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)!
We also need volunteers to help us at conventions.
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!
Nov. 23-24: ChiTAG 2019 – Chicago, IL
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
EXPLORE, DISCOVER & EXPERIENCE! Join Steve Jackson Games at the 17th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair - North America's largest toy & game fair open to the public with experiential and immersive events, interactive exhibits and activities for all ages! We will be demoing our latest family friendly releasees plus a few long-time favorites including the new fan favorite, Deadly Doodles, Super Kitty Bug Slap, Simon's Cat Card Game, Zombie Dice and more. Plus you'll be able to pick up a copy to take home. Play is pivotal in cognitive development and social skills. Expand your brains, have fun, discover and experience new toys and games! Come out and play with us at the Fair - Booth #722! Discount Coupon Code: STEVEJACKSON
Contact Person: SJ Games Events Coordinator
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Yeager and Julie Yeager
Dec. 6-8: PAX Unplugged – Philadelphia, PA
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Stop by and play a game, pick up a promo, and take a game home! During PAX Unplugged this year, Steve Jackson Games will be demoing the the new Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Super Kitty Bug Slap, Simon's Cat, Zombie Dice, and the current Car Wars Sixth Edition prototype. 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 Event Coordinator
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Yeager, Jimmie Bragdon, Julie Yeager, Phil Reed, and Randy Scheunemann
Jan. 17-19: Polar Vortex Game Convention – Lisle, Illinois
Location: Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532
Join us for our annual general gaming convention held during January in the Chicagoland area. We invite you to a weekend of RPG's, D&D Adventure League, board games, card games, miniature games, escape room, our charity silent auction supporting the American Cancer Society, paint and take, Play & Win, game demos from supporting manufacturers, vendors, board game library, spaceship bridge simulator, cosplay, larping, our inaugural costume contest, and more!
Contact Person: Lon Lademann
For more info, contact: Polar Vortex, c/o Lon Lademann, 1612 Auburn Ave., Naperville, IL 60565
Feb. 14-16: BASHCon – Toledo, OH
Location: University of Toledo, 2801 Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606
The convention is held at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. The 2020 Con will open at 5pm on Friday, February 14th and close at 5pm on Sunday, February 16th. The description on their website is this: BASHCon is a nerd culture convention that takes place in February at the University of Toledo. BASHCon started in 1985 as a small gaming convention under the name of “Winterfest”. With the help of the community, BASHCon went from a small University event, to a convention that people from different parts of the country come in to see. BASHCon features a variety of events, including: panels, video and card game tournaments, anime screenings, arcade, board games, RPGs, and LARP. Every year brings new and exciting things!
Contact Person: Daniel Fry
For more info, contact: UTBASH, 2801 W Bancroft St SU 1503, Toledo, OH 43606
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Yeager
Mar. 20-22: Zenkaikon – Lancaster, PA
Location: Lancaster County Convention Center
We are a 5500+ attendee multigenre 501c3 convention featuring science fiction, anime, gaming, and all forms of fandom which takes place in Lancaster, PA, about a ninety-minute drive outside of Philadelphia.
Contact Person: Adam Beaton
SJ Games Staff Attending: Jimmie Bragdon and Steve Jackson
Mar. 28: EGOCON 2020 SCI-FI FANTASY GAMING EVENT – Stevens Point, WIS
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave - Stevens Point, WI 54481
Gaming, dealers, demonstrations, vendors, charity auction. Proceeds from the charity auction go to WPTV and St. Paul's Food Pantry of Stevens Point. Tickets are $10, 12 & under $5, carry-in's NC
Contact Person: Paulette Imhoff
For more info, contact: EGOCON/NEWFOD, P.O.Box 112, Rothschild, WI 54474=0112
Apr. 3-5: FnordCon 2 – Austin, TX
Location: Omni Southpark Hotel, Austin, TX
Save the date and join us for a weekend of games, contests, and tournaments. And games. And more games. Did we mention games? There will be lots of Munchkin. There will be "Steve vs. the World" in Ogre. There will be new Fantasy Trip stuff to see and play. And by that date, we should have good printer samples, and test runs of the new miniatures, for Car Wars. There will also be some reveals that we can't reveal yet because, duh. Come get your game on with us! Membership will be $40/person, same as last year, by advance sale only (not at the door). Yes, there will be a Swag Bag. Registration today! You can already book your hotel rooms for the nights of April 2, 3, 4, and/or 5 at the very discounted rate of $139 plus taxes and other stuff, but you MUST ask for the FnordCon rate. Yes, there will be a special extra swag bag for those staying in the Omni. You can call the Omni Hotel at 512-448-2222, or visit the convention page for the direct link to the hotel website. Come meet John. Meet Steve and the gang. Play games. More information soon!
Contact Person: Convention Coordinator
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Fernandez, Andrew Hackard, Alex Yeager, Brandon McClelland, Ben Williams, Darryll Silva, Eric Dow, Jimmie Bragdon, James Holder, John Kovalic, Julie Yeager, Lisa Villaire, Phil Reed, Philip Villarreal, Randy Scheunemann, Sabrina Gonzalez, Steve Jackson, and others to be announced