PAX South Comes to San Antonio, TX
If you’ve ever spent hours playing any game, from a Pac-Man cocktail table to a PC game to a virtual reality headset, you’ve definitely heard of the convention called PAX. Maybe what you didn’t know is that PAX South is happening in San Antonio, Texas, from January 29th through the 31st, and it’s an event you don’t want to miss.
What Can You Expect at PAX?
PAX stands for Penny Arcade Expo. It is the only convention held on an annual basis that is entirely devoted to gaming. Since it was started in 2004, it draws large crowds across the country. From PAX Prime, PAX East, PAX South, PAX Aus and PAX Dev, you can expect a huge turnout and barely contained excitement from all who attend.
PAX South in San Antonio
This will be the second year in a row that PAX South is held in San Antonio. The event is going to take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on E Market Street.
Each PAX event has its own unique atmosphere and event line-up, but there are a few staples that are found throughout the weekend. You can visit the exhibit hall and see what upcoming games developers and publishers are beginning to market. You may even get to test run a few.
You can choose to game with friends in either the handheld, console or PC gaming areas. There are also spaces dedicated to tabletop board games and card games.
Attend a PAX panel and hear some of the industry greats talk about their creative process and the concepts behind their workmanship. You’ll come away with a richer understanding about your favorite titles.
Friday and Saturday Night Concerts
This year, PAX South in San Antonio is featuring live music on both Friday and Saturday nights. Some of the bands you can expect to hear are Bit Brigade, MC Frontalot and The Protomen on Friday the 29th, and The Returners, The Doubleclicks and Paul and Storm on Saturday the 30th. Arrive at the Main Theatre by 8 p.m. to catch both sets of performers.
While three-day passes may have already sold out, try to register for single-day passes and experience PAX South for yourself this year.