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Tom Razo
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OK, I quickly searched for a GeekList and checked the Conventions forum, but can't seem to find the definitive list of gaming conventions.

I know it must be right in front of my arrrh, but can't seem to find one.

Does anybody know of a such a grand list on BGG or elsewhere?
 
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There's no definitive list, but there are a few Very Good lists.

http://www.sjgames.com/con/
This is one of the best out there.

http://roleplayerschronicle.com/?page_id=2137 is also very good.

Both have cons the other is missing, etc.

Taken together, it's about as close to comprehensive as you can get.

The problem with making a con list is that so many cons are ephemeral. You can make a list, but half the events won't be around next year, plus dates will change... it's hard.
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http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Game_Conventions#
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I checked the UK section from the above link, and while it appears to cover quite a lot, the calendar and some of the links within links are very out of date :(

At least it has a few contacts :thumbsup:
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http://boardgames.about.com/od/news/a/events_calendar.htm?nl...
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This is a problem. There really is no single safe source or comprehensive list of game conventions. There are lots of pockets of information. One of the main reasons that I feel BGG needs to add Calendar functionality. I created a geeklist, and I have encouraged people to add events to the geeklist by rewarding each entry with a GeekGold. Seems to have achieved reasonable inertia and I continue to try to get the word out. Here is a standard msg I post in convention threads:

You may wish to add this to the directory located here:

Board Game Convention and Event Calendar

By collecting events on a consolidated calendar we create more exposure for all events.

Also, I am sorry if I have already notified you of this calendar. My memory is not what it used to be.


Happy Gaming,
Matt
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