The video game convention is back again, as the PAX West dates have been announced.

Convention organizer Reed Pop announced on Tuesday that PAX West will be back in September. This is the first major gaming event to take place directly since the COVID-19 pandemic put a large group rally on hold last year. The tournament will take place September 3-6 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

The event’s tickers will be available for sale in the next two weeks, according to Reedpop.

PAX East, held in Boston from February 27th to March 1st, was the last major gaming event in the United States prior to the pandemic, but some companies did not participate due to the emergence of the virus. did. PAX East has moved forward and the organizers have promised “enhanced cleaning and hygiene.” The next two PAX events, PAX West and PAX Australia, were canceled and PAX joined EGX as an online-only event in mid-September.

ReedPop said PAX West’s “Detailed Health and Safety Guidelines” will be announced prior to the September event. You’ll also get new information about PAX Online East 2021, an online-only event scheduled for July 15-18. Badges for both events are now available online — the PAX West 2021 4-day pass costs $ 230. The PAX Online East badge is optional for $ 15, but attendees have access to special events.

Distribution of COVID-19 vaccine Started to increase in early 2021, And “about half of US adults” are fully vaccinated, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say Fully vaccinated individuals are at low risk of COVID-19 and can safely return to many activities and domestic travel. However, large and small gatherings (indoors or outdoors) are less secure for unmasked and unvaccinated people.