Just days before PAX East, Robert Khoo posted this picture to his twitter account. Khoo is widely regarded as the the business genius who has taken Penny Arcade from a webcomic into a worldwide phenomenon and so when this picture appeared many onlookers were anxiously awaiting the forthcoming announcement of a new PAX. Rumors of possible locations sprang up and everyone seemed to have a favorite location for the wildly successful convention.
On the second day of PAX East, April 12, the announcement was made: PAX South would premier on January 23 - 25, 2015! The convention would be held in San Antonio, Texas in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This brings another major convention for gamers of all sorts - whether you play video, board, or role playing games - to the south. Yet unlike ever other major southern convention this one doesn't occur in Atlanta, Georgia.
No word yet on ticket prices, when they will go on sale, or which celebrities and noted guests will be attending.
PAX South you say. Sounded great until you said Texas. Still out of my range, and someone needs to tell him that Texas is Texas, not the South. Just sayin.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I was kind of surprised that they didn't go with Atlanta or Nashville. Who am I kidding, I really surprised that they didn't go with Atlanta. That's a central location for the whole South and only the far side of Texas is too far to travel for any state that considers itself Southern. But hey, San Antonio is supposed to be a hell of a town to get drunk in. You might even see Davey Crockett's ghost sitting outside the Alamo looking back east.Delete
Atlanta would've been perfect I believe, but I'm not the one sitting in a cool office counting my money. I sit in a cubicle wondering how the hell I'm going to afford groceries for the next two weeks.Delete
No matter where you hold a Con 2/3rds of the country will be unhappy with the location. Unless you choose Alaska or Hawaii of course ; -)Delete