The name PAX is one firmly cemented in the hearts and minds of anyone with even a passing interest in gaming culture. Offering visitors a broad selection of weird and wonderful panels, showcases, and activities across the full gaming spectrum, this annual event brings tens of thousands of dedicated gaming enthusiasts out in droves.
At RNR Melbourne, we offer a selection of luxury serviced apartments in Melbourne; allowing you to stay close to the action in style. So, for those of you that might be interested in experiencing PAX Australia 2018 for yourselves, with the event quickly approaching, here’s a quick guide to what you should know!
Initially held in 2004 as Penny Arcade Expo, PAX is a series of festivals dedicated to promoting and celebrating gaming culture. With annual events happening across the US, and the festival branching out to Australia as of 2013, it has become an integral part of the gaming cultural calendar. From 3,300 attendees in 2004 to almost 70,000 in 2011 (the last official attendance count we could find), PAX has certainly earned its place as a cornerstone of pop culture.
From musical performances spanning the full spectrum of nerdy music, to informative panels detailing niche areas of the gaming community, there’s something for every geek and gamer out there. PAX AUS also offers areas to rest and relax with friends, competitions, the PAX Arena, rooms dedicated to tabletop gaming and VR, just to name a few. If you consider yourself a lover of gaming and pop culture, then there’s sure to be a wealth of activities to get excited about.
Taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, PAX Australia 2018 will be running from the 26-28 of October. While passes are starting to get close to sold out at the time of writing, those who get in quick should still be able to snag one. If you’ve never experienced PAX, and it sounds like something you’d be interested in, it’s well worth the investment.
If you’re gearing up to take on any or all of PAX Australia 2018, then RNR Melbourne has you covered. Offering a selection of serviced apartments just off Melbourne’s CBD, RNR Melbourne is the perfect way to stay close to the action, whilst still having a calm, relaxing place to return to after a busy day on the exhibition floor. To book your stay, contact RNR Melbourne today!