While the COVID pandemic has made us no strangers to gaming convention cancellations, usually announcements of such are followed up by a hopeful look ahead to returning in the future. This won’t be the case for San Antonio-based PAX South, whose organizers said this past week that they are closing down the show for “the foreseeable future.”
While COVID played a part in this decision, the organizers said that the main reason was the declining attendance: “While each of our other events have flourished, some of them drawing hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world, PAX South hasn’t expanded and to some extent has remained the same show that it was when we opened it in 2015.”
When PAX South first opened, it set a record for attendance for a first-year PAX show. The show was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.