EGD's FREE Convention is BACK!
Waffle Games is the EGD's annual convention and conference held each spring semester run by students, for students. Although our convention this year cannot return IRL, we are are committed to bringing the experience to everyone across the world once again virtually. In 2021 the event was broadcasted to over 500 attendees from 21 different countries, and our 2019 event brought in over 500 students to Hunter College in New York City to play, design, compete, and learn.
The care of the future of games is ours
...and when we democratize games education, we all win.
More than just an affordable con, Waffle Games is a celebration of what it means to be involved with gaming. Panels, workshops, tournaments, and an expo hall come to life every spring with one mission: to allow everyone the chance to get involved with the community, chase their dreams, and change our industry for the better.
XR Panel (2021): Jessica Kantor, The Look Club; Noelle Masurek, Games for Change; Lawrence Yang, Valve; Will Roberts, VR Diamond Leauge; Lupe Leos, California State University Long Beach.
Game Translation and Localization (2019): Ayaka Sato, College of Staten Island
DATES & THINGS TO DO
April 29th - Tourney & Expo Preview | April 30th - Main Event
Virtual expo hall with over 50 exhibitors to interact with! Play their games, try their products, and ogle at their art while you try to convince yourself that you don't need another fanart print of your favorite character.
Panels, workshops, and talks from industry professionals, hobbyists, and people like you! We encourage anyone who has something to share to do so - from career advice on breaking into games, to how to make the best D&D map.
Gaming sessions from Jackbox Party Pack to 7 Wonders, as well as drop-in PUGs.
No entry fee tournaments, including SSBU, League of Legends, and Valorant each with a $500 prize pool! A more casual Teamfight Tactics and Guilty Gear Strive event.
One-shot RPG campaigns for both beginner and experienced players.
Networking opportunities, including virtual speed networking where you get zoomed away every 5 minutes to someone new.
Free-to-enter and donation raffles. You could win merch, games, maybe even something bigger...