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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 2018 • March 2018 • April 2018 • May 2018 • June 2018 • August 2018 • April 2019


February 2018

Feb. 15-18: Capricon – Wheeling, Illinois
Location: Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N Milwaukee, Wheeling, Illinois 60090
We are a Chicago local, fan run science fiction convention. We have a large 24 hour game room and host a wide variety of games to hundreds of people throughout the four day weekend. This year we are running a Gaming Passport where players can play a variety of games to earn raffle tickets for different prize packs. There will also be a grand prize for those who complete the entire passport.
Contact Person: Jenna Kantor


Feb. 16-19: Orccon – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Hilton Los Angeles Airport (LAX), 5711 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90045
Orccon is an all-ages annual gaming convention focusing almost entirely on tabletop games. Joim us and learn, play, watch and buy a wide variety of board, card, miniature, role-playing, collectible and video games. 800+ game library, dealer room, tournaments with prizes, Gaming 101 sessions for beginners, miniature painting, entertainment, the Great Game Auction and special activities for families.
Contact Person: Mei Dean Francis
For more info, contact: Strategicon, P.O. Box 92103, Long Beach, CA 90809


Feb. 16-18: Ushicon – Austin, TX
Location: Wingate Inn & Conference Center, Round Rock, TX, 1209 I-35 Frontage Rd N, Round Rock, TX 78664
Ushicon is an 18+ only Japanese animation convention taking place in Round Rock, TX, just on the north edge of Austin. We're celebrating our 13th year in operation and our 8th as an 18+ only convention. In many respects, we're like most anime conventions in that we have video theaters, anime industry guests, an arcade, a tabletop gaming room, a dealer's room, an artist alley, panels, workshops, a maid cafe, and game shows. What really sets us apart though is the age limitation. The atmosphere at Ushicon is much more laid back than you would see at most all-ages conventions, and feels a lot more like a community of anime fans, thanks to our smaller size. By the end of the weekend, you'll probably have made a few new friends and may even recognize most of the people you see, even if you don't know their names yet.
Contact Person: Jimmie Bragdon


Feb. 16-19: Dundracon – San Ramon, CA
Location: San Ramon Marriot, San Ramon Ca
Full Gamers convention that covers Larping, Boardgames, Mini's, RPG's, Kids and Teens room, Open gaming, a Bazaar, panels and a vendor hall.
Contact Person: Cassandra Lowe
For more info, contact: 6570 37th ave Sacramento Ca 95824


*Feb. 17-20: New York Toy Fair – New York City, New York
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC
The American International Toy Fair is an annual toy industry trade show held in mid-February in New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and at toy showrooms around the city.
Contact Person: The Toy Association
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Feb. 22-25: Dreamation 2018 – Morristown, NJ
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center 3 Speedwell Avenue Morristown, New Jersey, USA, 07960
Dreamation returns with hundreds of scheduled events including demos of the Munchkin CCG. Don't miss it!
Contact Person: Double Exposure


Feb. 23-25: OwlCon – Houston, Texas
Location: Rice University Campus
OwlCon is an annual gaming convention hosted by FastWarp, the student gaming club, at Rice University, Houston, Texas, dating back to 1980. We feature role playing games (both tabletop and live action), miniatures games and events, board games, card games, exhibitors and more. Gaming events include feature tournaments, celebrity GMs, and hordes of official demo folks for various game systems.
Contact Person: Jessica Niess
For more info, contact: 711 William St., Apt. 112, Houston, TX 77002


Feb. 23-25: Con Nooga – Chattanooga, TN
Location: Chattanooga Convention Center
​Con Nooga is Chattanooga, TN's largest Multi Fandom Convention covering everything from Anime, Comics, Authors, Artists, Music, Science Fiction, Horror, Cosplay, Costuming, Fantasy, British Media, Gaming, Paranormal and so much more! Over 160, 000 Square ft of Fandom Fun!
Contact Person: Jason Mink, Gaming Director
For more info, contact: Infinity Flux, 3643 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415


