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Penny Arcade has opted to bring its popular Penny Arcade Expo event to a fifth location, but this newest show seeks to appeal to a different kind of enthusiast.

Alissa McAloon, Publisher

January 27, 2017

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Newsbrief:  Penny Arcade has announced that a new convention will be joining its lineup of Penny Arcade Expo events. The addition, PAX Unplugged, is slated to debut this November and will focus entirely on the tabletop gaming community.

Past PAX events in Washington, Massachusetts, Texas, and Australia have offered video game developers a chance to show their games to tens of thousands of convention-goers in attendance, and PAX Unplugged aims to offer a similar experience for the tabletop gaming community. 

“We will continue to have tabletop games at every PAX, but Unplugged will focus on stepping away from the TV, monitor and phone to foster face-to-face multiplayer experiences,” said Penny Arcade co-founder Jerry Holkins.

Similar to the other events in the PAX family, Unplugged will give attendees an opportunity to attend panels, tournaments, and concerts centered around the tabletop industry.

The event will also offer developers a way to put their game in the hands of tabletop enthusiasts in attendance and potentially receive valuable feedback from a weekend-long playtesting session.

PAX Unplugged will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 17 through November 19. Registration is set to open sometime this spring, but developers interested in either attending or bringing their game to the convention should keep an eye on the official PAX Unplugged website for more details on the process.

About the Author(s)

Alissa McAloon

Publisher, GameDeveloper.com

As the Publisher of Game Developer, Alissa McAloon brings a decade of experience in the video game industry and media. When not working in the world of B2B game journalism, Alissa enjoys spending her time in the worlds of immersive sandbox games or dabbling in the occasional TTRPG.

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