There are hundreds of conventions hosted in the United States every year. Some are for comic books, anime, books, video games, and so much more. There are conventions for people to connect, discuss, and discover new things in their favorite hobby. One of the most popular conventions that people love to attend are gaming conventions. The gaming community has a strong following that shows up by the thousands for their Cons. Attendees love to play new games, go to panels, and meet new friends who love what they love. So keep reading to discover the top five best gaming conventions in America!
Best Gaming Conventions in America – RTX
RTX is a gaming convention that is hosted by the internet production company Rooster Teeth. At RTX Rooster Teeth host panels of some of their content such as Achievement Hunters, their web animations series, Red Vs. Blue and RWBY, and many more panels about gaming and the internet. This convention is great for meeting fellow fans of Rooster Teeth and who love to game. And on the expo floor, there are several smaller companies that come out to promote their games and allow gameplay time for attendees. Though there are now several locations for RTX throughout the world, the first home for this convention will always be Austin, Texas. Make sure to head to this convention if you are looking for comedy in the gaming world.
Best Gaming Conventions in America – TwitchCon
One of the best aspects of gaming in today’s world is how the internet can bring people together. Through online games, players can connect with other players from all around their country and all over the world. And with companies like Twitch people can even live stream their gameplay so others can watch them play! Since 2015, Twitch has hosted its very own gaming convention called TwitchCon that is held at different locations throughout California. This convention is great for gamers who want to go into, follow, or live streams themselves to connect with like-minded people. TwitchCon hosts panels that range from how to improve your channel for live streaming on their website to hosting esports competition to even meet and greets with your favorite creators. Help paint the town purple by attending TwitchCon!
Best Gaming Conventions in America – E3
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, is a video game industry convention that is hosted every year in Los Angeles. This convention gets so much support from the industry that several companies such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and more, host their press conferences about upcoming releases and products just days before the event opens to the public. If you are the type of person who wants to know about all of the groundbreaking technology and never-before-seen products then you need to attend this event. Enjoy connecting with leading companies in the gaming industry, industry executives, other gamers, and social influencers as you have a weekend full of fun and discover at E3.
Hosted in sunny California and brought to you by gaming Industry giant, Blizzard Entertainment, is BlizzCon. BlizzCon promotes many of Blizzard Entertainment’s games such as Overwatch, Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and more. At Blizzcon, there are panels around the company and the content that they release. For example they announce upcoming releases, host Q&As, esports competitions with their games, and even cosplay contests. One of the best parts of Blizzcon is during its closing ceremony, there are live performances from musicians and bands such as Ozzy Osborn, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Linkin Park, and others. Attend a convention that releases all of your favorite games with BlizzCon.
Originally called the Penny Arcade Expo, PAX host numerous conventions around the United States and even in Australia. PAX has several conventions in Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. While other gaming contentions can have other content mixed into it, Pax only focuses and showcases either video games or tabletop games. PAX events feature industry insider news, free gameplay areas for both video games and tabletop games, gaming tournaments, booths that showcase major and independent game production companies, and of course, gaming related panels. So attend a convention where it doesn’t matter what you play or what form you play in and surround yourself with fellow gamers.