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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!


November 2017 • December 2017 • January 2018 • February 2018 • March 2018 • May 2018 • August 2018 • April 2019


November 2017

*Nov. 15-19: BGG Fall – D/FW, Texas
Location: Hyatt Regency DFW Airport, 2334 North International Parkway, DFW Airport, Texas, USA 75261
Contact Person: Customer Service
SJ Games Staff Attending: Bridget Westerman and Sabrina Gonzalez


Nov. 17-19: UCon Gaming Convention – Ypsilanti, Michigan
Location: Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
U•Con is a gaming-focused convention held annually in the fall near Ann Arbor, Michigan, is 100% volunteer-run, and is a registered non-profit organization (501c3).
Contact Person: Marcus Huber
For more info, contact: U-Con Gaming Club, P.O. Box 130242, Ann Arbor, MI 48131-0242


*Nov. 17-19: PAX Unplugged – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact Person: Customer Service
SJ Games Staff Attending: Phil Reed and others to be announced


Nov. 17-19: U-Con – Ypsilanti, MI
Location: Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti Township, MI 48197
U-Con is an annual gaming convention founded in 1988. It attracts gamers not only from Southeast Michigan, but from across the United states and several other countries as well. U-Con offers high-quality events across the spectrum of gaming in a comfortable, functional space … and we work hard to keep the convention as affordable as possible. Gaming at U-Con includes: tabletop, role playing games, board games, miniatures, Live Action Role Playing, and more. U-Con offers unique opportunities to play with industry Guests of Honor who run the games they created!
Contact Person: Jeannette Quirk
For more info, contact: U-Con Gaming Club, P.O. Box 130242, Ann Arbor, MI 48131-0242


Nov. 17-19: Conquest Avalon 2017 – Sacramento, California
Location: Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841
ConQuest Avalon! Miniature games, war games, board games, family games, role playing games of all sorts, and featuring as specialty programming tracks, ConQuest Test Lab at ConQuest Avalon, and SacTrek.
Contact Person: Kevin Ellingson
For more info, contact: Brian O'Hara, 11393 Curry Trail, Loma Rica, CA 95901


Nov. 18-19: RetroGameCon – Syracuse, NY
Location: Syracuse Oncenter
Tabletop free play (Sponsored by Play The Game, Read the Story): RetroGameCon isn't just about video games. We have a huge tabletop free play area with a generous lending library, plus staff on hand to help you learn new games! Our tabletop free play area also usually has giveaways and prizes, just for playing games! Charity: Our featured charity is Extra Life, which helps heal sick kids locally at Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Our convention features an "Extra Life Stage" where attendees can come play games on a huge 12′ projector screen while being streamed for an internet audience, with free giveaways throughout the show.
Contact Person: Justin Conte
For more info, contact: RetroGameCon, 726 County Route 1, Oswego, NY 13126


December 2017

Dec. 9-10: Narbycon 2017 – Gautier, MS
Location: maCnarB Gaming, 2307 US-90, Gautier, MS 39553
NarbyCon is a family friendly gaming convention that will be held December 9-10, 2017 at maCnarB Gaming in Gautier, Mississippi. We will have 24 hour gaming, a huge board game lending library & play-to-win games, RPG games, card game tournaments, and much more!
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: Steve Huckabee, Narbycon Support, 10474 Steeplechase Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503 USA, 228-760-0616


January 2018

Jan. 12-15: SCARAB Gaming Convention – Columbia, South Carolina
Location: Scottish Rite Center, 7230 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
Join us for SCARAB Gaming Convention's 8th year! SCARAB is held over a 4 day weekend, from Fri through Mon. Several experienced MIBs are planning to run games all weekend long. Join us for our Munchkin "Grudge Matches" where players bring all their promos and swag to bear in a high powered game. Versus MIBs! Come learn something new, for the latest games, or all your old favorites! SCARAB has a game library, but we MIBs have one of our own! Many SJG games scheduled both old and new.
Contact Person: Dan Delmater
For more info, contact: Dan Delmater, 112 Baywood Dr, Lexington, SC 29072


Jan. 12-14: OrcaCon – Bellevue, WA
Location: Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniatures 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 experienced game players.
Contact Person: Donna Prior
For more info, contact: 810 E 57th St, Tacoma, WA 98404


February 2018

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


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


March 2018

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


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


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


May 2018

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


August 2018

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


April 2019

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

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