September 16, 2015
Take This Announce Inclusion Of AFK Rooms At Pax Australia 2015
We all know what AFK means in the world of gaming, Away from keyboard, but what does it mean when you are at a show like PAX Australia? This year, it will mean a place for everyone to attend to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the show floor.
The AFK Room is an initiative by Take This and PAX and is designed to help gamers of all types talk about mental health issues. To understand what Take This is all about, watch this video to learn more about it and why it is important.
Take This Executive Director, Russ Pitts, explains "We are thrilled to bring the AFK Room and Take This's message of healing and hope for those dealing with mental health issues to PAX Australia. Over the past year, as attendees of US-based PAX events and other shows have become more aware of the mental health issues in our community, we've seen a growing demand for spaces like the AFK Room and education and awareness like Take This provides. To be working with PAX to ensure that the Enforcers and attendees at PAX Aus have support for dealing with these issues is a wonderful privilege."
Robert Khoo, Penny Arcade President comments, "After seeing the benefits at PAX East 2014, it's always been Russ and my goal to get AFK rooms to not only all PAXes but to all gaming events across the globe. Take This is an organization that helps gamers, period."
If you still want to attend the show, tickets are still available, but they are going fast.