Top gaming conventions to visit

Top gaming conventions to visit

Imagine the room around you spiraling inward as soothing celesta music transports you to a distant time and place. Video game conventions let gamers play the newest games, see beautiful woman, have fun with fellow gamers, and play hours and hours of video games. Games naturally bring people together for good-natured fun, so it is no surprise that gaming get-togethers are pulsing with energy and filled with colorful characters. With the growth of the gaming industry, these gaming conventions work as the best place for the gaming fraternity to come together.

Given are some of the best gaming conventions that you can plan to visit:

Penny Arcade Expo

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is an annual gamer festival held in Seattle, WA. Founded by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, PAX was created as a weekend-long celebration of gamer culture. Features include a keynote speech, game-inspired concerts, panels on game industry topics, exhibitor booths, after-hours parties, tournaments and freeplay areas.


Gamescom is the youngest of the big game conventions but it is already the largest and most attended European gaming convention. It draws 245,000 visitors, more than 4,000 journalists, and 458 exhibitors from 31 countries. Gamescom is like a carnival for video games. There are hundreds of new game demos available from every major publisher and a section devoted to retro games.


QuakeCon is the largest LAN gaming event in North America. Thousands of gamers bring their own PC and frag their new found friends for hours and hours on end. It is every first person shooter fans dream to attend QuakeCon and meet some of the masters of the trade, talk to developers from id Software, and compete in tournaments.


First organized by Blizzard Entertainment in 2005, Blizzcon is an annual gaming convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. It celebrates Blizzard’s many popular franchises such as Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft. Fans in attendance usually receive bags full of various items related to Blizzard’s franchises.

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