Feels like we’ve been here before.
It definitely has not been the year for the big conference. Almost all of the major video game conferences and conventions have either been canceled or pushed back (with some degree of doubt about whether they will happen at all). E3, GDC, and Gamescom have all either bitten the bullet or had to switch to some type of digital format. The conferences aren’t over and done with, however, as there are a few more for the year. One of those is PAX West in Seattle, and well, they say it’s still on.
According to their official website, PAX West 2020 is still planned to happen on Labor Day Weekend. They do open up to the potential that a cancellation could still come as they mention adhering to CDC and WHO health guidelines.
“Hey there! We hope you’re staying safe and healthy in these uncertain times.
“We tend to be pretty quiet this time of year, but since we’ve had some questions from fans and exhibitors we wanted to let everyone know that as of this moment, we’re still planning on putting together a great PAX West this coming Labor Day Weekend (September 4th – 7th) for you, and we will be updating our website with more information on badges and hotel registration in the coming months.
“Our first priority is always your safety, and that extends to issues of public health. As the year progresses, we will continue to monitor the situation and work with health officials at all levels of government, and intend to follow all CDC and WHO guidelines as they are released. That said, actions already taken by our convention center and local government have left us optimistic, and we will continue working with them to make sure we take the correct steps throughout the summer.
“We look forward to welcoming you home as we always have, but until then – may you give Tom Nook a run for his money, and may Sephiroth stand defeated in your wake.”
We’re heard from conferences before that the event will proceed to only get canceled closer to the date. By September, we hope the pandemic has calmed down, it still remains to be seen. PAX West is scheduled to happen September 4th to 7th, so we’ll see when we get there.