TooManyGames

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TooManyGames
StatusActive
Genre Video games, tabletop games, arcade games, video game music
Venue Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
Location(s) Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Oaks, Pennsylvania
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
InauguratedSeptember 11, 2004;16 years ago (2004-09-11) (as East Coast Gaming Expo)
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
FounderChristieAnne Whitby
Organized byLevel 4 Event Management, LLC
Website http://www.toomanygames.com
Twitch streaming group Vinesauce at their panel at the 2016 TooManyGames convention Vinesauce Group.png
Twitch streaming group Vinesauce at their panel at the 2016 TooManyGames convention

TooManyGames is a three-day gaming convention currently held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

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TooManyGames (formerly East Coast Gaming Expo) is an annual gaming convention that features a used and new game marketplace; gaming artists and crafters; musicians; discussion panels and demonstrations; LARPing; celebrity guests; independent game developer showcase; and console, handheld, PC, tabletop, and arcade gaming areas. The streaming ensemble, Vinesauce, is notable for attending the convention every year. [1]

Prior events include a 200+ person LAN organized by The GXL, and the Philly Game Jam organized by the Philadelphia chapter of the International Game Developers Association.

In 2018, TooManyGames added a December charity event, Gifts for Gamers to benefit Philabundance, Philadelphia's local hunger relief organization. In 2019, they added a bi-yearly side event, GameSwap, with a more intimate feel reminiscent of the original TooManyGames events.

Convention dates

ShowDatesCityVenueSquare FeetApproximate Attendance
East Coast Gaming ExpoSeptember 11, 2004 Reading, PA Inn At Reading5,000700
East Coast Gaming Expo 2September 18, 2005 Reading, PA Inn At Reading10,000700
East Coast Gaming Expo 3August 26–27, 2006 Reading, PA The Riveredge Complex12,000500
TooManyGamesApril 15, 2007 Reading, PA Inn At Reading5,000500
TooManyGames 2August 26, 2007 Reading, PA Inn At Reading5,000500
TooManyGames 3May 4, 2008 Reading, PA Greater Reading Expo Center 9,0001,000
TooManyGames 4October 18, 2008 Reading, PA Greater Reading Expo Center 15,0001,000
TooManyGames 5May 3, 2009 Leesport, PA Leesport Farmer's Market 10,0001,000
TooManyGames 6April 18, 2010 Reading, PA Greater Reading Expo Center 10,0001,500
TooManyGames 7September 19, 2010 Reading, PA Greater Reading Expo Center 10,0001,500
TooManyGames 8May 6–8, 2011 Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 80,0002,800
TooManyGames 9June 15–17, 2012 Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 65,0003,900
TooManyGames 10June 14–16, 2013 Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 80,0004,000
TooManyGames 11June 27–29, 2014 Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 80,0004,500
TooManyGames 12June 14–16, 2015 Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 80,0007,500
TooManyGames 13June 24–26, 2016 Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100,0009,500
TooManyGames 14June 23–25, 2017 [2] Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100,00012,000
TooManyGames 15June 22–24, 2018 [3] Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100,000
TooManyGames 16June 21-23, 2019 Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 150,000
TooManyGames 17June 25-27, 2021 [4] Oaks, PA Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

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References

  1. "TooManyGames 2013 expo to take place in Philadelphia, June 14-16". 2013-04-09.
  2. "Coming Soon Page".
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  4. "TooManyGames (@TooManyGames) | Twitter". web.archive.org. 2020-09-10. Retrieved 2020-09-10.