What Is GDEX?

GDEX is the convention dedicated to a love of games and creative technology, located in Columbus, Ohio. GDEX started in 2013 as a way for the local gamedev community to showcase their projects, and has since grown into the predominant event celebrating all things gaming in Ohio. GDEX features a weekend expo showcase, combined with presentation sessions, vendor areas, raffles, tournaments, and Charity events benefiting Extra Life and AbleGamers. The GDEX expo is a curated showcase of some of the most exciting up and coming developers so that you can see the latest games before anyone else!

GDEX 2018 will be September 29th – September 30th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus Ohio with an expected attendance of 4,000+ from across the country.

 
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2018 Quick Facts

  • 2000 estimated unique attendees from across the country
  • 77,000+ Square Feet Expo showfloor
  • 125+ developers/teams showcasing the latest games and products
  • 75+ presentation sessions from all aspects of the industry
  • GDEX Dev Day is an all day in-depth STEM learning experience for professionals and students
  • Great support from sponsors both within and outside the industry make GDEX an amazing event
  • Awesome tournaments and raffles featuring unique prizes benefiting our charity partners
  • Helped raise over $100,000 raised for Extra Life and the AbleGamers Charity since GDEX began.
 
 

2017 Stats

  • 61.5% of guests said that GDEX was their first ever convention
  • 63% of attendees said GDEX was the only convention they go to each year
  • Nearly 50% of attendees were students (Middle-High School, Higher Education)
  • 56.5% were ages 14-25, 30% were 26-35, 18% were 36 and older
  • 48.5% Non-Developers / 51.5% Developers (professional, amateur, student)
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Exhibitor Spaces

 

Artist Alley Table ($150)

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GDEX has developed a platform for games and nerd culture in all of its forms! Come share your art with our attendees, and become a part of their excitement!

  • 1 6’ Table w/ Tablecloth

  • 2 Chairs

  • 1 Wastebasket

  • 2 Exhibitor Badges

  • Access to the Exhibitor Mixer

    Electricity & Internet at an Additional Cost

ISE Space ($200)

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The most affordable rate for first timers and small exhibitors. This is a great opportunity to get your feet wet and see what exhibiting at a gaming expo is all about!

  • 1 6’ Table w/ Tablecloth

  • 2 Chairs

  • 1 Wastebasket

  • 2 Exhibitor Badges

  • Access to the Exhibitor Mixer

  • Communal Electricity Included!

  • Internet at an Additional Cost

 

Standard Booth ($400)

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A good fit for most teams, the standard booth is a perfect size to show off your work in style without breaking the budget.

  • 10’ x 10’ Booth

  • 1 6’ Table w/ Tablecloth

  • 3 Chairs

  • 1 Wastebasket

  • 3 Exhibitor Badges

  • Access to the Exhibitor Mixer

  • Electricity & Internet at an Additional Cost

Non-Indie Discount Price: $1000

VR Booth ($600)

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We offer a specially sized booth for VR Experiences. This setup allows enough room for a standard VR setup with the benefits of a 10’ x 10’ booth.

  • 10’ x 15’ Booth

  • 1 6’ Table w/ Tablecloth

  • 2 Chairs

  • 1 Wastebasket

  • 3 Exhibitor Badges

  • Access to the Exhibitor Mixer

  • Electricity & Internet at an additional Cost

Non-Indie Discount Price: $1400

Large Booth ($1000)

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Have an experience that just won’t cut it in a standard booth? This package will provide you and your team with enough space to really wow the crowd.

  • 10’ x 20’ Booth

  • 2  6’ Tables w/ Tablecloth

  • 4 Chairs

  • 1 Wastebasket

  • 6 Exhibitor Badges

  • Access to the Exhibitor Mixer

  • Electricity & Internet at an additional cost

Non-Indie Discount Price: $1800