If you are someone who likes to play video games in their spare time then I would highly recommend that you visit a gaming convention at some point in your life. Not only is this just a great place to be around all things within the gaming industry, but it also provides an opportunity to join like-minded individuals who will be able to help show you new things that are being released as well as provide someone new to play games with when you go back home.
This article will be looking at four conventions that are happening all over the world, if you are able to travel to get there for the event then I would urge you to take the once in a lifetime opportunity for a fun-filled few days with people who enjoy the same popular gaming titles that you do. There are so many different events that it would be difficult to compile a list of all that is going on, with this in mind you should do some research of your own into what is happening around you. You may be surprised to find a convention happening right under your nose that you could go to.
MagFest – Washington
The first gaming convention that I would like to mention is MagFest taking place in Washington USA, this event is not one to be missed as there is so much going on. Join your favorite industry names who will be there for panel talks, new content showcases as well as showing off a huge range of exclusive merch. The great thing about this convention is that many brands in the gaming world will use this chance to make exclusive drops of new games that are going to be coming out as well as other collaborations and releases.
Minevention – Dublin
The next convention that you need to be aware of would have to be Minevention in Dublin, this is one of the biggest Minecraft conventions in the world so you should definitely consider going if you have the opportunity to do so. This event is one of the more relaxed and just provides a real opportunity to bring the community together. So whether you need advice on a creative build or you keep dying playing Bedwars and you want to find a new Bedwars server to play on, you should definitely try and get your tickets booked soon as they get snatched up very quickly.
BlizzCon – California
Blizzard games is a very big name within the industry, with popular titles such as WoW ( World of Warcraft) they have built up a huge following that comes together for Blizzcon on a yearly basis. With huge stalls filled with merchandise and Blizzard branded goods on sale, you could treat yourself to something new to show off your favorite games and characters. If you are eager to learn what the future looks like in terms of Blizzard’s new releases then BlizzCon is the place to be.
Minecraft The Exhibition
A final convention that is perfect for those of you that enjoy playing Minecraft would have to be Minecraft The Exhibition. This is a great special event to meet players of all ages and discuss aspects of the game like creative projects or minigame maps that you are working on bringing out. This convention is a little different as it also places focus on showcasing your work and maps to other people, you can get ratings, advice, and feedback on your maps and even invite other people to join in creating new things with you, making this event another to add to the calendar.