The sixth annual PAX East gaming convention begins today. It lasts throughout the weekend. The popular Penny Arcade Expo was originally created in Seattle in 2004 by Penny Arcade webcomic artist and writer duo Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Since then it has expanded to Boston in 2010 (PAX East), Melbourne in 2013 (PAX Australia), and San Antonio in 2015 (PAX South).

PAX East 2016 returns to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The full schedule of panels, tournaments, and events can be found online.

PAX is popular for bringing fans and gamers together using games-related services. A handheld lounge provides local multiplayer. You can sample old-school arcades in the arcade room. Bring your own computer to the LAN room. The tabletop area is a major focus, with many exhibitors and demos. There’s even a lending library for both board and video games. The show floor is where AAA designers and indie developers show off their new and upcoming games.

PAX East 2016 has several notable attendees and games on display. Highlights include Blizzard’s upcoming online shooter Overwatch, Supergiant Games’ just announced third game Pyre, Bethesda’s Doom reboot, and Cliff Bleszinski’s LawBreakers.

Not attending the convention? Keeping up with all the news and gameplay out of the expo is easier than ever. Follow #PAXEast on twitter for a grab bag of information from attendees. Follow the official PAX twitter account for updates and directions. You can also watch live footage of events and panels via twitch. Check out the full streaming schedule here.

Stay tuned to Pixelkin for news and announcements from PAX East 2016!

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.