MidWk Updates: Gaming Events?

4.23.2020

Hello and Good Evening! I have been scouring for any gaming events. Of course, some have been canceled, but you do have several that are still scheduled.

Question is are they going to rescheduled or just cancel all at once? I was looking at E4G: Events for Gamers to find out and here’s what they have during August.


Credit source: E4G

 

SAAM Arcade 2020

WHEN: From Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 11:30 am to Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 07:00 pm 
WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum at 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20001
 
COST: This is a free event!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dreamhack Summer 2020

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2020, to Sunday, August 9, 2020 – all-day 
WHERE: Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre at Elmiavgen 11, 554 54 Jnkping, Sweden
 
COST: 250.00-6,000 SEK
 
 

DreamHack Summer is a three-day event with everything gaming under one roof! DreamHack Summer will feature all core content of a DreamHack festival, such as the BYOC LAN, esports tournaments, cosplay, live music, an expo area, and much more. It is a must-visit for any fans of the digital and gaming lifestyle.

 
 
 
 
 

Dreamhack Dallas 2020

WHEN: Friday, August 14, 2020, to Sunday, August 16, 2020 – all-day
WHERE: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center at 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202
 
COST: $30-575
 

DreamHack Dallas is a three-day event with everything gaming under one roof. Featuring all the core content you’ve come to expect of a DreamHack festival, plus many more new activities that fit your way of life.

Thousands of gamers will flock to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for DreamHack, the world’s premiere gaming lifestyle festival. If you’ve never been, prepare for one of the most epic celebrations the gaming community has to offer. Explore worlds of esports, art, music, cosplay, tabletop, arcade, indies, panels, LAN, PC, console, mobile, screenings, expo hall, and moreover three action-packed days. Don’t miss live music acts being announced soon! DreamHack is open 24 hours and each night is yours to enjoy with games, music, and friends. 

 
 
 

A Video Game Con 2020

WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 2020, to Sunday, August 23, 2020 – all-day
 
WHERE: Parsippany PAL at 33 Baldwin Rd. Parsippany NJ
 
COST: $15-50
CONTACT: Paul Solomine
A Video Game Con (AVGC) is NJ’s premiere convention dedicated to both retro and modern video games. The convention will feature professional and casual tournaments, musical performances, video game burlesque, console free play, indie video game developers, special guests, cosplay contests, vendors, panels, auctions/raffles, and MORE!
 
 
 
 
 
WHEN: Friday, August 28, 2020, to Monday, August 31, 2020 – all-day 
WHERE: Seattle Convention Center at 800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
 
COST: TBA Buy Tickets
CONTACT: PAX
 

Official Website: https://west.paxsite.com/

In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming.

Since then, the show hasn’t looked back. Doubling in size each year until venue capacities were reached, in 2010 the show expanded into Boston for PAX East, drawing tens of thousands of attendees in the inaugural year. The shows in Seattle and Boston represent the two largest gaming events in North America.

 
Again, I’m not sure about the status of these events. They could cancel and reschedule for later this year or next year. These dates can possibly change. Let’s pray that the virus has completely disappeared by then. 
 
Go to www.eventsforgamers.com or click on the links above to get more updates and information. 
 
 
 
 
Featured and other images: E4G and SuperParent