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ScrewAttack Game Convention is coming to downtown Dallas July 11-13. It's the wildest and craziest video game convention in the country--72 straight hours of fun! This year's special guest is Mega Man co-designer Keiji Inafune. http://www.sgconvention.com/ Here's the official info: SGC is a gaming convention like no other! It's a three day party where gamers from around the world can come together and share their passion for video games. Event highlights include the following: A massive dealer room with up to 80 vendors. A huge main stage that can accommodate over 1500 attendees comfortably for large panels and concerts that is streamed live to the Internet! Two additional panel rooms which can each accommodate hundreds of attendees! An expansive game room and arcade featuring consoles across all generations and a robust lineup of arcade cabinets! Tons of guest speakers and YouTube celebrities, including The Angry Video game Nerd. An open call for other gaming websites to compete in a “ScrewAttack vs the Internet”! The 8th annual Iron-Man of Gaming Tournament! Live concerts of amazing video game related bands and DJs! Table top gaming. We’re going old school! 80,000 square feet of convention space! The Sheraton Dallas Hotel - 400 North Olive Street Dallas, Texas 75201
There is no southeast retro gaming convention that I know about. Have I missed one? Is anyone near the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area? Or even with a few hours of this area that are interested in starting one? I can help organize it. I have personally never been to a gaming convention. So experienced people would help. I've attended comic conventions before. Anyone?
It's just about game time! TooManyGames is only a few short weeks away! Are you ready? This year's TooManyGames is June 15th-17th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. We're packing their largest hall with games! Video games, board games, arcade games, card games, and more will line the floor! Score some rare games to fill gaps in your collection, or pick up some of the awesome artwork to adorn your house with in our marketplace! Play brand new unreleased games in the Indie Game Showcase! Show off your video game chops in tournaments all throughout the weekend, including Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter X Tekken, Halo Reach, Call of Duty, Pong, and more! Are tabletop games more your speed? We'll be running Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments over the weekend, plus we've expanded our board gaming area! We'll be demonstrating some of board gaming's most popular games throughout the weekend, including Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Puerto Rico, and more! When you get tired of walking around the show, make sure to stop in and check out some of our panels. Two of gaming's biggest internet celebrities, The Angry Video Game Nerd and Darksyde Phil will be screening new videos and hosting Q&A session. If you're ready to rock then you need to check out all the concerts going on throughout the weekend! We have Temp Sound Solutions, Pixel8ter, Inverse Phase, Chipocrite, X-Hunters, Those Who Fight, Autoscroll, and more playing throughout the weekend! And if you register for our Final Boss package, you get to come to the after-party Saturday night and check out an exclusive performance by the minibosses! Of course there's more going on at the show, but that's a good start! Make sure you check out our website, www.toomanygames.com and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/tmgexpo to get all the latest info on TooManyGames! Three day passes start at $25 and single-day passes will be on sale at the door. We'll see you in June!
Here's a short list the various retro gaming expos (i.e. gaming conventions for older video game systems) in my area. Please add if you know of others. Ideally, let's keep this thread as just a reference list (put conversations about specific expos on a separate thread). Portland Retro Gaming Expo Located in Portland, OR In 2013, there were ~80 vendors http://retrogamingexpo.com/ Seattle Retro Gaming Expo Located in Seattle, WA In 2013, there were ~20 vendors (getting bigger each year) http://www.seattleretro.org/ Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo Located in Vancouver, BC Haven't attended but been told it is of comparable size to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo http://www.vancouvergamingexpo.com/