The convention will run November 17 – 19, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Jess: We’ve been fans of Penny Arcade for a long time and last your was our first time attending Pax East. It was an awesome experience and having been to a bunch of other conventions over the years, PAX is pretty well run. There’s a ton of stuff to do, the aisles are nice and wide, and we had a great time. My one complaint was there weren’t enough board games, but with this announcement it looks like that’s no longer a concern!
“With the rise of popularity of board games, we wanted to provide a dedicated space where fans can come together,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “We will continue to have tabletop games at every PAX, but Unplugged will focus on stepping away from the TV, monitor and phone to foster face-to-face multiplayer experiences.”
This is really exciting news for gamers on the East Coast, as many of the larger tabletop gaming events like BGG Con and Gen Con are a long trip and often quickly sold out. Having more events will allow more people to experience the fun of attending a large scale convention dedicated to the activity they love.
PAX Unplugged will give gamers a chance to check out new and upcoming games, attend concerts, participate in tournaments, and check out panels hosted by leaders in the board game industry.