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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!


December 2016 • January 2017 • February 2017 • March 2017 • April 2017 • May 2017 • June 2017 • July 2017 • August 2017 • September 2017


December 2016

Dec. 9-10: NarbyCon – Gautier, MS
Location: maCnarB Gaming, 2307 Hwy 90, Gautier, MS 39553
The inaugural NarbyCon will feature 24-gaming at maCnarB Gaming in Gautier, MS. Join us for the fun! Board games, miniatures gaming, role-playing games, card games, and video gaming will be available. Whatever your game is, you're sure to find someone who will play! This will be a 24-hour gaming event.
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: 10474 Steeplechase Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503


Dec. 10: TransContinental 2016 Gaming Convention – Winslow, AZ
Location: WHS Student Union, 530 E. Cherry St., Winslow, AZ 86047
TransContinental 2016 is a gaming mini-convention! It features tabletop RPGs, board games, wargames, a cosplay contest, CCG tournaments, and anime movies. This is a family-friendly event sponsored by Winslow High School and the WHS Game Club.
Contact Person: Owen Kerr
For more info, contact: Attn: Owen Kerr, Winslow High School, 600 E. Cherry St., Winslow, AZ 86047


January 2017

Jan. 6-7: ShadowCon – Memphis, TN
Location: Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, 2007 S Service Road., West Memphis, AR 72301
Local SCA sponsored scifi fantasy and gaming convention
Contact Person: Josh Perry
For more info, contact: 4708 Hillmont Ave, Memphis TN 38122


Jan. 6-8: Sac Anime Winter 2017 – Sacramento, CA
Location: Sacramento Convention Center
Sac anime is a twice a year event in Sacramento California. We host a large game library and table top events and activities with 2 rooms dedicated to gaming. We would love any support for our event.
Contact Person: Chris Castagnetto
For more info, contact: Sac Anime Table Top, Attn: Chris Castagnetto, 2349 Roosevelt Ct, Santa Clara, CA 95051


Jan. 13-15: OrcaCon – Everett, WA
Location: Holiday Inn Downtown Everett
OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniature games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community of both novice and experience game players.
Contact Person: Donna Prior
For more info, contact: 9421 244th St SW, G207, Edmonds, WA 98020


Jan. 13-16: SCARAB Gaming Convention – Columbia, South Carolina
Location: Medallion Convention Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209
SCARAB Gaming Convention is always held on MLK weekend so we can provide 4 great days of table top gaming! Join us in our 7th year and immerse yourself in the array of content we have to offer! We feature a wide variety of table top games and RPGs, miniatures gaming area, a great Kids Track, Widows Track, a costume contest, our SMaSH scavenger hunt, dealers' area, many tournaments, and more! Play games on our schedule, or just grab friends for a game from our Game Library. See you at SCARAB 7!
Contact Person: Dan Delmater
For more info, contact: SCARAB, 108 Carlton Ct, Lexington SC 29073


Jan. 13-16: BryceCon – Bryce Canyon City, Utah
Location: Ruby's Inn: 26 South Main Street, Bryce Canyon City, Utah 84764
oin us for the 3nd Annual BryceCon Game Convention! A 3 day 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?" Register early, attendance limited to 250 this year.
Contact Person: Gary Tanner
For more info, contact: BryceCon Game Convention, 1172 N 730 E, Logan, Utah 84341


Jan. 19-22: ConFusion – Novi, Michigan
Location: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, MI, 48375, United States
In addition to being the longest-running fan-run sf/f convention in Michigan, ConFusion is a premier event for publishing professionals and fans alike. It is hailed as a place to experience programming and guests on the caliber you find at a WorldCon, while located in a convenient and affordable setting.
Contact Person: Eric Guy
For more info, contact: Ann Arbor Science Fiction Association, P.O. Box 8284, Ann Arbor, MI 48107


Jan. 20-22: BETACON 5 – Clarks Summit, Pa
Location: Ramada Inn, Clarks Summit, PA
Organized play, board games, video games and LARPs all in one con!!!
Contact Person: Andrew Sussman
For more info, contact: 345 sussex street, old forge, pa 18518


*Jan. 27-29: PAX South – San Antonio, TX
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ariel Barkhurst, Andreas Stein, Guy Himber, Hunter Shelburne, and Veronica Leon


