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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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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!

June 2018 • July 2018 • August 2018 • September 2018 • October 2018 • November 2018 • February 2019 • March 2019 • April 2019 • May 2019

June 2018

June 21-24: PortConMaine – South Portland, ME
Location: Doubletree by Hilton in South Portland, ME
PortConMaine is an Anime, Gaming and Geek Culture Celebration located in South Portland, Maine. For 17 years we've been bringing together fans of all types for a weekend of fun and adventure.
Contact Person: Ian Ashland (Minis Game Chair)
For more info, contact: Mail: PortConMaine / 492 Main Street / Westbrook, ME 04092

June 22-24: RAGECON – Reno, NV
Location: Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
RAGECON: Reno Area Gaming Expo is the best 3 days of tabletop gaming in the Northern Nevada area. We love all things tabletop and schedule over 400 events including tournaments, board games, card games, miniature games, and we also have a cosplay tournament again this year.
Contact Person: Jeff Jones
For more info, contact: 7325 Heritage Oaks Dr, Reno NV, 89523

July 2018

July 4-8: Dexcon 21 – Morristown, NJ
Location: Hyatt Regency Morristown, 3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey, USA, 07960
Dexcon returns with hundreds of scheduled events across all gaming genres over 96 hours, including LARPs, RPGs, wargaming and boardgaming inclluding demos of Mucnhkin, the Munchkin CCG, Simon's Cat and more!
Contact Person: Double Exposure
For more info, contact: 106 Hilltop Road, Levittown NY, 11756

July 13-15: Delta H Con – Houston, TX
Location: Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, TX 77042
We are a refuge from the daily grind. Spice up your gaming with old friends and new in our gaming rooms. We have board games, card games, D&D, miniatures, console and pc gaming. Love your pc? Bring it and join our LAN party. Love your SO but they not as into gaming as you? They can wander our shopping area, visit our maid cafe, attend some of our 200+ hours of programing or simply sit and watch some anime. We have something for the whole family!
Contact Person: Sarah Skrobarczyk
For more info, contact: Stardust Entertainment LLC, P.O. Box 9462, Houston, TX. 77261

July 14-15: Glass City Con & Midwest Media Expo – Ohio, Toledo
Location: Seagate Convention Center, 401 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, OH 43604
Since 2009, Glass City Con has been the premier Japanese animation convention of Toledo. Since 2014, the Midwest Media Expo has been redefining the meaning of Pop Culture Experience. We are proud to announce the fusion of these two great events.
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

July 26-29: PulpFest – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, 910 Sheraton Dr, Mars, PA
PulpFest is a convention for readers and collectors of the old adventure, westerns, detective, weird tales and SF magazines from the 1930s through the 1950s. The pulps are part of the foundation that gaming was created on. These magazines started the stories of the Shadow, Doc Savage, Conan and featured the Cthulhu Mythos stories by H. P. Lovecraft along with a the works of mystery writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. The convention will take place from Thursday evening, July 26th, through Sunday afternoon, July 29th, in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, PA. There are a number of current authors reading their works and panels on different literary themes along with other events such as an art show and auction. Also, there is a great dealers' room featuring tens of thousands of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, digests, genre fiction, men's adventure and true crime magazines, original art, first edition hardcovers, series books, re
Contact Person: Richard Thomas
For more info, contact: 2383 Murphy Dr, Fairborn, OH 45324

August 2018

*Aug. 2-5: Gen Con 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Gen Con is the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world! With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 19, 000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!
Contact Person: Gen Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ariel Barkhurst, Andrew Hackard, Devin Lewis, Guy Himber, Hunter Shelburne, Jimmie Bragdon, John Kovalic, Keith Blackard, Phil Reed, Rhea Friesen, Ross Jepson, and others to be announced

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

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

Aug. 11: Fanboys Comic Con – fort worth, tx
Location: Hulen Mall | 4800 South Hulen Street | Fort Worth, TX 76132
Fanboys Comic Con is the celebration of all things fandom. From Star Wars to Superman and everything in between. Fanboys unites the fans with the genres in a fun atmosphere and provides a marketplace to buy and sell collectibles from the fan's favorite fandom. Fans of game, movie, comics come together to show their products and cosplay.
Contact Person: Mike Rogers
For more info, contact: 801 dale lane #2203, white settlement, tx 76108

