PAX will return to the Hub
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority said it has signed an agreement that will bring Penny Arcade Expo, a video games convention, back to Boston for at least the next three years.
The event, known as PAX East, has been booked at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for 2011 following its appearance earlier this year at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center, also in Boston. That event in March drew nearly 60,000 people, said the authority, which operates both the Boston Convention Center, or the BCEC, and the smaller Hynes center. It was the first time the event had been held outside of Seattle, where PAX is based, an authority spokesman said.
Today the authority said it has signed an agreement with Reed Exhibitions, the event
organizer for PAX, that will bring PAX back east for several return engagements.
“Bringing PAX East back to Boston is a huge win for Boston and the Commonwealth, allowing us to continue to showcase the diversity of our technology scene and the international talent of our city’s game developers,” authority executive director James E. Rooney said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to host PAX through 2013, and we can’t wait to welcome the show to the BCEC in 2011.”
To read a Globe story about the PAX event in March, please click here.