February 2017

Feb. 3-5: CaptainCon 2017 – Warwick, RI
Location: Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI - 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886
CaptainCon focuses exclusively on social tabletop (miniatures, board, role playing, and non-collectible card) games and providing the best gaming experiences for our players. Our signature Captain's Log system gives everyone, not just the tournament players, the opportunity to win cool prizes just for having fun.
Contact Person: Paul Shoemaker
For more info, contact: Paul Shoemaker, 176 Webster Street, Malden, MA 02148


*Feb. 18-21: New York Toy Fair – New York, New York
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Feb. 18-21: New York Toy Fair – New York, New York
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Contact Person: Al Griego


March 2017

Mar. 2-5: Emerald City Comicon – Seatle, WA
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Contact Person: Al Griego


*Mar. 2-5: Emerald City Comicon – Seatle, WA
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Mar. 2-5: SaltCON – Layton, Utah
Location: Davis Conference Center, 1651 North 700 West Layton, Utah 84041
SaltCON is a Board Game Convention for gamers, families, and game designers. We have board games, card games, party games, role playing games, dexterity games, war games, miniatures games and more! We have the Ion Award competition, exhibitors, prizes, open gaming, game teachers, tournaments, play to win, panels and presentations, hot games, math trade, game swap, Artemis, DnD Adventurers League, prototype alley, figure painting, miniature painting contest, and a huge game library!
Contact Person: Dale Gifford
For more info, contact: SaltCON, c/o Dale Gifford, 3730 Brookside Drive, West Valley City, Utah 84120


Mar. 3-5: Gryphcon 2017 – Guelph, Ontarion
Location: 50 Stone Rd E., University Centre, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
Gryphcon is a Gaming convention held at the University of Guelph and hosted by the University of Guelph Games Club. Gryphcon has been running since 1988. Gryphcon has been holding steady as a small to medium sized con since inception. There are familiar faces and a great sense of camaraderie throughout the Con - which makes Gryphcon a great con to experience! All genre of games will be available.
Contact Person: Dean Martin/ Crystal Timmings
For more info, contact: 107 Southcreek Trail, Guelph, ON, N1G 5A7


Mar. 3-5: 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 thirty-five years.
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: 10474 Steeplechase Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503


*Mar. 13-17: GAMA Trade Show – Las Vegas, Nevada
Location: Bally's Las Vegas
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Mar. 17-19: ConnCon – Stamford, CT
Location: Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 E. Main St., Stamford, CT
ConnCon is an annual spring convention that features tabletop RPGs and Boardgames for over 25 years
Contact Person: Mark Casiglio


Mar. 18-19: LANtasy 2017 – Victoria, BC
Location: Pearkes Arena, 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria B.C.
A broad spectrum gaming convention with board games, role-playing games, miniatures games, and a LAN...as well as Cosplay and vendor booths. LANtasy Gaming Society is a Victoria-based nonprofit organization. We have been active within the community running events for over a decade. It is our core mission to throw inclusive, all-ages gaming events.
Contact Person: Bonnie Beyea
For more info, contact: 100-3363 Glasgow Ave, Victoria BC Canada, V8X 1M5


April 2017

Apr. 1-2: Tupelo Comic Con – Tupelo, MS
Location: Tupelo Furniture Market, Building 5, 1879 Coley Road, Tupelo, MS 38801
This is our second event. It's a general fandom convention with cosplay, web bloggers, artists, comic book creators, vendors, and a gaming area. We will have console gaming, board gaming, CCG tournaments, and tabletop miniature wargaming. We will have an after party with DJ's.
Contact Person: Witt Sullivan
For more info, contact: Witt Sullivan, 147 CR 399, Saltillo, MS


Apr. 28-30: International Steampunk Symposium – Cincinnati, Ohio
Location: Crowne Plaza Blue Ash – 5901 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
The International Steampunk Symposium is a three day festival of all things Steampunk, Victorian, and somewhat geeky. Founded on 2012, the convention has grown each year. The show's dense schedule includes speakers, workshops, gaming, live music and performances, literary and media guests, and the signature event . . . the Steampunk Olympics!
Contact Person: Aloysius Fox
For more info, contact: 8259 Wicklow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45236


Apr. 28-30: Mid – Dearborn, MI
Location: Edward Village, 600 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI 48126
Returning in Spring of 2016 is Metro Detroit's pop-culture extravaganza: The Midwest Media Expo. M2X is a popular culture event similar to most Comic Conventions, but 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 brings a unique all-ages blend of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Metro Detroit.
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


