A self-described tropical gaming convention, ArcadiaCon brings gamers together to socialize, learn, and compete under the warm Texas sun. Also, they're on an island. For two days, the festival fills the halls of the Galveston Island Convention Center with a range of gaming-centric events and attractions. A Minecraft PvP contest
bestows grand prizes on the winners, while industry panels cover topics such as developing a video game, composing a soundtrack, and a semiotic deconstruction of Toad-as-savior-figure in Super Mario Bros.
And, while visitors can enjoy unlimited free-play at banks of computers and arcade cabinets, an exhibitor hall and dinner buffet with comedy show present entirely new ways to engage with gaming
culture. The resort where the convention is held is also near outdoor attractions such as a water park and a pier brimming with rides, restaurants, and Endermen enjoying a day off.