The main reason I purchased my membership back in the day was in order to convince the bomb crew to come to Australia on the never happened World Tour, But now I hear PAX is coming to Australia, this is excellent news, but what would make it better is if I would finally get to see the crew at a panel!!
It depends on how big Pax-Australia becomes. If it becomes big (and I don't think it will, sadly) then they'll probably come over.
Have they announced the city it will be held in? Please, please, please pick Brisbane. I know they're almost certainly going to pick Sydney or Melbourne, but PLEASE pick Brisbane! We get virtually no major events. And Brisbane's nice! Peaceful! Safe!
Chances of picking Canberra are next to none, All things being equal, it'd be Melb, Brisbane or Sydney, However, Tycho specifically called out the "Mana Bar" in his post when he announced PAX Au, as such it'd have to be either Melbourne or Brisbane, with odds going to Brisbane as thats where the original Mana Bar was founded.
"People asked us many times how we chose Australia for the next PAX, and we didn’t really; you chose it. We know how to run shows, that’s it. “Where they should be” and “who will go to them” is your department, and thus far it’s been an efficient division of labor.
Talking to Scott and Kris after they got back earlier this year, they were positively aglow about the place. I gotta see how far away the closest Mana Bar is; I always wanted to go, but felt confident that would never happen. The new danger, I suppose, is never leaving the bar. There is always danger, it seems; we must be vigilant." http://penny-arcade.com/2012/09/06
Brisbane has the crappy E3 Expo don't they? Melbourne doesn't have any games conventions...