Main Event: A Celebration of Gaming with Reggie
Reggie Fils-Aimé, the award-winning innovator and former Nintendo of America president, will grace the stage as the keynote speaker for PAX West 2023, the West Coast’s premier gaming event. The main stage event is scheduled for Friday, September 1st, 2023, and is set to offer an engaging and personal look at Reggie’s illustrious career.
Known for his leadership at Nintendo, Reggie has become a symbol of creativity and disruption in the gaming industry. Since retiring, he has focused on inspiring the next generation of business leaders, engaging in public speaking, board service, and authoring the book DISRUPTING THE GAME published by HarperCollins Leadership.
For those eager to engage with Reggie, there’s a chance to participate in his Q&A by submitting a question via this form.
Exhibitors Joining the Game
Show organizers ReedPop and Penny Arcade have also revealed that several AAA exhibitors, including The Pokémon Company, Ubisoft, and Square Enix, will join Reggie at PAX West.
Special Appearances and Sessions
Fans of Genshin Impact can look forward to Q&A and autographing sessions with voice actors Brittany Cox, Christina Costello, Kelly Baskin, Laila Berzins, and Stephanie Southerland, happening every day during the show.
Panels, Esports and Play Areas
Apart from the opportunity to play the latest game demos, attendees can indulge in an array of panels discussing fan-favorite franchises and vital topics within the gaming industry. The weekend also brings back PAX Arena, filled with intense esports tournaments, including Stream Stars with Among Us and Almost Pro with Street Fighter 6. Gaming communities will come together in free play areas dedicated to tabletop, handhelds, and consoles.
Legends at PAX West
Founder of PAX, Penny Arcade, and Child’s Play, Jerry Holkins, aptly encapsulates the excitement, stating, “There are legends, and then there are Legends with a capital L. Reggie Fils-Aimé is one of the latter.”
The iconic phrase from Reggie himself, “My body is ready to Keynote PAX West,” epitomizes the anticipation surrounding this year’s event. With an impressive lineup of events, exhibitors, and panels, PAX West 2023 seems poised to be a landmark celebration of gaming.