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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!


September 2014 • October 2014 • November 2014 • December 2014 • January 2015 • February 2015 • March 2015 • April 2015 • May 2015


September 2014

Sept. 19-21: CarbonCON 1 – Carbondale, IL
Location: 1255 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62903
CarbonCON 1 is a 3-day multi-genre game convention comprising of hours of programming for fans of fantasy, science fiction, comic books and other elements of fan pop culture. CarbonCON1 will take place at the SIUC Student Center on September 19th -21st. The CarbonCON mission is to provide attendees with a full schedule of the best possible events and to ignite the passion for table top gaming in future generations of gamers. CarbonCON will focus on role-playing, miniature games, board games, and collectible / tradable card games. CarbonCON 1 will host a costume/ cosplay contest and a Charity auction and canned food drive raffle. Proceeds from the contest and auction will be donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the food drive donations will be given to the local Good Samaritan House food pantry.
Contact Person: Christa Bourbeau
For more info, contact: P.O Box 184, Carbondale, IL, 62903


Sept. 19-21: Queen CIty Conquest 2014 – Buffalo, NY
Location: Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Queen City Conquest 2014 is the third annual event celebrating all things gaming in the Buffalo/Niagara region of Upstate NY. For three days we will feature a bevy of board games, tabletop RPGs, and video games.
Contact Person: Daniel Faltisco
For more info, contact: 232 Kenview Blvd, Cheektowaga NY, 14215


Sept. 19-21: Cincinnati Comic Expo – Cincinnati, Ohio
Location: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cincinnati Comic Expo, in its 5th year, is Greater Cincinnati's largest comic book and pop culture convention. We are greatly expanding our tabletop gaming with various groups including Steve Jackson Games.
Contact Person: Matt Bredestege
For more info, contact: PO Box 235, Miamitown, OH 45041


Sept. 19-21: Recruits Convention – Lee's Summit, Missouri
Location: Lee's Summit High School (LSHS) is at 400 SE Blue Parkway, Lee's Summit, MO 64063. Recruits is held in the cafeteria o
We would like to invite you to attend Recruits as we celebrate our 23rd show held in Lee's Summit, Missouri SE of Kansas City inside the spacious Lee's Summit High School field house. The aim of Recruits has always been to recruit new wargamers into the hobby as well as enjoying some great games with old friends.
Contact Person: Barnard Harris
For more info, contact:, Jason Moore, jasonrmoore@hotmail.com


Sept. 20: TopCon – Topeka, KS
Location: 707 SE Quincy St., Suite 300
TopCon is located at the top of the New Century building in downtown Topeka. It is our first con and will feature comics, games, cosplay and special guests. Come and join us for the start of something great!
Contact Person: Jim the Gypsy George
For more info, contact: 707 SE Quincy St., Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603


*Sept. 26-28: Nashville Comic Con – Nashville, TN
Location: Music City Center
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Music City Center at Nashville Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Nashville Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Graphic Novels, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! Nashville Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA

Contact Person: Wizard World
For more info, contact: Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ben Williams, Jimmie Bragdon, Kali Dugan, and Rhea Friesen


Sept. 26-28: FALCON – Stamford, CT
Location: Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 East Main St. Stamford, CT
FALCON is three days of RPGs and Boardgames (both scheduled events and open boardgaming).
Contact Person: Mark Casiglio
For more info, contact: 56 Wakelee Ave. Ext., Unit 10


Sept. 26-27: UnderCity Game Fair – Youngstown, Ohio
Location: Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 445555
It's september, the sun is finally starting to become forgiving from the dog days of August, the hint of fall is in the air, and the sound of dice and cards are echoing from below the city streets. The Undercity Game Fair is calling! Come join us for a day of gaming and adventure.
Contact Person: John P Hazen
For more info, contact: John Hazen, 1149 Will-O-Wood Drive, Hubbard, OH, 44425


Sept. 27: Hawkcon – Houston, Texas
Location: University of Houston- Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX, 77058, Bayou Building- Atrium 2
A gaming event gear towards promoting the Gamer's Guild Club and to provide a fun and safe environment for playing games.
Contact Person: Steven Powell


