Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX for short, was hit by Covid-19 disruption but the organisers didn't give up and they now announced it would go digital over the course of full nine days.
We did not make a typo or get confused when saying "full nine days" - we meant it. According to the official website of PAX Online, the removal of physical restrictions made it easier for organisers to throw more content in which is the reason why it will run for 24 hours over nine days.
PAX Online will start on September 12 and conclude on September 20, with non-stop action in between. The site mentions a "steady stream of content, events, discussions and gameplay" with the latter two probably having expanded time frames compared to what they would have with a physical convention.
Possibly the best part is that there will be no virtual tickets involved. PAX Online will be free for everyone to watch, or in the organisers' words - "If you can access the internet, you can go to PAX Online".
The nine-day marathon sounds like a lot of work but the PAX folks didn't even stop there. It appears that there will be three streaming channels with what seemed like different content at the time of writing.
There will be esports events involved but further details will be revealed down the line. Fans who were looking to get PAX merch in 2020 can still do so as it will be sold online as opposed to booths.
If you want to get first-hand info about the upcoming event as it becomes available, you can sign up for a newsletter on the PAX Online announcement page .