PAX Australia 2016: Exhibitors, Panels Announced

MELBOURNE – 20 Oct., 2016 – The line-up of exhibitors and panels for  PAX Australia 2016 is now live on the  PAX Aus website and the  2016 PAX Aus Guidebook app. Attendees will go hands-on with games and hardware from PlayStation, Microsoft, Nintendo and more.

In addition to the Big Three, publishers including Ubisoft and Bandai Namco will exhibit alongside Wizards of the Coast, creators of  Magic: The Gathering, and more than 100 independent game developers, including those selected for the Australian Indie Showcase.

PAX attendees can also hear the creators of their favorite games discuss their ground-breaking work. Panels will include a conversation about the world of Dishonored 2 and the creation of new champions in  League of Legends, along with Xbox Live director  Major Nelson’s Opening Storytime Keynote on Friday morning.

Tournaments including the Omegathon, a competition where select PAX attendees clash across a variety of games and ultimately culminates in a live championship match during closing ceremonies, will also keep gamers busy along with the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Penny Arcade and PAX founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins.

“This year’s PAX Aus is set to be the biggest yet, with a weekend that gives players hands-on access to this holiday’s slate of anticipated titles,” Holkins said. “Gaming is a global culture, and for the weekend of PAX Aus, its capital is Melbourne, Australia.”

PAX Aus will also host electrifying live musical performances from 7bit Hero, Axis of Awesome, and Duet Live (performed by Tim Shiel & Luke Howard) alongside special guest appearances from popular Twitch streamers and YouTubers, including Matt Shea.

Single day badges for PAX Aus 2016 are still available for $65. Domestic three-day badges have sold out, but international three-day badges for people traveling outside of Australia are still available. Badges can be purchased online at

The PAX series of shows (West, East, South and Aus) comprise some of the world’s largest gaming festivals, with each event entertaining tens of thousands of guests. PAX events connect leading tabletop and video game developers directly to passionate gaming audiences, providing a space where gaming culture is celebrated through panels, demos, concerts, tournaments and freeplay sessions.

For further information, visit or follow PAX Aus updates via TwitterFacebook, and  Instagram.

About PAX

PAX, an acronym for Penny Arcade Expo, is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. First held in Seattle in 2004, PAX nearly doubled in size each successive year until reaching capacity, with PAX West 2016 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.  For more information on PAX, please visit .

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