Sept. 27-28: Phantasm – Peterborough, Ontario
Location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
This will be Phantasm's 24th year, making it central Ontario's longest running role-playing convention. The convention is being held in Peterborough on September 27th-28th 2014. Peterborough is about an hour and a half north of Toronto and about two hours south of Ottawa in Canada. We have primarily been a RPG convention however our board/ card game offerings have exploded over the last five years and now represent about 40% of all of our games. To meet this need we have developed a board game library, and staff to teach them. We are quite proud of the diversity of RPG's that we offer. We commonly offer between 50-100 different games over the span of the weekend.
Contact Person: David Watson
For more info, contact: David Watson, 1028 Communication Road, Bridgenorth, Ontario, Canada, K0L 1H0


Sept. 29: Dongeons and Dreadnaughts Game Convention – Ypsilanty, Michigan
Location: Venue Location, Eastern Michigan University, 900 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA, Student Center Grand Ball Roo
This will be our first annual game convention. The convention will be open to the public and it will be completely free to attend the first year. The purpose of the con is to encourage social gaming in the region.We anticipate that the event will grow from year to year.
Contact Person: Richard Morin
For more info, contact: Attn. Richard, 29031 Brody Ave., Westland Mi 48185 USA,


October 2014

*Oct. 2-4: Austin Comic Con – Austin, TX
Location: Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Austin Convention Center at Austin Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Austin Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! This is Texas' best new Comic Con! Austin Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!

**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBD**
Contact Person: Ryan
For more info, contact: Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
SJ Games Staff Attending: James Holder, Max Clontz, Rhea Friesen, and Randy Scheunemann


Oct. 3-5: Xenocon – Davenport, Iowa
Location: 1035 West Kimberly Drive, Davenport, Iowa 52806
We are proud to offer once again one of the premiere board game conventions of Eastern Illinois and Western Iowa. We will have dozens of board game and RPG events. We will also have numerous vendors at the convention. Also coming back is the extremely popular board game auction.
Contact Person: Doug Schehl
For more info, contact: Xenocon, 1208 3rd Street, Silvis, IL 61282,


Oct. 3-5: Necronomicon 2014 – Tampa, FL
Location: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607
Necro is Tampa's oldest and largest sci-fi/fantasy/horror con Our 32nd year). Our GoH will be Eric Flint. We hope to have over 100 separate gaming events as well as all our other convention fun.
Contact Person: Dean Dryer
For more info, contact: 4815 Allen Way, Tampa, Fl 33610


Oct. 3-5: CONtraflow – New Orleans, LA
Location: New Orleans Airport Hilton
Primarily science fiction, fantasy and related genres including gaming,
Contact Person: J. Styons


Oct. 4-5: Just A Game Con – Corvallas, OR
Location: The Corvallis Elks Lodge is located at 1400 NW 9th St, Corvallis OR. 97330
We are a small convention, located in Corvallis. Just right for meeting friends and making new ones, while play your favorite games and learning new ones.
Contact Person: Matt Ashland


*Oct. 9-12: New York Comic Con – New York City, NY
Location: Javits Center
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBD**
Contact Person: NYCC Customer Service
For more info, contact: 655 West 34th Street, New York City, NY
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Kosarek, Ben Williams, and Kali Dugan


Oct. 11-12: Geek Girl Con – Seattle, WA
Location: Seattle Conference Center, 7th & Pike, Seattle WA
GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events.
Contact Person: Marcus Evenstar
For more info, contact: GeekGirlCon, 815 1st Ave, #315, Seattle, WA 98104-1404


Oct. 12-14: TRAVELLERcon USA – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Location: Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center
Gaming convention dedicated to all forms of Marc Miller's TRAVELLER. RPGS, boardgames and miniatures.
Contact Person: Keith Frye
For more info, contact: 550 Bilper Ave - #5715, Lindenwold, NJ 08021


