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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 conventions@sjgames.com 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!


February 2016 • March 2016 • April 2016 • May 2016 • June 2016 • July 2016 • August 2016 • November 2016


February 2016

Feb. 12-15: DunDraCon 40 – San Ramon, California
Location: San Ramon Marriott
The West Coast's Premier Gaming Convention.
Contact Person: Roderick Robertson
For more info, contact: Roderick Robertson, PO Box 1968, Oakhurst, Ca. 93644


Feb. 12-14: Gallifrey One – Los Angeles, Ca
Location: LAX Airport Marriott, 25000 Century Blvd, LA, CA
Oldest US Dr. Who con, sold out! Fun game room on the penthouse floor with three MIBs running fun demos for guests. Sir John Hurt, Peter Davison, and Colin Baker are guests, and there's many more. Charity auction in memory of Bob May ( Robbie the robot from Lost in Space) benefits Lumos.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: G27 c/o, Heide Nichols, 3305 Druid Lane, Rossmoor CA 90720


Feb. 12-15: Orccon – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Los Angeles Hilton Airport Hotel, 5711 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Established in 1977, Southern California's largest gaming convention offers an opportunity to learn, play, watch and buy a wide variety of fantasy, historical, science fiction and family board, card, role-playing, live-action, miniature and computer games.
Contact Person: Mei Dean Francis
For more info, contact: Strategicon, P.O. Box 92103, Long Beach, CA 90809


Feb. 18-21: Dreamation 2016 – Morristown, NJ
Location: Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center, 3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey, USA, 07960
Dreamation returns with over 800 events planned, including Favorites Munchkin, Illuminati and the popular dice games! Ice Cream Dreams and Chocolate Heaven also return for all attendees.
Contact Person: Double Exposure


Feb. 18-21: Total Confusion 30 – Mansfield, Massachusetts
Location: Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
TotalCon is celebrating 30 YEARS of gaming, featuring RPGs, Board Games, Miniature Games, and more. Industry Guests, Exhibitors, Vendors, Podcasts, Live Performances and special surprises will round the epic event.
Contact Person: Angelia Parenteau
For more info, contact: Total Confusion LLC, c/o Angelia Parenteau, PO Box 1242, Woonsocket, RI 02895


Feb. 20-21: Long Beach Comic Expo – Long Beach, CA
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, 200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Contact Person: Karla Freeman


Feb. 20-21: Empower Comic Con – Topeka, Kansas
Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel 1717 SW Topeka Boulevard
The Empower ComicCon, is what it exactly sounds like. We want to Empower you, to be you. It is strange to how something so simple, could be so difficult to implement. We are calling all nerds, geeks, characters, eccentrics, misfits, nutcases, screwballs, goofballs, trekkies, weirdos, dorks, goobers, aberrations, gurus, dweebs, goobers, miscreants, mutants, and any one else who wants to come out and spend a weekend with us. There will be cosplay, comics, video and table top gaming. We will be using proceeds made from this convention to fund Cat's Closet. The Closet will provide our local youth 6th grade until graduation, due to no fault of their own are in a tough spot and we will provide, current style clothes, hair cut, make-up, shoes etc etc. We can not fix the problems in these kid's lives but we can help them feel more comfortable. I am sure you have heard "Dress for Success" Our motto is "Dress to Express."
Contact Person: Charity Delay


*Feb. 21-28: JoCo Cruise – Eastern Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean
Location: Eastern Caribbean
What is the JoCo Cruise? Look here ( www.jococruise.com ) . Or, for those who didn't click the link: it's a week on the Caribbean on a humongous luxurious boat, with some excellent musicians, starting with Jonathan Coulton himself and backed up by Paul and Storm and a lot of other talent. You really ought to go click that link. For this year's JoCo Cruise we are doing three special events for the gaming track: a general "What's New at SJ Games" event at which secrets will be revealed, a status report on the Munchkin Shakespeare brainstorm that Steve and Andrew did on last year's cruise, and a NEW brainstorm at which the attendees will get to help Steve and Andrew rough out a new, NON-Munchkin game. In our fourth event there will be a Munchkin playoff. Four aspiring munchkins will win seats at that table during the cruise's earlier gaming events. They will play against Steve Jackson himself! If He wins, he keeps the prize! Fnord.
Contact Person: Guy Himber
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, Andreas Stein, and Steve Jackson


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


Feb. 26-28: Gryphcon – Guelph, Ontario
Location: University Of Guelph, University Centre, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
We cover a lot of ground for being a "small" con and Gryphcon is flexible concerning the gaming systems present each year as it largely depends on what our Game Masters (GMs) run. However, we generally have at least one game or event run from each of the following categories: Board Games Table Top Role-Playing games (RPGs) Live Action Role-Playing games (LARPs) Collectable Card Games (CCGs) Miniature Games And More...
Contact Person: Dean Martin
For more info, contact: 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1


Feb. 26-28: Gamicon – Iowa City, Iowa
Location: Sheraton Hotel, 10 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240, Phone:(319) 337-4058
This is Gamicon's 25th year! We are a family-friendly convention featuring board, card, and role-playing games. We have a large game auction and a small video and computer game presence.
Contact Person: Michele Maakestad
For more info, contact: 308 E. Burlington, PMB #300, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, This is a mailbox service and will receive packages for us.


March 2016

Mar. 3-6: Gary Con – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Location: Grand Geneva Resort, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Welcome to one of the best kept secrets in gaming! Gary Con is an annual game convention held every March in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It honors the memory of the Father of Role Playing Games, E. Gary Gygax.
Contact Person: Luke Gygax


Mar. 3-5: SaltCON – Layton, Utah
Location: Davis Convention Center
We are looking for library, play2win, givaway items. We do have different levels of advertising we are able to provide via social media, our web site, and out convention program. We would love to add some newer Steve Jackson games to our ever growing library for attendees to be able to try and make the decision of weather to add it to there personal libraries. Some of the titles that have been brought to our attention would be Mars Attacks 10 Minute Takedown, Munchkin Treasure Hunt, Munchkin The Nightmare Before Christmas, Smash Up Munchkin, and Castellan.
Contact Person: Jeff Briggs
For more info, contact: SaltCON, C/O: Jeff Briggs, 145 s 200 e #4, Farmington UT 84025


Mar. 4-6: OMNI EXPO – Bradenton, Florida
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando - Orlando, FL, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819
OMNI EXPO is a combination of this generation's craving for the latest and greatest that Technology has to offer and the yearning for a world with infinite possibilities. It will bring together the world of today and tomorrow, interspersed with the world of fantasy, which influences minds to believe in the possibilities of the future. OMNI EXPO brings together major corporate players in the fields of Electronics, Video, Games, Communications, Anime Licensing, Home Video, and more. Companies will have a face-to-face experience with their direct buying demographic to showcase their latest and greatest Technologies, as well as letting them know what is new and coming soon!
Contact Person: Samantha Meggison
For more info, contact: 3306 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205


Mar. 4-6: Cincycon – Cincinnati, Ohio
Location: Butler County Fairgrounds 1715 Fairgrounds Ave, Hamilton Oh 45011
We are an all inclusive gaming convention which includes, Role Playing, Board Games, Card Games, and Tabletop Miniatures. 2016 brings Cincycon VII We have grown to the areas largest gaming convention while remaining the areas greatest bargain for gaming. Just $20 for the entire weekend.
Contact Person: Jim Fox
For more info, contact: Cincycon, 80 Novner Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45215, Attn. Jim Fox


Mar. 4-6: PlatteCon 29 – Platteville, Wisconsin
Location: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI, 53818
Join the Platteville Gaming Association for Plattecon XXIX on the campus of UW Platteville. There will be tabletop games, card games, videogames, anime, a costume contest, silent auction, SMASH tournament, vendors, sword and board, and more! Price for the weekend is $15 (only $10 by pre-registering, see our website www.plattecon.com for more details). Stay tuned for more information. We can't wait to see you there!
Contact Person: Kalvin Butcher
For more info, contact: Platteville Gaming Association, 1 University Plaza, Platteville WI, 53818


Mar. 5: Tupelo Comic Con – Tupelo, MS
Location: Link Centre, 1800 W. Main St, Tupelo, MS 38802
Tupelo Comic Con is a first year fandom convention featuring cosplay, comics, anime, and gaming.
Contact Person: Witt Sullivan


