Robert Khoo states the following to Polygon
: The segment take is the last two paragraphs in an article about scalpers.
PAX Prime, which runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, continues to grow, despite the addition of PAX East in Boston starting in 2010 and PAX Australia this year. While Khoo said the team would like to keep PAX Prime in Seattle, the rocketing attendance may force a move from the city.
"When push comes to shove and it becomes too difficult to do PAX in Seattle I will have to look at other possibilities at some point," he said, "but not right now."
I have to say I was extremely disappointed to read this. Extremly. PA was born in Seattle. The first PAX was absolutley horrible. Bad venue, not many booths, not many speakers, but people that supported PA came out. They had a good time, told thier friends and the next year grew to be bigger and better. Every year, more and more support, allowing them to then get bigger booths and bigger name speakers, until it got so big that PAX East was born.
The Seattle area PA/PAX supporter is what carried this endevour to what it is today. Sure, moving it to another location would probably mean more capacity, but how about a bit of fraking loyality?