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Many conventions are being cancelled as a result of COVID-19. It is recommended you check the convention's website before making plans for attendance.

Game Conventions

Apr 17-18, 2021
Irvine, CA
Apr 22-25, 2021
Austin, TX
Apr 23-25, 2021
Frankfort, KY
Apr 24, 2021
Mt. Sterling, OH
Apr 28-May 1, 2021
Apr 30-May 2, 2021
San Antonio, TX
Apr 30-May 2, 2021
Fort Myers, FL
May 2, 2021
Houston, TX
May 21-23, 2021
Los Angeles, CA
May 28-31, 2021
Kansas City, MO
May 28-30, 2021
Oaks, PA
May 28-30, 2021
Lexington, KY
May 28-30, 2021
Boston, MA
Jun 3-6, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Jun 3-6, 2021
Fort Lee, NJ
Jun 5-6, 2021
Jun 26-27, 2021
Jun 27-Jul 3, 2021
Villepinte, IDF
Jul 15-18, 2021
Port Canaveral, FL
Jul 18-25, 2021
Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jul 30-Aug 2, 2021
Orlando, FL
Aug 12-15, 2021
Washington, DC
Aug 20-22, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 15-17, 2021
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 5-7, 2021
Ontario, CA
Jan 6-9, 2022
Huntsville, AL
Jan 21-23, 2022
Denver, CO
Feb 14-17, 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.