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


Mar. 12-13: LANtasy 2016 – Victoria, BC
Location: Pearkes Arena 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria B.C., V9A 6T2
LANtasy Gaming Society (a non-profit) has been running events for the past 5 years in conjunction with GottaCon events in beautiful British Columbia. Our combined event has seen, on average, 80+% growth each year and 700+% growth since our first joint venture in 2011. Our 2016 event, called LANtasy 2016, will be our first show outside of our GottaCon partnership and will be held March 12 to March 13, 2016 at Pearkes Arena in Victoria BC. LANtasy 2016 is an event that hosts a LAN Party, miniatures gaming, tabletop role playing games, and board games.
Contact Person: Bonnie Beyea
For more info, contact: LANtasy Gaming Society, 3130 Kettle Creek Cres, Victoria, BC, V9B 0K6


Mar. 18-20: ConnCon – Stamford, CT
Location: Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 710 East Main St., Stamford, CT
An RPG and Boardgame convention now in our 27th year
Contact Person: Mark Casiglio


Mar. 18-20: Marmalade Dog 21 – Kalamazoo, Michigan
Location: The Bernhard Center, 1903 W Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan
Gaming convention held each year by the Western Michigan Gamers Guild (WMGG) on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This convention features tabletop role-playing games, miniature wargames, collectible card games, board games, and many other events.
Contact Person: Michael Pirkola
For more info, contact: Western Michigan Gamers Guild, PO Box 2796, Kalamazoo, MI 49003


April 2016

Apr. 1-3: Gaming Hoopla – Lake Geneva, Illinois
Location: Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center, 6161 W Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031
The Gaming Hoopla is an annual gaming convention that is a fund-raiser for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation! Featuring: Tabletop Boardgaming, Miniatures, Role-Playing Games, Life-size Board Games, Tournaments, Play-To-Win, free rental from the MilCOG games library, plus the Best Raffle Ever and Silent Auction. With hundreds of scheduled events, as well as open gaming areas and a large (free!) rental library, Gaming Hoopla is an ideal place to play with friends and family, or meet new gaming buddies!
Contact Person: Andrea Mutsch
For more info, contact: Gaming Hoopla c/o Andrea Mutsch, N61W23948 Sumac Lane, Sussex, WI, 53089


*Apr. 7-10: Emerald City Comic Con – Seattle, WA
Location: Emerald City Comicon takes place at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Emerald City Comicon is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest, taking place in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington.
Contact Person: Guy Himber
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein and Guy Himber


Apr. 8-10: CODCON XXI – Glen Ellyn, IL
Location: Turner Conference Center (SRC 2000), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd.
CODCON XXI features a variety of role-playing, board/tabletop, video, card, miniatures, and other games, as well as LARPs, cosplay, vendors, and much more! Hosted by the COD Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Gaming Club.
Contact Person: James Allen
For more info, contact: James Allen, Liberal Arts Division, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137-6599


Apr. 15-17: Treklanta – Atlanta, GA
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Northlake, Tucker, Georgia, 4156 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084
Treklanta (formerly TrekTrax Atlanta), hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, is an annual science fiction convention based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to space opera in general and Star Trek in particular, that places special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming and productions. The first three conventions, held from 2011 to 2013, were devoted exclusively to the Star Trek franchise. In 2014, the convention expanded its focus to include other space opera franchises such as Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Babylon 5.
Contact Person: Eric L. Watts


Apr. 15-17: Midwest Media Expo – Dearborn, MI
Location: Royal Dearborn, 600 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI 48126
The Midwest Media Expo is a popular culture event similar to most Comic Conventions. Instead of focusing on only comics, the Midwest Media Expo is a celebration of all popular media, including: Animation, Television, Film, Literature, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Comics, and Internet Culture. The Midwest Media Expo will bring a unique all-ages blend of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Dearborn.
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Apr. 16: Vintage Video Game Show – Dallas, Texas
Location: Valley View Mall, 13331 Preston Rd Ste #1064, Dallas, Tx 75240
Buy, sell, & trade your vintage video games & vintage consoles Find modern video games, retro video game consoles, modern video game consoles, arcade games, computer games, table top games, collectible card games, rare and collectible video games, sports cards, comics, toys, collectibles & so much more!​ Get a vendor table to sell and trade your vintage video games. ​​FREE ADMISSION
Contact Person: dayton stanphill
For more info, contact: 10951 stone canyon 118, Dallas, Tx 75230,


