Coming To Columbus, OH

Oct. 28-30

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Midwest's Premier Gaming Expo

Video Games – Tabletop Games – Virtual Reality – And More!

October 29-30th, 2016

Columbus, Ohio

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Daemon Hatfield

Host of IGN’s Game Scoop and DJ Extraordinaire

This Years Speakers!

Skycurser: Die A Hero

Arcades are back in a big way!

This Years Exhibitors!
Friday October 28th | 7pm - 11pm

The Kick Off Party is a yearly tradition, where we gather and get psyched for GDEX. This is a great place to relax while meeting new faces and talking about our love of games. Join us on Friday October 28th as we Kick Off the GDEX Weekend!

Land Grant Brewery


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Friday October 28th | 10am - 5pm

Dev Day is the place to dig deep for game developers in the Midwest. Featuring professional instructors covering many of the industries hottest topics. Whether you’re new to game dev, or been in the industry awhile, there is plenty to learn to move you forward towards making your dream game. Brought to you by Columbus State Community College



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Saturday 29th | 8pm - Midnight

There’s always more fun to have on a saturday night and this year we’ll be dancing. Starting with an 80’s and 90’s dance mix, and following up with DJ Daemon hatfield, we can’t think of a better way to have fun with fellow GDEXers. Tickets are Free and don’t be afraid to bring a costume! Brought to you by Shawnee State University 

The Walrus

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Experience your favorite video game music as never before. PlanetRAREium features the music of Grant Kirkhope set to mesmerizing fulldome imagery. Featuring music and visuals from Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Piñata, Golden Eye 007, Perfect Dark and more. This GDEX exclusive show is not to be missed. Be the first to see a brand new planetarium game created by Mediendom at the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel. A few select volunteers from the audience will be amongst the first in the world to play!

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OCTOBER 29TH – 30TH, 2016



OCTOBER 29TH – 30TH, 2016


One Day Pass

Saturday or Sunday
  • Single Day Pass (Sat, or Sun) to GDEX Showfloor
  • Entry to Speakers / Panels / Workshops / Tournament Participation for the day
  • Access to COSI Standard Exhibits for the day
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Weekend Pass

Standard / Discount Price
  •  Weekend Access to GDEX Showfloor
  • Weekend Entry to Speakers / Panels / Workshops / Tournament Participation
  • Weekend Access to COSI Standard Exhibits
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Dev Day

  • Starting the day before the showfloor opens, Dev Day provides those that really want to get into Game Development a chance to learn from some of the best GDEX has to offer.
  • Dev Day runs from 10-5 on Friday October 28. Each Dev Day session will be an hour and a half long with a lunch break half way through the day
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GDEX 2016 Charity Partners

Every year we are excited to work with our charity partners to help grow their mission and provide opportunities for expo guests to be involved with what they do. As always, a portion of every ticket sold will go to benefit these charities, with 2015 bringing in over $8,000 to their causes.

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