Penny Arcade Expo in full swing in downtown Seattle

by Rachel Baker on August 30, 2014

If you are in the Seattle area, this may be just the thing to do over the long weekend! If you are on the west coast…then plan the last minute roadtrip and go!

PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle

The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.

The fan-centric celebration of gaming began Friday at the Washington State Convention Center. The four-day long event is expected to be attended by 85,000 gamers and will include concerts, game tournaments, freebies and previews of upcoming titles. Tickets to this year’s 10th annual PAX Prime event sold out less than two hours in May.

The inaugural PAX, named after founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik’s “Penny Arcade” online comic series, was first held in 2004 in Bellevue, Washington, and attended by about 3,300 fans. During the next 10 years, the event took over the convention center and spawned similar events in Boston and Australia, as well as the upcoming PAX South event in San Antonio, Texas.

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