January: IDEAG in Torino / Italy
Founded by Walter Obert in Piossasco near Torino, the „Incontro italiano di autori di giochi da tavolo" takes now place directly in Torino - every year mid of January. A very nice convention where Italian game authors play together and help eachother in a very cooperative atmoshere.
Next date appoximately: January 13th and 14th, 2018
February: International Game Designers Fair in Haar / Germany
Founded 1998 by Tom Werneck, this gathering takes place in the south of Munich and creates a good market place between game authors and game publishers - particularly from Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Next date: February 23, 2018
June: Game Designers Convention in Göttingen / Germany
Founded 1982 by Karin & Reinhold Wittig (Edition Perlhuhn) — this event the oldest and largest gathering of game authors and game publishers in Germany. The Game Designers Association (SAZ) is - beside the City of Göttingen - co-organizer of this convention, following Reinhold Wittig.
2018: June 2nd and 3rd