Gameacon is a rather new convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey celebrating video gaming and fan culture with a special emphasis on independent game development. It will feature the newest gaming technology, video and tabletop games for professionals and fans.
It opens October 19, 2018 with an industry-only day, and it’s open to the public on October 20 and 21, all at the Ocean Resort Casino. Here is the full schedule.
- Virtual Reality Village featuring New Jersey’s First VR Arcade and the newest VR Games
- Exhibition of independently developed video and tabletop games
- Keynote speakers, panels and roundtable discussions
- Networking Mixers
- eSport Tournaments including: Fortnite; Super Smash Bros.; Tekken 7; MarioKart Deluxe; Windjammers; ARMS; Madden 19; Gears of War; Call of Duty Black Ops 4;
- Awards for Best Gameplay, Best Art Direction, Best Technology, Most Innovative, Best Mobile, Best VR, Game of the Year and Fan Favorite
- Laser Tag Room
- Music and Comedy
- Cosplay panels, workshops, contests and parties
Gameacon is the only con of its kind specifically about and for indie devs and their fans. There may be areas in larger cons for indies, but this is a whole con devoted to it. Gameacon combines industry specific networking, education and peer review with fan exposure and testing. It is grass roots, not corporate. These are people in the trenches together so creating a bonding and synergy that just doesn’t exist in the other cons.
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