The opening queue for PAX West 2021, angle one. [credit: Sam Machkovech ]
SEATTLE—From the continued wreckage of a variant-riddled pandemic comes… a modest, regional, and comparatively enjoyable nerd conference.
My perspective on PAX West, arguably the biggest Northwest expo devoted to gaming tradition, is biased by the traces, crowds, and hype I’ve seen hooked up to each incarnation since its first downtown Seattle sellout in 2007. Again then, the present was firmly hooked up to the webcomic Penny Arcade (additionally a Seattle creation), however the present’s popularity grew rapidly sufficient to grow to be a multi-day, multi-building extravaganza.
Ever since, the fest formulation has been more and more divorced from its comedian origins. The PAX mannequin has formally duplicated and been liberally borrowed in different areas. In recent times, after all, just a little worldwide dilemma bought in the best way.
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