PAX Online will replace Melbourne and Seattle shows for 2020

PAX Online

ReedPop has announced PAX Online, a web-based version of the traveling video games convention. It will take the place of both the PAX Australia and PAX West conventions for the remainder of 2020.

The announcement follows yesterday’s news that PAX Aus 2020 would no proceed as planned, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

PAX Online will be a rather grander affair than your typical PAX convention, running from September 12-20, 2020.

You read that right. The 12th of September to the 20th.

ReedPop promises a show that will “bring fan-favorite content 24 hours a day, over 9 days, all for free.” That’s a lot of content, we think you’ll agree. The show will broadcast everything from panels to competitions to game reveals. Hands-on demos and the beloved indie showcase will feature greatly in the lineup.

This is, of course, great news for Aus attendees. The long trip to Melbourne from the States often made it harder to fill the show’s sizeable roster, while the Seattle show — home to a great many major developers and Xbox itself — got the cream of the crop.

Panel submissions are now open and you can submit yours right here. Devs interested in getting their game into the Indie Showcase can find that link here. For everything else, you can check out the official PAX Online website right here.

While we’re sad we won’t be able to see each other in Melbourne this year, this will certainly help soothe some of the pain.


David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.