The IGA or Irish Games Association is a body which is dedicated to promoting gaming in Ireland, by running, supporting and publicising gaming events, while seeking to communicate and co-operate with others that do likewise.
The IGA engages in a number of activities designed to further it's stated aim of promoting gaming in Ireland, and has evolved substantially over its lifespan. Originally, the IGA was a group composed of different gaming interests from around the country who came together to organise an event known as Gaelcon. Since that time, a number of changes have taken place, the IGA have expanded into other fields.
In general, the IGA seeks to help the gaming community in whatever way possible, be it by organising events, providing information, or offering what assistance it can to others who are working on behalf of the gaming community in Ireland.
The IGA is not, nor claims to be, a representative body for gaming in Ireland
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Besides 29 Gaelcons, the IGA have run many other events including the Parasite pre-Gaelcon event, Charity Games Day HeckCon, Minicons, single day theme events, LARPs and card tournaments. They have also published several fanzines, including Fnordly World News and later White Elephant.