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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!


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


July 2014

*July 24-27: San Diego Comic Con International – San Diego, California
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Comic-Con International is a multigenre convention held annually in San Diego, California. Originally showcasing comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, and related popular arts, the convention now includes a larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. According to Forbes, the convention is the "largest convention of its kind in the world". In 2013, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130, 000 attendees.
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: Comic Con International Badge Info
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, Kali Dugan, Miranda Horner, and Phil Reed


July 26-27: Fantasy Gamer's Conclave – Cary, NC
Location: Hopewell Academy, 101 Preston Executive Drive, Cary, NC 27513
Come Join us on July 26 and 27 for our sixth annual gaming convention. Mission: The Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux is a fraternal non-profit organization dedicated to serving the special needs children through interactive education, living history demonstration, fundraising and volunteering. Company Overview: The FGC is the annual convention run by the Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux. We are a non-profit organization using our skills as nerds to promote charitable giving. Games: Munchkin Dungeons & Dragons Pathfinder OGRE And more! Events: Charity Auction Anachronistic Tea Food & Souvenirs Pub Quiz Live Steel Fighting Retro Video Game Museum Why: Fun! And, you will be supporting a good cause, the Autism Society of North Carolina.
Contact Person: Sir Buck


August 2014

Aug. 1-3: PretzCON at Osfest – Omaha, NE
Location: Ramada Inn, 3321 South 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68124
PretzCON (Omaha's family run spring game con) is running the game room at Osfest (Omaha's Science Fiction Con) Come play games and indulge in your science fiction fix at the same TIME!!!! Online Reg ends June 30th (and there is a special gaming only rate of $25)
Contact Person: Geoff Berman
For more info, contact: PretzCON at Osfest, C/O Geoff Berman, 4935 S 99th St, Omaha NE 68127


*Aug. 1-3: San Antonio Comic Con – San Antonio, Texas
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 East Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the San Antonio Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. San Antonio Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: Wizard World
SJ Games Staff Attending: Kali Dugan, Sabrina Gonzales, and others to be announced


Aug. 1-3: Fandomfest – Louisville, Kentucky
Location: Kentucky International Convention Center
Fandomfest is Louisville's own Comiccon! With over 30, 000 attendees last year, this year will certain be an amazing experience!
Contact Person: David Borman
For more info, contact: None


Aug. 1-3: MechaCon – New Orleans, LA
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Come join us as MechaCon celebrates an amazing 10 years! With tcg tournaments, cosplay contests, rpg's, a special appearance by the voice actors from Teen Titans, board games, and a house party, this will be the biggest and best MechaCon to date! So come on down to the Crescent City and experience this awesome show!
Contact Person: James Potter
For more info, contact: 810 S. College Rd., Apt. #73, Lafayette, LA


Aug. 1-3: Bubonicon 46 – Albuquerque, NM
Location: Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110.
This year we plan to run multiple play and takes for Munchkin as well demo several other games including Frag, Munchkin, Give me the Brain, and Zombie dice to name a few. Last year on Saturday night we had such an overflow of gamers (over 120 at one time) that we had people in the hall playing. This year gaming has been moved to a new space to try and accommodate everyone.
Contact Person: Matthew Banning
For more info, contact: 179 Quixote Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124


*Aug. 1-3: Austin Board Game Bash – Austin, TX
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, 500 N Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, 78701
Board Game Bash is a weekend of board gaming; getting folks together who might not have other opportunities to play games. It runs all weekend long from Friday, August 1st through Sunday August 4th at the Hilton Garden Inn located just off I-35 on 5th Street. The convention will run through the night, so there's no need to stop!
Contact Person: Board Game Bash Info
For more info, contact: Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, 500 N Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, 78701
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Aug. 2-3: MaricopaCon 2014 – Mesa, Arizona
Location: Mesa Convention Center
Arizona's first kickstarted gaming convention returns this year bigger and better than ever. Complete with a Cosplay Contest and retro video gaming. Enjoy popular RPG, board game, card game, and miniature war game events this August. Gilead is our Guest of Honor this year.
Contact Person: Jason Youngdale
For more info, contact: 20748 N. Carmen Ave., Maricopa, AZ 85139


Aug. 7-11: TIERRA DE NADIE 2014 – MOLLINA, MALAGA
Location: CEULAJ
¡¡Vuelve la mayor jornada de Juegos de Mesa, Rol, Rol en Vivo y demas frikadas de España!! Preparate para 4 días de desenfreno jugón con más actividades al día que horas. Cientos de juegos en nuestra ludoteca te están esperando para que los pruebes. Decenas de masters esperan ansiosos para dirigirte hasta tu perdicion en oscuras mazmorras o en retorcidas intrigas futuristas. ¡¡NO TE LAS PUEDES PERDER!!
Contact Person: JORNADAS TDN


Aug. 8-10: Dragonflight XXXV – Bellevue, WA
Location: Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue WA 98004
Dragonflight is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to promoting the gaming hobby throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our members include gamers of virtually every stripe: Board and Card games, Wargames and Miniatures, Role-Playing and LARP, Computers and LAN gaming.
Contact Person: Marcus Evenstar
For more info, contact: Marcus Evenstar, 10542 Dayton Ave. N., Seattle WA 98133


*Aug. 14-17: Gen Con – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Gen Con is the largest tabletop game convention in North America by attendance and events. It features traditional pen-and-paper, board, and card games, including role-playing games, miniatures wargames, board games, live action role-playing games, card games and strategy games. Gen Con also features computer games. Attendees engage in a variety of tournament and interactive game sessions.

Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: 1401

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Contact Person: Gen Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, Alex Kosarek, Andreas Stein, Bridget Westerman, Ben Williams, Devin Lewis, Jimmie Bragdon, and John Kovalic


Aug. 15-17: Delta H Con – Houston, Texas
Location: J.W. Marriott Convention Hall, 5150 Westheimer, Houston TX. 77056
Delta H Con is hosting its 7th annual Anime and Gaming convention on August 15-17, 2014 at the JW Marriott Houston. Join thousands of fans and explore over 25, 000 sq. feet of Anime, Japanese Fashion, Cosplay Contests, Special Guests, Celebrities, Vendors/Exhibitors Area, Artists Alley, Gaming, Live Concerts, Workshop, Panels, and over 100hrs of programming.
Contact Person: Sarah Skrobarczyk
For more info, contact: P.O. Box 9462 Houston, TX. 77261


Aug. 15-17: SpoCon – Spokane, WA
Location: Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center, 322 N Spokane Falls Ct., Spokane, WA 99201
SpoCon is a full-spectrum science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. SpoCon offers a broad range of activities that include 24 hour gaming, panels, events such as a masquerade, filking, an art show and more. All of this is hosted over a three day weekend and includes many well known guests from many walks of fandom.
Contact Person: Robert A. McDonell
For more info, contact: 3605 N. Cincinnati St., Spokane, WA 99207-2944


Aug. 16: PPGCon – Online, Online
Location: Online - there is a link to the chat room given in the website given above.
Online Con. They would enjoy any MIBs or Staff that would like to attend in a game-playing, game-hosting, or hanging-out-and-chatting capacities. They will be using the P&PG Chat rooms as the primary means of playing games. You may also use nijineko (MIB #0531) as a contact: 8013003623 (cell phone).
Contact Person: Morashitar
For more info, contact: N/A, but you can use MIB #0531 mailing address if one is needed for anything.


Aug. 16-17: Video Gamers United – Washington DC, DC
Location: DC Convention Center
VGU is a gaming festival for gamers of all genres and ages to come together and celebrate the culture of gaming. We are bringing together the top gamers, developers and minds in the Video Game industry. Designed to bring the latest in video game news, tech, and accessories directly to the gamer, VGU-Con, will bridge the gap between the game industry and the gamers.
Contact Person: Lisa Miller
For more info, contact: 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD


Aug. 22-24: Intervention 5 – Rockville, MD
Location: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852
Our name is the combination of the words "Internet" and "Convention" but the significance is deeper than that. The entire idea of this event is to Intervene and Inspire everyone to live a more creative, geeky, and fun life within the welcoming scope of a traditional geek convention. Here is where you can meet, talk with, game with, learn from, and party with the people you see online doing cool things. We have a strong emphasis on Independent artists who use the internet as their main distribution method for their work.
Contact Person: Oni Hartstein
For more info, contact: Onezumi Studios, LLC, PO Box 1392, Highland Park, NJ 08904


Aug. 22-24: Anime California – Garden Grove/Anaheim, CA
Location: Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, California, USA, 92840
Anime California is a new convention near the heart of Orange County California and next to Disneyland. It features favorite voice artists, cosplayers galore, autograph sessions, a formal dance, industry screenings, video gaming tournaments and table top games, a maid cafe', a large artists alley and dealer hall.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: Anime California 2014, c/o Heide Nichols, PO Box 732, Crestline, CA 92325-0732


Aug. 28-31: Fan Expo Canada – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Considered by many to be the “Comic Con” of Canada, Fan Expo Canada humbly began as the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995. Growing from one genre with 1500 fans to a multifaceted show connecting over 100, 000 fans, Fan Expo Canada is currently the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America!
Contact Person: Justin Mohareb
For more info, contact: 10 Alcorn Ave. Suite 100, Toronto, ON, M4V 3A9, CANADA


*Aug. 29-31: PAX Prime – Seattle, WA
Location: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101-2350
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!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: PAX Prime
SJ Games Staff Attending: Kali Dugan, Miranda Horner, and others to be announced


*Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Dragon Con – Atlanta, Georgia
Location: Dragon Con will be held 5 host hotels; Hyatt Regency, Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott Marquis, and Westin Peachtree
Dragon Con is a North America multigenre convention, which takes place once each year in Atlanta, Georgia. The event features hundreds of guests, encompasses five hotels in downtown Atlanta, and runs thousands of hours of programming for fans of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and other elements of fan culture.
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: Dragon Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein and Randy Scheunemann


Aug. 29-Sept. 1: TCEP – Sterling, VA
Location: Located at the Hampton Inn in Sterling Va, 22700 Holiday park drive, Sterling, VA
A relaxing convention for those who don't care for the buzz and crowding of Dragon*Con. We have games of many flavors, board, card, and rpg's. With a con-suite for snacking and fun for ages 1-106, we are close to many major gaming markets. By the end of the weekend you can smell the number 7 and see what music looks like from speakers. We also have room rates available through our barking mad website. Register before July 31st for 25% discount per person.
Contact Person: Frank Huminski
For more info, contact: Jami Grey, 1403 Key Parkway, #203 B, Frederick, MD 21702


Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Kumoricon – Vancouver, Washington
Location: Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660, Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, 100 Columbia S
Celebrating twelve years of anime and Japanese culture, Kumoricon is back for its biggest year yet! Stretching across generations, anime fans have gathered together for an amazing Labor Day weekend event, rain or shin. Returning to Vancouver, WA, we are excited to bring you another wonderful anime convention designed and operated with the fans and their devotion in mind.
Contact Person: Nathan Schuler
For more info, contact: Altonimbus Entertainment, PMB 206, 5331 SW Macadam Ave Ste 258, Portland, OR 97239


Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Strategicon - Gateway – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045
California's Finest Gaming Conventions Our conventions offer the chance to play, watch and buy a variety of board games, card games, miniatures, roleplaying, collectables, and computer games. Open from Friday at noon to Monday at 6 p.m.
Contact Person: Shane Sauby
For more info, contact: Strategicon, P.O. Box 92103, Long Beach, CA 90809


September 2014

Sept. 5-7: Geek Fan Expo – Dearborn, MI
Location: 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, Michigan, 48228, USA
Geek Fan Expo is an all-inclusive Geek-Fandom Experience. We include programming from all walks of Geekdom, and have designed the experience around you. Together with you, we are building the next generation of convention by bringing geeks of every type together to share a truly social geek fan experience. Our interactive forum focuses on quality entertainment and production to bring you a both modern and nostalgic fan experience. Featuring destination events, topical discussion panels, workshops, vendor and artist exhibitions, contests and more!
Contact Person: Jeffrey S. Harvey
For more info, contact: PO Box 199, Milan, MI 48160


Sept. 5-7: Amelia Con – Amelia Island, FL
Location: Friday Night (09/05/2014): Tabletop & Gamers Screenings at The Days Inn, Amelia Island, FL at 2707 Sadler Rd, Amelia Island
Amelia Con is the first and only "nerd" convention on Amelia Island, Florida. Guests include Caitlin Blackwood (Amelia Pond; Doctor Who), Micah Solusod (Soul Eater Evans; Soul Eater), Sonny Strait (Krillin; DBZ), Ayu Sakata (Video Game Writer; Sake Visual), John Beatty (Illustrator; Marvel/DC Comics), and Candy Keane (Cosplayer and Designer). Events include an exhibit hall, panels, screenings, Magic The Gathering Draft Tournament, and Tabletop gaming.
Contact Person: Jennifer Woodruff
For more info, contact: 86027 Venetian Avenue, Yulee, FL 32097


*Sept. 7-8: Alliance Open House – Fort Wayne, IN
Location: Grand Wayne Convention Center
**This show is open to Industry Professionals only**
Storeowners seeking ideas for improving their business, uncovering up-to-date news on the future of the industry, and having fun learning new games with representatives from leading publishers should register today.
Offering a wealth of entertaining, educational and enlightening activities, the Open House brings together some of the industry’s leading retailers, vendors, creators and distributors. Start making plans to attend today, make your hotel reservations and register today!
Contact Person: Emily
For more info, contact: 10150 York Road, Suite 300, Hunt Valley, MD 21030
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein, Ross Jepson, and Randy Scheunemann


Sept. 12-14: ScareFest – Lexington, Kentucky
Location: Lexington Center, 430 W Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
ScareFest is a yearly horror and paranormal-themed convention. Founded by ghost hunter Patti Starr in 2007, ScareFest brings together fans, professionals, and celebrities from the worlds of horror films, macabre fiction, art, television, and the paranormal for a three day celebration of all things frightful. In 2013 ScareFest began The Portal, a gaming event track which was a huge success. This year The Portal is expanding, bringing in horror-themed RPGs, war-games, card games, and LARPs to gamers from across the state.
Contact Person: William T. Thrasher
For more info, contact: ScareFest, 835 Porter Place, Lexington, KY 40508


Sept. 13-14: Tracon 9 – Tampere, Finland
Location: Tampere Hall
Tracon is a convention for role-playing game and anime/manga enthusiasts. Activities include table-top RPGs, miniature strategy games, board games, LARPs, cosplay and multiple tracks of lectures and speeches. Tracon is the second-largest RPG event in Finland, after Ropecon in Espoo.
Contact Person: Hanna Tuominen
For more info, contact: Tracon ry, C/O Mitja Mieskolainen, Kortelahdenkatu 19 B 29, 33210 TAMPERE, Finland


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. 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: to be announced


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. 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: David Arlund, James Holder, Max Clontz, 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: CONtraflow – New Orleans, LA
Location: New Orleans Airport Hilton
Primarily science fiction, fantasy and related genres including gaming,
Contact Person: J. Styons


*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: Andrew Hackard, Alex Kosarek, Ben Williams, Kali Dugan, and Phil Reed


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. 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
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


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: 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


November 2014

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. 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. 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, 10343 Lantern Lane, Hagerstown, MD 21740, (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


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


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. 16-19: 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. 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


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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