*Oct. 16-19: Internationale Spieltage SPIEL - ESSEN – Essen, Germany
Location: Messe Essen Exhibition Centre
SPIEL '14 with COMIC ACTION - the world's biggest consumer fair for gaming - offers its visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see, sample and test the complete international games program. Once a year, gamers from all over the world join the largest meeting of the gaming scene. Publishers, authors, manufacturers, and devoted players gather here to share their experiences, check out the latest developments and introduce new products to the wider public.
SPIEL provides an extensive range of fringe events: All exhibitors invite you to join in the action at their tables - just try the unknown, enter one of the numerous competitions, or watch exciting demonstrations!
Contact Person: Customer Service
For more info, contact: PO Box 18957, Austin, TX 78760
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Oct. 18: Galacti-Con – Valparaiso, IN
Location: Butterfield Family Pavilion, Evans Avenue and Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
We hope to gather all of our customers and more to help celebrate the importance of gaming. We will be putting on demo's for such games as Munchkin and some others that you don't want to hear but I guess I should share...Zombies, Pokemon, Magic, Heroclix, Warhammer 40K. All in all, good times to be had.
Contact Person: Jeremy Juliano
For more info, contact: 1407 Lincolnway, Valparaiso IN 46383


Oct. 24-27: Galecon – Dublin, Ireland, Leinster
Location: D4 Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
The flagship event of the Irish Games Association, Gaelcon is the largest gaming convention in the Republic of Ireland. You can find games and gamers of every stripe at Gaelcon, with large delegations of role-players and LARPers, wargamers, CCG fanatics, boardgamers and more. Our traders ensure you'll never be lacking for gaming goodies, and on-site facilities include pubs, restaurants and a barber (for that all-important mid-Con haircut). Run annually since 1989, Gaelcon is currently housed in Dublin's Ballsbridge Hotel, and runs for four days over each October Bank Holiday weekend. Our dates for Gaelcon 2014 are October 24th to 27th.
Contact Person: Pat Maher
For more info, contact: permanent snail mail not maintained. Individual requests to mail to Gaelcon should be made to teh Director at galecon@iga.ie


Oct. 24-26: WaCon Game Convention – Waco, Texas
Location: Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701
This will be the 2nd annual event for this convention. WaCon's goal is to serve as a venue for all types of tabletop gaming and bringing people together in an interactive and social environment. Being located right in the middle of Dallas and Austin, people are taking notice and word is getting around. WaCon offer some events and presentations that are a little different (last year we had a falconry demonstration). We also make our guests more accessible to our attendees. This year we're even included a costume contest. This event if quickly expanding and becoming one of the premier conventions in Texas.
Contact Person: DeQuan Watson
For more info, contact: The Game Closet, attn: DeQuan Watson, 3122 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710


Oct. 30-Nov. 2: Youmacon – Detroit, MI
Location: COBO HALL & THE RENAISSANCE CENTER
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. Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, "Live Action Mario Party", emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.
Contact Person: Jennifer Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Oct. 31-Nov. 2: FurPocalypse – Cromwell, Connecticut
Location: Crowne Plaza Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416
New England's best, and only Halloween-themed Anthropomorphic Convention! From Guitar Hero to Super Mario, Arkham Horror to Apples to Apples, and so much more, we'll have tabletop and video gaming rooms with a full schedule of pickup games and tournaments! All this in addition to the usual convention goodies like: Masquerade/Talent show, dances, costume games, dealer's den, artist's alley, costume parades, panels, Tricks, Treats, and MORE!
Contact Person: SpotWeld (Gaming Director)
For more info, contact: Furpocalypse, ATTN: Gaming, P.O. Box 264, Durham, CT 06422-0264,


*Oct. 31-Nov. 2: PAX Australia – Melbourne, Australia
Location: Melbourne Convention Center, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006
PAX Australia is part of the Family of PAX Shows, East, Prime and South. Ranging from as hardcore to D&D to as casual as Bananagrams, the PAX Tabletop area has games for all gamer types and skill levels. With hundreds of freeplay tables and the ability to checkout games like you would books at a library, this area could easily keep you occupied for the entire weekend. Forget all those digimal beep boops - rolling a twenty and looking your opponent in the eye is where it’s at!
Contact Person: PAX Australia Customer Service
For more info, contact: Melbourne Convention Center, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard and Randy Scheunemann


Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Izumicon – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Location: Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Bridging the genres of anime with Japanese cultural exhibits, panels, and presentations, Izumicon has spent the last few years growing into an amazing anime convention. With a large number of our attendees choosing Izumicon as their very first convention, Izumicon offers every attendee a family friendly experience with a variety of fun ways to spend the weekend.
Contact Person: Daniel Schuldt
For more info, contact: Daniel Schuldt, Director of Table Top Gaming Izumicon, 1120 Lapwing Rd, Edmond, OK 73003


