PAX South Heading to San Antonio, Texas Jan 2018

If you consider yourself insanely enthusiastic about gaming and can get your booty down to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on January 12-14, 2018 then you should head over to PAX South 2018. PAX South is a three-day festival of gaming covering everything from virtual reality to table top gaming.  We take a quick look at the highlights of this year’s festival.

Virtual Reality

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If virtual reality is your thing or you’ve simply been left behind and want to catch up then PAX South will offer you the chance to sample the latest virtual reality tech. See all the advances to the exciting new gaming technology. Be ready to have your mind blown.


The Omegathon is a tournament that spans all three days of the festival. Twenty randomly chosen Omeganauts will compete in games across a variety of areas, including table-top, console and computer. It’s a knockout competition, when there are only two gamers left standing they’ll battle it out in an intense finale– each hoping to gain the top prize of an all-expenses paid trip to any PAX in the world.

The PAX Arena

The PAX Arena is a competition that invited the top gamers in the world to compete in front of the event attendees, and broadcast live to thousands of viewers. The battles will be long and tough, and each gamer fights to keep their reputation. The PAX Arena will run throughout the duration of the event.

Table Top Freeplay

Another feature of PAX South is the Table Top Freeplay. Find a space, set-up camp and borrow games from the lending library. Check out all the latest games and test them on your own devices.

Indie Tabletop Games

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Leaving the tech behind for a moment, PAX South dedicates a whole section to indie tabletop games. To give you an idea, last year’s games included Dice Throw, Wicked Apples, Fantastic Factories and Word Domination, so you can expect something similar for 2018. It’s the ultimate indie-geek event and a great place to meet like-minded gamers.

That’s not all. Expect the usual fantastic array of panel events, interactive gaming sessions, and talks from the top guys and gals of the gaming industry.

“That’s all great”, I here you cry, “but with so many people heading over to in San Antonio, Texas, It’s going to be quite a minefield sorting out accommodation.” You did all say that, right? Yes, thought you did. Well, no need to worry, because has you covered and they’ve have a created an accommodation tool, that will definitely help. Simply, click here to access and start planning your room.

PAX South will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on January 12-14, 2018.

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife and his player 3. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

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