PAX East 2020 last edited by Marino on 09/02/20 03:39PM View full history


The eleventh annual PAX East, and the forty-third PAX overall, was the tenth to take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the third PAX East to span four days, the first to include a Leap Day, and the earliest that PAX East has ever been.

The guest speaker for the traditional "Storytime Session" (opening keynote) was John Baez from The Behemoth.

Registration & Attendance

Registration for PAX East 2020 began on October 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT.

  • 4-Day ($225) - Did not sell out.
  • Thursday ($60 US) - Did not sell out.
  • Friday ($60 US) - Sold out November 26.
  • Saturday ($60 US) - Sold out in 45 minutes.
  • Sunday ($60 US) -


Friday Night Concerts

  • Insaneintherain
  • MC Frontalot
  • Video Game Pianist (Martin Leung)

The Omegathon

The Omegathon is a semi-annual tournament held at PAX that pits 20 or more 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. At PAX East, the tournament features teams of two that stay together through to the end of the Omegathon. The winner gets an all expense paid trip to Gamescom in Germany.

PAX East Indie Showcase

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Formerly known as the Boston Indie Showcase, it highlights a number of indie mobile games from around the world (not just New England as in 2010 and 2011). Developers who do not have a traditional deal with any specific publisher nor funded by an outside source are eligible to submit games to the panel of judges. The development team must have no more than fifteen members, the game must be at least in beta, and must run on iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Phone. Winners are given four exhibitor badges and space in the expo hall to demo their game.

Previous games featured in the Boston Indie Showcase include Super Crate Box, Snapshot, Slam Bolt Scrappers, Spaceteam, Tumblestone, and SpellTower.



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