For one weekend each year, the Boise Wyndham Garden Hotel transforms into a 24-hour haven for gamers of every kind. Digital-age LAN or console aficionados, card connoisseurs and board game junkies all have things to love about the Gem State Gaming Convention. Now in its third year, the convention features a jam-packed schedule of events including designated playing rooms for popular games and panels on hot topics like "Breaking into the Gaming Industry." Special guests include sculptor/illustrator Brittany Lindstrom, video game designer Eric Wile and Tucker Smedes, founder of the company CardLords. Check online for a full schedule of events and to see the games, vendors and prizes on offer.