GameFest 2020 August 14th – 17th 2020 Sheraton Dallas Hotel
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of AnimeFest 2020 and GameFest 2020. We looked at it several ways and could not find a plan that we felt kept our members, volunteers, vendors and guests safe; even with full respect given to the social distancing guidelines. As a convention for fans, by fans, YOU have always been the most important part of the show and we do not want to do anything to endanger you.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Friday, August 14th through Monday, August 17th

GameFest is an evolution of the gaming events at AnimeFest which is splitting off as its own convention. The innagural event will be utilizing over 22,000 sqft of function space dedicated to tabletop and console games. In addition there will be tons of gaming merchandise in our 40,000 sqft Dealers Room.

Community and Volunteering

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How is GameFest Different?

Non-Profit Charity
We are run by a 501c3 non-profit charity with a mission to educate the public about world pop-culture. The event is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We all have days jobs and do this in our spare time to help expand our mission.

Four Day Event
Most conventions are 3-day events from Friday through Sunday. GameFest runs from Friday through Monday. This gives us an additional evening for main events and a lot more time for activities.

Mailed Badges
If you register early and opt-in we can mail you your badge before the convention. This can save you considerable time when you arrive at the convention. You can get to the fun right away.

We are very selective of our volunteers and take quite a bit of time to train them on how to do their jobs. We emphasis the importance of care and compassion of our members. We do public data (violent-crime/sex offender) checks on all volunteers to better protect our members.

We have been running events since the early 1990s. This has given us a lot of time to refine our procedures and policies. Event management is a stressful job and experience is the key to running enjoyable events. We take member feedback seriously and strive to improve year after year.

We utilize the latest technologies to ensure that members have the information and support they need. This includes our new mobile-first website, mobile app, NFC badges, digital signage, personalized badges, and self-registration kiosks.