Things are going to be a little bit different at this year's PAX Australia. The convention will play host to EB Expo like some sort of convention babushka dolls or maybe it's more like Voltron.
Either way the two conventions are teaming up.
PAX Australia is returning to the Melbourne on October 26-28 and now they're bringing a friend. As part of the three day convention - which itself is a part of Creative Victoria's Melbourne International Games Week - EB Expo will have a dedicated area for the world's largest publishers to show off their goods.
The panels, boardgames, cosplay, esports, hands-on demos and concerts that people have been coming back to PAX Australia for years will all still be there. Now the combined efforts of PAX Australia and EB Expo promise that there will be even more.
"PAX Aus grows every year, and in 2018, EB Expo is the red mushroom to our Italian plumber," said Jono Whyman, Event Manager of PAX Aus. "We're incredibly excited to partner with EB Games to level up PAX Aus and continue to put on the biggest, best gaming show for our die-hard fans and new members of the PAX family."
It's unclear what this means for the future of EB Expo as a separate convention. Last year, the convention moved from Sydney to the Gold Coast and now, as a part of PAX Australia, it will take place in Melbourne.