The PAX festivals are the bigest conventions in North America and Australia dedicated to the love of videogames and boardgames.

    PAX has pioneered a kind of event that honors the players, developers, and publishers of games. POWERED BY PAX means that the teams that craft the PAX experience are involved in the vision and planning of shows around the world, working with local teams in each region to make a show that feels true to the gamers attending it.Since its creation in 2004, PAX has gathered millions of fans in the USA and Australia. 
Today, it’s the most recognized event brand in the gaming community.

    In 2018, PAX comes to France with a brand new concept: PLAY Paris Powered by PAX, the gamer‘s festival.


    Founded by gamers who wanted to see a different kind of showAs a worthy inheritor of the DNA of the anglo saxon PAX conventions, PLAY Paris Powered by PAX PLAY PARIS is above all, a giant game room where every square meter is put dedicated toward serving only one goal: to offercreating to the most authentic and credible dedicated gamers their dream event for gamers.

    Each area has been created by respecting a simple set of specifications,and adheres to the following three golden rules of PLAY PARIS:

    ● 100% GAMES / PLAY Paris Powered by PAX PLAY PARIS is, quite simply, a gaming convention. All the booths must offer a fun gaming experience to play… Or or to watch!

    ● FUN NOW / The player is king, he never waits to play! Our passes are only sold before the festival and in very limited quantities, to make sure the visitor’s experience is optimal with minimal waiting.

    ● COMMUNITY FIRST/ Our activities are created in partnership with the French gaming communities.

  • 2 Days of NON-STOP Gaming!

    PLAY Paris Powered by PAX gives you a chance to try a concentrate of its tried and tested formulaexperience a variety of gaming experiences, including:

    ● 4 large freeplay areas: Consoles, PC, Retrogaming and Boardgames.

    ● 3 big stages (1.200, 400 and 200 seats) with esport showstournaments, community panels, live concerts and original eventscontent.

    ● Independent game studios, boardgame publishers, and shops...gaming retailers.

    All the tournaments, concerts and panels are included in the cost of the ticket.

    Warning, limited quantities!


    Reed Pop is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the first convention organizer in the world and the leader of the French market with more than 60 events and 2 subsidiaries: Reed Expositions France & Reed Midem.

    Reed Pop is also behind the largest pop culture conventions in the world like New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comi Con, PAX, EGX and Star Wars Celebration. In France, the Comic Con Paris show attracts visitors from all over Europe each year.

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