PAX West returns to the Seattle Convention Center this September 1-4. Badges go on sale May 31st— Mark your calendars! Learn more at west.paxsite.com
In addition, Nintendo Live 2023 is taking place at the Seattle Convention Center alongside PAX West! PAX West badge holders will have a chance to register to attend Nintendo Live through a promotion during the checkout process. More information at PAXWest23.com/Nintendo-Live
Note that PAX West will be taking place in the new Seattle Convention Center building called Summit. For PAX veterans, the new building is located across the street from the Paramount. This will likely change the hotel calculus, as the Hyatt Regency is now the closest hotel. Nintendo Live will be in the old building, though of course we don't know yet how much of they'll actually be using. (I'm also not personally
sure the entirety of PAX will be in the new building or spread across the old and new buildings, or if any theaters or other content will be in hotels.)
Badge prices are $260 for the 4-day, $71 for a day pass, and $55.25 for the BYOC add-on.
If you're worried about badges selling out, well, it's not like it used to be, though it's getting there. East saw sellouts on Saturday and Sunday, and these are also traditionally the busiest days of West (especially Saturday).
Slightly annoying to pay sales tax as I'm in a state where it's not a thing, but as it's less than three USD, I'm not that fussed about it (unless it is a junk fee attempt).
Ideally some people coming to Nintendo Live will also be inspired to check out PAX.
And I wonder if that's partly due to the state games seem to be launching in lately. Aside from the launch of Diablo 4, which people are praising as great (myself included) even though it really should just be the norm that when you launch a game it works, most of these games would get thrashed if people played them months early at PAX and saw how bad of a state these games were in. It's very different from the glory days of PAX expo halls.
I still love a lot of the other content, but getting more AAA back would go a long way to helping the show still though.