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Gaming-Related Conventions
This is NOT an exhaustive list of conventions, so if you know of a gaming convention that is not listed on this page, please let us know and we'll add it!

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Items whose dates are in Bold are running right now or occur within the next three days.
Red date(s) indicate a cancellation.

EventDate(s)Comment
Albacon 2017 Mar 31, 2017-Apr 2, 2017 Albacon is a gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Games, Anime, Web Comics; pretty much anything Geek related. Albany, NY
CogCon Spring Revel Mar 31, 2017-Apr 2, 2017 Rolla, MO
Cecil Con 2017 Apr 8, 2017 A sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and gaming convention held annually on the Cecil College North East, MD campus.
GCOM Game Days Apr 27, 2017-Apr 30, 2017
Recon 2017 May 4, 2017-May 7, 2017 Historical Miniatures. Orlando, FL
Demicon 28 May 5, 2017-May 8, 2017 Des Moines annual science fiction, fantasy, & gaming convention. Des Moines, IA
Marcon 52 May 12, 2017-May 14, 2017 Multiple Alternative Realities Convention. Columbus, OH
Geekway to the West May 18, 2017-May 21, 2017 St Louis, MO
Atlanta Game Fest 29 May 25, 2017-May 29, 2017 A chance for boardgame fans from across the Southeast to gather for five days of fun and games. Atlanta, GA
MomoCon 2017 May 25, 2017-May 27, 2017 An all-ages Geek Culture Convention in Atlanta, GA.
Balticon 51 May 26, 2017-May 29, 2017 Baltimore Science Fiction Convention, with a Board Game Room co-sponsored by GCOM
Gamex 2017 May 26, 2017-May 29, 2017 Our conventions offer the chance to play, watch and buy a variety of board games, card games, miniatures, roleplaying, collectables, and computer games. Los Angeles, CA
Williamsburg Muster May 26, 2017-May 28, 2017 Williamsburg's Oldest Gaming Convention
ConCarolinas 2017 Jun 2, 2017-Jun 4, 2017 We call ourselves a sci-fi convention but in truth we cover all speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy and horror. Charlotte, NC
Nashcon 2017 Jun 2, 2017-Jun 4, 2017 The Premier Gaming Convention in Nashville TN
AnimeNEXT Jun 10, 2017-Jun 12, 2017 Atlantic City, NJ
Origins Game Fair Jun 14, 2017-Jun 18, 2017 Columbus, OH
Awesome Con Jun 16, 2017-Jun 18, 2017 Washington, DC
DexCon 20 Jul 5, 2017-Jul 9, 2017 Morristown, NJ
Dice Tower Gaming Con VI Jul 5, 2017-Jul 9, 2017 100+ hours of non-stop gaming! Orlando, FL
ConnectiCon Jul 6, 2017-Jul 9, 2017 A multi-fandom convention for fans of pop culture. Hartford, CT
Shore Leave 39 Jul 7, 2017-Jul 9, 2017 Hunt Valley, MD
CharCon 2017 Jul 21, 2017-Jul 23, 2017 Charleston, WV
OGC 2017 Jul 21, 2017-Jul 23, 2017 An annual gaming convention whose goal is to have fun, play exciting and imaginative games for all. Nashua, NH
World Boardgaming Championships 2017 Jul 22, 2017-Jul 30, 2017 BPA’s largest event, where about 2,000 people from around the world compete to be named champion of their favorite games. Seven Springs, PA
WyvaCon 2017 Jul 29, 2017 A science fiction convention held on the campus of Wytheville Community College, the last Saturday in July. Wytheville, VA
Gen Con Indy 2017 Aug 17, 2017-Aug 20, 2017 Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
Congress of Gamers, Summer Session Aug 25, 2017-Aug 27, 2017 Falls Church, VA
NOVA Open 2017 Aug 31, 2017-Sep 3, 2017 Tabletop Wargaming Convention. Arlington, VA
Dragon Con Sep 1, 2017-Sep 4, 2017 The largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! Atlanta, GA
Gateway 2017 Sep 1, 2017-Sep 4, 2017 Our conventions offer the chance to play, watch and buy a variety of board games, card games, miniatures, roleplaying, collectables, and computer games. Los Angeles, CA
Pacificon Game Expo Sep 1, 2017-Sep 4, 2017 Historical Miniatures, Wargames, D&D, Pathfinder Society, Pacificon Protospiel, Euro/Board/Card Games, LARPs, Three Flea Markets, Prizes and Swag, Vendor Hall. Santa Clara, CA
TCEP 24 Sep 1, 2017-Sep 4, 2017 TCEP features scheduled gaming events and plenty of space for open gaming. Sterling, VA
SIBCON XXII Sep 8, 2017-Sep 10, 2017 Circle of Swords' annual Fall 3-day gaming convention and expo. Butler, PA
Hurricon 2017 Sep 28, 2017-Oct 1, 2017 Historical Miniatures. Orlando, FL
Archon 41 Sep 29, 2017-Oct 1, 2017 The Midwest's Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Event. Collinsville, IL
Council of Five Nations XL Sep 29, 2017-Oct 1, 2017 The SWA's annual gaming convention. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
Congress of Gamers, Fall Session Oct 7, 2017-Oct 8, 2017 Rockville, MD
Erie Days of Games Oct 13, 2017-Oct 14, 2017 Erie Days of Games (EDoG) is a game convention held annually in Erie, PA.
Atlanta Game Fest 30 Oct 26, 2017-Oct 29, 2017 A chance for boardgame fans from across the Southeast to gather for five days of fun and games. Atlanta, GA
Metatopia 2017 Nov 2, 2017-Nov 5, 2017 Morristown, NJ
TridentCon 2017 Nov 11, 2017-Nov 12, 2017 RPG convention in Parkville, MD
Congress of Gamers, Winter Session Jan 13, 2018-Jan 15, 2018 Rockville, MD
PrezCon 2018 Feb 19, 2018-Feb 25, 2018 "The Winter Nationals" game convention. Charlottesville, VA
Dreamation 2018 Feb 22, 2018-Feb 25, 2018 Morristown, NJ
Recon 2018 Apr 26, 2018-Apr 29, 2018 Historical Miniatures. Orlando, FL
Origins Game Fair Jun 13, 2018-Jun 17, 2018 5 full days of games. Columbus, OH
DEXCON 21 Jul 4, 2018-Jul 8, 2018 Morristown, NJ
Gen Con Indy 2018 Aug 2, 2018-Aug 5, 2018 Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
Hurricon 2018 Sep 27, 2018-Sep 30, 2018 Historical Miniatures. Orlando, FL
Council of Five Nations XLI Oct 5, 2018-Oct 7, 2018 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
METATOPIA 2018 Nov 1, 2018-Nov 4, 2018 Morristown, NJ
PrezCon 2019 Feb 25, 2019-Mar 3, 2019 "The Winter Nationals" game convention. Charlottesville, VA
Gen Con Indy 2019 Aug 1, 2019-Aug 4, 2019 Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
Council of Five Nations XLII Oct 11, 2019-Oct 13, 2019 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
Gen Con Indy 2020 Jul 30, 2020-Aug 2, 2020 Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
Council of Five Nations XLIII Oct 9, 2020-Oct 11, 2020 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
Council of Five Nations XLIV Oct 8, 2021-Oct 10, 2021 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
Council of Five Nations XLV Oct 7, 2022-Oct 9, 2022 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
Council of Five Nations XLVI Oct 6, 2023-Oct 8, 2023 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY