a trip to any PAX next year!
  • The PC Area will have hundreds of high-end Intel PCs      with over 25 pre-installed titles available for freeplay and tournaments.
  • Recreate the living room gaming experience with over      100 consoles in the Console Freeplay and Tournament areas and a library of      500 titles to choose and play from.
  • For the first time in Australia, play the acclaimed      Johann Sebastian Joust.
  • Get hands on with the new Virtual Reality headset – the      Oculus Rift.
  • Over 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and      content.

PAX Australia will be the largest gaming festival to be held in Australia, and completely sold out of tickets back in March this year. Held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 19-21 July, 2013, the show is being run by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade.

For further information visit, follow PAX Australia updates via official Twitter and Facebook, or download the Official PAX Aus 2013 mobile app.

 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
Comments Off on Sold out PAX Australia videogame festival begins in one week!  comments