November 2014

Nov. 1-2: WasabiCon – Jacksonville, Florida
Location: Jacksonville Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256
WasabiCon is a fan convention designed to celebrate anime, gaming, and all things "geek." Year Three will take place at the Jacksonville, Marriott (in Jacksonville, Florida) on November 1-2, 2014. With over 14, 000 square feet of convention space, the event will feature panels, workshops, a vendors room, and much more. Invited convention guests will be noted talent from anime, gaming, and pop culture… Geek culture. Extra spicy.
Contact Person: Ryan Mulligan
For more info, contact: 2758 County Road 220, Middleburg, FL 32068


Nov. 7-9: TsunamiCon 2014 – Wichita, Kansas
Location: Hotel At Old Town at 830 East First (First and Mosley) in Wichita.
TsunamiCon is Wichita's premiere tabletop gaming convention, focusing on tabletop RPGs, board games, card games, miniatures, LARPing, and so forth. The event is hosted by the Prismatic Tsunami gaming community and the Metagamers Anonymous podcast, and sponsored by Steve Jackson Games and Reaper Miniatures.
Contact Person: Erik Carl
For more info, contact: 301 S Exposition St, Wichita, KS 67213


Nov. 7-9: Millennium 17 – Round Rock, TX
Location: Wingate Hotel and Convention Center, Round Rock, TX. Coming from Austin, take IH-35 north to Round Rock. Take Exit 253. The hote
Millennium 17 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. Because of our focus on miniatures, we are proud to call Millennium 17 the largest miniature convention in Texas.
Contact Person: Mark Leroux
For more info, contact: Mark Leroux, 9519 Victory Row, San Antonio, TX 78254


Nov. 7-9: Bentcon – Burbankl, CA
Location: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel & Convention Center 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA
Bentcon provides a forum to showcase and celebrate existing, new and emerging LGBT and our Allies talent in the fields of comics, graphic novels, cartooning, animation, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy/horror writers, film-makers, actors, directors, producers and other-related creative mediums.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: c/o Heide Nichols Table Games, PO Box 732, Crestline, CA 92325


Nov. 7-9: BottosCon 2014 – Surrey, BC
Location: 15269 - 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC, Canada
This is a war game convention for those big war games that never seem to hit the table. We welcome Euro and more casual games (especially while waiting for a big game to start), but war games will always be our main focus.
Contact Person: Rob Bottos
For more info, contact: Rob Bottos, Suite 112 - 1177 Howie Ave, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 1T9


Nov. 7-9: Hal-Con – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Location: Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS
Hal-Con is a sci-fi, fantasy & gaming convention run completely by much-too-dedicated volunteers. A board of seven members is supported by large organizing committee of volunteers. We are community focused, participating in many events around the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia (such as other festivals, parades, and gaming events).
Contact Person: Clifford Emberley
For more info, contact: 29 Shoreview Dr., Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, B3G 1G7


Nov. 8-9: King Con 2014 – Warner Robins, GA
Location: The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins
King con is Middle Georgia' exclusive gaming convention. When you come to King Con expect to game! Growing every year, we offer guests over 30 tables with a wide variety of gaming to include board games, card games, collectable card games, tabletop roleplaying games, war gaming, miniatures, costume contests, tournaments, game demos and special guests. King con also has a modest vendor area and has been the host of many different game demos and premiers. We also offer an extensive board game library thanks to local board game groups AMBOGS and MAGE, a wide variety of tabletop RPGs thanks to SCARAB, a Magic: the Gathering tournament, HeroClix tournaments, a Warhammer 40k tournament, and more!
Contact Person: Jason Hurst
For more info, contact: Jason Hurst, 109 Hawks View Trail, Kathleen GA, 31047


Nov. 14-16: PentaCon XXX – Fort Wayne, IN
Location: Grand Wayne Center
PentaCon is Indiana's longest running game convention. It includes role playing games, miniatures games, board games, collectable card games, live action games, and electronic games. In addition, there is a large dealers area, flea market, special guest personalities, and charity events.
Contact Person: Larry Hull
For more info, contact: 2030 Silver Street, Anderson, IN 46012


