PAX East 2017: No More 3-Days

“…We will be doing away with 3-Day badges, similar to what we have done on PAX West. …By switching exclusively to single days, we can help ensure that every sold badge actually gets used by fans who want them.”

WELP! That’s that huh? PAX has just announced that there will no longer be 3-Day badges sold to cover you for the whole PAX East weekend this coming year. In the full statement (linked above), PAX says that people were buying 3-Day badges but not actually using them for the full weekend, so now we’ve all got to pony up $53 a pop for individual passes for each day we wanna go.

Personally? I don’t think this is a bad thing. I never go on Sundays anyway (especially that one weekend a few years back when the Sunday PAX day fell on Easter), and I’m usually too hungover from the afterparties on Saturday night to function that morning as it is. In addition to that, I feel like scalpers are getting worse year-by-year, and most people who actually WANT to go all three days don’t end up able to. They sell out in like.. 15 seconds. That’s not backed up by factual data, so don’t fact check that.

Anyway, PAX East 2017 is gonna be a blast. I know I’ll be there, and I’m gonna rake Chris into attending too – so as long as Rob’s able to make it back from Chicago for the weekend you’ll have the whole unholy trinity in attendance. Love it. Crushing beers and Milly Rocking our faces off at afterparties, dapping up indie developers, just raising hell all over the place. PAX East is in our hometown, so you know it’s gonna be a hell of a weekend. AND to top it all off, Chris lives right down the street from the BCEC where PAX takes place. #PrayForWGG please.

PAX East 2017 is happening in our beautiful hometown of Boston from March 10-12, 2017. You going? Let us know on Twitter at @WickedGoodGames.

Papa Dom

Co-founder, lead blogger, graphic designer, and manager of WGG's writing team - Dom has been writing about video games for over ten years. Dom's work has been featured on some of the world's biggest gaming news outlets - including Dexerto, GameInformer, and IGN.

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