Las Vegas, Nevada
CES (formerly an acronym for Consumer Electronics Show) is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Held in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the event typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
PAX South is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. It focuses primarily on computer and board game showcases and competitions.
Taipei City, Taiwan
February 6 - 9
TCA is a service-oriented organization. Its goals are to bridge between government and the ICT companies, and to offer local companies with opportunities of global linkage. Each year, TCA organizes first-rate domestic and international exhibitions on IT, telecommunications, software and multimedia in Taiwan. Some of the most famous exhibitions organized by TCA include the TAIPEI GAME SHOW, SUMMER GAME SHOW, COMPUTEX TAIPEI, InnoVEX, Smart City Summit & Expo, IT Month, Future Tech and more, which attract more than 3.6 million visitors annually.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
February 27 - March 1
PAX East drew tens of thousands of attendees in its inaugural year and Penny Arcade hasn’t looked back since, quickly expanding to markets around the world while still staying true to the original formula of celebrating all aspects of gaming and game culture.
February 28 - March 2
The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo is a Chicago fan convention dedicated to comics, pop culture, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The inaugural event was held April 16–18, 2010 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Booth builds, after-parties, and live streams are all viable activation paths.
Austin Convention Center
March 13 - 22
South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987 and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. While the convention is running, downtown Austin becomes the center of the world of innovation. Many brands attend either to launch new companies or products, but some come to reinvent their brand with a younger trendier audience. Almost all worlds collide at this conference including Entertainment, Technology, Gaming, Music, and many more. SXSW is a great place to get inventive with your experiential marketing as attendees are searching for the newest and sometimes strangest activations in attendance.
San Francisco, CA
March 16 - 20
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is an annual conference for video game developers. The event has learning, inspiration, and networking. The event includes an expo, networking events, and awards show like the Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival, and a variety of tutorials, lectures, and round-tables by industry professionals on game-related topics covering programming, design, audio, production, business, and management, and visual arts. If you are looking to provide a service to the gaming industry this is the place to be. Outside of the show floor, there is a robust calendar of events and parties vying to bring in as many developers as possible. If you want your party or event to stand out, you should aim for something creative and entertaining to put yourself above your competition.
Georgia World Congress Center
May 21 - 24
MomoCon is a fan convention held in March or May in Atlanta, Georgia. From its beginning through 2011, it was held on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology; in its first year, MomoCon was held in the Georgia Tech Student Center. In 2006, it expanded to include several events, mostly video game tournaments, in the nearby Instructional Center. In 2011, it was held in Technology Square, and in 2012, it was held in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The convention encompasses anime, video games, LARP, webcomics, comics, costuming, card games, board games, science fiction and prop armor construction, among other things.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Thousands of gamers will flock to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for DreamHack, the world’s premier gaming lifestyle festival. The worlds of esports, art, music, cosplay, tabletop, arcade, indies, LAN, PC, console, and mobile combine over three action packed days. This is event a great source of competitive diehard gamers with a majority focused on PC gaming.
Los Angeles Convetion Center
Los Angeles, CA
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, is a premier trade-event for the video-game industry. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) organizes and presents E3, which many developers, publishers, hardware- and accessory-manufacturers use to introduce and advertise upcoming games and game-related merchandise to retailers and to members of the press. E3 includes an exhibition floor for developers, publishers, and manufacturers to showcase titles and products for sale in the upcoming year. Before and during the event, publishers and hardware manufacturers usually hold press conferences to announce new games and products.
Anaheim Convention Center
June 17 - 20
VidCon is a multi-genre online video tech conference, held annually in Southern California since 2010. Originally conceived by Hank and John Green of the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, the convention is the largest of its kind in the world, gathering thousands of online video viewers, creators, and industry representatives worldwide.
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
July 16 - 19
San Diego Comic-Con International is a non-profit multi-genre entertainment and comic book convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States. The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known simply as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC".
Washington State Convention Center
September 3 - 6
PAX West is the event for consumer and community marketing in the world of video games. The convention sees 100 thousand pour into the Washington State Convention Center over Labor Day weekend each year. These fans can range from hardcore competitive gamers to casual gaming enthusiasts. Brands can booth on the show floor or look to operate events in the surrounding area. After parties are a mainstay on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and to be focused on gaming communities or attracting consumers.
Tokyo Game Show, commonly known as TGS, is a video game expo/convention held annually in September in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. It is presented by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. The main focus of the show is on Japanese games, but some international video game developers use it to showcase upcoming releases/related hardware. The duration of the event is four days. The first two days of Tokyo Game Show are open only to industry attendees (business) and the general public can attend during the final two days.
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
September 27 - 29
TwitchCon is an annual convention for the live streaming video platform, Twitch.tv, devoted to Twitch and the culture of video game streaming/gaming on-demand. For streamers, it gives them an opportunity to seek improvements for their streams and grow their brand. For brands, it's a great way to become immersed in streaming culture and meet potential future influencer partners. From booths on the convention floor to after-parties in the scenic Gas Lamp district there are many ways for interested companies to get involved with this event.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Brazil Game Show (BGS) is the largest fair of games in Latin America and one of the world's largest public and area. In 2019, the event arrives at the 12th edition with a new visual identity that further reflects its values of innovation and speed and puts gamer as the protagonist. If you are looking to break into the Brazilian gaming market this event is a must-attend. Be prepared to battle it out on the show floor with other brands building the most eye-catching and often loudest booth builds possible.
The first game console was created almost 50 years ago. From that day until today, the gaming industry never stopped. With new developments, gaming keeps improving all the time thanks to advancements in graphics, sounds, systems, and various technologies. It’s amazing to see the progress that the gaming industry has made in such a short amount of time. We welcome you to join us in our celebration of everything gaming at the Thailand Game Show.
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach, CA
ComplexCon is a catalyst for creative collaboration between the most influential people and hottest brands that move our culture forward. The groundbreaking festival and exhibition that brings together pop culture, music, art, food, sports, innovation, activism, and education is returning to Long Beach in 2019. ComplexCon is looking to merge worlds together as they are also bringing the passion point of gaming into their event. Look for this event to be a leader in the realm of crossover entertainment.
Seoul, South Korea
November 13 - 15
G-Star is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by KOTRA in November. Originally held in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, it was relocated to Busan in 2009.
November ~ December
DreamHack is a Swedish production company specializing in eSports tournaments and other gaming conventions. It is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records and Twin Galaxies as being the world's largest LAN party and computer festival with the world's fastest Internet connection, and the most generated traffic. The event hosts both professional and amateur levels of esports competition. It is the music festival of gaming events as you will see attendees sleeping at their computers during the event. Brands looking to attend should look to provide some service to attendees to improve the experience to maximize brand affinity.