It has been officially confirmed, Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Australia is coming to Melbourne, in 2013 AND in 2014.
The event will run from July 19th-21st at the Melbourne Showgrounds, and is being handled by PAX and ReedPOP.
The announcement was made jointly by Robert Khoo, PAX President, and Louise Asher, Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Businesses.
Asher said: “PAX is the world’s premier gaming festival and the decision to choose Melbourne to hold PAX Australia represents a fantastic opportunity to highlight Victoria’s creative capabilities on a global scale.”
“This is a great opportunity to showcase the gaming culture in Australia to the rest of the world, while promoting the talented game developers and creative studios to an international audience.”
Khoo added: “When we reached out to our international fans, the response from the Australian community for a local PAX was overwhelming.”
“Melbourne has a long history of supporting the gaming scene, through showcasing cultural game exhibits to supporting world renowned game developers. Holding PAX Australia in Melbourne is the perfect fit for our show.”
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