Feb. 23-25: Con Nooga – Chattanooga, TN
Location: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Con Nooga celebrates all fandoms and all genres. Some shows focus on guests but we primarily focus on programming, entertainment, workshops, contests, interaction and networking. We have over 500+ hours of content in a mere 3 days. Covering all genres, fandoms, pop culture and pretty much anything geek to freak! We have over 23 rooms of programming every hour and 3 total stages.
Contact Person: Jason Mink at Infinity Flux
For more info, contact: Infinity Flux, 3643 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, Tennessee, TN 37415


Feb. 24: Wintercon – Rochester, MI
Location: Oakland University, Oakland Center Gold Room(s)
Metro Detroit Gamers (MDG) proudly presents Michigan's Coolest Day of Gaming Fun!
Contact Person: Bob Fix


March 2018

*Mar. 1-4: Emerald City CC – Seattle, Washington
Location: WA State Convention Center | Seattle, WA
The Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is an annual comic book convention taking place in Seattle, Washington. Originally taking place at the city's CenturyLink Field (first at West Field Plaza, then at the Event Center), the venue changed in 2008 to its current home at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. In 2011, the show expanded to a three-day event. In 2013, the show utilized the entire Washington State Convention and Trade Center for the first time. In 2014, the Gaming portion of the show was moved to the third floor of the nearby Sheraton Seattle Hotel to make room for an expanded show floor.
Contact Person: Emerald City CC
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Mar. 1-4: SaltCON 2018 – Layton, UT
Location: Davis Conference Center, 1651 North 700 West
The mission of SaltCON is "to bring people together with games." Come play with your family and friends. We have exhibitors, prizes, Game teachers, tournaments and a huge game library to try out new games. We have board games, card games, party games, role playing games, dexterity games, miniatures games and more! This is out 10th Anniversary and we are trying to make this a huge celebration.
Contact Person: Jeff Briggs
For more info, contact: Jeff Briggs, 145 S 200 E Apt 4, Farmington UT 84025


Mar. 2-4: Kawaii Kon – Honolulu, HI
Location: The Hawaii Convention Center
Kawaii Kon is a 3 day Anime Convention and Conference dedicated to creating a broader awareness of, and appreciation for Japanese animation by celebrating the richness of the artform. Through cooperation with the community, Kawaii Kon hopes to facilitate growth of the anime, manga, gaming, video gaming and other related industries in Hawaii and beyond.
Contact Person: Van H. Fujishige
For more info, contact: 909 Makahiki Way #4, Honolulu, HI 96826


Mar. 9-11: Omni Fandom Expo – Orlando, Florida
Location: The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32809
Omni Fandom Expo is a founded-by-fans multi-genre convention event which takes place over one weekend a year. We cater to all fandoms, from Scifi/Fantasy, Gaming (including Tabletop!), Comics, Anime, and Pop Culture! We're your Spring Destination for geekdom and nerdkind alike! Our staff are all fans from across the genre spectrum, and we're also all veterans in the convention industry. With over 100 years combined experience behind-the-scenes in both running our own events as well as assisting in other events, we've got a passion for making sure everyone has a fun and memorable weekend.
Contact Person: Mark Dmuchowski
For more info, contact: c/o Samantha Meggison, 3306 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL


*Mar. 12-16: GAMA – Reno, Nevada
Location: Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada
The GAMA Trade Show is the premier event in the hobby industry. It’s a unique networking opportunity for hobby industry professionals, hosted by the Game Manufacturers Association. The GAMA Trade Show is full of opportunities that are sure to benefit you and your business. Whether you’re new to the hobby industry, or have been a part of it for years, the opportunities weaved into every aspect of the show will make a positive impact on your professional life. Every element included in the show is directed toward collaboration, supporting the industry and endeavors to help it grow. Kick off the show at GAMA launch party and games night. Participate in engaging seminars from retailers, manufacturers, and other industry professionals throughout the week. Spend your Wednesday and Thursday afternoon walking the exhibit hall and talking to exhibitors about products, placing orders, and more. Network over meals and games nights, receive demo training, and gain knowledge that you ca
Contact Person: Paul McGraw
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Mar. 16-18: Coastcon 2018 – Biloxi, MS
Location: MS Coast Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
CoastCon is Mississippi's longest running and largest science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. It is the main sponsored event of CoastCon, Inc., a non-profit literary organization. CoastCon, Inc. and its ten-member volunteer board develops events and gatherings to promote reading, education, fellowship, and science fiction, fantasy and gaming in all formats across the Southern United States, for over forty years.
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: Steve Huckabee, Coastcon Support, 10474 Steeplechase Dr., Gulfport, MS 39503


