Registration for PAX East 2014 badges will begin tomorrow, Oct. 23, on the Penny Arcade Expo website, the convention's organizers announced today.
According to the PAX Twitter account, interested parties should start checking the PAX site as of noon ET tomorrow. In a few follow-up tweets, the organizers noted that three-day badges for PAX East 2013 (photo above) sold out within one day when they went on sale last October, although single-day badges remained available for months. In addition, the organizers confirmed that hotel registration for PAX East 2014 will also go live tomorrow, at the same time as the badges themselves.
Asked why they tweeted a heads-up about registration — something they had not done in the past — the organizers said, "We've improved our infrastructure," and added that if the PAX site holds up during the onslaught of fans attempting to buy badges, they'll provide a similar advance notice for PAX Prime 2014 passes. In previous years, the badge-purchasing process has buckled under pressure from thousands of people attempting to log on at once when registration opens.
While PAX Prime 2013 was extended to four days for the first time, PAX East 2014 will remain a three-day event: It runs from April 11-13, 2014, in Boston.