Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) the largest video game focus convention out there. From the guys who created the Penny Arcade webcomic and Child’s Play charity. It is August 30 – September 2, Labor Day weekend, in Seattle as always.
Music has been a big part of PAX since the beginning in 2004 when they had the Minibosses and MC Frontalot. It was at PAX that nerdcore was given a stage to take off.
This year’s music acts are a mix of new faces and regulars. PAX’s rapper laurate MC Frontalot and nerdcore group Super-Commuter will be back again along with Mega Ran and Adam Warrock. The rock band with a Mega Man oprea Protomen return for another year. The comedy duo of the Doubleclicks makes it to the main stage this year. Acoustic guitar duo Super Guitar Bros appear for the first time on main stage. Hideo a theatrical concert group who perform music from video games and anime. Bit Brigade video game cover band/speed run performers around out the main stage.
With the con being four days long they are going to have three straight days of concerts for all the fans. Schedules have not been released yet, but I do know Mega Ran will be playing on Friday with K-Murdock and a live band. Bit Brigade and the Protomen are both on Friday. On Saturday Frontalot is performing.
Now like previous years PAX has sold out already. Now do not panic too much just yet. There are still ways to get in. Legal ways at that. Become a volunteer, enforcers, panelist, or something like that. Personally I do not know to much on the subject, but I am a sure you can find out more with a quick search.