PAX Aus returns to Melbourne after a year online

PAX Aus have announced the festival will be held in person this year and gamers are rejoicing.

PAX Aus will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2021, taking place 8-10 October. The games community is rejoicing at the expo’s return to the real world, after 2020 saw PAX Aus merge with PAX West to form the ten-day online event PAX Online, which included a virtual artists’ alley, expo hall and indie showcase.

The announcement statement acknowledged that 2020 ‘challenged from every direction’, and promised a total return to form with an in-person event: 

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob