Focused on the culture and community that is gaming, PAX Prime started in 2004 in Bellevue, Washington. Since then it has moved to Seattle and the show hasn’t looked back, doubling in size each year until venue capacities were reached. In 2010, the show expanded into Boston for PAX East, drawing tens of thousands of attendees in the inaugural year. With its continued success PAX is now being brought to the South! The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas is the perfect setting for the inaugural PAX South. With a more indie driven and table top heavy show it is sure to be a new experience.
This hall is packed with exhibitors ranging from AAA publishers and developers behind the latest blockbuster games, to the innovative indie teams disrupting the industry.
The best way to learn about the panels is to check out our schedule page, typically opened about a month before showtime. We strive to see all aspects of culture and the gaming community represented in our theatres.
A mega-tournament spanning the entire length of PAX, this event features games of all platforms and genres. We start with 20 Omeganauts and eliminate players each round until the last 2 compete in the Final Round.
Rock out with a couple hundred of your friends at nightly concerts. Our performances represent the full spectrum of nerdy music.
PAX features a full schedule of tournaments highlighting games from all genres and platforms. Expect the full schedule about a month before each event.
Pinny Arcade is an ecosystem of pins you can collect or trade with attendees, Enforcers, and staff members throughout PAX. Get started with your collection a variety of ways, including at the Official PAX Merch Booth.
The gaming community is a wonderfully diverse place and the Diversity Lounge is meant as a celebration of that. Whether you count yourself among the under-represented, or just want to learn a little more about your friends, the Diversity Lounge is well worth a visit.
Each PAX has a series of features for those who have activated their badges including the Arcadia scavenger hunt, instant win prize towers, photo stations, and more.
The PAX Handheld Lounges are excellent places to take a break, relax your tired feet, and lounge around in bean bag chairs. You can also play handheld games there.
The PAX Arena features the very best players from around the world competing for your amusement. You can expect the full schedule to be released in the weeks before each event.
Tabletop Indie Showcase
Featuring the best indie games we can find while providing free booth space to the ones most worthy of your attention.
Bring in your personal computer to have available throughout PAX, or play on our computers already loaded with an array of the best LAN games we can find.
Our hand picked indie developer area displays great indie titles, each of which we think has something special to offer.
Tabletop Freeplay has hundreds of tables and a lending library where you can check out games similar to how you might check out books in one of those other libraries.
We’ve created a free, easy-to-use console game checkout system for all PAX attendees.
If you haven’t seen the latest generation of VR technology, it’s indistinguishable from magic. Let us prove it to you!