Gamescom 2017 had record-breaking attendance, with 335,000 attendees, and 919 companies from 54 countries bringing the next generation of games and tech to the showroom floor. Cologne’s premier “Heart of Gaming” convention is back in 2018, aiming to once again bring hundreds of thousands of gaming fans to Germany from August 21 to 25. The indoor-outdoor gaming festival will feature everything from music and cosplay, to game industry job hunting and a social media panel. Every outdoor section will have unique theming such as a summery beach, or a family-oriented village. Gamescom 2018 will have a stream, so check Twitch closer to the event for the exact channel.