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Several video game conventions and trade shows are held every year.
- Game Developers Conference (GDC) Attendance: 17,000
- Held mid-March, 2008
- Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)- although not as important as it used to be, it is still one of the major expos of the year. Private only. Attendance: 41,000
- Held July 15-17, 2008 (varies per year)
- Leipzig Games Convention (GC) - the Games Convention rivals the Tokyo Game Show as the biggest games event in the world. Attendance: 203,000
- Held August 21-24, 2008
- Tokyo Game Show (TGS) - Private for 2 days, public for last 2 days. One of the biggest games event, even larger attendance than E3. Attendance: 195,000
- Held October 9 to 12 October, 2008 (varies per year)
- BlizzCon - Blizzard only show. Attendance: 26,000
- Held October 10-11, 2008 (varies per year)
- Entertainment for All (E for All) - a companion to E3, open to the public. Merged back with E3. Attendance: 18,000
- Held October 3-5, 2008 (always in early October)
- Held mid August
- ↑ http://www.gdconf.com/news/gdc/gdc_2009_attendance_exceeds_17.html
- ↑ http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=23925
- ↑ http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=19964
- ↑ http://www.gamespot.com/news/6199361.html
- ↑ http://www.ocregister.com/articles/blizzcon-game-world-2536975-blizzard-warcraft
- ↑ http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/22/18-000-attend-e-for-all-but-first-a-little-panic/
- ↑ http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=94198