Nov. 14-16: Pure Speculation Festival – Edmonton, AB - Alberta
Location: Ramada Conference Centre Edmonton, 11834 – Kingsway Ave NW
The Pure Speculation Festival is Edmonton's premiere science fiction and fantasy festival, featuring two-and-a-half days of panels, costumes, merchants, games and other events aimed at the geek in you. This year's Gaming Guests of Honour are Dave Gross and Amber E. Scott; in the past we've been honoured to hosts guests such as Monte Cook and Andrew Hackard.
Contact Person: Brent Jans
For more info, contact: Pure Spec Gaming, c/o: Brent Jans, 8410 104 Street, Edmonton AB T6E 4G2, Canada


Nov. 14-16: MEPACON Fall 2014 – Clarks Summit, PA
Location: Ramada Clarks Summit, 820 Northern Blvd - Rts 6 & 11
MEPACON has been bringing gaming to eastern Pennsylvania since 2001. We offer board games, card games, role playing games (including organized play with Pathfinder Society, LFR, Greyhawk Reborn, and more), and LARPs. This convention will be our 27th, and we're happy to keep gaming with you.
Contact Person: Erik Zane
For more info, contact: MEPACON, P.O. Box 347, Palmerton, PA 18071,


Nov. 15: HavenCon Games Day – Urbana, Maryland
Location: Urbana Volunteer Fire Department Banquet Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21701
Come join us for a day of fun and games! Our day will include: • Board Games • Card Games (Magic, Munchkin, etc.) • Dealers • Game Swap Table • RPGs • More to be announced!
Contact Person: Marcus DeBoard
For more info, contact: Marcus DeBoard, (301)846-4362


*Nov. 19-23: Board Game Geek Con (BGGCon) – Dallas, TX
Location: Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hyatt
The focus of BGGCon is facilitating the biggest and best gaming party in town. Imagine getting together with a few friends on a Saturday afternoon to just sit around and play games. Now scale that up to 5 days and around 2, 500 of your closest friends!
We don't do scheduled games or many tournaments. What we do have is the "alpha-gamers" (the gaming-group starters and leaders) who come to play games from our expansive library (4, 000+ games!) and try the latest hotness from Spiel (Essen).
Contact Person: Information - BGGCon
For more info, contact: PO Box 18957, Austin, TX 78760
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Kosarek, Devin Lewis, Jimmie Bragdon, Keith Blackard, and Randy Scheunemann


Nov. 21-23: Philcon, General SF Con – Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Philcon is one of the oldest General Science Fiction Conventions around, and takes place November 21-23 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. PHilcon has a gaming area, a Writer's Workshop, a Dealer's Room, an Art Show, an Anime Room, a Masquerade, and more!! Please see www.philcon.org for more info. Hope to see you there!!
Contact Person: Chair Gary Feldbaum
For more info, contact: P O Box 8303, Philadelphia, PA 19101


Nov. 22-23: Spel 2014 – Antwerp, Belgium, n/a
Location: Waagnatie, Rijnkaai 150, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Spel 2014 is the 15th edition of a game fair organized by FORUM-Federatie vzw, a non-profit organization supporting and grouping twelve board game clubs in Belgium. Club members are present with a game library and thematic demos, different publishers and distributors are present as well. A one-stop shop, a used games marked and tournaments and animations make the event complete. Focus lies on playing and discovering games, less on selling them.
Contact Person: Sven De Backer
For more info, contact: FORUM-Federatie vzw, att. Sven De Backer, Laaglandlaan 156, 2170 Merksem, Belgium


Nov. 28-30: Loscon 41 Cloak and Daggar – Los Angeles, California
Location: LAX Airport Marriott, 5855 Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310)641-5700
Loscon is the oldest continually running science fiction/Fantasy convention in the US. It began in 1975 to celebrate LASFS the local club's 2000th meeting and has been going since. The club is 80 years old and still operates out of a clubhouse in Van Nuys for fans of all ages. Loscon is a completely volunteer endeavor with all proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, a 501c3 charity.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: Loscon 41 c/o, Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, 6012 Tyrone Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91401


