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The MIDWEST'S PREMIER GAMING EXPO

EXPO: SEP 29TH-30TH | DEV DAY: SEP 28TH

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WHAT'S GDEX?

 

GDEX is a Weekend Celebration of Games that attracts fans, students and developers from across the country. We have one of the best communities in the Midwest, and we are proud to be the place where you can experience the latest and upcoming games before anyone else!

It is a platform for helping smaller teams and individuals be successful. Stemming from the local Columbus Community Group, GDEX strives to help everyone Connect, Share, and Learn about the current state of the industry and a positive future for all creators.

GDEX is the Industry Event of the Region, offering more to do, see, and learn than any other Gaming and Creative Technology expo in the Midwest.

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT GDEX 2018?

 
  Friday 9/28 | 10am - 6pm   GDEX offers the  best educational experience  in the region with our  All Day Dev Day . Whether you're looking to up your developments skills, improve your art, start a business, or just learn more about the industry, GDEX has everything. And this year we're excited to be partnered with  UNITY  to give a special look at the latest Unity features, and an extended development session. Tickets are limited, so buy yours now.

Friday 9/28 | 10am - 6pm

GDEX offers the best educational experience in the region with our All Day Dev Day. Whether you're looking to up your developments skills, improve your art, start a business, or just learn more about the industry, GDEX has everything. And this year we're excited to be partnered with UNITY to give a special look at the latest Unity features, and an extended development session. Tickets are limited, so buy yours now.

  Saturday 9/29 & Sunday 9/30 | 10am - 6pm   Considered by many to be the  Sundance of Video Games , GDEX is the best place to play new and unreleased games you can't play anywhere else. Featuring over 100 games, as well as tons of other things to do, GDEX is the Midwest's Premier Gaming Expo for a reason. 

Saturday 9/29 & Sunday 9/30 | 10am - 6pm

Considered by many to be the Sundance of Video Games, GDEX is the best place to play new and unreleased games you can't play anywhere else. Featuring over 100 games, as well as tons of other things to do, GDEX is the Midwest's Premier Gaming Expo for a reason. 

 
  Friday (9/28) | 7pm - 11pm   GDEX Weekend is full of activities, but it all starts with our  Kick-Off Party.  Taking place on Friday evening, it's a great opportunity to meet great people who share your love of games, and get a chance to connect with some of the speakers you've been wanting to meet. It's the best way to start the weekened.

Friday (9/28) | 7pm - 11pm

GDEX Weekend is full of activities, but it all starts with our Kick-Off Party. Taking place on Friday evening, it's a great opportunity to meet great people who share your love of games, and get a chance to connect with some of the speakers you've been wanting to meet. It's the best way to start the weekened.

  Saturday (9/28) | 8pm - 11pm   It wouldn't be GDEX with out our  Saturday Night Dance Party . Cut lose after a long day at the expo by getting your dance on with your friends. Always free and a blast, but tickets are limited so grab yours as soon as you can.

Saturday (9/28) | 8pm - 11pm

It wouldn't be GDEX with out our Saturday Night Dance Party. Cut lose after a long day at the expo by getting your dance on with your friends. Always free and a blast, but tickets are limited so grab yours as soon as you can.

 
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MIDWEST CHAMPIONS SERIES AT GDEX

GDEX is excited to have the finals for the Midwest Champions Series this year. Featuring teams from across the Midwest and beyond, it's going to be an awesome event. We'll also be joined by the developers of Killer Queen who will be not only be speaking at GDEX 2018, but will be participating in the tournament!

The Midwest Champions Series came about with the idea of being able to travel, compete, and foster new relationships with other scenes, but to also experiment with new ideas to eventually push the collective national scene as a whole. 

The Midwest Champions Series (MCS) is a series of invitational Killer Queen tournaments hosted at venues located throughout the Midwest, with this years finals occurring in Columbus at GDEX. The MCS seeks to establish an objective system to determine a Grand Champion, by standardizing the competitive experience with a standard set of rules and cabinet components. This will facilitate high-level competition between collocated Killer Queen communities, and foster relationships between players - old and new - throughout the region.

Entry is open to all, with a separate Amateur and Professional bracket. There will only be a select number of onsite spots available, so make sure to pre-register to ensure your spot in this exciting event!

 
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Where's GDEX?

 

GDEX is hosted in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, or the GCCC. Located at 400 N High St, the Convention Center is right in the middle of Columbus, with a short walk to Food, Entertainment, and other amneities.

 

Check out our Travel Page below for more info!

 
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JOIN GDEX

Every year we are excited to offer the largest platform for gaming and creative technology in the Midwest. As a curated event, we select the best speakers, exhibitors, artists, and experiences every year on a rolling basis to provide the best expo of our kind. If you're interested in applying to be a part of the show, please click the links below and sign up today!

 
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OUR SPONSORS

THANK THEM, THEY'RE AMAZING

 

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