PAX Unplugged, the most attended tabletop gaming convention on the East Coast, returns to the Philadelphia Convention Center from Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4, once again reuniting tens of thousands of members of the board and card game communities from across the world.
ReedPop and Penny Arcade welcome McElroy Brothers Travis and Griffin to deliver the Storytime Keynote at the Main Theater on Friday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 am ET. Most famous for the array of pop culture podcasts they have created, including My Brother, My Brother and Me, Til Death Do Us Blart, and The Adventure Zone, the brothers were part of the founding team of entertainment site Polygon, voice actors in an array of animated projects including DreamWorks’ Trolls World Tour, Cartoon Network’s Clarence, Disney’s Big City Greens, and more.
Visit fan-favorite tabletop developers and publishers, allowing fans to go hands-on with their latest and hottest upcoming releases, including The Pokemon Company, Games Workshop, developers and publishers of the legendary Catan games Catan Studio, creator of the strategic phenomenon Gloomhaven and its sequel Frosthaven Cephalofair, and many more.
Experience both beloved and unannounced independent board games, role-playing games, miniatures, and card games with a massive show floor populated by Direwolf Digital, Queen Games, Northstar Games, Lucky Duck Games, Smirk & Dagger, Portal Games, and Alderac Entertainment (AEG), among others.
PAX Unplugged attendees can count on a weekend brimming with excitement, with expert panels from popular content creators, personalities, and top tabletop game creators in the industry, as well as special play testing opportunities through Unpub, community meetups where fans can safely make new friends, and freeplay areas filled with countless classic and modern tabletop games.
“While all kinds of games are capable of bringing us together, board and tabletop games are capable of connecting people in a special way that some other games can’t,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade. “We’re excited to safely bring everyone back to The City of Brotherly Love with our health and safety requirements set in place for the wellbeing of the tabletop and Philadelphia communities.”
For the safety of every participant, including attendees, exhibitors, guests, and staff, PAX Unplugged 2022 will require all attendees to show proof of vaccination, and attendees must wear face coverings at all times. For more information, please see the official health and safety guidelines.
Three-day badges for PAX Unplugged 2022 are on sale right now for $78, while individual Friday, Saturday, and Sunday badges are priced at $37 each. Sunday Kids Day badges are also available at $12 for kids 7-12.
For badge purchasing, travel info, event schedules, FAQs, and more, check out the PAX Unplugged website, and follow PAX on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram.