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Memphis, Tennessee
Oct 19-20, 2019
Manasquan, NJ
Oct 20, 2019
West Des Moines, IA
Oct 25-27, 2019
Oct 25, 2019
Oct 25-27, 2019
Woodbury, NJ
Oct 26, 2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
Nov 1-3, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ
Nov 2-3, 2019
Muscle Shoals, AL
Nov 2-3, 2019
Cork, Ireland
Nov 8-10, 2019
Cork, Ireland
Nov 8-10, 2019
Miami, FL
Nov 8-10, 2019
Independence, MO
Nov 14-17, 2019
Fort Smith, AR
Nov 15-17, 2019
Harlingen, TX
Nov 16-17, 2019
Mandeville, LA
Nov 16, 2019
Dallas, TX
Nov 20-24, 2019
Dallas, TX
Nov 20-24, 2019
Dallas, TX
Nov 20-24, 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Nov 23, 2019
Dallas, TX
Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019
Sacramento, CA
Dec 8, 2019
Denver, CO
Jan 17-20, 2020
Bloomington, IL
Jan 18-19, 2020
Bloomington, IL
Jan 18-19, 2020
Saint Albans City, VT
Jan 25, 2020
Irvine, CA
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020
Charlottesville VA
Feb 24-Mar 1, 2020
Aiken, SC
Mar 7-8, 2020
Durham, ME, USA
Mar 28, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Mar 28, 2020
New York, NY
Mar 29-Apr 5, 2020
New York, NY
Mar 29-Apr 5, 2020
Farmer City, IL
Apr 24-26, 2020
May 9, 2020
Manitou Springs, CO
May 15-17, 2020
Manitou Springs, CO
May 15-17, 2020
Lansing, MI
May 22-25, 2020
Evansville, IN
Jun 20-21, 2020
Evansville, IN
Jun 20-21, 2020
Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Jul 18-19, 2020
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.