Pax Unplugged Canceled Due to Covid-19 Concerns
PAX Unplugged will also forgo an online event, although no reason for this decision was given
Earlier this year as the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the world, multiple gaming events ended up being canceled or postponed. We’re now half a year into the pandemic and its effects on the gaming industry are still being felt. The latest event to be canceled due to concerns over the spread of the virus is PAX Unplugged, the world’s foremost board gaming convention.
The event’s closure was announced in a news post on its site yesterday. “With safety being our number one priority,” reads the post, “we are unfortunately canceling this year’s PAX Unplugged.” The event will return next year, although a specific date wasn’t given.
PAX Unplugged also won’t be having an online event, although a reason for this decision was not given. For now, the PAX team is “looking into ways we can celebrate the games and community you look forward to every year at the show.” More information on the live streams, panels and community events planned for PAX Unplugged will be available on PAX’s social channels and newsletters, although none is available at this time.
With the closure of another PAX event and no sign of the pandemic slowing down in the U.S, the question of what will happen to other PAX events is immediately raised. So far, the PAX team only has details on today’s cancellation, but “we promise we’ll communicate info on other shows as soon as we are able.”