Game Conventions

Amelia Island, FL
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February 5-7, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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February 12-14, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
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February 12-15, 2016
Jacksonville, FL
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February 12-14, 2016
National Harbor, MD
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February 18-21, 2016
Boston, MA
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February 19-21, 2016
Houston, TX
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February 19-21, 2016
Nashville, TN
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February 19-21, 2016
Hallandale Beach, FL
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February 19-21, 2016
Charlottesville, VA
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February 22-28, 2016
Layton, Utah
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March 3-5, 2016
Aiken, SC
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March 4-6, 2016
Platteville, WI
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March 4-6, 2016
Biloxi, MS
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March 4-6, 2016
Springdale, Arkansas
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March 5, 2016
Atlanta, GA
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March 11-13, 2016
Dallas, TX
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March 17-20, 2016
Kalamazoo, MI
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March 18-20, 2016
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March 18-20, 2016
Asheville, NC
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March 18-20, 2016
Toronto, Canada
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March 18-20, 2016
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March 24-27, 2016
Columbia, SC
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April 8-10, 2016
Lake Charles, LA
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April 8-10, 2016
Martinsburg, WV
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April 15-17, 2016
Lexington, KY
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April 22-24, 2016
Rochester, NY
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April 23-24, 2016
Mansfield, OH
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April 23, 2016
West Plains, MO
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April 29-May 1, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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May 6-8, 2016
Myrtle Beach, SC
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May 20-22, 2016
Norfolk, VA
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May 26-29, 2016
Atlanta, GA
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May 26-30, 2016
Mobile, AL
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May 27-29, 2016
Sandusky, OH
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June 2-5, 2016
Concord, NC
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June 3-5, 2016
Edwardsville, IL
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June 10-12, 2016
Pigeon Forge, TN
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June 11-12, 2016
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
Hartford, CT
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July 7-10, 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
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
Minneapolis, MN
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September 2-4, 2016
Hattiesburg, MS
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September 9-11, 2016
Jackson, MI
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September 17-18, 2016
Portland, OR
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November 18-20, 2016
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.