Two weeks from the time of this article posting, Game On Expo will be once again at the Phoenix Convention Center for a weekend full of gaming. The fourth year convention will be bringing in a host of guests from different parts of the industry as well as plenty of things to see and do at the convention. For recaps from previous years (as well as a special series of video game articles I do in celebration of Game On Expo), click here!
When & Where
Game On Expo will be taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12. The hours are as follows:
Friday, August 10
Vendor Hall: 12PM – 9PM
Programming: 1PM – 11PM
Saturday, August 11
Vendor Hall: 9AM – 7PM
Programming: 10AM – 11PM
Sunday, August 12
Vendor Hall: 9AM – 5PM
Programming: 10AM – 5PM
You can purchase your tickets to Game On Expo ahead time on their website. Prices are as follows (prices reflect early bird discount, prices could increase):
Level Up VIP – $75
Full Event (Early Bird Discount) – $55
Friday (Early Bird Discount) – $25
Saturday (Early Bird Discount) – $35
Sunday (Early Bird Discount) – $30
Children ages 3 – 10 – $10
Children under 2: free
Game On Expo is headlined by Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Batman: Arkham Origins), Jennifer Hale ( Mass Effect 1 – 3, Metal Gear Solid series), and Steve Downes (Halo series). Additional guests include Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil, Andre Meadows, The Game Chasers, and many more. For the complete list of guests that includes voice actors, YouTube personalities, and industry guests, click here.
While the panel schedule has not been released yet, there are already a bunch of programming to look forward to. How about a Tecmo Super Bowl tournament on August 11? Not your thing? There is the 4th annual Game On Expo Retro World Championships, TONS of table top gaming along side console and arcade gaming,eSport tournaments, plus the Dobutsu Lounge which theme is Senran Kagura: Fighting School Girls. Once more of the programming times and panels are announced, I will update this post but in the mean time, keep an eye on the official Game On Expo website for more details.
Update: The panels for all three days of Game On Expo have been posted here
Cosplay is always one of my favorite things about Game On Expo as it is always cool to see attendees dressed as some of your favorite video game characters, old and new. If you want to take your cosplay a step further, Game On Expo will be hosting a Cosplay Contest with cash prizes which is a great way to show of your hard work and creativity to the masses! Here are a few of my favorite cosplay photos from the past several Game On Expo events!
If you are unable to attend, make sure to follow Legion of Sand on Twitter who will be tweeting live from the event all weekend!