Mar. 16-18: Coastcon – Biloxi, MS
Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531
CoastCon is Mississippi's longest running and largest science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. It is the main sponsored event of CoastCon, Inc., a non-profit literary organization. CoastCon, Inc. and its ten-member volunteer board develops events and gatherings to promote reading, education, fellowship, and science fiction, fantasy and gaming in all formats across the Southern United States, for over forty years.
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: Coastcon Support, 10474 Steeplechase Dr, Gulfport, MS 39503


*Mar. 23-25: ACD Gamesday – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI.
ACD Distribution offers a complete line of board games, collectible/trading card games, role playing games, dice, cards, fantasy, science fiction miniatures and terrain, historic board games and miniatures, miniatures accessories, and card storage supplies (just to name a few).
Contact Person: Jenna Piller
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Mar. 23-25: BFGcon – Frederick, MD
Location: Clarion Inn and Event Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD, 21703, United States
This is the 1st annual gaming convention in Frederick, MD. We (One for All Events) are professional event organizers who have primarily focused on conferences for computer programmers, but are branching out into the gaming field (as it is one of our passions). We are filling out this form because one of your local representatives, Steve Strote, wants to represent you there and run some events, and asked us to fill this out first therefore!
Contact Person: Eli White
For more info, contact: One for All Events, LLC, 2914 Timber Ridge Dr., Mount Airy, MD 21771


*Mar. 23-25: ACD Gamesday – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI.
ACD Distribution offers a complete line of board games, collectible/trading card games, role playing games, dice, cards, fantasy, science fiction miniatures and terrain, historic board games and miniatures, miniatures accessories, and card storage supplies (just to name a few).
Contact Person: Jenna Piller
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


April 2018

Apr. 5-8: GameStorm 20 – Portland, Oregon
Location: Red Lion on the River, Jantzen Beach, 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217
20 years of strategic board gaming. One of the Northwests Premiere locations for all things on the table. Role Playing, Tabletop, Prototype games and more. Come join us for all the fun
Contact Person: Jason Bostick
For more info, contact: GameStorm, C/O Jason Bostick, 1491 s dogwood st, Cornelius, OR 97113


*Apr. 5-8: PAX East – Boston, Massachusetts
Location: Boston Convention and Expo Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
PAX (originally known as Penny Arcade Expo) is overall term used to refer to a series of Gaming culture festivals that involve; tabletop gaming, arcade gaming, computer gaming and video gaming. PAX festival events are held annually in Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, San Antonio, TX and Melbourne, Australia. PAX was originally created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted to attend a show exclusively for gaming.[1] First held in 2004, PAX has been hailed as a celebration of gamer culture. Defining characteristics of the festivals include an opening keynote speech from an industry insider, game-culture inspired concerts, panels on game topics, exhibitor booths from both independent and major game developers and publishers, a LAN party Multiplayer, tabletop gaming tournaments, and video game freeplay areas. Every PAX also features the Omegathon, a festival long tournament consisting of a group of randomly selected att
Contact Person: PAX East
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*Apr. 8: PHD Business Conference – Dallas, Texas
Location: To Be Determined
PHD is the Largest Gaming Distributor in the South. With locations in Orlando, FL; Piscataway, NJ; Dallas TX; Atlanta, GA; Santa Fe Springs, CA; and Chicago, IL we are a two day ship to most of the US. PHD exists to provide quality gaming and hobby products, through a well built distribution network, at competitve wholesale prices, to retail stores worldwide while providing a fun and rewarding work experience for all PHD employees. Dedication to customer service is a mantra touted by most companies, but PHD takes the extra step by helping stores grow their business through strong relationships and organized play support. Many PHD employess have owned and/or operated a retail game store which puts PHD in a strong position to boost a retail store’s capacity for growth and success.
Contact Person: PHD Business
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Apr. 13-15: Pikes Peak Gamers Convention – Manitou Springs, Colorado
Location: Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
You are invited to the first ever Pikes Peak Gamers board game convention in historic Manitou Springs, Colorado! During PPG Con, gaming will be 24/7 with access to a library of over 700 board games. And when you want a change of scenery, explore this mountain town we call home. Stroll around downtown's shops, restaurants, & breweries. Take in the Rocky Mountain air on hiking trails and the famous Manitou Incline. All of this is within walking distance of PPG Con. Game with altitude!
Contact Person: Jose Balderrama


