PAX South is set to get underway between January 27th and January 29th. The event will be helped in San Antonio, Texas over the weekend. The keynote speech for the event will be delivered by none other than Christopher Perkins, the principal story designer for the Dungeons & Dragons lore at the Wizards of the Coast.
Jerry Holkins, the co-founder at Penny Arcade, commented about having Perkins give the keynote speech, saying in the press release…
“When we held the first PAX in 2004, a show about games seemed like a pretty good idea,” […] “Now it’s this whole big thing. It’s been a lot of fun watching PAX South grow every year, and I can’t wait to get back down there.”
PAX is basically its own entity at this point, with each event seemingly growing hand over fist.
One of the other popular elements of PAX has been the panel discussions. They’re returning for PAX South in 2017, with three major panels, including Friday The 13th: The Game on January 27th starting at 9:30pm featuring Adam Sessler and Ronnie Hobbs from Gun Media, examining the gameplay and mechanics of the upcoming crowd-funded asymmetrical multiplayer game.
The second panel will be Acquisitions Incorporated, the live role-play featuring Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. There will be additional special guests and Christopher Perkins will be the dungeon master. This will also be the first time that Acquisitions Incorporated makes its debut at PAX South. The event will take place on Saturday January 28th in the afternoon at 2PM.
Last but not least is the Penny Arcade Q&A on Friday, where Holkins and Krahulik will answer questions relating to PAX South announcements.
Probably the biggest bit of news is that the Nintendo Switch will be available and on demonstration at an exhibitors booth setup by Nintendo. Gamers will be able to get their hands on the Switch for the first time in a public exhibition.
Individual day badges for PAX South are available for $35. For more info feel free to visit the official website.