Penny Arcade Expo planning third city expansion

Apparently, two expos are not enough to contain the geekdom of passionate gaming fans. Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik have confirmed plans to host a third Penny Arcade Expo, in addition to the current Seattle and Boston locations.

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Apparently, two expos are not enough to contain the geekdom of passionate gaming fans. Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik have confirmed plans to host a third Penny Arcade Expo, in addition to the current Seattle and Boston locations.

"Yeah, there's going to be a third PAX," Krahulik said.

"Believe it," Holkins added in the Joystiq interview.

Unfortunately, details beyond the confirmation are non-existent. However, the duo have previously expressed interest in holding a third convention in an international location, preferably a location that the creative team wants to visit.

Obviously, there are many eager gamers all around the world. A "PAX North" in Canada does seem to have a certain ring to it. Still, assuming the Penny Arcade duo want to vacation while running the show, we may more likely see a "PAX South" in the Bahamas. Wouldn't it be lovely seeing thousands of shirtless gamers galloping on the beach? No?

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    August 29, 2011 5:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Penny Arcade Expo planning third city expansion.

    Apparently, two expos are not enough to contain the geekdom of passionate gaming fans. Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik have confirmed plans to host a third Penny Arcade Expo, in addition to the current Seattle and Boston locations.

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      August 29, 2011 5:04 PM

      PAX Chicago needs to happen.

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        August 29, 2011 5:55 PM

        not going to happen.

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          August 29, 2011 7:02 PM

          Fucking killjoy.

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            August 29, 2011 8:42 PM

            But just think - you can pay to go to both PAX's - and support the economy!

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        August 29, 2011 10:01 PM

        I feel like Chicago makes a lot of sense. Outside of the fact that there aren't big game developers there. Which of course is huge.

        But PAX kind of brings the game convention where there isn't one. Chicago would be great.

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          August 29, 2011 10:33 PM

          Also California to me doesn't make sense nor does anywhere in Texas. Well they make perfect sense but they already have stuff happening there.

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      August 29, 2011 5:04 PM

      I would go to this.

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      August 29, 2011 5:10 PM

      Austin

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        August 29, 2011 5:58 PM

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        August 29, 2011 6:44 PM

        Somewhere in Texas is a safe bet, but idk about Austin. I'm guessing Dallas or Houston.

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        August 29, 2011 9:44 PM

        yup, im hopeful for this, but i'll probably be somewhere in California.

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        August 29, 2011 10:02 PM

        it could handle it, but it won't happen - austin tends to get overlooked for conferences in favor of dallas. not sure if it's politics or what. because it can clearly handle large-scale events. and there are tons of developers here - more than anywhere else save for california.

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      August 29, 2011 5:13 PM

      I bet it's Dallas.

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      August 29, 2011 5:15 PM

      I want to go to there.

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      August 29, 2011 5:22 PM

      PAX 14mb

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      August 29, 2011 5:24 PM

      Anchorage!

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      August 29, 2011 5:37 PM

      Can't see it being a PAX North in Canada when they already have Boston and Seatlle venues.

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        August 30, 2011 11:24 AM

        but I want there to be one :(

        Toronto has no big gaming shows...MAYBE FanExpo, but it's such a small portion of the overall show

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      August 29, 2011 5:39 PM

      My money would be on a Euro location, likely Germany or London.

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        August 29, 2011 5:45 PM

        Amsterdam would be pretty sweet. Does it have the convention space?

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          August 29, 2011 10:48 PM

          Yes, it's a huge city it has convention space.

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      August 29, 2011 5:43 PM

      I love PAX Prime but sometimes some gamers just don't have the means to make it stateside so that would be great for them. I've heard several aussies express the desire to have a PAX there. PAXtralia? How about Asia? Are there many PAX asian fans?

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        August 29, 2011 5:56 PM

        PAX Australia would be fine, but only if the politicians who all publicly hate video games all immediately quit their jobs.

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        August 30, 2011 12:50 AM

        if we can make it to quakecon. why can make it to PAX. just once every 5 years

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      August 29, 2011 5:57 PM

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      August 29, 2011 5:59 PM

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      August 29, 2011 5:59 PM

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      August 29, 2011 6:48 PM

      paxafrica

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      August 29, 2011 7:50 PM

      How about Canada? We don't have any expos here :(

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      August 29, 2011 8:01 PM

      PAX Euro would make sense, though a PAX Indy would be neat (crap tons of convention space and a small cohesive downtown make it great for things like that).

      Ah who am I kidding I don't even go to Gencon... probably wouldn't go to PAX

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      August 29, 2011 8:04 PM

      PAX St. LOUIS!

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      August 29, 2011 8:43 PM

      PAX SEATTLE!

      Oh wait... LOL we are the genesis of PAX! :-)

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      August 29, 2011 8:44 PM

      New Orleans

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      August 29, 2011 8:46 PM

      PAX North Korea

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      August 29, 2011 9:38 PM

      PAX LAX

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      August 29, 2011 10:41 PM

      Pax Romana

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      August 29, 2011 10:48 PM

      PAX China

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      August 29, 2011 10:54 PM

      This isn't anything new, they have said they were planning on expanding to other locations for several years now.

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      August 29, 2011 11:19 PM

      K-PAX

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      August 30, 2011 12:49 AM

      they should just do the CAR show thing and do . NY , LA, London. Paris, Berlin . Sydney. Tokyo . Beijing. or something

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      August 30, 2011 3:58 AM

      PAX Caracas.

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      August 30, 2011 9:44 AM

      PAX San Frnacisco !! :P or PAX Las Vegas :)

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      August 30, 2011 9:47 AM

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      August 30, 2011 9:48 AM

      Either canada or europe?

      PAX MONTREAL BABY.

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        August 30, 2011 9:53 AM

        Why wouldn't you just drive to PAXEast?

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      August 30, 2011 9:48 AM

      PAX Detroit

      "Can you fly, Otakufan4Life?"

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      August 30, 2011 9:53 AM

      ORLANDO OMFG ORLANDO

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        August 30, 2011 10:15 AM

        Why would they want to punish their attendees?

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      August 30, 2011 10:07 AM

      NOLA

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      August 30, 2011 10:13 AM

      PAX Hershey

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      August 30, 2011 2:18 PM

      It's going to be Dallas or Austin. Texas wins on the tax advantage over other populated states and Canada.

      But really it should be Denver. PAX High.

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