If you weren’t aware of it, tickets for the 2013 PAX Prime went on sale yesterday. And if you weren’t aware then you are out of luck…just as the thousands of other folks that also tried to get tickets and didn’t. Because those tickets got sold in the blink of an eye.
There’s no question that PAX Prime, the grandaddy of the PAXes, is THE place for gamer nerds to be on Labor Day weekend. And the fact that Gabe and Tycho, the founders of PAX and Penny Arcade, have put a cap on the convention attendance because they have specified no intention of moving from its current location at the Washington State Convention Center means that there will only EVER be a certain number of tickets available, while the number of potential attendees will go up.
But is that the real problem for why those tickets sold so fast this time? Or is PAX suffering from scalper-itis?