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Ron Gilbert

Penny Arcade Expo Australia is the first PAX to be held outside the United States of America. The Expo is located in Melbourne (the state capital of Victoria) for its launch year in 2013.

Ron Gilbert, the designer/programmer/producer of games such as Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, and The Cave, will be the guest speaker for PAX's traditional "Storytime" (keynote).

PAX Australia 2013 will be the first PAX show since Giant Bomb's founding where members of the Giant Bomb staff will not be present. As with previous PAX events, a Giant Bomb panel was scheduled, with planned attendance by Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis. All plans related to Giant Bomb's presence at the expo were cancelled following Davis's death on July 3, 2013.


Registration for the inaugural PAX Australia began on October 21, 2012.

  • 3-Day Pass ($115) - Sold out on October 30, 2012.
  • Friday ($45) - Sold out on March 24, 2013.
  • Saturday ($45) - Sold out on December 27, 2012.
  • Sunday ($45) - Sold out on March 5, 2013.

Australia Indie Showcase


Black Annex

  • Developer: Man Fight Dragon
  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Action Strategy


Fractured Soul


  • Developer: Impromptu Games
  • Platform: PC, Mac
  • Genre: Puzzle

MacGuffin's Curse

  • Developer: Brawsome
  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Puzzle Adventure

The Omegathon

The Omegathon is a tournament held at PAX that pits 20 randomly selected attendees in a three day marathon of games that span the spectrum of the gaming universe. After each round, some participants are eliminated. Each year, the final game is held secret until moments before the final two Omeganauts enter battle.

  • Round 1: Geometry Wars
  • Round 2: Win Lose or Draw
  • Round 3: Portal
  • Round 4: Defense Grid
  • Finals: ???


  • MC Frontalot
  • The Minibosses
  • The Protomen
  • SoundBytes

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