Game On Expo returns to the Phoenix Convention Center August 7-9, 2020 – and “Early Bird” tickets are now on sale! The expo will feature even more eSports championships, retro and tabletop play, music performances, anime cosplay, celebrity guests – and the same welcoming atmosphere from previous years. 


Boasting more than 10,000 attendees in 2019 alone, Game On Expo has quickly become the largest and most popular gaming event in Arizona.

Laser focused on G.A.M.E. (Gaming, Anime, Music, and eSports) content, Game On Expo was created in 2015 by streaming legend John Lester/Gamester81 and Neil Kotler – who owns one of Phoenix’ most beloved retro gaming stores and Arizona’s largest anime seller, Collectors Marketplace.

For 2020, the organizers are planning a Classic Tetris World Championship regional qualifier and even more of an emphasis on Super Smash Bros. tournaments. There will also be a unique gaming-focused auction where attendees can bid on rare items.


Quick Facts

When: August 7-9, 2020
Where: Phoenix Convention Center

Tickets: $35 Early Bird pricing – on sale now at ShowClix


Expo At-A-Glance

  • Vendors: Hundreds of vendors from all over the U.S. selling games, merch, and collectibles.
  • Auction: Our sixth annual auction featuring rare game items; proceeds will be used in part to raise funds for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. 
  • Music: Main stage featuring live music on Friday and Saturday night – with Rock Band Karaoke on Sunday.
  • eSports: Tournaments including Tetris and Super Smash Bros. – with more to be announced soon!
  • Cosplay: Our sixth annual cosplay competition featuring special guests. 
  • Dance Contest: In the Kids Zone, we’ll be hosting a Fortnite Dance Contest so that kids can show off their favorite moves!
  • Retro Gameplay: From Atari to the Sega Dreamcast, there will be tons of retro games to play throughout the expo.
  • Tabletop: Board games, role-playing games, collectible card games (CCGs), and more!
  • Celebrity Guests: Meet some of the top celebrity voice actors at panels and one-on-one.
  • Free Play Arcade: Hundreds of arcade games and pinball machines to play for free!
  • Indie Spotlight: Developers from across the U.S. will be showcasing their games and projects.


Pricing & Availability

Tickets are now available at For a limited time, “Early Bird” tickets providing access to the full event can be purchased for only $35 ($15 off the regular price of $50). Kids 10 and under can attend for $10.

Game On Expo has been featured in a number of outlets – including Broadway World Arizona, Fangirl Nation, and Game Gnome.

Read more about Game On Expo here.