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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)!
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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!
July 30-Aug. 2: GenCon – Indianapolis, IN
Location: INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER, 100 SOUTH CAPITOL | INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46225
Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. Celebrating its 45th year in 2012, Gen Con "The Best Four Days in Gaming!" has become the largest annual consumer fantasy, electronic, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. Each year gaming enthusiasts converge to share their enthusiasm for all things gaming; whether its tournaments, celebrity appearances, exhibit hall booths, electronic games, workshops, seminars, anime, art shows, auctions or countless other activities.
Contact Person: Stacia Kirby
For more info, contact: 120 Lakeside Ave, Suite 100, Seattle, Washington 98122
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, Alex Kosarek, Andreas Stein, Brian Engard, Bridget Westerman, Devin Lewis, Jimmie Bragdon, Keith Blackard, Phil Reed, Rhea Friesen, Ross Jepson, and Sabrina Gonzalez
Aug. 7-9: RTX – Austin, TX
Location: Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
RTX is an annual gaming and internet convention created by Rooster Teeth Productions held in Austin, Texas.
Contact Person: Staff
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein, Carl deSoto, Keith Blackard, and Rhea Friesen
Aug. 8: MichiCon 2015 – Rochestr Hills, michigan
Location: On the campus of Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Mich., a suburb of Detroit
With numerous board, train, card, miniature, card, and roleplaying games, there is something for everyone! MDG been running great cons since 1972, having been a premier con where Dungeons & Dragons adventures were playtested! Today, many local game designers use our friendly con as a place to showcase their talent. There's a lot of history here, and you're welcome to write the next chapter! If you've never attended a gaming convention, this small, family-friendly event is the perfect place to start playing some great games and making new friends! If you're an experience gamer, try something new! If you have played one type of game or one particular game, we encourage you to see the amazing games on the market today! Pay one price, play anything all day. For $10, its a lot of entertainment at little cost. Gamemasters get free admission if their game runs. (Event submission due 7/25). Door prizes, raffles, and vendors. Clean, comfort
Contact Person: John Jamieson
For more info, contact: n/a
Aug. 8-9: InCON Family Gaming Convention – Courtenay, British Columbia
Location: Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, BC, V9N 6C6
InCON Family Gaming Convention - a 2 day event of all that is GEEK! The fun includes Tournaments, Special Guests, Costume Contest, Kids' Fair, demos, panels, & even geek' focused vendors.
Contact Person: Alex Greenwood
For more info, contact: #4 - 239 Puntledge Road, Courtenay, BC, V9N 3P9
Aug. 13: Munchkin Steampunk Launch Party – Austin, Texas
Location: Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe! Steve Jackson and Andrew Hackard will be on hand to do a signing as we unveil our most exciting Munchkin set to date. Enjoy demo tables, steampunk refreshments and decorations at Dragon's Lair in north Austin. All guests who come in costume win a prize! We will also be hosting a charity auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to Superhero Kids here in Austin.
Contact Person: Anna Meade
For more info, contact: West Anderson Plaza, 2438 W Anderson Ln B1, Austin, TX 78757
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard and Steve Jackson
Aug. 13-16: Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival – Chicago, IL
Location: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Now in its third year, The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival features an eclectic line-up of comedy shows and events where nerds of all kinds can unite for one nerd niche weekend in Chicago. We'll be featuring board game events and lots of fun activities! stage773.com/cncf/
Contact Person: Neil Figuracion
For more info, contact: Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Aug. 15-16: AndoCon – Atlanta, Georgia
Location: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30346
AndoCon is a tabletop gaming convention featuring open gaming, tournaments, panels, game show events, and industry guests.
Contact Person: Katie Mae Poore
For more info, contact: 132 Ridgewood Drive, Woodstock, GA 30188
Aug. 21-23: STGCON – St. George, Utah
Location: 850 South Bluff Street,
Please join us in beautiful St. George for 54 straight hours of board gaming fun! With new arrivals, old favorites, and everything in between, you are sure to find a game you like! We will have plenty of scheduled learning, open gaming space, vendors, a flea market, play-to-win gaming, and of course, tournaments of popular favorites with prizes for the winners!!
Contact Person: Alex Bernard
For more info, contact: 2573 S 450 W Circle, Washington, UT 84780
Aug. 22-23: Ptarmicon – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, C
Location: Multiplex Arena
Ptarmicon is the world's most northern popular culture convention. While we have a large focus on table top gaming, we also host a cosplay contest, video game tournaments and open play, anime workshops, and much more!
