We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about DreamHack Anaheim and we’re getting pumped about it. Billed as “the ultimate gaming lifestyle festival,” the event is sure to spice things up during its first time on the West Coast with esports tournaments, live music, cosplay, and more. Whether you’ve never heard of DreamHack or you’re already packing your bags, keep reading. We’re diving into the ins and outs of this event and what attendees can expect.
Feb 21 – 23, 2020
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Avenue,
Anaheim, CA 92802
What to Expect:
A lot is happening at DreamHack Anaheim, so let’s break it down a bit.
- BYOC LAN: This is how DreamHack got its start. BYOC LAN stands for Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) Local Area Network (LAN) and enables you to connect, play games, and compete for prizes. They even have themed rows —like zombies and aliens — to add to the experience and connect with gamers that have similar interests.
- Esports: Whether you play or just like to watch, there are esports tournaments and HUGE prizes for some of the biggest games including Fortnite, Magic, Halo, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and more.
- Live music: It wouldn’t be a convention without some live entertainment, right? Attendees will be able to catch performances from a killer alt-rock lineup including Missio, The Score, and 8 Graves.
- Film screenings: Throughout the event, a bunch of feature-length, shorts, and fan-made films based on games will be shown. It’s a great way to escape, rest, and relax.
- Art: Game-themed arts and crafts? Yes, please. Get your hands on some signed prints, concept art, and creative fan art.
- Cosplay: Showcase your skills and bring your favorite characters to life. There’s even a cosplay championship to crown the best cosplayers.
- The Dreamies: Forget the Grammys or the Oscars — we want the Dreamies! This is an award show full of fun, unique categories like “Historically Inaccurate,” “That’s Pretty Clever,” “Try Not to Laugh,” and more.
- Panels, workshops, and keynote speakers. If you’re a game developer or want to level-up your skills, there are plenty of opportunities for business-minded gamers to connect at DreamHack Anaheim. Listen to experts share their insights and ideas or pitch your own!
What People Are Saying
We’re looking forward to having this event right here in Anaheim, and it seems like we’re not the only ones. Check out some of the latest buzz across social media…
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Need a hotel near the Anaheim Convention Center?
If you’re as pumped for DreamHack as we are and you’re still looking for a hotel near the Anaheim Convention Center, you’re in luck. Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is located just 2 miles away for a quick and easy commute. With WiFi, on-site dining, a game room, a heated outdoor pool, and other great amenities, we’re sure to add a little extra magic to your DreamHack experience. We’ve even got great deals going on just in time for DreamHack! Check out our New Year’s Resolution package and get 15% off your stay and more!