A gaming convention is a gathering centered on role-playing games, collectible card games, miniatures wargames, board games, video games, or other types of games. These conventions are typically two or three days long, and often held at either a university or in a convention center hotel.

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  • A gaming convention is a gathering centered on role-playing games, collectible card games, miniatures wargames, board games, video games, or other types of games. These conventions are typically two or three days long, and often held at either a university or in a convention center hotel. The largest gaming convention, Spiel, is a trade fair held in Essen, Germany that focuses on German-style board games and RPGs. A similarly large event is Festival Ludique International de Parthenay (FLIP), a games festival held over twelve days in France. The annual gamescom in Cologne is the world's leading expo for video games. While games are often a large part of science fiction conventions and other hobby conventions, gaming conventions are distinguished by focusing on games and game-industry guests. The Penny Arcade Expo is the largest gaming convention in the US, with over 70,000 attendees at both its East (Boston) and Prime (Seattle) events. Gen Con has an emphasis on RPGs and features events for RPGs, CCGs, miniatures and boardgames with 60,000+ unique attendees over four days in 2017. Origins focuses on miniatures wargames and boardgames with 12,902 unique attendees in 2014, but also has a large component of RPG and CCG players. DragonCon is an example of a large convention with a focus on popular culture and comics that includes a large gaming contingent and 35,000-40,000 attendees, but isn't dedicated solely as a gaming convention. A smaller genre of gaming conventions are those devoted to the hobby of historical miniature wargaming, many of which are sponsored by the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society. World Boardgaming Championships, PrezCon and Euro Quest are game conventions representing the hobby of Open Gaming, Demos, Jr. Events and more dedicated to the face to face board game hobby. The World Boardgaming Championships and PrezCon are considered two of the largest events dedicated solely to board games. WBC runs the first week in August each year and PrezCon runs the last week of February each year. (en)
  • N.B. : cet article concerne les festivals non consacrés uniquement aux jeux vidéo, pour les jeux vidéo, consulter la catégorie Salon du jeu vidéo Les festivals de jeux sont une création relativement récente, ils datent de la fin des années 1960 pour les Gen Con aux États-Unis et les deux plus grands festivals en France ont été créés tous les deux en 1986. Le plus grand festival au monde est le salon d’Essen (Internationale Spieltage) en Allemagne. Ces évènements peuvent être spécialisés à une certaine catégorie de jeux (convention de jeux de rôle, convention de jeux d’adresse, convention des jeux pour l’enfance, etc.) ou être au contraire très diversifiés et reprenant toutes les sous-catégories existantes du jeu. (fr)
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  • A gaming convention is a gathering centered on role-playing games, collectible card games, miniatures wargames, board games, video games, or other types of games. These conventions are typically two or three days long, and often held at either a university or in a convention center hotel. (en)
  • N.B. : cet article concerne les festivals non consacrés uniquement aux jeux vidéo, pour les jeux vidéo, consulter la catégorie Salon du jeu vidéo Les festivals de jeux sont une création relativement récente, ils datent de la fin des années 1960 pour les Gen Con aux États-Unis et les deux plus grands festivals en France ont été créés tous les deux en 1986. Le plus grand festival au monde est le salon d’Essen (Internationale Spieltage) en Allemagne. (fr)
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  • Gaming convention (en)
  • Festival de jeux (fr)
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