So far, the best list of game conventions I have found is on Game Convention Central. It seems to cover the New England region (where I live) pretty well, and it seems to be updated fairly frequently. In the past I have also used Geek Cal to find conventions, although that site caters to a wider audience of geeks rather than the ones specialized on board games.
If you are curious about what conventions I am going to be on this year, I try listing them below:
- Unity Games, January 26 2013, Danvers, MA
- TempleCon, February 1st, 2013, Warwick, RI
- Total Confusion, February 21st to 24th, Mansfield, MA
- (Taking a convention hiatus due to a new child being born and due to the summer months).
- Council of Five Nations, October ??, Schenectady, NY
- Carnage, November 8th to 10th, Killington, VT
I intentionally ignored this year the huge conventions like Pax East or Board Game Geek conventions. I guess I like the small to medium sized ones where there is more focus on playing a good game, catching up with old gaming friends, and less on the event marketing itself.
I am still trying to find a good way to organize the events at local gaming stores and clubs in a way that is easy to pick what to do on a particular weekend of the year.