Pax Prime is coming up quick but there’s another PAX on the horizon as well. On October 31st we’ll all be heading down under for PAX Australia. I’m really excited for this show as we’re moving into the larger Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. This is a beautiful venue and you can actually still get Sunday and Friday tickets if you’re interested in joining us.
We’ve also just announced the games in this year’s Australian Indie Showcase which highlights the best of the Australian & New Zealand Indie scene. You can see all the picks right here on the PAX AUS site and of course you’ll be able to see all of them on the show floor.
Last year was my first time visiting Australia and it was an incredible trip. My wife and I took some time after the show to check out the Melbourne Zoo. I’ve never seen a Zoo like it before. At one point we were trying to get someplace and saw a waist high wooden fence with a little gate. We walked through thinking we could get back on the main path. We quickly discovered it was actually a pen of some kind and was full of knee high grass. I found a small sign with a picture of what looked like some kind of cat sized Kangaroo. The text on the sign essentially said “You are in here with a Quokka.”
We ended up poking around in the grass until we found this thing and it was super friendly and ridiculously soft. I have to say It was the first time I had ever accidentally walked into an animal’s cage at a zoo.