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Overview

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PAX West 2017 was the fifth Penny Arcade Expo to span four days, rather than the normal three. It took place from September 1-4, 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

The PAX West 2017 Storytime Session (keynote) speaker was Bungie's Luke Smith.

Registration & Attendance

Registration for PAX West 2017 began on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT.

  • Friday ($48 US) - Sold out within 90 minutes.
  • Saturday ($48 US) - Sold out with 60 minutes.
  • Sunday ($48 US) - Sold out within 90 minutes.
  • Monday ($48 US) - Sold out July 27, 2017.

The PAX 10

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A panel of 50 industry experts rated dozens of submissions to narrow it down to just ten. To be eligible for entry, games cannot have outside funding, cannot be mods of existing games, and must be in at least beta form. Previous games featured in The PAX 10 include Ridiculous Fishing, Rogue Legacy, Bastion, Audiosurf, Johann Sebastian Joust, Machinarium, Fez, Darkest Dungeon, Night in the Woods, and The Maw.

The Omegathon

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The Omegathon is an annual 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.

The Music

Friday

  • Bit Brigade
  • MC Frontalot
  • Mega Ran & K-Murdock

Saturday

  • The OneUps
  • The Doubleclicks
  • Super Soul Bros.

Exhibitors

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