The second PAX Australia will be held from October 31 to November 2, 2014, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The date change sees PAX muscle in on the same month as the EB Expo and the larger venue a response to the sold out first event in July.
In announcing the details, the Victorian State Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher said, “PAX is the world’s leading games festival and the return of PAX Australia to Melbourne for the second consecutive year highlights Victoria’s reputation as a key hub for games development in the Asia Pacific region.
“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.
“PAX Australia is a fantastic opportunity to show off the breadth and diversity of Victoria’s games development community.”
Robert Khoo, President of Penny Arcade, returned the compliments in thanking the Victorian goverment.
“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,” he said.