Apr. 21-22: Tupelo Con Vol. 3 – Tupelo, MS
Location: Tupelo Furniture Market Building 5, 1879 Coley Rd, Tupelo, MS
Tupelo Con is a Multi-Genre event dedicated to bringing the people of geek culture together and giving them a memorable experience. We are focused on representing as many fandoms as possible, with comics, gaming, cosplay, sci-fi and more! As the premiere and original multi-genre con in North Mississippi, Tupelo Con started as Tupelo Comic Con with the first event being March 5th, 2016.
Contact Person: Witt Sullivan
For more info, contact: Witt Sullivan, 147 County Road 399, Saltillo, MS 38866


May 2018

May 4-6: Gojotekicon 2018 – Ashland, OH
Location: Holiday Inn Express Ashland, 1392 Enterprise Parkway, Ashland, OH 44805
Gojotekicon will be returning in 2018 with more panels, more guests, more space, and even more fun. Join us May 4th-6th 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Ashland, OH.
Contact Person: Ken Reeder
For more info, contact: PO Box 461, 7 S Main St., West Salem, OH 44287


May 4-6: Austi-Con – Austin, Minnesota
Location: Austin MN
Weekend of tabletop gaming with scheduled events, open gaming, charity auction, swag bags and play to win events.
Contact Person: Michael Jordal
For more info, contact: 811 5th Ave. Nw, Austin MN 55912


May 9-10: Lion Rampant Imports & Distribution – Brantford, Ontario
Location: To Be Determined
Lion Rampant Imports is a full service game distributor operating out of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Lion Rampant was founded in 1992 and has since grown into Canada's largest distributor of Hobby Adventure games. In addition, Lion Rampant distributes a full range of family board games, educational games, strategy games, dice, paints, collectible games, and miniature games. With Lion Rampant, you will stay up to date with the latest and best in gaming. Our huge selection and efficient distribution network will help you make your business a success. Although we do not sell to the public, please feel free to browse our pages. If you see something you're interested in, let your local game store know that they can find it at Lion! Lion Rampant Imports is your games distributor of choice!
Contact Person: Lion Rampant Imports


May 11-13: dark carnival games Con – Denver, Colorado
Location: Denver Colorado Crowne Plaza Convention Center
Toots and Ape Boy's Scrubtastic Munchkin Madness Tournament Get ready to get into an epic three to six person battle of monster destruction where player's can join together to help destroy monsters or help monsters destroy players. So beware of back stabbing ninja insanity in this easy to play battle royal card game full of humerous illustrations and combat tactics.
Contact Person: Joseph leroux
For more info, contact: 1202 liberty st Durham nc 27703


May 22-24: Licensing Expo – Las Vegas, Nevada
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
For more than 35 years, Licensing Expo has connected the world's most influential entertainment, character, art, and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees and retailers. Whether you are looking to spot trends, build partnerships, or secure brand rights for your products, Licensing Expo has your answer.
Contact Person: Licensing Expo


