Expo-nential: PAX Australia 2014 Announced
October 21, 2013
After a very successful campaign down under this year, the Penny Arcade Expo will once again make the city of Melbourne its hub for gaming culture celebration from the 31st of October to 2nd of November 2014.
In order to accommodate for the overwhelming response and address size constraints of the previous expo, PAX Australia 2014 will be held close to the heart of the city at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher had stressed the importance of an event as high scale as PAX Australia; a shining beacon for the Australian gaming scene.
“This year’s event in Melbourne represented the first time that PAX had been held outside of the United States – not only was it a great coup for Melbourne but the event was a runaway success.” Ms Asher said.
“PAX Australia is a fantastic opportunity to show off the breadth and diversity of Victoria’s games development community.”
PAX Australia 2014 will endeavour to provide a bigger and better expo experience by combining homegrown and international content, more speakers, guests, panelists as well as those well rooted within the industry such as developers and musicians heavily inspired by worldwide gaming culture. PAX Australia 2014 will also be backed by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association as well as the Game Developers Association of Australia.
Robert Khoo, President of Penny Arcade has utmost faith in Melbourne as a prime spot for PAX, even getting assistance from the Victorian Government to ensure it’s the best it can be.
“Not only have they helped us secure a much-needed larger venue for the show, but they’ve paved the way for talented local creators to be showcased on the global stage. The games community here is incredible, and PAX Australia is here to stay.” Mr Khoo said.
For more information, be sure to check out www.paxaustralia.com.au