A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is underway for GamesCon, a dedicated PC & video game expo for the city of Toronto. Organizers who hope to answer the question (assuming they hit their goal by the campaign's end) "where Canada's version of the E3 Expo?" with the answer, "GamesCon."
Here's more on what GamesCon will be if everything goes according to plan:
"That’s why we’re working on bringing you GamesCon – a three day event in the heart of Toronto celebrating all things gaming. Every day is jam packed with informative sessions, speakers, tournaments and a whole lot more. Best of all, you get three days of all this gaming goodness for what other shows would charge you for just one day.
Our goal is to bring you the spectacle of E3, the grandeur of TGS and the information of GDC right to our own backyard. We already have industry icons such as Cliff Bleszinski (creator of Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Gears of War), Ed Fries (the visionary behind the first Xbox and Microsoft Game Studios) and many more game development luminaries lined up to speak at our sessions on topics ranging from "The Future of Gaming" to “How to Break Into the Gaming Industry." (Please note that although the above speakers are coming to GamesCon Toronto 2014, things can change in the next 4-5 months that might change their participation for the planned dates, but rest assured that we will have some of the greatest people from the gaming industry at this event!)"
If organizers hit their funding goal of $50,000 CAD they will launch the three-day event this fall in Toronto. You can learn more about the event by visiting www.gamescon.com, checking out the Kickstarter link, or by watching the pitch video to your left…