Game Conventions

Galveston, TX
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August 8-9, 2015
Orlando, FL
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August 15-16, 2015
White Plains, NY
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August 28-30, 2015
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
Omaha, NE
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October 2-4, 2015
Dublin, Ireland
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October 10-11, 2015
Amelia Island, FL
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February 5-7, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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May 6-8, 2016
Rosemont, IL
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July 8-10, 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.