The curtain may have been drawn on PAX Aus 2014, but it doesn’t mean that we should relegate it to the back of our collective minds. On the contrary, we should be proud and reflect on another fantastic and successful event. PAX Aus 2015 can wait for now, this is PAX Aus 2014‘s time to shine.
There was lots of media attention and praise for this year’s event, and all for good reason – there was the bigger and better equipped premises, great variety of exhibitors, awesome and interesting panels and of course the volunteers that were there to help anyone seeking their assistance.
For the ausretrogamer crew, the Classic Gaming area was again the biggest highlight – yes, we are biased! I am betting that a lot of people would agree with me. Unfortunately, due to an emergency we were unable to attend on the Friday and Saturday. With that said, we would like to recognise the effort (and great support) we were afforded by our fellow retro gaming brethren from Retrospekt, Retro Domination and Weird and Retro – you guys rock!
We finally made a showing on the Sunday. As soon as we arrived we were gobsmacked by the enormity of the expo and the number of people present. From the Expo Hall to the Freeplay and Tabletop areas, people were just having fun – which is a great endorsement for an event. It was great to have the entire expo under one (Ed: massive) roof. We attended Weird and Retro’s retro roadshow (a personal fave of mine) and toured the floor of the expo. The Indie area was another highlight, as the games that were on show were nothing short of spectacular. All the heavy hitters of the industry were present, with their areas full to the gills with eager punters trying to get a glimpse of the latest and greatest games and equipment.
Finally, the Classic Gaming area. We were taken aback by the sheer size of our patch. With the additional real estate, we were able to configure the tables and systems to be very inviting and relaxing (Ed: Oh those beanbags!). The Classic Gaming crew reflected on the area in the recent Retro Domination podcast, which you can listen to over here.
For now, enjoy the visions from another successful PAX Aus event (Ed: If you missed out on this year’s PAX, check out the interactive walk-through video at the bottom of this article). Hope to see you all at PAX Aus 2015!