PAX 2008 Dates Announced

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Dates for the 2008 edition of the Penny Arcade Expo have been announced.

Next year’s PAX will take place over August 29, 30 and 31, with the venue to be announced. Exhibitor packets are available now, and attendee registration will begin in January. The announcement follows the success of the 2007 PAX, which became the largest videogame festival in North America with an attendance of 37,000.

“PAX has always been about community, and I think that was really reflected in the overall vibe of the show,” said Penny Arcade representative Robert Khoo. “PAX celebrates what it means to be a gamer, and walking onto the show floor gives you this sense of kinship … it just feels right.”

Along with videogames, PAX features discussion panels, tournaments, tabletop gaming exhibitions, concerts and other activities. The 2007 keynote address was delivered by Wil Wheaton, who recounted memories of gaming with his brother as he spoke on the social aspect of gaming. Penny Arcade estimates attendance for the 2008 event will reach 47 million bajillion. More information is available at

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