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New PAX South Show Announced for January 2015

Middle America and the southern US is about to get some serious games expo love from Penny Arcade — the brand-new PAX South show.

As described in a press release sent out this morning, “In front of a sellout crowd at PAX East 2014, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, and Penny Arcade, one of the largest gaming communities on the Internet, announced the addition of a new PAX event to the calendar – PAX South. Slated to debut in San Antonio, Texas in early 2015, the southern addition marks the fourth PAX show and third to occur in the U.S., continuing the tradition of proving the most authentic celebration of game culture in the world.”

“The love of gaming in all its many forms, whether that be on a TV, a computer, a phone, or even a tabletop, is hitting an all-time high. PAX gives gaming fans one place to get a glimpse of emerging trends and does it in a truly fun and interactive way,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President of ReedPOP.

Robert Khoo, Penny Arcade President, added, “Since its launch in 2004, PAX events have doubled in size almost every year, and our Seattle and Boston events represent the two largest gaming festivals in North America. We’ve been hearing for years that those in the south had a tough time making it to the northern corners of the country; PAX South has always been a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if.'”

I’d also add, that a show in the winter in a warmer Texas is likely to attract a large number of shivering, snow-shoveling gamers and gaming culture enthusiasts, not just regionally but from the north too.

As attendees who’ve attended PAX shows bracketing either coast can attest, expect tens of thousands of gamers, anime, board and card-gamers, music, gaming competitions, talks, and yes, parties too, over the course of a few days.

For regular PAX-goers and gamers in the Midwest and South, you can pencil in — or ink — the dates onto your calendar for January 23-25, 2015 in San Antonio.

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