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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.

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[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!

October 2014 • November 2014 • January 2015 • February 2015 • March 2015 • April 2015 • May 2015 • June 2015 • July 2015

October 2014

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

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. 24-26: SNAFU con (Sierra Nevada Anime Fans Unite) – Reno, NV
Location: The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, 2500 E second street, Reno, NV 89595
Contact Person: Kevin Davis
For more info, contact: 1381 Berkshire Ct., Sparks, NV 89434

Oct. 30-Nov. 2: Youmacon – Detroit, MI
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: Hallowcon – Dalton, GA
Location: Econolodge and Convention Center
Hallowcon is a relaxacon found within Dalton, GA. While it is a smaller con, it is complete with Dealers, programming, Con-Suite, games, and special events. Each year has a spooky theme. For 2014, This Theme will be based on all the great movies from the writings of Stephen King.
Contact Person: Kevin Fotovich
For more info, contact: HallowCon, C/O Kevin Fotovich, 168 Oakview Rd., Hazel Green, AL 35750

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. 6-9: Fall-IN! 2014 – Lancaster, PA
Location: Lancaster Host Convention Facility (same location as the World Boardgame Championships)
A gaming convention with a distinctly historical flavor, Fall-IN! is primarily a miniatures convention with plenty of room for all kinds of gaming. Every HMGS convention has a historical theme. This year's convention theme kicks off the 100th anniversary of World War one and spotlights the many engagements of the first year of the war. Special Events this year include: Gordon Andrews & Mike Konwinski presenting their huge 28mm prohibition/Pulp era game "Speak Easy & Carry a big stick" and Walt O'Hara running the Conquest of the Orb scenario from Big Danged Boats.
Contact Person: Dan Murawski
For more info, contact: c/o. Daniel B. Murawski, Fall-IN! Director, 145 Grant Street, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

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: What-Khan Convention – Rockford, IL
Location: Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd. | Loves Park, IL 61111
Welcome to What-Khan Game Convention! This year we would like you to join us as we introduce What-Khan to the Midwest's convention circuit on November 7 - 9th, 2014! The convention features historical and fantasy miniature gaming, collectible miniatures, role-playing, board gaming, and other events that cover the entire spectrum of adventure gaming. The best part is that What-Khan is being brought to you by the same staff who brought you Rock-Con!
Contact Person: Antina Richards-Pennock
For more info, contact: PO Box 10032, Loves Park, IL 61111

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. 15-16: NC Comic Con – Durham, North Carolina
Location: Durham Convention Center
Contact Person: Moose Wehrwein
For more info, contact: 301 West Morgan St., Durham, NC 27701

*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 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

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. 9-11: ChupacabraCon II – Austin, TX
Location: Norris Conference Center, 2525 West Anderson Ln #365, Austin, TX 78757
ChupacabraCon is a gaming convention featuring RPG, tabletop, board and card games.
Contact Person: Staff

*Jan. 9-11: New Orleans Wizard World – New Orleans, LA
Location: NEW ORLEANS ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at New Orleans Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. New Orleans Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Graphic Novels, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! This is Louisiana’s best new Comic Con! New Orleans Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!
Contact Person: Michael Abalos
For more info, contact: NEW ORLEANS ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

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. 13-15: Con of the North – Plymouth, MN
Location: Crowne Plaza Plymouth
Con of the North is the Twin Cities' longest running games convention, run by an all-volunteer organization dedicated to bringing you the best in gaming every year! Con of the North is a volunteer-run non-profit organization designed solely for the purpose of fostering a sense of community among gamers, promoting the hobby of gaming, and providing the gaming community with the best possible environment to present their games.
Contact Person: Jim Beecher
For more info, contact: Con of the North, PO Box 20092, Bloomington, MN 55420

Feb. 13-16: DunDraCon – San Ramon, CA
Location: San Ramon Marriott, at Bishop Ranch, 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon, Ca. 94583
DunDraCon features social games for all ages, including RPGs, LARPs, miniatures, cards, board games, etc. You'll also find the Pathfinder Society, the War College, seminars, demos, martial arts exhibitions, dealers room, anime, kid and teen events, open gaming areas and more. The Bloodmobile will be on site on Saturday from Noon to 6pm. Come and bleed for the community!
Contact Person: Roderick Robertson

*Feb. 14-17: New York Toy Fair – New York, NY
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
**Open to Industry Professionals Only**

The 112th annual American International Toy Fair®, the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, is expected to bring together nearly 1, 200 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents to showcase 150, 000+ products to nearly 10, 000 buyers representing 7, 000+ unique retail outlets in 100 countries.
Contact Person: Kimberly Carcone
For more info, contact: 1115 Broadway | Suite 400, New York, NY 10010
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

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,

Feb. 27-Mar. 1: GottaCon Gaming Convention – Victoria, BC
Location: Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St., Victoria, BC
GottaCon Conventions hosts an annual three day broad spectrum gaming convention in beautiful British Columbia called GottaCon. Our event has seen, on average, 51% growth each year and 500% growth since its inaugural show in 2009. GottaCon celebrates science fiction and fantasy genres, covers many related hobbies and offers a one stop experience for the fans and enthusiasts of those genres. Our 2015 event, called GottaCon 2015, will be our seventh show and will be held February 27 to March 1, 2015.The vision of GottaCon is to host something for everyone including free‐play and tournaments in video games, board games, miniatures, collectible trading cards, role‐playing games, as well as demonstrations, contests, discussion panels, workshops, special events and a variety of exhibitors.
Contact Person: Bonnie Beyea
For more info, contact: GottaCon Conventions, 2814 Parkview Drive, Victoria BC, V9A 2J4 

