PAX Australia 2017 are on sale now, nerdlingers

The Southern Hemisphere's biggest gaming convention is hitting Melbourne again in late October and tickets are now on sale.

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PAX Australia is headed to a Melbourne near you. Or maybe not near you. I don't know where you live.

If you're eager to get your hot little hands (or perhaps your hands are of a larger size and/or cooler temperature, I'm not judging) on passes to the show, they're on sale now.

You'll be able to pick up a day ticket for AU$65 or a three-day pass for AU$165. International three-day passes will also cost AU$165 and if you're planning to bring your own computer, you can buy a BYOC pass for an additional AU$45. Early birds will save a fiver on their full ticket price.

It's the fifth time the geek culture and gaming expo will be held in Melbourne and the fourth time it'll be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The three-day convention will run from Friday October 27 to Sunday October 29, narrowly missing Melbourne Cup weekend and letting every single PAX attendee breathe a sigh of relief when they go to book accommodation.

PAX Australia first announced the dates for the 2017 show on its Facebook page back in February.

The Australian leg of the international expo -- which takes place annually in Seattle, Boston and Austin in the US -- pulls together a smorgasbord of indie games, AAA titles, tabletop gaming, panels and cosplay.

If you want to know more about what PAX Australia is all about, you can check out CNET's coverage of the 2016 show here.

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