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Pikesville, MD
Oct 28-31, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 29-31, 2021
Lake Charles, LA
Oct 30-31, 2021
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 5-7, 2021
Killington, VT
Nov 5-7, 2021
Orillia, ON
Nov 6, 2021
Hartford, CT
Nov 6-7, 2021
Lee's Summit, MO
Nov 11-14, 2021
Independence, MO
Nov 11-14, 2021
Houston, TX
Nov 12-14, 2021
Dallas, TX
Nov 12-14, 2021
Cork, Ireland
Nov 12-14, 2021
Lombard, IL
Nov 12-14, 2021
Nov 18-21, 2021
Sturbridge, MA
Nov 18-21, 2021
Ocean City, MD
Dec 11, 2021
Washington D.C., DC, USA
Dec 15-19, 2021
Ontario, CA
Jan 6-9, 2022
Bryce Canyon City, UT
Jan 14-16, 2022
Jan 21-23, 2022
Huntsville, AL
Jan 21-23, 2022
Denver, CO
Feb 14-17, 2022
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 18-21, 2022
Chattanooga, TN
Feb 18-20, 2022
Cedar Rapids, IA
Feb 25-27, 2022
Layton, UT
Mar 3-6, 2022
Mar 18-20, 2022
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Mar 18-20, 2022
Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the Eastern Caribbean
Apr 2-10, 2022
Nashville, TN
Apr 15-17, 2022
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Apr 22-24, 2022
Virginia Beach, VA
May 14-15, 2022
Atlanta, GA
May 26-29, 2022
Sandusky, OH
Jun 1-5, 2022
Concord, NC
Jun 3-5, 2022
Jefferson City, MO
Jun 16-19, 2022
Orlando, FL
Jun 18, 2022
Charlotte, NC
Jun 24-26, 2022
Miami, FL
Jul 3, 2022
Greenville, SC
Jul 9-10, 2022
Vancouver, BC to Alaska’s Inner Passage
Jul 10-17, 2022
Mountain View, CA
Oct 29-30, 2022
Minneapolis, MN
May 26-28, 2023
Minneapolis, MN
May 24-26, 2024

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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.