Game Conventions

Charlottesville, VA
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June 27-July 3, 2016
Morristown, NJ
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June 29-July 3, 2016
Orlando, FL
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July 6-10, 2016
Sturbridge, MA, USA
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July 7-9, 2016
Hartford, CT
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July 7-10, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
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July 8-10, 2016
Rosemont, IL
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July 8-10, 2016
Fredericksburg, VA
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July 14-17, 2016
Davenport, IA
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July 15-17, 2016
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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July 18, 2016
Fredericksburg, VA
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July 23-24, 2016
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July 23-31, 2016
Buffalo, NY
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July 29-31, 2016
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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July 30-31, 2016
Austin, TX
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July 30-31, 2016
Wytheville, VA
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July 30, 2016
Indianapolis, IN
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August 4-7, 2016
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August 11-14, 2016
Warwick, RI
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August 25-28, 2016
La Crosse, WI
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August 26-28, 2016
Colorado Springs, CO
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September 1-4, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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September 1-2, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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September 2-4, 2016
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September 3, 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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September 8-12, 2016
Hattiesburg, MS
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September 9-11, 2016
Jackson, MI
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September 17-18, 2016
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September 23-25, 2016
Springfield, MO
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October 7-9, 2016
Harrisburg, PA
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October 14-16, 2016
Noble, IL
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October 14-16, 2016
Erie, PA
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October 14-15, 2016
Mitchell,SD
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October 15, 2016
Bloomington, IL
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October 21-23, 2016
Atlantic City, NJ
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October 27-30, 2016
Wilmington, DE
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November 5, 2016
Sacramento, CA
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November 11-13, 2016
Portland, OR
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November 18-20, 2016
Sacramento, CA
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December 11, 2016
Havertown, PA
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April 22, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
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May 26-28, 2017
Rosemont, IL
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July 7-9, 2017
Mobile, AL
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October 20-22, 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.