After over a year of cancellations and shifts to online-only events, we’re slowly getting to the point when in-person game expos will resume. One that’s not far away is PAX West, which is being held in Seattle from 3rd to 6th September.
Tickets are already available for purchase on the official website, and PAX has issued an update on its health and safety measures. It’s confirmed that attendees will be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result, along with government issued ID; in addition face coverings will be mandatory.
Prior to entry we will now require proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination series or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, each to be verified with a valid, government issued ID. If you have purchased badges and have questions or concerns about this requirement, please reach out to PAX Questions at [email protected]
When PAX West 2021 badges were announced, the PAX Team made the decision to communicate what we could commit to at that time, rather than what we were working toward. While we let the community know the health and safety guidelines could evolve, we wanted to get it right and we feel confident that verification of fully vaccination or negative test, along with continued face covering requirements for everyone, will create an environment that promotes the wellbeing of our PAX community.
The PAX team is steadfast in our commitment to health and safety, including reduced capacity and mandatory face coverings to be worn at all times by attendees, exhibitors, staff, and Enforcers. We will continue to evaluate our policies, listen to feedback from the community, follow the guidance of public health officials, and do everything in our power to make PAX West as safe as possible. We will always do what we can to support the global gaming community and the cities PAX calls home.
In the coming weeks and months we’ll see how other in-person events approach these challenges, as plans and locations start to open up.
Let us know if you’re planning to head to PAX West in September.