Tickets will be restricted, and concessions will be issued in the event of border closures.
While the live part of E3 2021 already seems to have been cancelled on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, other conferences are still taking a punt. PAX Australia has confirmed it’s going to hold a live event this October at its regular place, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, although ticket sales will”initially be limited” due to potential restrictions.
The Australian PAX offshoot has reason to be optimistic: according to Australian government data in the time of composing , there have been no locally obtained COVID-19 diagnoses in Australia in the last week, and a total of 71 overseas acquired cases during this time.
However, a lot can change in seven weeks, so based on the convention’s official Twitter accounts , tickets rendered useless due to border closures and quarantine restrictions will be reimbursed.
Whenever it’s excellent news for convention-goers, and of course organisers, it will not be a return to 2019-style festivities. As of January the Melbourne Convention Centre can hold 75 percent of its typical ability , which equates to 5,000 people at any given point in time. Both standing and seated arrangements fall under these guidelines.
Tickets aren’t available yet, and will be restricted, but these constraints may”continue to unwind as we get nearer to PAX Aus 2021,” assuming the pandemic allows it.