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Top 10 Gaming Conventions

If you’re eager to showcase your latest creations to a captive audience of enthusiasts and industry professionals, look no further than these top gaming conventions in North America! These events serve as unparalleled platforms for gaming companies like yours to unveil groundbreaking titles, forge invaluable connections, and immerse themselves in the dynamic world of gaming culture. 

From bustling expo halls to electrifying panel discussions, these conventions offer the perfect stage to elevate your brand and leave a lasting impression on eager attendees. So, gear up and prepare to make waves in the gaming industry at these must-attend events of the year!

1. G2E – GLOBAL GAMING EXPO EXHIBITS

Date: October 7-10, 2024
Location: The Venetian Expo, Las Vegas, NV

G2E – Global Gaming Expo Exhibits is an unmissable event for anyone that a part of the gaming industry. Set against the backdrop of Las Vegas, this expo promises a blend of innovation and excitement. From cutting-edge technologies to groundbreaking insights, G2E is the place where gaming professionals converge to display the future of the industry.

2. The Game Developers Conference (GDC)

Date: March 18-22, 2024
Location: San Francisco, CA

GDC is the ultimate destination for game developers worldwide. Offering a diverse array of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, GDC provides invaluable insights and connections for professionals in the gaming industry.

3. Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) 

Date: Aug 30 – Sep 2, 2024
Location: Seattle, WA

Penny Arcade Expo, better known as PAX, is a haven for gaming enthusiasts. With a vibrant atmosphere and an extensive lineup of events, PAX Seattle is a must-visit for gamers looking to immerse themselves in the latest releases and connect with fellow enthusiasts.

4. E3

Date: TBD
Location: TBD

E3 stands as a cornerstone event in the gaming industry. Held annually in Los Angeles, E3 showcases the most anticipated titles and innovations from leading game developers. It’s the ultimate platform for gaming companies to unveil their latest projects and for fans to experience the future of gaming firsthand. Despite recent challenges, E3 remains a pivotal event for the gaming industry. While its organizer and location for 2024 are uncertain, the ESA is committed to evolving the convention for the future. Stay tuned for updates on E3’s reinvention.

5. Comic-Con

Date: July 25 –28, 2024
Location: San Diego, CA

While primarily known for its celebration of comics, Comic-Con International in San Diego also caters to the gaming community. With a plethora of panels, exhibits, and exclusive previews, Comic-Con offers gamers a unique opportunity to delve into the intersection of pop culture and gaming.

6. TwitchCON

Date: Jun 29-30, 2024
Location: San Diego

TwitchCon is a burgeoning gathering for gaming enthusiasts and content creators alike. With its focus on live streaming and community engagement, TwitchCon provides a platform for gamers to connect, learn, and celebrate their shared passion for gaming.

7. QuakeCon

Date: TBD
Location: Dallas, TX

QuakeCon is a mecca for fans of first-person shooters and multiplayer gaming. Hosted annually in Dallas, Texas, QuakeCon features tournaments, exhibits, and community events that cater to gamers of all skill levels.

8. Anime Expo (AX) 

Date: July 4-7, 2024
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Anime Expo transcends traditional gaming conventions, offering a vibrant celebration of Japanese animation, comics, and gaming culture. With its eclectic mix of events and attractions, Anime Expo promises an unforgettable experience for fans of all things anime and gaming.

9. BlizzCon

Date: November 1-2, 2024
Location: Anaheim, CA

BlizzCon, hosted by Blizzard Entertainment, is a must-attend event for fans of the studio’s iconic franchises. From exclusive game reveals to esports tournaments, BlizzCon offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich worlds of games like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo.

10. PAX East – Boston, MA

Date: March 21-24, 2024
Venue: Boston, MA

PAX East rounds out our list as one of the premier gaming conventions on the East Coast. With its diverse lineup of panels, exhibitors, and gaming experiences, PAX East provides an inclusive and welcoming environment for gamers of all stripes.

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