Tickets for PAX Australia 2017 are now on sale and available to purchase from the event website. PAX AUS is returning for its fifth year in the land down under in 2017 to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre. As we mentioned last month, the convention will run for three days beginning on the 27th and running until the 29th of October.
Although PAX organisers don’t release official numbers of attendees, it’s fair to say this is one of the biggest gaming conventions in Australia and a not to be missed opportunity for those within the industry. Returning alongside the Australian Indie Showcase will be the usual gauntlet of exhibitors, merchandise, cosplayers, gaming spaces, booths, panels and guest speakers.
Early bird prices on tickets (in Australian Dollarydoos) are confirmed and break down as follows:
- Friday Only – $60 (Normally $65)
- Saturday Only – $60 (Normally $65)
- Sunday Only – $60 (Normally $65)
- Three Day Pass – $160 (Normally $165)
- International Three Day Pass – $160 (Normally $65)
- Bring Your Own Computer Badge (must be bought with the Three Day Pass) – $45
There are some extras you can tack on, too. There is the optional badge insurance ($5) that offers reimbursement on your ticket price in the case of illness, accident or other such events. If you are travelling interstate or from overseas this should already fall under any general travel insurance policy. Next is the $50 Mystery Canvas Swag Bag containing unknown goodies and lastly a PAX Aus branded limited edition set of three dice ($25).
If you are an Australian resident, buying your badge now automatically enters you into the draw to win a Nintendo Switch, complete with a copy of the new Zelda game Breath of the Wild. The competition is only open for a short time however, opening on the 14th and closing on the 28th of March. The terms and conditions for the competition can be found here.