4 International Gaming Conventions You Won’t Want to Miss in 2019 Contributor May 25, 2019 Analog, Events If you are an avid gamer, you will likely want to attend the finest conventions on the calendar, which will introduce you to the newest games set to take the industry by storm. However, you will be spoilt for options when choosing from the many events scheduled throughout the year. To help you select the best option for you, here are the four international gaming conventions you won’t want to miss in 2019. Electronic Entertainment Expo When: Jun 11th-13th Where: Los Angeles, California, USA Gamers across the world anxiously await the Electronic Entertainment Expo every year, as it is when the likes of Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft announce their upcoming games to the world. While it was originally an event designed for only industry insiders and the press, it opened its doors to the public in 2018, so you can expect it to be more popular than ever this year. However, it is the first year Sony will not be attending the event. Gamescom When: Aug 20th-24th Where: Cologne, Germany One convention that should be at the top of your list is Gamescom, which allows visitors to try many games from countless publishers. Entering its 11th year in 2019, it is expected to welcome approximately 370,000 visitors through its doors. While there are plenty of tickets on offer, you would be smart to buy them as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you don’t have the money to spare before payday, you could turn to quick loans to secure your entry. Expect everything from superb new games, informative talks, and exciting announcements from some of the biggest and best names in the gaming industry. Plus, it is one event Sony will be attending this year. Eurogamer Expo (EGX) When: Oct 17th-20th Where: London, England Despite being held in Birmingham in 2018, EGX will return to London once again this September. It’s easily the biggest gaming convention held in the UK, and it even spread its wings by launching a similar expo in Berlin last year. Visitors will not only be able to try their hand at a wide variety of new games, but there are also various gaming tournaments and cosplay on offer. So, if you’re going to attend a gaming convention in the UK this year, make it EGX. BlizzCon When: Nov 1st-3rd Nov Where: Anaheim, California, USA Those who want to discover the newest additions to World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo would be smart to attend BlizzCon this November. Even if you are still reeling from the disastrous Diablo Immortal reveal, it is likely you will want to find out what Blizzard has devised for fans across the world. Plus, with the hotly-anticipated WoW Classic set to launch this summer, it will be intriguing to see how they will continue to wow their biggest fans at the event. You can expect a weekend of superb gaming, fun competitions and plenty of cosplay.