As you read this, dear readers, I am winging my way to Las Vegas to attend the second Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, which is unusual for me. I don’t flock to large crowds and I’m not fond of high temperatures, but I am a fan of Final Fantasy XIV. And hey, it’s stuff to cover for this here website, so that’s pretty keen.
Of course, that gets me thinking about the general rarity of game-specific conventions. BlizzCon is still a thing, naturally, and EVE Online has its regular fanfest. City of Heroes did a few conventions of its own, but Star Wars: The Old Republic never quite got there and instead focused on linked “cantina tours” across the country alongside other conventions. SOE Live existed, although Daybreak has indicated no interest in going back to that model.
But let’s not ask about which games could hold these conventions. Let’s instead ask which games you would want to attend a convention for. What MMO would you attend a special convention for? Is there a game you can think of where you’d like to have a chunk of the community as a whole in the same space as you all learn news and the like about what’s coming next?