Game Conventions

Chattanooga, TN
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February 24-26, 2017
Bakersfield, CA
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February 25-26, 2017
Layton, UT
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March 2-5, 2017
Biloxi, MS
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March 3-5, 2017
Springdale, AR
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March 3-4, 2017
Aiken, SC
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March 3-5, 2017
Louisville, KY
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March 3-5, 2017
Wrest Point, TAS, Australia
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March 4-5, 2017
Pawleys Island, SC
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March 10-12, 2017
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March 18, 2017
Roanoke, VA
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March 24-26, 2017
Memphis, TN
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March 24-26, 2017
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March 24-26, 2017
Vancouver, WA
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March 30-April 2, 2017
Columbia, SC
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March 31-April 2, 2017
Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland
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April 6-8, 2017
Houston, TX
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April 7-9, 2017
Lake Charles, LA
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April 7-9, 2017
Albuquerque, NM
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April 7-9, 2017
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April 7-9, 2017
North East, MD
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April 8-9, 2017
Scarborough, UK
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April 8-9, 2017
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April 13-16, 2017
Chattanooga, TN
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April 21-23, 2017
Havertown, PA
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April 22, 2017
Blacksburg, VA
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April 22-23, 2017
Hauppauge, NY
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April 22-23, 2017
Richmond, VA
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April 27-30, 2017
Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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April 27-30, 2017
Pembroke, VA
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April 28-30, 2017
West Plains, MO
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April 28-30, 2017
Round Rock, TX
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May 12-14, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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May 12-14, 2017
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May 19-21, 2017
Rochester, NY
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May 20-21, 2017
Hannover, Germany
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May 20-22, 2017
West Sacramento, CA
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May 21, 2017
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May 25-28, 2017
Orlando, FL
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May 25-28, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
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May 26-28, 2017
Portland, OR
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May 26-28, 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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May 26-28, 2017
Missoula, MT
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May 26-29, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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June 3-5, 2017
Owensboro, KY
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June 9-11, 2017
South Portland, ME
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June 22-25, 2017
Rosemont, IL
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July 7-9, 2017
Montréal, QB, Canada
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July 7-9, 2017
High Point, NC
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July 14-16, 2017
Tulsa, OK
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July 14-16, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
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August 17-20, 2017
New York, NY
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August 18-20, 2017
Dover, DE
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August 18-19, 2017
Washington, DC
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September 9-10, 2017
Poplar Bluff, MO
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September 15-16, 2017
Mobile, AL
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October 20-22, 2017
San Antonio, TX
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November 2-5, 2017
St. Charles, IL
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November 25-26, 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.