*May 25-28: BGG.CON SPRING – DFW Airport, Texas
Location: 2334 North International Parkway, DFW Airport, Texas, USA 75261
BGG.Spring returns! May 26-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency DFW.
Contact Person: BGG
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*May 25-28: PaizoCON – Seattle, Washington
Location: To Be Determined
It all started in a basement. Paizo fan Tim Nightengale and a collection of paizo.com regulars thought that the world should have a PaizoCon, so they made one up themselves back in 2008. A small number of Paizo staffers trundled over to the lowest floor of a La Quinta Inn for a day of panels and games with a couple handfuls of Paizo's faithful fans. It was small, it was modest, and it was an absolutely fantastic time for all involved. We knew we had to do it again, and we knew we had to make it bigger! Since that legendary first get-together, we've gathered annually to celebrate all things Paizo and Pathfinder. Most importantly, we've tried to keep the atmosphere of that very first PaizoCon present at each successive event. Sure, there are now tons of Pathfinder Society events to play, lots of fun panels and workshops to attend, and hordes of amazing Paizo fans on hand, but we've done our best to keep the Paizo staff accessible and open. Feel free to come on up and cha
Contact Person: Paizo
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


June 2018

*June 1-3: UK Games Expo – Birmingham, UK
Location: Held in the NEC and Hilton Hotels, Birmingham.
Now in its 12th Year, UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK. A fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast.
Contact Person: Hayley Holloway
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*June 13-17: Origins – Columbus, Ohio
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
Origins 2018 will serve up a high level of fun with activities and events that may require some sleuthing skills. Mark your calendar, Origins Game Fair 2018 is happening June 13-17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.
Contact Person: Paul McGraw
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


June 15-17: PrairieCon – Brandon, Manitoba
Location: Assinaboine Community College
PrairieCon is a weekend long event which allows the Brandon and area gaming community to get together. The primary purpose is entertainment, and the main attractions are the tournaments and events. The mission of PrairieCon, which is a non-profit event, is to promote gaming as a form of recreation in the community, and by gaming we are referring to board games, role-playing games, collectible card games, miniature games and live-action role-playing games; we do not promote gambling of any sort.
Contact Person: Trampas Johnson
For more info, contact: Trampas Johnson, 5505 Ponderosa Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


August 2018

*Aug. 2-5: Gen Con 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Gen Con is the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world! With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 19, 000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!
Contact Person: Gen Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Aug. 2-5: Munchkin Tavern – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Tavern on South 423 W. South Street Indianapolis, IN 46225
Steve Jackson Games takes over a local restaurant and makes it into a temporary Munchkin Headquarters!
Contact Person: Guy Himber


Aug. 3-5: Comic Con Honolulu – Honolulu, Hawaii
Location: The Hawaii Convention Center
Comic Con Honolulu is a 3 day all genre convention dedicated in creating a family friendly celebration of comics, games, costumes, fantasy, sci-fi, and all things geek. Through our convention, we help create a safe environment to celebrate various popular culture fandoms and provide a meeting place for fans, guests, and industries to interact with like-minded individuals in the spirit of Aloha.
Contact Person: Van H. Fujishige
For more info, contact: 909 Makahiki Way #4, Honolulu, HI 96826


Aug. 16-20: Worldcon 76 – San Jose, CA
Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose.
Worldcon 76 is the latest version of the venerable SFF convention. Hosted in the heart of Silicon Valley this year, our theme is "Make the Future". Panels and Workshops and Gaming are all part of the program.
Contact Person: Christine Doyle


Aug. 25-26: Bergenfield Library Comic Con – Bergenfield, NJ
Location: Bergenfield Public Library
Last year our comic con was the largest community program the library ever held in it's 99 years of operation. For our centennial we are going all out. We expect all ages and hope that you are willing to support us.
Contact Person: Bob Huber
For more info, contact: Bergenfield Public Library, 50 W Clinton Ave, Bergenfield NJ, 07621,


April 2019

Apr. 6-7: Sails and Swords Con – Butte, MT
Location: We are still exploring venues right now. Our current choice would force us to charge vendors and we would like to avoid that.
A con centered loosely around vikings, pirates, and maybe ninjas if we can catch them. City wide scavenger hunt, beard/mustache contest, art hall, vendors, food, guest speakers, demos, gaming and more...
Contact Person: Christie (Stormy) Standish
For more info, contact: 1907 Whitman Ave., Butte, MT 59701

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