Seattle, Wash. - July 25, 2007 Penny Arcade today sent out an urgent reminder to those intending to be at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) next month, with Tuesday, July 31st being the last chance to pre-register for the game festival. Numbers for 2007 are already approaching the total attendance for last year, making the move to the larger venue an absolute must. The Washington State Trade and Convention Center in downtown Seattle represents a space triple the size of PAX 2006, and on August 24th - 26th it's anticipated to be packed to the brim.
"For three days next month Seattle turns into the epicenter of our culture. Picture 30,000 gamers completely immersed in our community and our pastime," said Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade. "I'm not sure if there's any experience out there quite like it."
The PAX keynote address by geek icon Wil Wheaton is just the tip of the iceberg, with all kinds of gaming related craziness planned including a Guinness Book of World record attempt for the most massive multiplayer offline game, the three-day Omegathon gaming competition that goes from Round One of Jenga all the way to a trip for two to the Tokyo Game Show, nerdcore concerts, industry parties, and sneak peeks at up and coming games from more than 50 exhibitors such as Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Garage Games, Namco Bandai, Rockstar Games, Sierra, Telltale, Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, Hothead Games and many more.
About Penny Arcade Expo
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console, and computer games; a conference program of game-industry speakers on gaming topic; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; game tournaments and more. Since its inception in 2004 the show has doubled in size each year, with 4,500 attendees in 2004, 9,500 in 2005, and 19,300 in 2006. For more information visit www.pennyarcadeexpo.com.
About Penny Arcade
Equal parts online comic and commentary, Penny Arcade ( www.penny-arcade.com) covers videogames in a way that is genuine, insightful and respected by the gaming community. What started as a hobby for Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and Mike "Gabe" Krahulik has, over seven years, grown into an online phenomenon that serves 50 million page views a month to millions of readers worldwide.
Media Note: Reporters who wish to attend PAX07 should register online now at http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/re gistration.php#attendeereg.
Michael Meyers PR