General Info

The Penny Arcade Expo is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers, thrown by the people behind Penny Arcade. It is called a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas there are nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, the weekend-long Omegathon event, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers. Even with all this amazing content the best part of PAX is hanging out with other people who know their shit when it comes to games. [1]

It will be held September 4th through 6th 2009 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.


You can register online at

If you register online before the cutoff your pass will be mailed to you. If you register after a yet to be determined date in August or live outside the United States you will pick up your pass at will call at the event.

Show Hours

Show Hours
During regular show hours you can hang out in the freeplay areas, compete in tournaments, absorb the wisdom of panels, and rock out to concerts.

  • Friday, August 29th - 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM
  • Saturday, August 30th - 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM
  • Sunday, August 31st - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Hours
The exhibitor hall is open for limited hours. Why the different hours for exhibits? We could say that we need to give them time to rest and recover, but really we just want to give them time to host soon-to-be-legendary parties.

  • Friday, August 29th - 10:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 30th - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 31st - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM


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