PAX last year. This year's event will still be screen-centric but without all these, you know, people.

Sat, Sept 12 
Democracy Dialogues: Vote by Mail 
As the pandemic forces many states to shift away from in-person ballot booths to vote by mail systems, Washington has emerged as a guiding light. To help explain the process of mail-in-voting, the Museum of History and Industry has invited Washington secretary of state Kim Wyman and King County elections director Julie Wise to speak. The pair will debunk myths (perhaps those coming from, oh, the President) and dive into the challenges and successes of voting by mail. 7pm, $10 (suggested donation)

Sept 12–20
PAX Online
While fans don't get to pack the halls of the Washington State Convention Center, PAX West has still found a way to bring the gaming community together online. The always-anticipated convention will go virtual as PAX Online, where gamers can still access plenty of the same panels, tournaments, and streams as they would in person. Free

Sun, Sept 13 
The Power of Diplomacy 

Having served as Chief of Protocol under the Obama Administration, ambassador Capricia Marshall knows the impact proper etiquette and diplomacy can have. Marshall will share stories and lessons from her book, Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for YouShe’ll also discuss how the tools of diplomacy can be applied to everyday life6pm, $5

Wed, Sept 16 
A Conversation with Jenny Durkan 

With Seattle sitting in an important moment for changemayor Jenny Durkan will sit down with Crosscut reporter David Kroman to discuss major issues facing the city, including Seattle’s continued response to Covid-19 and her answer to the chants for police reform—both topics Kroman has reported extensively on. Before the event, viewers can submit questions for Durkan. 11am, Free

Thu, Sept 17
One Tin Bakes
Edd Kimber, who won the first season of The Great British Bake Off back in 2010, has released a new book of recipes with an emphasis on ease. Kimber will chat about his book with Rachael Coyle, owner of Coyle’s Bakeshop. Throughout the conversation, attendees can enter questions for Kimber. Noon, Free