EXPERIENCE THE VERY BEST OF PAX AUS AND MELBOURNE WITH LEGIT NERDS
There’s visiting PAX, and then there’s VISITING PAX. We do it the second way – assembling a small team of passionate, like minded fans and doing PAX the kick arse way! We take care of everything so that you can focus on having the time of your life, and living PAX Aus like the king or queen you are.
Let’s break down our 2 night, 3 day Pax to the Max package:
Firstly, the team – the amazing Alanna will be your tour guide for the stay. A veteran of 2 previous PAX Tours, Alanna knows the nerdy ins and outs of Melbourne and is the group’s personal concierge, catering to your every need. She’ll lead the tour group – like minded individuals, all passionate gamers and PAX fans, who will become your good friends by the end of the tour.
Secondly, home base – You’ll be staying at the amazing Crowne Plaza Hotel, just 11 minutes walk from the doors of PAX. Stay in a King room, and make the daily short walk across the beautiful Yarra foot bridge, soaking in Melbourne as you saunter to PAX. Join us by yourself, as a couple , or with a friend, we’ve got bedding configs sorted for everyone. And waiting for you every morning of your stay is a massive buffet breakfast – hot and cold – ready to fuel your day ahead.
Next, PAX. Oh PAX. We’ve got your 3 Day Badge sorted, so every day you stroll in like a king or queen. PAX AUS has become famous for showcasing the local tabletop roleplay and boardgame culture alongside esports, VR and major new game demos. This epic on features a unique lineup of indie developers and industry panels drawn from Australia, New Zealand and Asia, integrating them into a schedule of beloved PAX headliners. You’ll never be short for things to do, see and play over the full 3 show days!
EXPERIENCE THE BEST NERDY MELBOURNE HAS TO OFFER
It wouldn’t be a Legit Nerds Tour if we didn’t explore the nerdy attractions on offer in the local city. Melbourne is Australia’s best destination for pop culture themed venues and we’ve hand picked some of the best, to sprinkle in to our adventures at night.
You’ll be journeying to one of the world’s most epic VR attractions, Zero Latency. Experience true free roam virtual reality adventures, where our group will take over the venue, battle and co-op our way through amazing virtual worlds.
The fun doesn’t even stop there. Also on the itinerary is Ukiyo, a top rated TripAdvisor Melbourne experience. To call it an escape room is not doing it justice. It’s a journey, a cacophony of emotions, and it’s one of our favourite attractions ever.
Rounding the trip out we have the most excellent B.Lucky & Sons for cocktails, arcade games and dinner, and we’re topping it all off with a visit to iconic Melbourne burger join Easey’s, where you’ll enjoy one of the world’s best burgers while looking down on Melbourne from a sky bound train (you read that right… just wait!)
We’ve put together a laundry list of inclusions so everything is taken care of as you enjoy PAX the Legit Nerds way – VIP style, with new friends and experiencing the very best Melbourne has to offer.
(oh and did we happen to mention this is all happening during Melbourne International Games Week?)
See below for the full details & itinerary!
- The maximum three-day PAX experience forms an awesome foundation for your adventure
- Stay just minutes from the MCEC at the beautiful Crowne Plaza in your very own luxurious PAX home base.
- Start every day with an amazing buffet breakfast before heading out to PAX.
- Get a taste of Melbourne’s bar scene with artisanal drinks and vintage arcade games at B. Lucky & Sons neon speakeasy
- Take on Melbourne’s famous Zero Latency VR adventure as a group.
- Sample Melbourne’s best burgers with an unforgettable view at Easey’s.
- Solve the riddle of Trip Advisor’s top rated Melbourne experience – Ukiyo!
- Joining you will be our amazing Legit Nerds host – fun, knowledgeable, connected and there to ensure you have an epic time while on tour.
- Make lifelong friends with your small group of fellow travelers – your crew for the weekend is sorted!
PAX! PAX! PAX!
We’ll meet you as you arrive with your 3 Day Badges, and the weekend begins with a bang as the convention opens its doors. Hit up all your favourite booths and panels, play the latest and greatest video games or chill out at the tabletop section – you get to choose your own adventure!
At your leisure, check in to the beautiful Crowne Plaza, just a short stroll across the river, and set up your homebase for the weekend.
When you’ve exhausted yourself for the day at PAX and checked in to your room, as night falls we’ll get the party pumping again with a trip to Zero Latency. Team up or split up as the group takes on the free roaming VR challenges. Then, it’s on to stylish B. Lucky & Sons! Dinner, cocktails and arcade games from past and present are on the menu in this swinging neon speakeasy carved into the heart of Melbourne.
Fuel yourself for the adventure ahead in the best possible way – a hot-and-cold-buffet breakfast spread at the hotel! You don’t need to worry about being late to the con though – you’ll be eating just minutes away from the MCEC, so you can save all your energy for PAX itself!
The expo gets even bigger as the weekend crowds rush in, bringing eye-popping cosplays and the awesome atmosphere you can only find at PAX! Charge into the esports contests, freeplay tables and celebrity panels.
Later in the evening we’ll tempt you away from PAX for a taste of the best wider Melbourne can offer. Ukiyo is the most unique and challenging escape experience in the country. Unlock the secrets of the Crumbling Prince, or explore the confines of a derelict space station. Together with the group we’ll try to solves ukiyo’s deepest mysteries. Then, we wrap up the evening with one of Melbourne’s finest gastronomic institutions, enjoying world-class burgers and street art at Easey’s – perched in a train overlooking Collingwood.
Hit the last day of PAX like it’s going out of style! Legit Nerds offer smooth travelling right to the end, as we put a bow on this complete PAX experience. Take your time with a farewell breakfast alongside your tour companions before your final checkout from the Crowne Plaza and a last goodbye to beautiful downtown Melbourne. Then, dedicate your last day to PAX. This is the finale and it’s when you’ll see the most awesome panels and previews, as well as the finals of the Omegathon and other special shenanigans – a salute to the best weekend of gaming 2021 has to offer!
- 2 x dinners
- B.Lucky & Sons (cocktail included)
- 2 x hot and cold buffet breakfasts at the Crowne Plaza
- Ubers between all activities.
- 2 nights accommodation in the luxurious Crowne Plaza Hotel in a King Room. Twin King singles or King bed configuration available.
- 3 Day Badge to PAX
- Entry to Zero Latency
- Entry to Ukiyo
- Games at Lucky B & Sons