Ron Gilbert, MC Frontalot, RoosterTeeth, more confirmed for PAX AUS

Ron Gilbert, MC Frontalot, RoosterTeeth and more confirmed for PAX AU

Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert will give the keynote at the upcoming PAX Australia, Penny Arcade has announced. Gilbert most recently worked on The Cave for Double Fine, and will kick off the Penny Arcade Expo's Australian branch with a "storytime" session, presumably about his work in the glory days of adventure gaming, creating the SCUMM interpreter, and his most recent work on DeathSpank and at Double Fine.

Other announced guests for the show include musicians The Protomen and MC Frontalot, and video makers RoosterTeeth are also set to appear – and we're sure founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik are headed down under, too. PAX Australia is set to take place at the Melbourne Showgrounds on July 19-21, 2013, and there are still tickets available for the first two days right now.

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Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert to open PAX Australia

Tuesday 12 February, 2013 - The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is coming to Australia in July 2013, and celebrated videogame designer Ron Gilbert (creator of the Monkey Island series) will be providing the opening 'storytime' keynote on the Friday morning.

Ron created many of the iconic LucasArts adventure games, such as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, and is responsible for the iconic scripting language SCUMM which was used in subsequent games. He currently works alongside fellow LucasArts alumni Tim Schafer at Double Fine Productions, and created and designed the recently released game - The Cave.

Ron joins other international guests confirmed for PAX Australia including musical acts The Protomen and MC Frontalot, the guys from RoosterTeeth, and of course everyone from Penny Arcade.

PAX Australia will be the largest gaming festival to be held in Australia, and has already sold out of 3 day and Saturday passes. Held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 19-21 July, 2013, the show is being run by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade.

For further information visit or follow PAX Australia updates via official Twitter and Facebook.