March 2015

Mar. 13-15: TwisterCon 2015 – Midwest City, OK
Location: The Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, OK 73110, (South East
We are an annual gaming convention featuring Board Gaming, Miniatures, Collectable Card Games, and Role Playing.
Contact Person: Jeff Lawrence
For more info, contact: Jeff Lawrence, 10625 Longmeadow Drive, Dallas, TX 75238

*Mar. 13-15: SXSW – Austin, TX
Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Drawing developers, manufacturers and fans from all facets of the community, the Gaming Expo is the epicenter for gaming culture at SXSW.
Contact Person: Justin Burnham
For more info, contact: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

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. 13-15: Tennessee Game Days – Franklin, TN
Location: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067
Tennessee Game Days is an open gaming convention held annually just south of Nashville, TN. Attendees from all over Tennessee and surrounding states gather for three solid days of open gaming. All kinds of board and card games will be available for play and you can find willing opponents for just about any game.
Contact Person: Staff

*Mar. 16-20: Gama Trade Show – Las Vegas, NV
Location: Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
**Open to Industry Professionals Only**

The GAMA Trade Show offers the broadest seminar track in the gaming industry, with over 130 hours of content during the four day event. Listen to industry professionals and peers as we address best practices for retailers, manufacturers and industry professionals.
Contact Person: Paul McGraw
For more info, contact: 240 N. Fifth St., Suite 340, Columbus, OH 43215
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

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. 2-5: Norwescon 38: – SeaTac, WA
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd, SeaTac, Washington
Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest's Premiere Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.
Contact Person: Josh Keegan
For more info, contact: Norwescon, 100 Andover Park W Suite 150-165, Tukwila, WA 98188-2828

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
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

Apr. 24-26: Raven Con – Richmond, VA
Location: Double Tree, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, (10800 block of Midlothian Turnpike), North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235
With nine continuous tracks of programming, attendees will always have something to do or see. If you want to game — play away in our 24/3 Gaming Room Want to catch an author reading — we have that and more in our literary programming Don't want to attend the literary programming — then why not catch a panel about filking, podcasting, media or science You're a night owl — enjoy our late night programming and check out the exciting room parties Want to spend your weekend shopping — we have a great selection of vendors in our Dealers' Room Need something to fill an empty spot on your wall — visit our Art Show Don't want to leave the kids at home — we have an exciting track of Children's Programming Just finished work on a new costume — show it off in our Cosplay Plus — anime, signings, workshops, concerts, and plenty more!
Contact Person: Libbie Miller
For more info, contact: Hotel: Double Tree, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, (10800 block of Midlothian Turnpike), North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235

May 2015

May 14-17: Geekway to the West – St. Louis, MO
Location: Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
Our board gaming event features a 1200-title library, tons of open play space, and signature events. Come join us and get your Geek on! A four-day registration is only $45 ($35 Early Bird) and gets you your badge, entry into daily giveaways, a free game, and access to our massive game library as well as our Play and Win titles. Meet game designers, play games, and enjoy the best four days in board gaming!
Contact Person: Chris
For more info, contact: Geekway, LLC, c/o Chris Darden, 51 Lake Forest Circle, Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

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

*May 29-31: UK Games Expo – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Location: Hilton Birmingham Metropole, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1PP, United Kingdom
UK Games Expo aims to be the premier event in the UK where all aspects of the gaming hobby are represented under one roof: Card Games, Boardgame, Role-playing Games, Miniature Games, and Family games. The goal is to create a fun event which will appeal to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast. You arrive, you wander around the trade stands, try out any games you wish, sit in on the seminars or join in with the tournaments
Contact Person: Lindsey Harrison
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

June 2015

*June 3-7: Origins Game Fair – Columbus, OH
Location: The Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Five full days of gaming and art expos. The theme for the 2015 show is Space! So come out and join us for a fun filled week.
Contact Person: Paul MacGraw
For more info, contact: 240 N. Fifth St., Suite 340, Columbus, OH 43215
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

June 12-14: Omg!Con – Owensboro, Kentucky
Location: Owensboro Convention Center
Omg!Con is an anime and video gaming convention that has a growing tabletop presence. This coming year will be our 10th anniversary and it promises to be extra fantastic!!!
Contact Person: Amanda Deecke
For more info, contact: 701 S 28th st lot 37, Paducah, Ky 42003

July 2015

July 2-5: CONvergence Convention – Bloomington, MN
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55439
CONvergence is an annual convention for fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy in all media: a 4-day event with more than 6, 000 members, and the premiere event of our kind in the upper mid-west.
Contact Person: Staff
For more info, contact: Convergence Events, Inc., 1121 Jackson St NE #106, Minneapolis MN 55413

*July 30-Aug. 2: GenCon – Indianapolis, IN
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: to be announced

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