Contact Person: Reigh Foster
Aug. 28-30: Anime California – Anaheim, CA
Location: Anaheim Marriott Convention Center, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802,
The greatest anime experience to hit any coast ever. Anime California will bring eSports & Anime fans together to celebrate Japanese culture, music, and animation, gaming, music, and more. Come by to meet awesome voice actors, artists, and industry guests. Get free autographs from some awesome guests, many of whom are still to be announced.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: Heide Nichols, LGaming Dept. Head, Anime California, POB 732, Crestline, CA 92325,
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: PAX Prime – Seattle, WA
Location: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101
In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4, 500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Contact Person: Staff
For more info, contact: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101
Sept. 3-6: Fan Expo Canada – Toronto, Ontario
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6, CANADA
FAN EXPO Canada™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. The pop culture extravaganza expects to host over 125, 000 fans at 750, 000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event September 3-6, 2015.
Contact Person: Justin Mohareb
For more info, contact: Justin Mohareb, c/o Fan Expo Canada, 10 Alcorn Ave. Suite 100, Toronto, ON, M4V 3A9, CANADA
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, John Kovalic, and Phil Reed
Sept. 4-7: Pacificon Game Expo – Santa Clara, California
Location: Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054
Northern California's biggest and best regional hobby game convention on Labor Day weekend! Every year at the Santa Clara Marriott hotel, 1200 gamers converge on this weekend as they have for 34 years! Don't accept any substitutes on Labor Day weekend! This is the one and only Real Deal!
Contact Person: Kevin Ellingson – Euro & Family Board & Card Manager
For more info, contact: N/A
Sept. 4-7: Tri-Con Fall 2015 – Sioux City, IA
Location: The Sioux City Hotel & Conference Center, 707 4th St, Sioux City, IA
We have a board game library and play-to-win section. The play-to-win section has been very popular.
Contact Person: Mark Wilson
For more info, contact: Mark Wilson, 17504 Deer Hollow Dr, Sioux City, IA 51109
Sept. 4-7: Celesticon – Fremont, CA
Location: Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, 46100 Landing Parkway
CelestiCon offers four days of family-friendly gaming in the San Francisco Bay Area. CelestiCon hosts hundreds of game events, along with exciting special guests, sponsor prizes and gaming, gaming, gaming.
Contact Person: Kris Miller
For more info, contact: CelestiCon, 194 Triggs Lane, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
Sept. 4-6: Sac Anime Summer 2015 – Sacramento, CA
Location: Sacramento Convention Center
Sac Anime is a convention dedicated to all dimentions of fandom including table top gaming. We have a room dedicated only to Table Top Games and a giant game library. Come on by and play some of your favorite games or try something new in our library. We hope to see you at the show.
Contact Person: Chris Castagnetto
For more info, contact: Chris Castagnetto, Attn Game Library, 2349 Roosevelt Ct, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Sept. 4-6: Mephit Fur Meet – Olive Branch, MS
Location: At the Whispering Woods Conference Center in Olive Branch MS, a suburb of Memphis TN
A Furry Convention with a heavy gaming following.
Contact Person: Christopher Roth
For more info, contact: 2909 Mount Pleasant St, Saint Louis, MO 63111
Sept. 4-7: TCEP 22: There Was Only One Catch – Sterling, VA
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Washington-Dulles Airport, 22700 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, VA 20166
Four days of relaxation and fun chock full of gaming goodness! Featuring the return of the classic LARP, Uberman's Wake, the return of the Arneson/Gygax Memorial Dungeon Crawl, and the annual charity poker tournament! Add in our famous con suite with their fresh bread and you have a weekend not to be missed!
Contact Person: Frank N. Huminski
For more info, contact: Barking Mad Productions, PO Box 3311, Sterling, VA 20167,
Sept. 11-13: Coulee Con – La Crosse, Wisconsin
Location: Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse Campus
Coulee Con is convention sponsored by the UW-La Crosse Table-Top Gaming Club. Our goals is to bring together gamers in the Coulee Region for boardgames, tabletop rpgs, miniatures, etc.
Contact Person: Josh Hertel
For more info, contact: 1001 Cowley Hall, 1725 State Street
Sept. 11-13: DoDeca-Con 3 – Columbia, MO
Location: Howard Johnson Inn, 3100 I-70 Dr. SE, Columbia, MO 65201
DoDeca-Con is an "all con" and we like to have a little bit of everything for our fans. Comics, gaming, cosplay, fan film and special guests. We theme each event with a movie tag like, such as this years show, DoDeca-Con 3: In 3D and last years DoDeca-Con 2: The Revenge.
