When: Aug. 4-7 2011
The largest gaming convention in the world descends on Indianapolis every August, taking over the entirety of the convention center, not to mention other parts of downtown. If you’re already clued in, this is your best chance to take part in a massive game of Magic or to check out the latest in 12-sided dice. If you’re not hip, it’s a blast to check out the costumes, from Star Wars to Xena. For more info, visit www.gencon.com.
Price: $38-$68 for a one-day badge, plus additional event ticket costs.