PAX Australia has today announced that EB Expo will be joining the annual convention this year.
This partnership will bring the EB Expo to PAX Australia and include more hands on experiences for games as well as Australia’s biggest EB Games store.
It’s unclear what this means for the standalone EB Expo but it looks like it might be the end the convention which moved to the Gold Coast last year. It’s great for gamers who can now essentially attend two expos at once. More games ought to be playable as well.
The combined expo extravaganza is taking place on during PAX Australia’s already announced 2018 dates, from October 26th-28th and remains at its Melbourne Convention Centre home.
Here’s what EB Games and PAX had to say about the news:
“PAX Aus grows every year, and in 2018, EB Expo is the red mushroom to our Italian plumber,” said Jono Whyman, Event Manager of PAX Aus. “We’re incredibly excited to partner with EB Games to level up PAX Aus and continue to put on the biggest, best gaming show for our die-hard fans and new members of the PAX family.”
Debra McGrath, EB Games Event Director, echoed Jono’s statement: “When we created the EB Expo in 2011, our aim was to share our love of video games with as many people as possible. Our vision for the future is to create a world-class event that becomes a landmark on the global gaming calendar. After an exhaustive search we have found a kindred spirit in the awesome team at PAX Australia, who share our vision.” Debra continued, “Together, with the full support of the Australian publisher community, the IGEA and Creative Victoria we are committed to creating an event that gives Australians the experience they deserve.”