Game Conventions

Londonderry, NH
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April 19, 2014
Plantation, FL
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April 19, 2014
Des Moines, IA
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May 2-4, 2014
Lexington KY
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May 2-4, 2014
Portland, OR
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May 23-25, 2014
Burlingame, CA
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May 23-26, 2014
Miami, FL
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June 7, 2014
Galveston, TX
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June 7-8, 2014
Jefferson City, MO
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June 12-15, 2014
Atlanta, GA
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June 13-15, 2014
Milwaukee, WI
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June 19-22, 2014
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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June 21, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
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June 27-29, 2014
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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June 27-29, 2014
Vancouver, Canada
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June 27-29, 2014
Grapevine, TX
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June 27-29, 2014
Portland, OR
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July 4-6, 2014
Davenport, IA
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July 11-13, 2014
Fredericksburg, VA
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July 17-20, 2014
Detroit, MI
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July 17-20, 2014
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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July 18-20, 2014
Jacksonville, FL
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July 18-20, 2014
Buffalo, NY
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July 18-20, 2014
Denver, CO
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July 25-27, 2014
McAllen, TX
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August 1-2, 2014
Seattle, WA
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August 8-10, 2014
Pensacola, FL
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August 9-10, 2014
Houston, TX
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August 15-17, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
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August 15-18, 2014
Middleton, WI
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August 22-24, 2014
Garden Grove, CA
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August 22-24, 2014
Tampa, FL
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October 3-5, 2014
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October 10-12, 2014
Hoover, AL
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October 18-19, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
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October 31-November 2, 2014
Morristown, NJ
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November 6-9, 2014
Charlotte, NC
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November 7-9, 2014
Doncaster, UK
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January 11-12, 2015
San Antonio, TX
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January 30-February 1, 2015
Minneapolis, MN
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September 4-6, 2015
Rosemont, IL
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July 8-10, 2016
Minneapolis, MN
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September 2-4, 2016

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.