Thursday, June 22, 2017

Convention News

2017 Origins Games Fair Hall Entrance

17,000 Gamers Hit the 2017 Origins Games Fair

GAMA has revealed the final attendance numbers for the 2017 Origins Games Fair and the convention saw a nice 10% jump in unique badge sales.

2017 Origins Awards Nominees Announced

The annual Origins Game Fair is on the horizon and this year's nominees for the Origins Awards have been announced.

PAX Unplugged 2017 Hits Philadelphia November 17-19, 2017

The table top gaming focused Pax Unplugged is set to take Philadelphia by storm this November 17th - 19th and tickets are now on sale.
Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who (BBC)

‘Doctor Who’ Peter Capaldi to Appear at Wizard World Minneapolis

Today Wizard World, Inc. announced the current actor to take on the mantle of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, will be appearing at Wizard World Minneapolis.
Famous Monsters Convention Mike Myers Werewolf (Cosmic Con)

Famous Monsters Halloween Bash 2017 Set for San Jose

Fans of horror and science fiction should take note the official dates for the Famous Monsters Halloween Bash have been revealed.
Gen Con 50 Banner (Gen Con)

Gen Con 50 Badges on Sale Today!

It's that time of year again as my favorite gaming convention starts really gearing up for four days of fun in Indianapolis this Summer.
Cuban Flag

A Free Comic Convention is Coming to Havana, Cuba?

The times, they are certainly a changin' folks. Trade Show Executive is reporting MAD Event Management has teamed with the Cuban cultural agency Paradiso to present the city of Havana with a comic convention this coming Spring.

OrcaCon 2017 Takes Place This Weekend

From the name you may think OrcaCon has something to do with marine biology but the truth is the show happens to be one of the Northwest's newest gaming conventions.
Gen Con 50 Logo (Gen Con)

Gen Con 50 Early Event Submission Begins January 22nd, 2017

I'm certainly looking forward to returning to my favorite gaming convention this year and the folks at Gen Con are gearing up as well.
Gen Con 2016 Hall

Gen Con to Stay in Indianapolis Through 2021

Earlier today Gen Con announced they had reached an agreement to extend their stay in Indianapolis through at least 2021.

Upcoming GaymerX and XPO Game Festival Look to Promote Diversity and Inclusiveness in Gaming

I personally believe no matter what sort of gaming you may be invested in - be it LARPing, table top, or video games - we should always be exceptionally open and inviting in order to include people of all walks in our hobbies.
Codenames (Czech Games Edition)

The 2016 Origins Award Winners

This year's Origins Award winners were announced.

Why Gen Con Presenter Gender Parity “Outrage” is Ridiculous

It might come as a surprise to some that last week’s announcement of the Gen Con featured industry presenters being comprised of a female majority has lead to overwrought hand ringing and blacklash across the internets.

‘Classic Comic Con’ Returns to Modesto, California This October

While the convention scene normally comes to a close in late summer, folks in California will have an opportunity to squeeze in the joy of one more con onto their calendars.
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