May 2017

May 5-7: Gojotekicon – Ashalnd, OH
Location: Holiday Inn Express, 1392 Enterprise Parkway, Ashland, OH 44805
Gojotekicon, or "friendly-con, " is the only anime, gaming, and comic convention in Ashland, "the world headquarters of nice people." 1/4 mile off I-71, we are less than 1/4 mile from shopping, dining, and picturesque outdoor spaces during wildflower season- perfect for photo opportunities.
Contact Person: The Staff at Gojotekicon


*May 10-11: Lion Rampant Imports & Distribution Open House – Brantford, Ontario
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*May 12-14: Chupacabracon IV – Round Rock, TX
Location: Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


May 20-21: Southern Geek Fest – Hattiesburg, MS
Location: Forrest County Multipurpose Center, 962 Sullivan Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
The main goal of Southern Geekfest is to bring pop culture interest to Hattiesburg, MS and to provide a forum to attract an amazingly broad spectrum of exciting and talented individuals who cover the fields of television, movies, graphic art, and writing. This event brings together actors, artists, writers, radio personalities, cosplayers and many others, to showcase their craft and to interact with fans and dedicated fan groups. Southern Geekfest is the first of its kind in the Southern MS Pine Belt, and is dedicated to the dream of entertaining all those who come from not just Mississippi, but from all over the country. People from all walks of life are encouraged to come and have fun and be the hero (or heroine) you want to be!
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: 10474 Steeplechase Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503


*May 23-25: Las Vegas Licensing Expo – Las Vegas, Nevada
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


May 26-28: Mobile Comic Con – Mobile, AL
Location: Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL 36602
Mobicon's Mobile Comic Con is an annual convention held in Mobile, Alabama in May. It was re-founded in 1998, with its membership increasing each year. Mobicon's Mobile Comic Con is a multi-genre convention with fandoms in science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, anime, manga, horror, paranormal and mass media. Each Mobicon's Mobile Comic Con, fans from these genres, along with actors, artists, authors, and other media guests get together to interact with each other and participate in a number of events that are unique and pertaining to their particular interests.
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: 10474 Steeplechase Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503


June 2017

*June 2-4: UK Games Expo – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Location: NEC Hilton Metropole
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


June 10: SWFL SpaceCon – Fort Myers, Florida
Location: Crowne Plaza at Belltower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Next Summer, in 2017, Nexus9 will be hosting our first convention in SWFL. This con will bring together comic book fans, anime fans, table top gaming fans, sci-fi fans and cosplayers. We will have comic book vendors, superheroes, sci-fi presentations, a table top game room with game tournaments and local game designers, table top game sellers, manga / anime sellers, and artist. Dress up as your favorite scifi character, anime character or superhero and join us for a one day Spacecon immersion! ​
Contact Person: Michelle Wassall


*June 14-18: Origins Game Fair – Columbus, Ohio
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


July 2017

*July 20-23: San Diego Comic-Con – San Diego, California
Location: San Diego Convention Center
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


August 2017

Aug. 11-13: 2D Con – Bloomington, Minnesota
Location: 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55439
This is Geek is a Minnesota (USA) based 501c(3) recognized charity. Our mission is to host affordable social and education events throughout the Twin Cities while raising money for our list of partnered charities. Our largest fundraising event every year is called 2D Con - an all encompassing gaming event. We host everything from open tabletop, open video game, newest in VR, independent developers, concerts, speedrunning, industry panels, arcade and pinball, tournaments and so much more!!
Contact Person: Shanna Hartzell
For more info, contact: This is Geek, C/O Shanna Hartzell, 11011 vincent ave south, bloomington, mn 55431


*Aug. 17-20: GenCon – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Aug. 25-27: Coulee Con – La Crosse, WI
Location: La Crosse Center, North Hall, 300 Harborview Plaza La Crosse, WI 54601
Coulee Con is a convention focused on bringing gamers together in the Coulee region. Gaming is interpreted broadly as including board games, collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures, video games, and puzzles. The convention includes preplanned events as well as space for open gaming. Friday and Saturday are typical convention days focused on tournaments, special events, open gaming, etc. Sunday has an extended focus on gaming and families.
Contact Person: Josh Hertel
For more info, contact: Coulee Con, 404 15th St S, La Crosse WI 54601


September 2017

*Sept. 8-10: Alliance Open House – Fort Wayne, Indiana
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Contact Person: Al Griego
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

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