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PAX 2009 Reveals Exhibitors And Programming Details

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT

PAX is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console and computer games; a conference program of game industry speakers; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; game tournaments and more.

PAX is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console and computer games; a conference program of game industry speakers; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; game tournaments and more. Since its inception in 2004, the show has doubled in size year over year, growing from 4,500 attendees to 58,500 in 2008, making it the largest gaming festival in North America.

The sixth annual PAX gaming festival is set to erupt this Sept. 4-6, leaving the Washington State Convention and Trade Center forever changed. Show organizers today revealed that the PAX 2009 Exhibition Hall will offer attendees game demonstrations and hands-on opportunities with some of this year's hottest titles from over 60 exhibitors, including top publishers Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve, Blizzard and Ubisoft.

In addition to seeing an enormous number of pre-release games on the show floor, attendees can expect a slew of panels, the Omegathon gaming competition, tournaments and more.

First details of PAX 2009 programming include:

  • The first live US demonstration of LucasArts' Star Wars: The Old Republic and a sponsored cantina where LucasArts community members attending PAX can mingle with staff and developers
  • Demonstrations of Ubisoft's hottest titles, including Assassin's Creed II and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
  • The PAX 10 independent games showcase
  • Sponsored parties throughout Seattle's downtown core
  • Two nights of beguiling concerts featuring the best artists in nerdcore

Aug. 15 is the deadline for "mailed" pre-registration, so if you want to have your badge delivered directly to your doorstep, pre-register now at the official PAX website. Registrations after that date will have to be picked up on site during the show.

Complete List of PAX 2009 Exhibitors:
  • 1up
  • 2K Games
  • Aeria Games & Entertainment
  • Alienware
  • Alteil
  • Ankama Games
  • Antec
  • Astro Gaming
  • Atari, Inc.
  • Bethesda Softworks LLC
  • Big Fish Games
  • Bioware
  • Black Sheep Studios
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
  • CCP Games
  • CDV Software Entertainment USA
  • Chessex
  • Disney Interactive Studios
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • ECA
  • Electronic Arts
  • Eminence Group Pty. Ltd.
  • Fallen Earth LLC
  • Flying Frog Productions
  • Flying Lab Software
  • Frogster America
  • Funcom
  • Garage Games
  • Geek Chic HQ
  • Gunnar Optiks
  • Harmonix Music
  • Hi-Rez Studios
  • Hothead Games
  • Hudson Entertainment
  • iGlove Inc.
  • Ignition Entertainment
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Jones Soda Co.
  • Klei Entertainment
  • Mana Energy Potions
  • Mega64
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft-XNA
  • Mythic Entertainment
  • Namco Bandai Games America inc
  • Namco Networks America Inc.
  • NCsoft
  • Nexon
  • Nintendo of America Inc
  • NVIDIA
  • Omni Consumer Products (Tru Blood)
  • Oni Press
  • Patriot Memory
  • Phantom EFX, Inc.
  • Pink Gorilla LLC
  • Playlogic Entertainment Inc.
  • Privateer Press
  • Riot Games
  • Rockstar Games
  • Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC
  • Runic Games
  • SEGA
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Stardock Entertainment
  • SteelSeries
  • Sweet Kitty
  • Swell Games / Simon Fraser University
  • Telltale Games
  • The Behemoth
  • The Dreaming Comics and Games
  • The Guildhall at SMU
  • THQ
  • TN Games
  • Tozai, Inc.
  • Tritton Technologies
  • True Games Interactive
  • Turbine
  • Turtle Beach
  • Twisted Pixel Games, LLC
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Unknown Worlds Entertainment, Inc.
  • Upper Deck Entertainment
  • Valve Software
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Wacom Technology
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Wizards Of The Coast
  • Y-Bot Classic Video Games
  • Zalman USA Inc.

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