December 2014

Dec. 12-14: Geekonomicon – Biloxi, MS - Mississippi
Location: The Gulf Coast Convention Center
Geek-O-Nomicon is a community of like-minded geeks and nerds who want to create an environment on a regular, not just yearly, basis where people can gather together for networking, entertainment, and educational events to share ideas and connect without fear of judgment. On this quest to grow our community, we will promote awareness in society of our unique culture, its differences, and its similarities, in order to foster a better mutual understanding.
Contact Person: Ian A McRae
For more info, contact: Geekonomicon, Po Box 8578, Biloxi Ms 39535


Dec. 12-14: Geekonomicon – Biloxi, Mississippi
Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS. 39531
Geekonomicon is are a multi-fandom convention with a heavy gaming presence, which also stands for a healthy geek lifestyle, anti-bullying, and pro education. We will have a variety of entertainments and activities for our attendees.
Contact Person: Julianna McRae
For more info, contact: 106 Woodhaven Dr., Gulfport, Ms. 39507


January 2015

Jan. 9-11: Anime Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, 1-800-228-9290,
The not-so-small friendly anime convention that opens up about 1/3 of its space for gaming: Video, Rock Band, RPG, group games, and of course a ballroom for tabletop with demos and 150+ games for checkout, tournaments, and LARP.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: c/0 Heide Nichols Table Gaming, PO Box 732, Crestline, CA 92325


Jan. 16-18: Siege of Augusta – Augusta, Georgia
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909, (706) 855-8100
The Siege of Augusta is a yearly HMGS Midsouth Historical Miniature Gaming convention typically held the third weekend in January. Numerous events are hosted by our members and attendees including competitive tournament play in the most popular historical and fantasy periods and game systems. Historical Miniature Wargaming has been our main focus. However, we encourage and welcome gaming in many areas. Board gaming, science fiction and fantasy genres are welcome and enjoyed. We strive to provide a family friendly environment for the enjoyment of all ages. We believe in encouraging continued learning through the understanding and simulation of historical conflict. We also believe in developing an atmosphere of fair play and positive social interaction that can only be found across the game table with new and old friends alike.
Contact Person: Bryant McLaughlin
For more info, contact: 155 Creekside Drive, Aiken, SC 29803


Jan. 16-19: SCARAB Gaming Convention – Columbia, SC
Location: SCARAB Gaming Convention, Medallion Convention Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209, January 16-19, 2015
SCARAB stands for: South Carolina Area Role-players and Board-gamers. We are a group of gamers based in the Columbia, South Carolina region. We game! That's what we do. We travel to retailers, conventions and Meetups to demo a variety of games. We travel to as many events as we can throughout the year. Annually, we will host a gaming convention that we hope is a great experience for everyone who attends and we will work very hard to make it so. We will strive to keep the convention rates and fees as low as possible, to give our guests the best return for their money that we are able to deliver.
Contact Person: Del Collins
For more info, contact: SCARAB Gaming Convention, 108 Carlton Ct, Lexington, SC 29073


Jan. 16-19: BryceCon – Bryce Canyon City, Utah
Location: Ruby's Inn
Join us for Utah's newest game convention! A weekend of board, card and role-playing games, events, activities and more! All right outside of Bryce Canyon National Park and in the heart of Utah's breathtaking Color Country. "Hoodoo you game with?"
Contact Person: Gary Tanner
For more info, contact: Gary Tanner, 85 N Main St, PO Box 180016, Cannonville, UT 84718


Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Southwest Animation and Gaming Expo – San Antonio, TX
Location: Hyatt Recency on the Riverwalk, 123 Losoya, San Antonio, Texas, USA 78205, Tel: (210) 222 1234
Southwest Animation & Gaming Expo LLC (SWAG Expo) is a 3-day multi-genre animation and gaming convention, to be held annually in San Antonio, Texas. As of May 2012, SWAG Expo became registered and opened operations as an LLC. Here at SWAG Expo our main objective is to create entertainment value for all who attend. This means creating panels and events with attendee participation in mind. This would include various forms of live entertainment, animation, and gaming. The animation portion will focus on both western & eastern anime/animation, from mainstream TV network shows to flash and fan videos online. The gaming portion will focus on all platform video games including PC's, arcade, console, and table-top games.
Contact Person: John Baird
For more info, contact: John Baird, 10320 Boulder Ln Apt 1522, Austin, TX 78726


