The PAX Australia 2017 exhibitor and panel line-up is now live on the PAX Aus website and PAX Guidebook app. At the show, taking place 27 – 29 Oct. 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, PAX attendees will have the opportunity to go hands-on with games and hardware from Nintendo, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and other industry giants.
On the PAX Aus show floor, PAX goers will play the latest titles and meet with representatives from a variety of game makers, from major studios including Bandai Namco, Activision and Riot Games to a myriad of independent developers, including the Aus Indie Showcase winners.
Attendees will also hear from the creators of their favorite games and luminaries of geek culture throughout the weekend in a host of fascinating panels headlined by the Storytime keynote with Rooster Teeth founder and Red vs. Blue creator Burnie Burns and featuring the likes of Dice, Camera, Action’s Holly Conrad as well as local names like Loserfruit and MrMuselk.
Other highlights include the Australian debut of League of Heels, a mainstay of the US PAX shows where popular gaming personalities square off in a virtual pro wrestling ring (spandex optional), the Penny Arcade team’s live roleplaying game Acquisitions Inc. will be making their highly anticipated, first ever Australia visit, and a thrilling slate of concerts featuring musical performances from Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band and MC Frontalot.
The show’s returning freeplay areas will put hundreds of consoles, PCs, VR headsets and tabletop games in the hands of our attendees. PAX is also going big on games for grown-ups in 2017, with an R18+ area in Console Freeplay, as well as space dedicated to getting hands-on with the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII, an art gallery to showcase breathtaking game photography and Blush Box, a local collective that explores loves and sexuality in games.
Several tournaments, including the Omegathon, an event where a selection of PAX attendees compete across a variety of games that culminates in a live championship match at the show’s closing ceremonies, and the PAX Arena will also provide competitive gamers and esports fans hours of entertainment in an open, exciting atmosphere.
“PAX Aus, much like the universe, expands every year. That’s science. Also like the universe, there’s way more cool stuff than any one person could see in three days.” said PAX AUSTRALIA Content Manager Luke Lancaster, I’m incredibly proud of the show we’ve put together this year and we can’t wait to share it with the PAX community when our doors open on October 27.”
Single day badges for PAX Aus 2017 are currently on sale for $65, and a limited number of three-day badges are still available for $165. Tickets can be purchased online.