Penny Arcade Expo 2008 (PAX), the annual gaming festival organized by the online comic Penny Arcade, takes place August 29th-31st in Seattle. This year’s keynote speaker is game designer Ken Levine and both MC Frontalot and Jonathan Coulton are returning again this year as part of PAX’s music line-up.
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console, and computer games; a conference program of game industry speakers; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; an independent games showcase; game tournaments and more. Since its inception in 2004 the show has doubled in size year-over-year, growing from 4,500 attendees to 37,000 in 2007, making it the largest gaming festival in North America.