List of gaming conventions

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of noteworthy gaming conventions[nb 1] from around the world. The list is divided up by location, and each gaming convention includes the dates during which it is typically held. Dates listed are approximate or traditional time periods for each convention.

Multiple locations[edit]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Australia[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

China[edit]

Iraq[edit]

  • Ziggurat Con – Tallil Airbase, Iraq Premiere of this event and the first con in a combat zone

Japan[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

South Korea[edit]

  • G-Star – Busan in November

Europe[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Finland[edit]

  • JunaCon – Turku, in late winter or early spring
  • Ropecon – Espoo in late July or early August

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Italy[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

  • Polcon - on the last weekend of August, location changes every year
  • Pyrkon - Poznań in March

Russia[edit]

Sweden[edit]

  • DreamHack – Jönköping & Skellefteå since 1994
  • GothCon – Gothenburg during Easter since 1977

United Kingdom[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • CanGames – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian May Long Weekend
  • FallCon – Calgary, Alberta - Board Game / Miniatures Convention held annually in October.
  • GottaCon - Annual broad spectrum gaming convention held annually in Victoria, B.C.
  • Hal-Con – Annual gaming/sci-fi convention held in November in Halifax, N.S.
  • Pure Speculation – Annual fan culture festival held in November in Edmonton, Alberta
  • VCON - Fantasy, gaming, and science fiction convention held in October in Vancouver B.C.

United States[edit]

Arranged by regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau

North East[edit]

Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Middle Atlantic[edit]

New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Midwest[edit]

East North Central[edit]

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin

West North Central[edit]

Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota

  • DemiCon – Des Moines, Iowa, first weekend each May
  • Gamicon – Iowa City, Iowa, in February

South[edit]

South Atlantic[edit]

Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia

  • Dragon Con – Atlanta, Georgia on Labor Day weekend
  • Historicon – Fredericksburg, Virginia in July
  • MACE – Charlotte, North Carolina - November
  • MegaCon – Orlando, Florida, in May
  • MAGFest – National Harbor, Maryland, in February
  • MineCon - Orlando, Florida on the 2nd weekend of November (2013, Other years may vary)
  • MomoCon – Atlanta, Georgia in May
  • PrezCon - Charlottesville, Virginia - President's Day weekend
  • RavenCon - Richmond, Virginia, in April
  • Stellarcon – High Point, North Carolina in March
East South Central[edit]

Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee

West South Central[edit]

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

  • Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) South – San Antonio, Texas in January
  • BGG.CON - Irving, Texas in late November
  • Comicpalooza - Houston, Texas over Memorial Day weekend in late May
  • QuakeCon - Dallas, Texas in early August
  • RTX - Austin, Texas in early July
  • SGC - Dallas, Texas in June/July

West[edit]

Mountain[edit]

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

Pacific[edit]

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington

Latin America[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Defunct and on-hiatus conventions[edit]

These are notable conventions that have at one time existed, but have either gone on hiatus for more than one year, or have finished operating entirely.

Defunct and On Hiatus:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A convention is presumed noteworthy if it has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the convention and satisfies the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]