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

Aug. 17-19: Tiny Paws Con – Danbury, CT
Location: Crowne Plaza Danbury, 18 Old Ridgebury Road
A small Connecticut based furry convention focused on the fun of making things, sharing ideas, and just having a good time with friends. With Tiny Paws, great things can happen!
Contact Person: Gaming Director
For more info, contact: Tiny Paws Con, 121 Butternut St, Apt A, Middletown, CT 06457

Aug. 24-26: Dragonflight GameCon – Bellevue, WA
Location: Bellevue Hilton
Dragonflight is a non-profit volunteer-run organization founded in 1980 that promotes the educational and social benefits of the tabletop gaming hobby in the Pacific Northwest.
Contact Person: Amy Gembala
For more info, contact: PO Box 776, Seattle, WA 98111

Aug. 24-26: Coulee Con – La Crosse, WI
Location: La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601
Coulee Con is a gaming convention held in La Crosse, WI that is focused on bringing gamers together. Gaming is interpreted broadly as including board games, collectible card games, tabletop role playing games, miniatures, live action role playing, video games, and puzzles. Friday and Saturday are typical convention days featuring tournaments, open gaming, and special events (e.g., daily drawings, play-to-win, silent auction). Sunday is a day focused on families and fundraising with reduced admission ($5 for two adults and four kids) and family-focused events. We also partner with the charity Extra Life to raise money for Children's Miracle Network.
Contact Person: Josh Hertel

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

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Fan Expo Canada – Toronto, Ontario
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd Toronto, ON M5V 2T6
FAN EXPO Canada is the largest Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America. Celebrating its 24th year, FAN EXPO Canada has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1, 500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129, 000 people from around the world.
Contact Person: Justin Mohareb
For more info, contact: 799 Secord Court, Milton, ON, Canada

*Aug. 31-Sept. 3: PAX West – Seattle, Washington
Location: 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
PAX (originally known as Penny Arcade Expo) is an overall term used to refer to a series of gaming culture festivals that involve; tabletop gaming, arcade gaming, and video gaming. PAX festival events are held annually in Seattle, Washington; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Antonio, Texas; and Melbourne, Australia. PAX was originally created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted to attend a show exclusively for gaming.
Contact Person: PAX West
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

September 2018

Sept. 29: Game Theory Expo – Houston, Texas
Location: 2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058
Game Theory Expo (GTEX) is a tabletop gaming convention focused on the independent and small publisher side of the industry, while also making table-space for gaming available to the general public, providing a game library, and including special events for attendees. GTEX 2018 will be located in the Gilruth Center, a public conference center on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center. Join us for a full day of tabletop gaming on September 29, 2018.
Contact Person: Jason Yarnell
For more info, contact: PO Box 303, 7710 Cherry Park Dr., Houston, TX 77095

October 2018

Oct. 5-7: VCON 42 – Vancouver, BC
Location: 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3, Canada
VCON is Vancouver's Premier Science Fiction, Fantasy & Games Convention, featuring games, panels, workshops, book launches and more! This year will also be Canvention 38, featuring the Aurora Awards for Canadian SFF
Contact Person: Jayson Stevens
For more info, contact: Jayson Stevens, 11165 154 St, SURREY, BC V3R 6V7, CANADA

Oct. 6-7: Louisiana Comic Con: Lafayette 2018 – Lafayette, LA
Location: Cajundome Convention Center, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506
Louisiana Comic Con is a two day event being held at the Cajundome Convention Center (444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506) and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family friendly environment.
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: Louisiana Comic Con Support, 10474 Steeplechase Dr., Gulfport, MS 39503

Oct. 6: GameStar – Bethlehem, PA
Location: Artsquest Convention Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
GameStar - A Tabletop Gaming Convention is back for our 2nd year! We are taking over the whole 1st floor of ArtsQuest, and offering hundreds of board and card games to play at your leisure! This year's event will be bigger, longer, and offering tons of game giveaway prizes just like last year!
Contact Person: Gregory Klepeis
For more info, contact: Gregory Klepeis, 26 W. Fairview St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Oct. 12-14: SHUX (The Shut Up & Sit Down Board Game Convention) – Vancouver, British Columbia
Location: Vancouver Convention Center East
SHUX returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre for 2018! We'll be giving talks and playing games with our lovely fans and fellow boardgamers. We have a larger expo area showcasing our favourite publishers, a 800 seat theatre for panels and cool talks, a workshop room for live playtesting and design jams, and of course a sea of tables for playing games and meeting new friends! We'll bring back our impressive roster of special guests, organized megagaming and party games, the game library, and a surprise or two to boot!
Contact Person: Chris Pope
For more info, contact: 302 - 3733 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W5E3

Oct. 12-13: NEA Game Fest – Hoxie, AR
Location: Hoxie Service Center, 500 SW Lawrence, Hoxie, AR 72433, USA
NEA Game Fest is a tabletop gaming convention ran by the NEA Gamers Guild. The convention benefits The Children's Shelter, a local not for profit organization which helps displaced children with temporary housing.
Contact Person: Sarah Brown
For more info, contact: Megan Heyl, 121 SE 8th St., Walnut Ridge, AR 72476, 870-215-3546

Oct. 13-14: Gulf Coast Fan Fest 2018 – Bilox, MS
Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531
Gulf Coast Fan Fest strives to be all inclusive by seeking out popular artists, actors, writers, and creators that all contribute to their respective fandom and allow fans to interact with them as well as to create events that cater to all types of fans. GCFF creates a safe environment for all types of fandom to express themselves, free from bullying or harassment. GCFF provides a place for fans to form a community in which they have the best experience possible. GCFF endeavors to be a unique event in Biloxi by reaching out to the local community to create an environment that we would never be able to achieve by ourselves.
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: Gulf Coast Fan Fest Support, 10474 Steeplechase Drive, Gulfport, MS

Oct. 20-21: Gump City Con 2018 – Montgomery, AL
Location: Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, 220 Hall Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
GCC is a multi-genre fan convention for the whole family celebrating all things geek at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl on October 20-21, 2018! Special Guests, Panels, Cosplay Contests, Vendors, and much much more!
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: Gump City Con Support, 10474 Steeplechase Dr., Gulfport, MS 39503

Oct. 25-28: Atlanta Game Fest 32 – Alpharetta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
Boardgame fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. Hundreds of the world's best boardgames are available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Drive., Atlanta GA 30340

Oct. 26-28: PAX Australia 2018 – Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
As part of Creative Victoria's Melbourne International Games Week, PAX Aus will provide the best in gaming culture with more than 180 global and local exhibitors, thousands of playable games and more than 150 hours of on-stage content including panels with game industry luminaries, tournaments with professional players, and concerts. This year, PAX Aus has partnered with EB Expo to bring a dedicated space for the world's largest publishers as well as additional panels to the show.
Contact Person: PAX Australia

November 2018

Nov. 1-4: Youmacon – Detroit, MI
Location: Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243
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. Wearing costumes, or "Cosplay" as it's known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escal
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Nov. 2-4: Carnage 21 – Killington, VT
Location: Killington Grand Resort Hotel, 228 E Mountain Rd, Killington, VT 05751
Carnage is a multi-genre tabletop game convention held annually the first weekend in November in the Upper Valley of Vermont. November 2nd to the 4th, 2018, join us at the Killington Grand Resort for Carnage 21 and play tabletop games all weekend long! Carnage is a family-friendly event, and newcomers are always welcome.
Contact Person: Chuck Davis
For more info, contact: 64 County Road-Hartland, Windsor, VT 05089

Nov. 16-18: Philcon – Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
Philcon is the oldest general SF con around, and takes place November 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon has open gaming, a Writer's Workshop, an Art Show, a Masquerade, an Anime Room, and more!! Hope to see you there!!
Contact Person: Hank Smith (publicity assistant)
For more info, contact: PO Box 8303, Philadelphia, PA 19101

February 2019

Feb. 7-10: Game-o-Rama – Alpharetta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
Boardgame fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. Hundreds of the world's best boardgames are available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Drive., Atlanta GA 30340

March 2019

Mar. 28-31: GameStorm 21 – Portland, OR
Location: Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel, 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217
GameStorm is the premiere gaming convention in the Pacific Northwest. Our four day event covers a very wide range of games as well as game design and publishing education. Everything from LARPs like live action Hungry Hippos, to card games like Munchkin Collectable Card game, to RPGs like GURPS and D&D, to all kinds of board games of every stripe, to miniature games like Ogre and Battletech, to console and LAN games, and everything in between. We've even had escape rooms and miniature painting contests. Come check us out.
Contact Person: Rodney E. Barnes
For more info, contact: 12627 SE Harold Street, Portland OR 97236

April 2019

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

May 2019

May 23-27: Atlanta Game Fest 33 – Alpharetta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
Boardgame fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. Hundreds of the world's best boardgames are available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Drive., Atlanta GA 30340

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