? March – ? March
Penny Arcade’s Annual East Coast Video Game Convention with a sizable Tabletop Game component as well.
11 June – 15 June
Columbus, OH 43215
The kickoff gaming convention for the summer! Run by GAMA (The Game Manufacturers Association) the highlight of the show is the annual Origins Awards. These awards highlight the best of gaming, nominated at the GAMA Trade Show and voted on by convention attendees, the awards are announced Saturday evening. In addition there are over 200 vendors and 1000′s of events.
2 July – 6 July
Morristown, NJ 07960
Over thirty national championships, over forty LARPS, over fifty NAGA & RPGA events, over 100 independent publisher events, and over 1000 additional events as well as $60,000 in prizes. One of the most unique gaming cons you will ever attend!
? July – ? July
San Diego Convention Center
Largest Annual Comic and Pop Culture Convention with celebrities, panels, anime, art show, masquerade, some open gaming and more.
(? July) ? July – ? August
Over 1500 people attend this week long (including pre-cons the previous weekend) board game convention in Lancaster, PA.
14 August – 17 August
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Close to 50,000 attendees attended last year. A huge exhibitor (vendor) hall, art show, costumes and most of all over 12,000 events! This is the grand-daddy of all game conventions!
29 August – 1 September
Multi-media convention focusing on science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, art, film and more!
? August – ? September
Penny Arcade’s Annual West Coast Video Game Convention with a sizable Tabletop Game component as well. (Usually sells out in about a week.)