As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, multiple event holders are canceling, postponing, or offering updates as to whether or not different conventions or activities will continue as normal in 2020. The latest to come forward is Penny Arcade regarding PAX West 2020. Its taking the same sort of stance and approach as companies before it, like Activision Blizzard, and saying it is tentatively planning for the event, but “will continue to monitor the situation.”
In the update, Penny Arcade confirmed that it is still working to attempt to make PAX West 2020 happen. It also said people can expect information on its official site. However, it also confirmed that everyone’s health and welfare is most important and that it will be listening to the CDC, WHO, and government officials before making any final decisions as to whether or not the event will be held. There is no information about refunds or hotel cancellations yet, simply because registration hasn’t opened.
Here’s the full PAX West 2020 statement.
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.
PAX West 2020 is still being planned and, if it does happen, will occur over September 4-7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Multiple game announcements tend to occur at PAX West from companies like NIS America.