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Convention and Trade Show Schedule

This is a schedule of the game conventions that we know about, some of which we plan to attend. We are more than happy to help you promote your convention. If you'd like to add your con to our list, use our handy convention registry form.

We can also provide support to GMs who run SJ Games events at conventions and other types of convention support, such as GMs to run SJ Games events! Send mail to and let us know how we can help.

You can download these posters to publicize your games and help you find new players at conventions (or stores, or schools)!

We also need volunteers to help us at conventions.

[SJG Attended] Conventions listed with this pyramid symbol will have an SJ Games staffer in attendance. (For a list of JUST those conventions we'll be attending, click here.) If you would like a Steve Jackson Games staffer at your event, please read our guidelines for requesting a guest for your convention.

Caution and Disclaimer: SJ Games provides this page as a public service. The information has been provided by the conventions themselves. We cannot be responsible for errors, changes of plans, hoaxes, or Acts of God. Or the other side, for that matter. If you plan to attend, please contact the convention and verify things for yourself ahead of time!

December 2021 • January 2022 • September 2022

December 2021

*Dec. 10-12: PAX Unplugged 2021 – Philadelphia, PA
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Join us at PAX Unplugged! The East Coast's largest tabletop convention! Join us at booth #2934 - play a game, pick up a promo, and take a game home! During PAX Unplugged this year, Steve Jackson Games will be demoing the latest releases of 2021. PAX Unplugged is an exciting analog-focused extension of the already existing PAX events. PAX Unplugged is an event specifically tailored to gamers of all ages. All of the content throughout the show is meant to be enjoyed by the entire family all weekend and what’s more, Sunday’s offerings are specifically set up to appeal to our younger gamers in attendance.
Contact Person: SJ Games Events Coordinator
SJ Games Staff Attending: Amy Zwick, Eric Dow, Jimmie Bragdon, and Julie Yeager

January 2022

Jan. 21-23: Polar Vortex Game Convention – Lisle, Illinois
Location: Sheraton Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL 60532
Polar Vortex is a family friendly tabletop gaming convention offering board game, card game, roleplay game, and tabletop miniature game events. Special programs include Play and Win, Paint and Take, Miniature Painting Competition, Board Game Library, Charity Silent Auction, Costume Contest and Children's Activities.
Contact Person: Lon Lademann, Convention Coordinator
For more info, contact: Polar Vortex Game Convention, c/o Lon Lademann, 1612 Auburn Ave., Naperville, IL 60565

September 2022

Sept. 2-4: Nan Desu Kan – Aurora, CO
Location: The Gaylord of the Rockies, 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd, Aurora, CO 80019
Nan Desu Kan is the Premier Anime Convention of the Rocky Mountains. Our fans come from across the Rocky Mountain region as well as Kansas and several other surrounding states. In addition, we have moved to a much larger venue to allow our convention to expand further, so we are continuing expansion and growth as a convention. This year, we will be at the Gaylord of the Rockies, conveniently located close to DIA. Many of our attendees save up their money all year waiting for Nan Desu Kan, and the spending index of our attendees has been compared to larger conventions because we are the premier Anime festival in the Rocky Mountain region.
Contact Person: Crystal Bartlett / Lindsay Deen
For more info, contact: Amanda Liebermann, Executive Director, 12382 E Bates Circle, Aurora, CO 80014

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