Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PAX East Makes Decade-Long Commitments to Massachusetts

Reed Exhibitions and Penny Arcade Expo, the organizers of the giant PAX East digital games convention, announced a deal to keep the convention in Boston and to contribute $325K to the Mass Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) at Becker College over the next decade.

MassTLC participated in the announcement and applauded the deal citing the need to "double down" on our strengths -- like our vibrant digital games community -- in order to achieve MassTLC's 2020 Challenge of creating 100K new technology jobs over the coming decade.

PAX East came to Boston's Hynes Convention Center two years ago and last year moved to the Boston Convention & Expo Center. The 2012 PAX East Conference will be held April 6-8th and is expected to attract over 70,000 digital game executives, developers, and enthusiasts.

MassTLC celebrates Digital Games in Massachusetts each year with the PAX East "Made in MA" party hosted by the Council's Digital Games community. The event not only brings together the games developer community from across the country but puts a spotlight on all game companies in the area to showcase the depth and breadth of our local industry to a worldwide audience. The event takes over the Microsoft NERD center and sells out with more than 1200 developers, games executives and media from across the country. Registration for this year's event can be found here.

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