67,600 People Showed up For PAX, Third PAX Event Maybe Coming
Penny Arcade’s Robert Khoo tells Big Download that 67,600 attended PAX Prime this past weekend, which is the most that has ever attended the convention. He also said that “I personally feel we’re closing in on our limit to the show in regard to physical space.”
That surprises me, because the expo never felt upsettingly crowded, as there were only a handful of booths that were overwhelmingly crowded, and none of the panels I attended filled up. I think PAX has such a large focus that it spreads out folks enough that it never seemed like too much, particularly this year when they took some of the events out of the convention center.
Oh, but there’s something else I forgot to post in my post-PAX delirium (which is still going strong, as I think I picked up West Coast disease). On Sunday, Penny Arcade creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins spoke to the press, and they mentioned that maybe they’re considering making a third PAX event to go with Seattle’s PAX Prime and Boston’s PAX East, and that it may take place somewhere outside the United States. Very intriguing.