*Apr. 22-24: PAX East – Boston, MA
Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center ( BCEC )
Contact Person: Guy Himber
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein


Apr. 29-May 1: Ad Astra – Toronto, ON
Location: Sheraton Parkway North, 600 HWY-7 E, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Ad Astra is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals. The weekend includes discussion panels and presentations on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, tv and movies, science and costuming, as well as many events including book signings, a meet and greet with our Guests, writing workshops, our Masquerade costume competition, book launches, a Saturday night dance, live music and comedy and a return of the Dr Who TARDIS Charity Tea party!
Contact Person: Justin Mohareb
For more info, contact: Justin Mohareb, 799 Secord Court, Mitlon, ON, L9T3T3


Apr. 29-May 1: PretzCon – Omaha, Nebraska
Location: Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St, Ralston, NE 68127
PretzCon is Omaha's family run game convention. Boardgames, Card games, RPGs. Our Games, Your games, New Games, Old Games, Games will be Played! PretzCon has a game library and staff standing by to teach games. Family Fun for all ages!
Contact Person: Geoff Berman
For more info, contact: PretzCon C/O, Geoff Berman, 4935 S 99th St, Omaha NE 68127


May 2016

May 27-29: Evergreen Tabletop Expo (ETX) – Tacoma, Washington
Location: Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
Evergreen Tabletop Expo (ETX) is gearing up for it's second year after almost 900 people showed up for two days packed with tabletop gaming in 2015. We will be hosting a number of game designers, local publishers, Fantasy Flight Games OP Regionals (X-Wing, Netrunner, Armada, Game of Thrones LCG, and more), a mind-blowingly large demo library and gaming space, and a whole lot more! You won't want to miss the Pacific Northwest home for Tabletop's community, competition, and creators.
Contact Person: Patrick Day
For more info, contact: Evergreen Tabletop Expo, c/o Uncles Games Bellevue, 15600 NE 8th St., Suite K10, Bellevue, WA 98008


*May 27-30: BGG.CON Spring – Dallas, Texas
Location: Hyatt Regency DFW Airport
Contact Person: Guy HImber
SJ Games Staff Attending: Guy Himber


June 2016

June 10-12: Omg!Con – Owensboro, Ky
Location: Owensboro Convention Center
Omg!Con is an anime, video gaming and pop culture convention held in Owensboro Kentucky. We are a fast growing convention that loves to do stuff for our attendees. Our tabletop room is one of the largest tabletop rooms of this type of convention.
Contact Person: Amanda Deecke
For more info, contact: 701 S 28th St Lot 37, Paducah, Ky 42003


July 2016

*July 1-3: RTX – Austin, Texas
Location: Austin Convention Center
Contact Person: Guy Himber
SJ Games Staff Attending: Guy Himber


*July 7-10: ConnectiCon – Hartford, CT
Location: Connecticut Convention Center
ConnectiCon is a massively multi-genre convention held at the Connecticut Convention Center & Hartford Marriott Downtown the weekend of July 7-10, 2016 in Hartford, CT! Featuring the genres of anime, gaming, web-comics, science-fiction, fantasy and more, ConnectiCon is bound to have something of interest for the whole family. At ConnectiCon, convention members will find entertainment including (but not limited to!) gaming tournaments, video screenings of anime and major motion pictures, informative panels, workshops and demonstrations, and a 80, 000 Sq. Ft. Dealers Room, Artist Colony, and Online Media Guest Hall! Fans will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of their favorite entertainment industries as well as meet special guests of honor including Hollywood actors, anime voice actors, comic artists, game designers and more!
Contact Person: Erica McCarthy
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard


August 2016

*Aug. 1: PAX Prime – Seattle, WA
Location: Official event Dates and Locations pending
Contact Person: Guy Himber
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein


*Aug. 4-7: Gen Con – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Contact Person: Guy Himber
SJ Games Staff Attending: Guy Himber, Phil Reed, and others to be announced


*Aug. 4-7: Munchkin Tavern 2016 – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Tavern On South, 423 West South Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Contact Person: Tavern On South
SJ Games Staff Attending: Bridget Westerman, Guy Himber, and others to be announced


November 2016

*Nov. 1: BGG.CON Fall – Dallas, Texas
Location: Official event dates and location pending
Contact Person: Guy Himber
SJ Games Staff Attending: Guy Himber

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