PAX East Returns To Boston

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - PAX East kicks off in Boston on Thursday, April 21. It's the first time the gaming convention has been held in-person in more than two years.

The event celebrates games of all kinds, including video games, tabletop and gaming culture as a whole.

The industry's biggest physical event in the pandemic begins Thursday at the main theatre at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. A presentation will feature a storytime keynote address from video game writer, producer, content creator/streamer, voice actor, and Video Game Accessibility Awards organizer, Alanah Pearce. After the event, badge holders will be able to roam the large convention show floor, featuring game developers and publishers ranging from indie to AAA.

This year attendees will be able to get a hands-on demo for many unreleased games including Trek to Yomi, Demon Throttle, Swordship, Cuisineer, The Last Worker, WrestleQuest, RAWMEN and many more.

The annual event isn't just about games, but offers a ton of panels for attendees, including ’36 Years of Zelda: Moments, Memories, and Masterpieces’, ‘Let’s Make a Video Game: Live on Stage’ and for wrestling fans 'The History of Wrestling in Video Games'.

This year there are a number of health and safety requirements for the event. Every participant, including attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff will be expected to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Everyone will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the venue. And upon entry, everyone will be screened for any possibly COVID-19 symptoms.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports

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