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List of gaming conventions

This is a list of noteworthy gaming conventions[nb 1] from around the world. This list is sectioned 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.

Contents

Multiple locationsEdit

Asia-PacificEdit

AustraliaEdit

BahrainEdit

ChinaEdit

IraqEdit

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

JapanEdit

New ZealandEdit

PhilippinesEdit

Saudi ArabiaEdit

South KoreaEdit

EuropeEdit

DenmarkEdit

FinlandEdit

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

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

ItalyEdit

IrelandEdit

NorwayEdit

PolandEdit

RussiaEdit

SwedenEdit

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

United KingdomEdit

North AmericaEdit

CanadaEdit

United StatesEdit

Arranged by regional divisions used by the United States Census Bureau

North EastEdit

Middle AtlanticEdit

New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

MidwestEdit

East North CentralEdit

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin

West North CentralEdit

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 AtlanticEdit

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 CentralEdit

Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee

West South CentralEdit

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

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

WestEdit

MountainEdit

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

PacificEdit

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington

Latin AmericaEdit

BrazilEdit

MexicoEdit

Defunct and on-hiatus conventionsEdit

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:

  • E For All – Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Trinoc*coN – Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • GottaCon – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

NotesEdit

  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 alsoEdit

External linksEdit