Contact Person: Randy Taylor
For more info, contact: 2309 Colonial Hills Rd, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Sept. 12-13: Field Marshal Games Convention – Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Location: 420Wing Royal Canadian Air Force, 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, L1J 8P5
The Field Marshal Gaming Convention is an annual fan run tabletop gaming convention held during September in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada since 2011. The convention was created originally by Field Marshal Games to fill a gap in tabletop gaming events in the area East of Toronto and to have a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for people to come and enjoy gaming with friends, family and meet new gamers. The convention committee hopes to keep the event a relaxed and comfortable size rather than the mega-conventions that dominate the gaming convention circuit.
Contact Person: James Cambell
For more info, contact: Field Marshal Gaming Convention, c/o I Will Never Grow Up Gaming, 130 Westbourne Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M1L 2Y7
Sept. 18-19: Bakkencon Game Convention – Williston, North Dakota
Location: The Grand Williston Hotel & Conference Center, Address: 3601 2nd Avenue West, Williston, ND 58801, Phone:(701) 774-0241
WHAT IS BAKKENCON? Over the past several years comic conventions have broadened their scope to include a wider variety of topics and guests. In that tradition Bakkencon will be the premier Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comic and Gaming convention in western North Dakota. In an attempt to appeal to fans, gamers, role players and hobbyists of all kinds our venue will include attractions such as guests of honor, discussion groups, costume contests and panels involving celebrity guests from a variety of fields as well as comics and gaming events. OUR MISSION To create a family friendly social environment where we will raise awareness for local charities and allow people to express and share their talents and hobbies. We enable fans of pop culture, gaming and other hobbies to express themselves In a safe environment. We do this by providing a forum to showcase and celebrate talents with professionals in various fields. What can I do there ? Start by visiting the vendor room. Vi
Contact Person: Russell Larson
For more info, contact: 1903 Bison Drive, Williston, ND 58801
Sept. 18-20: TopCon – Topeka, KS
Location: Ramada Inn, 420 SE 6th Street, Topeka, KS
TopCon is Topeka's premier geek expo. Featuring comic, gaming, cosplay and more. This is TopCon's 2nd year and we've got more room, more days, more sponsors, more guests, and more fun. Featuring special panels, visits from the 501, the Zombie Response Team, Iron Brothers of Topeka and more. Get your geek on and get to TopCon.
Contact Person: Bil Thompson
Sept. 18-20: Cincinnati Comic Expo – Cincinnati, OH
Location: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Multi genre pop culture show with comics, artists, vendors, games, and celebrities.
Contact Person: Matt Bredestege
For more info, contact: PO Box 235, Miamitown, OH, 45041
Sept. 20: Total Confusion Summer Sizzler – Mansfield, MASSACHUSETTS
Location: Mansfield Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA
End of Summer Sizzler is coming! A TotalCon Game Day will be held September 20, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA. Board games, math trade, minis and role playing games. Check our website for more details.
Contact Person: Michelle Graham
For more info, contact: 57 Hamblet Street, Manchester, NH 03103
Sept. 25: High Rollers: A Gamer's Night Out – Baltimore, MD
Location: Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Bringing gaming and burlesque together for a classy evening out in a fascinating Baltimore museum. It's called High Rollers because we're going for a classy casino-styled event, except with games you care about and performances relevant to your interests.
Contact Person: Erin Whitt Hilker
For more info, contact: organizer: Erin Whitt hilker, 23 Cedarmere Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117, Location:, 301 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Sept. 26-27: Phantasm – Peterborough, Ontario
Location: 345 Aylmer Street North
Our 25 year of providing over 100 different RPG & Board Games.
Contact Person: David Watson
For more info, contact: David Watson, 1028 Communication Road, Bridgenorth, Ontario, Canada, K0L 1H0
Oct. 9-11: Necronomicon 2015 – Tampa, Florida
Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, Florida, USA, 33607
Necronomicon is Central Florida's oldest and largest sci-fi/fantasy/horror convention. We have a wide variety of events which will include 100+ gaming events, trivia, masquerade, panels, art show, con suite, autographs, dances and lots more.
Contact Person: Dean Dryer
For more info, contact: Necrononicon Gaming, c/o Dean Dryer, 1971 Lumsden Rd. #109, Brandon, Fl 33511-8820
Oct. 9-11: Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous – Great Falls, MT
Location: TownHouse Inn, 1411 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT.
We are a small gaming-focused convention based in Great Falls, Montana. This year will be our 4th year and we are growing every year. We are a 3-day event and our 2015 guest of honor is Will Shick of Privateer Press.