February 2015

Feb. 12-15: Capricon 35 – Wheeling, IL
Location: Westin Chicago North Shore
Chicagoland's annual winter extravaganza of Science Fiction and Fantasy for it's 34th year. The longest running four day con in the region, bringing together fans and pros to participate in programs, listen to cool music, hang out with friends in our con suite or "cafe, " and have a generally good time. Our Art Show displays the works of professionals as well as fans. Our Dealers Room is filled with tempting items; we also have a dance, provide karaoke singing, gaming, and so much more. Don't miss the fun.
Contact Person: John Ickes
For more info, contact: Capricon 35, 126 East Wing St. #244, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004


Feb. 19-22: Total Confusion – Mansfield, MA
Location: Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Drive, Mansfield, MA
New England's largest gaming convention has been bringing the best in gaming for almost 30 years.
Contact Person: Michelle Graham
For more info, contact: Total Confusion, PO Box 1242, Woonsocket, RI 02895,


March 2015

Mar. 13-15: A&G Con – Covington, KY
Location: Northern Kentucky Convention Center: One West RiverCenter Blvd. Covington, KY. 41011
The biggest Animation and Video Gaming event in Kentucky! Three days of Events, Performances, Video Gaming, Table Top Gaming and Special Events you won't see anywhere else! This show is all ages. All panels that have suggested/required age limits will be marked on the schedule.
Contact Person: Jason Taylor
For more info, contact: 3907 Chickadee Ct. Westerville, OH. 43081


Mar. 20-22: Hanadoki Con – San Diego, CA
Location: Town & Country Hotel and Resort, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Hanadoki Con is dedicated to giving fans the convention experience they want. This means a greater focus on events, a broad theme that welcomes everyone, and true willingness to listen to our attendees. Our fans are not merely customers or attendees. They are the vital heart of our convention. We take care of the fans first and foremost. Voice Actors, Parcour team LiftXMA, game room, panels, and lots of cosplay.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: Hanadoki Con Gaming, c/o Heide Nichols, PO Box 732, Crestline, CA 92325-0732


April 2015

Apr. 10-12: CODCON XX – Glen Ellyn, IL
Location: College of DuPage
CODCON XX features all manner of gaming: RPGs, Tabletop/Board, Video, Card, Miniatures, and LARPs. We also have cosplay, anime, vendors, and other events.
Contact Person: James Allen
For more info, contact: CODCON, c/o James Allen, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599


Apr. 10-12: Midwest Media Expo – Detroit, MI
Location: THE RENAISSANCE CENTER
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 Downtown Detroit.
Contact Person: Jennifer Toby
For more info, contact: 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243


Apr. 17-19: LexiCon Tabletop Gaming Convention – Lexington, Kentucky
Location: Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40503
LexiCon is a tabletop gaming convention. Last year we held over 150 events. We had a 1, 000 + gaming library. There was 27 vendors and at least 4 of them were selling Steve Jackson products.
Contact Person: Chris Grzywacz
For more info, contact: 629 Galata Dr., Lexington, KY 40503


May 2015

May 22-24: Cherry Capital Comic Con (C4) – Traverse City, MI
Location: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610, 800-236-1577
As our Northern Michigan convention grows, we have decided to emphasize the gaming area as well. We hope to create a space to take a break from the con floor and have a seat with friends to play all sorts of games. Along with an extensive library to choose from, we hope to create a mecca of game related vending, creation and general hobby gaming discussion. Programming will include tournaments, beta testing of new games, and panels related to game creation, production, and play. We are contacting you today to invite your participation with this event. To build our program, we are asking individuals and companies to participate with any of the above listed activities. We are also happy to accept tournament prize donations, expert volunteer attendance, and anything else related to our venture. Cost for participation varies based upon involvement. We will be happy to discuss this further if you would like to participate.
Contact Person: Sarah Cryderman
For more info, contact: 2449 Woodcock Lane, Traverse City, MI 49685

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