Every year the latest and greatest game related news announcements are made at the some of most popular gaming conventions hosted around the world.  Conventions such as Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show, Electronic Entertainment Expo, or PAX Prime are a must attend for every passionate gamer, and attending a top gaming convention is something that you should experience at least once in your lifetime.

In the attempt to help make this easier on you all, Here is a list of still to come top gaming conventions in 2016, with entrance prices and dates so you can make the most of your work vacation and dive into a sea of gaming nirvana at one of these top gaming events.

PAX Australia – Melbourne, Australia

gaming convention PAX Australia

Date: November 4-6, 2016
Admission: $60 Day Pass or $160 All Weekend Pass (Friday-Sunday)
Official Website

PAX West – Seattle, Washington

PAX west convention LAN room

Date: September 2-5, 2016
Admission: $45 Day Pass
Official Website

Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Game Show Playstation section with games

Date: September 17-18, 2016
1,000 JPY (free admission for children 12 or under)
Official Website

Gamescom 2016 – Cologne, Germany

crowd watching a gamescon gaming event

Date: August 18-21, 2016 
13.50 EUR Day Pass (Thursday/Friday) – 18.00 EUR Day Pass (Saturday/Sunday)
Official Website


MineCon – Anaheim, California

minecraft cosplay characters on stage

Date: September 24-25, 2016
$160 (free admission for children 3 or under)
Official Website


BlizzCon – Anaheim, California

Blizzcon photo in front of convention center

Date: November 4-5, 2016
$199 USD (plus taxes and fees)
Official Website

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) – Los Angeles, California

E3 stage with people playing games in presentation

Date: June 14-16, 2016
 Not Open to Public
Official Website

GaymerX – Santa Clara, California

people in events room at Gaymer

Date: September 30 – October 2, 16, 2016
 $70 to $150, the largest ticket package is $500
Official Website

There you have it folks! Eight of the most popular gaming conventions still to come in 2016.  I hope this helps to make planning your next 2016 foray into gaming paradise that much easier.