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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]



SEATTLE – May 4, 2018 – Tickets for PAX Dev 2018, taking place on Tuesday – Wednesday, August 28 - 29 at The Westin Hotel in Downtown Seattle, WA, will become available for purchase this afternoon.

Established in 2011, PAX Dev is one of the industry’s leading events for game makers to hone their skills, providing a nurturing space for industry professionals to learn, share, and interact. As a show free of fans and media, developers can speak freely in a safe and comfortable environment.

Soon to be on sale via the PAX Dev registration page , two-day tickets can be acquired for $339, while student passes cost $275. Discounted “early bird” admission is also available for $330 for a limited time while supplies last. Special guest speakers will receive complimentary Dev badge, as well as an attendee badge for admission to PAX West 2018.

Last year attendees heard a keynote from Warren Spector, had a conversation about crunch with James Portnow, learned about the creation of Pokemon Go from the director of software engineering at Niantic, received tips on the best practices in VR game development from a program manager at Microsoft and more. Game industry professionals interested in speaking at PAX Dev 2018 can submit a panel here.

Produced by ReedPOP, in conjunction with Penny Arcade, the consumer-facing PAX shows – West, East, South, Australia, and Unplugged – have become some of the world’s largest gaming conventions, each with tens of thousands of guests every year. Every convention is a celebration of gaming culture, where prominent game developers connect directly with the gaming community via panels, demos, concerts, tournaments, and freeplay sessions.

For more information on PAX Dev 2018, check out the official PAX Dev website.


PAX, or Penny Arcade Expo, is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. First held in Seattle in 2004, PAX has nearly doubled in size each successive year, with PAX Prime 2014 selling out of tickets in a matter of minutes. Connecting the world's leading game publishers with their most avid and influential fans, PAX expanded with a second show in Boston in 2010 and a third in San Antonio in 2015, making it the three largest gaming shows in North America. The first international PAX was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. In 2017, Penny Arcade announced PAX Unplugged, its first tabletop focused show, to be held in Philadelphia.

Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade is a web comic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. With over 3.5 million readers, it is the most popular and longest running gaming web comic online. Penny Arcade is also responsible for the Child's Play Charity, the Penny Arcade gaming expos (PAX) in Seattle, Boston, San Antonio, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, multiple videogames based on the brand, and multiple online video series.


ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer. ReedPOP is devoted exclusively to organizing and managing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and working with premium brands in the pop culture world to deliver once in a lifetime experiences for fans everywhere. ReedPOP is dedicated to facilitating celebrations of popular culture around the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. ReedPOP is proud to be a part of a portfolio of events that include New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South, Australia and Unplugged, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, BookExpo, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Comic Con Paris, Comic Con Seoul, Star Wars Celebration, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion.

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