Game Conventions

Gautier, MS
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December 10-11, 2016
Ocala, FL
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December 10, 2016
Sacramento, CA
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December 11, 2016
Tampa, FL
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December 31, 2016
National Harbor, MD
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January 5-8, 2017
West Memphis, AR
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January 6-7, 2017
Brunswick, MD
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January 7, 2017
Williamsburg, VA
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January 13-15, 2017
Columbia, SC
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January 13-16, 2017
Gainesville, FL
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January 14-15, 2017
Huntsville, Alabam
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January 20-22, 2017
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January 21, 2017
Birmingham, AL
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January 27-29, 2017
San Antonio, TX
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January 27-29, 2017
Jackson, TN
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January 28-29, 2017
Laredo, TX
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January 28-29, 2017
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January 29, 2017
Atlanta, GA
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February 2-5, 2017
Frederick, MD
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February 4, 2017
New Orleans, LA
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February 9-13, 2017
Atlanta, GA
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February 10-12, 2017
National Harbor, MD
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February 17-19, 2017
Round Rock, TX
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February 17-19, 2017
Layton, UT
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March 2-5, 2017
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March 18, 2017
Roanoke, VA
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March 24-26, 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
North East, MD
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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
Blacksburg, VA
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April 22-23, 2017
Havertown, PA
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April 22, 2017
Pembroke, VA
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April 28-30, 2017
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May 25-28, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
8.9
May 26-28, 2017
Rosemont, IL
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July 7-9, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
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August 17-20, 2017
New York, NY
8.9
August 18-20, 2017
Dover, DE
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August 18-19, 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.