Game Conventions

Minneapolis, MN
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September 4-6, 2015
Lansing, MI
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September 4-6, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
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September 4-7, 2015
Cape Canaveral, FL
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September 12-13, 2015
Farmington, MO
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September 12-13, 2015
Buffalo, NY
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September 18-20, 2015
Las Vegas, NV
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September 18-20, 2015
Parsippany, NJ
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September 19, 2015
Omaha, NE
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October 2-4, 2015
Lomas de Sotelo, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City
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October 2-4, 2015
Wallingford, CT
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October 3, 2015
Dublin, Ireland
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October 10-11, 2015
Richfield, Ohio 44286
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October 15-18, 2015
Fresno, CA
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October 17-18, 2015
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October 17-18, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
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October 23-25, 2015
Daytona, FL
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October 23-25, 2015
Bloomington IL
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October 23-25, 2015
Wichita, KS
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October 23-25, 2015
Raleigh, NC
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October 30-November 1, 2015
Houston, TX
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November 13-14, 2015
Charlotte, NC
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November 13-15, 2015
Atlantic City, NJ
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November 20-22, 2015
Sacramento, CA
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December 13, 2015
Sacramento, CA
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December 13, 2015
Everett, WA
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January 8-10, 2016
Amelia Island, FL
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February 5-7, 2016
Cedar Rapids, IA
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February 6, 2016
Boston, MA
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February 19-21, 2016
Layton, Utah
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March 3-5, 2016
Aiken, SC
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March 4-6, 2016
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March 24-27, 2016
Rochester, NY
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April 23-24, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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May 6-8, 2016
Sandusky, OH
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June 2-5, 2016
Morristown, NJ
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June 29-July 3, 2016
Hartford, CT
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July 7-10, 2016
Rosemont, IL
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July 8-10, 2016
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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July 18, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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September 2-4, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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May 26-28, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
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May 25-27, 2018

What are gaming conventions?

Game conventions are events that bring together several gamers to participate in various types of gaming. Some game conventions focus on video gaming, with huge tournaments and prizes, while others center around pen and paper roleplaying games. Several large gaming cons, such as E3 and PAX, tend to focus around video gaming, with producers and game developers attending to show off their latest creations. Most other game cons are smaller events with a focus around table top games, however some smaller shows also focus on video gaming. There are also many conventions based in other genres that have a significant gaming emphasis, such as Dragon*con.
Some things you might play at gaming cons are games like Munchkin from Steve Jackson games. Board games like this are more popular in the 'open gaming' areas, while tournaments usually revolve around more complex strategy-type board games like Dominion. Bigger conventions, or other event types that have a smaller gaming sections usually focus instead on video games like Rock Band shown above. Most events we list as gaming cons will feature multiple different types of gaming tournaments, either board games or video games. Check the convention's website to find out which type of gaming the event focuses on.