Contact Person: Robert Thomson
For more info, contact: Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, 1221 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405,
Oct. 10: TinyCon – Round Hill, VA
Location: Round Hill Arts Center, 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy #170, Round Hill, VA 20141
TinyCon is an anime/sci-fi convention in Loudoun County, Virginia, created by and for teen fans! This is the organizations second event with a gaming and cosplay focus.
Contact Person: Nicole Andres
For more info, contact: 8534 STONEWALL ROAD, Manassas, VA 20110
Oct. 23-25: Rocket City NerdCon – Huntsville, Alabama
Location: Huntsville-Madison County Public Library- Main Branch, 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is hosting the second annual Rocket City Nerd Con (RCNC) fan convention in Huntsville on Oct. 23-25, 2015 at the Downtown Branch Library. The idea behind this event is to create a local convention similar to other fan and industry conventions around the country. Rather than limit ourselves to a particular group or genre, we are seeking to include as many different representations of fan communities as possible. Basically, if people can geek out about it, we want to celebrate it.
Contact Person: Julia Hendon
For more info, contact: 1409 Weatherly Plaza, Huntsville, AL 35803
Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Youmacon 2015 – Detroit, MI
Location: Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243
Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most "Comic Cons", however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Oct. 30-Nov. 1: 2050 Event Daytona Beach – Daytona Beach, Florida
Location: The Ocean Center & Arena
2015 will become 2050 as Koralis Entertainment launches its inaugural convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. We're merging film, comics and gaming into one incredible experience! Film Festival * Comic Convention * Video Game Tournaments * Parties * Cosplaying
Contact Person: lanie stevens
For more info, contact: 118 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Nov. 6-8: Gamehole Con – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
Gamehole Con is all about tabletop gaming and nothing else. The convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, and collectible card games. Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast. Serious gamers - you will love this con!
Contact Person: Alex Kammer
For more info, contact: Gamehole Con, Attn: Alex Kammer, 7205 Elmwood Avenue, Middleton, WI, 53562
SJ Games Staff Attending: Steve Jackson
Nov. 6-8: MillenniumCon 18 – Round Rock, TX
Location: Wingate Hotel & Conference Center, 1209 North IH-35, Round Rock, TX 78664
MillenniumCon 18 is a three day convention that supports Tabletop Wargaming with Historical Miniatures. We provide a unique event to celebrate our passion for playing wargames and crafting the miniatures and terrain used in these games. While we do focus on games involving historical time periods, our convention caters to many different gaming tastes and styles.
Contact Person: Mark Leroux
For more info, contact: Mark Leroux, 1910 Shoreham, San Antonio, TX 78260
SJ Games Staff Attending: Jennifer Atkinson and Scott Haring
Dec. 11-13: Geekonomicon – Biloxi, MS - Mississippi
Location: Mississippi GulfCoast Collisium and Convention Center
A second year convention. Our first year blew away all local expectations. A multi-fandom convention where we emphasize an all exclusion policy. We do not tolerate any bullying, discrimination or harassment. Please see our website for more.
Contact Person: Ian A McRae
For more info, contact: 1423 24th Avenue, Suite B, Gulfport Mississippi, 39501
Jan. 16-17: Gaming for Everyne – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Safe, fun, family friendly opportunity to learn new games and play old favorites in a non-competitive setting. Once you are comfortable, we will steer you to local cons with game rooms and game groups. then, when you're ready, the big competition game conventions.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: G4E c/o Heide Nichols, PO Box 732, Crestline, CA 92325
Feb. 26-28: MystiCon – Roanoke, Virginia
Location: Holiday Inn – Tanglewood ... 4468 Starkey Road, SW ... Roanoke, VA 24018 ... 540-774-4400
MystiCon is a family ordinated Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Pop-Culture, and Gaming convention. We are coming up our 6th year of being a bit unconventional.
Contact Person: Timothy A Howe
For more info, contact: MystiCon, 3735 Franklin Rd. SW, Suite 228, Roanoke, VA 24014-2260
Mar. 11-13: Cleveland ConCoction – Cleveland, Ohio
Location: The Cleveland Airport Sheraton Hotel in Cleveland Ohio
Cleveland ConCoction is a multi-genre convention in Cleveland, Ohio, that started in 2014. We bring together science fiction, fantasy, gaming, cosplay and fun into a single weekend every March. Each year we try to have a featured guest from each geeky area. Past Gaming Guests have been Sean Patrick Fannon and Andy Looney. We have a 2500 sqft dedicated space for scheduled games, and other, smaller areas available for pick up games.
Contact Person: Eric Hogg
For more info, contact: PO Box 770795, Cleveland, OH 44107