Chris Cocks, president of Wizards of the Coast, will be giving the keynote address at the first PAX Unplugged convention. PAX festivals have been at the forefront of gaming since 2004, and now consists of the PAX West, East, South and Australia conventions. PAX Unplugged promises to extend gaming and nerd culture into the analog realm, celebrating tabletop board games, and stands to compete with the big boys at GenCon and Origins. Chris Cocks has been at the helm of Wizards of the Coast since 2016, but has a long history in gaming, working for such big names as Microsoft and LeapFrog.
The inaugural PAX Unplugged Convention will be held in Philadelphia, PA from November 17-19, 2017.