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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
May 8-9: 2D Con – Bloomington, Minnesota
Location: 2300 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN 55425
2D Con is a non-profit gaming convention taking place every year in Minnesota. We are dedicated to the core of gaming... gamers themselves!
Contact Person: Joseph Opsahl
For more info, contact: 11011 Vincent Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
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 15-17: PDXAGE – Portland, Oregon
Location: Portland, Oregon
PDXAGE is a tabletop gaming convention in Portland, Oregon. This will be our second annual event. We have a mix of free play space, scheduled events, and game tournaments. There will also be vendors and some schedule talks. A whole range of games will be played including RPGs, board games, Miniatures and CCG.
Contact Person: Jessica Conwell
For more info, contact: Jessica Conwell, PDXAGE, 5 Centerpointe Dr Ste 400, Lake Oswego, OR 970035
May 21-25: Game-o-Rama – Atlanta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
Game-o-Rama is an event for players of boardgames as well as card games, ranging from Magic the Gathering to Dominion to Tichu, and Roleplaying games. Plus, there's always space for miniatures! We will have a boardgame library as well as open gaming. There will also be chances to play with the designer, tournaments, panels, strategy sessions, special events, and more. The Flea Market is a chance to buy, sell, and trade games from your collection. There is no charge for members to participate.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Dr, Atlanta, GA 30340
May 22-26: Confuzzled – Birmingham, West Midlands, United Ki
Location: Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1PP
(This event is open exclusively to registered attendees) ConFuzzled is a Furry Convention that takes place in the United Kingdom. For 2015 it is being held in Birmingham, West Midlands. With in excess of 40 events spanning a wide variety of subject matters that run across a long weekend; there's stuff for everyone to do!
Contact Person: Events Team
For more info, contact: ConFuzzled UK Limited, 2nd Floor, 145-157 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4PY, United Kingdom
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 22-24: ConQuest 46 – Kansas City, MO
Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown
ConQuesT, a science fiction and fantasy convention sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS), is held annually on Memorial Day Weekend in Kansas City, MO. It features seminars, guests including both nationally known and local writers, artists and others, workshops, and all kinds of gaming.
Contact Person: Earline Bebe
For more info, contact: 9709 Winslow Place, Kansas City, MO 64131
May 22-24: BayCon – Santa Clara, CA
Location: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
BayCon is the San Francisco Bay Area's main science fiction and fantasy convention. It is held over Memorial Day weekend in Santa Clara, California. BayCon is a large convention, topping two thousand attendees over the last several years. The convention draws many attendees from throughout California and also as far away as Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. The next BayCon will be held from Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25, 2015. The Writer Guest of Honor will be Seanan McGuire and the Artist Guest of Honor will beStephanie Pui-Mun Law. The theme is "Women of Wonder".
Contact Person: SallyRose Robinson
For more info, contact: BayCon 2015, P.O. Box 62108, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-2108
May 22-25: MisCon 29 – Missoula, Montana
Location: Ruby's In and Convention Center, 4825 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59804
MisCon, Missoula’s science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention, will host guests of honor: New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks; two-time Hugo Award-winning artist John Picacio; and Anne Groell, executive editor for Del Rey Books. This four-day celebration includes a wide array of programming for all ages, including an art show and auction, costume pageant, film festival, and panel discussions with professionals from within the science fiction, fantasy, or gaming industries. Attendees are encouraged to embrace “The Wasteland” theme by dressing in costume or participating in theme-related panels, workshops, or games. Admission is $45 for a four-day adult's pass, or $15 for a four-day child’s pass. Day passes are also available. Learn more or view the convention schedule atwww.miscon.org.
Contact Person: Justin Barba
For more info, contact: CthulhuBob Lovely, 7012 Cochise Dr., Missoula, MT 59804
May 22-25: Gamex – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Southern California's largest gaming convention offers an opportunity to learn, play, watch and buy a wide variety of fantasy, historical, science fiction and family board, card, role-playing, live-action, miniature and computer games.
Contact Person: Mei Dean Francis
For more info, contact: Strategicon, P.O. Box 92103, Long Beach, CA 90809
May 22-25: Kublacon – Burlingame, CA
Location: Burlingame Hyatt Regency, SFO, 1333 Bayshore Highway
Make your plans for fun! KublaCon is the West Coast's largest gaming convention, with over 72 hours of non-stop gaming FUN! Running from Friday at 1pm to Monday at 5pm, you'll experience a huge choice of games from boardgames, to roleplaying, to special events of all sorts!
Contact Person: Japji Khalsa
For more info, contact: KublaCon c/o Khalsa Brain Games, PO Box 170436, San Francisco, CA, 94117
May 29-31: AwesomeCon DC – Washington, DC
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | 801 Mount Vernon Place NW | Washington, DC 20001
AwesomeCon is DC's biggest pop culture convention, drawing over 50, 000 attendees and featuring a wide variety of guests and events! AwesomeCon and Foam Brain Games are proud to present a gigantic game room featuring dozens of scheduled events and over 10, 000 square feet of gaming space!
Contact Person: Andrew Zorowitz
For more info, contact: Foam Brain Games, 71 4th St, Troy, NY 12180
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 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
June 5-7: SpoCon Game Expo – Spokane, WA
Location: Spokane Community College, LAIR, Building 15, 1810 N. Greene St., Spokane, WA 99217
The SpoCon Game Expo is a gaming convention that promotes literacy in Spokane through amazing and fun games! The SpoCon Game Expo represents all manners of gaming with a special emphasis on board games, RPG's, and collectible card games. We're going to hosting several tables for every form of gaming to include wargaming, board games, RPG's, organized play, collectible card games and tournaments for all of the above.
Contact Person: Robert McDonell
For more info, contact: 1223 S. Southeast Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202
June 5-7: PrairieCon – Brandon, Manitoba
Location: Assiniboine Community College
PrairieCon is a not-for-profit organization that has been dedicated to supporting the Brandon area gaming community and promoting gaming in a friendly and non-competitive environment for more than thirty years! We have events to satisfy every gaming appetite, including board games, card games, miniatures games and role-playing games. We have events suited to all gamers aged 10 and up.
Contact Person: Trampas Johnson
For more info, contact: Trampas Johnson, 1910 N 11th St Apt 1, Bismarck, ND 58501
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
June 19-21: Q-Con – Belfast, Northern Ireland
Location: Queen's University Belfast, Students Union, University Road, Belfast
Q-Con -returning for its 22nd year and promising to continue its tradition of providing the UK & Irelands' greatest weekend of gaming.
Contact Person: Jonathan Glover
For more info, contact: Queen's University Belfast, Students Union, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN
June 25-28: Texicon – Grapevine, TX
Location: Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S Main St., Grapevine, Texas 76051
Texicon supports all three sections of gaming: Miniatures, Role-Playing, and Board gaming. Each year Texicon will focus on a specific section. Moreover, we believe that having a place where multiple games occur will allow players to try games that they might not normally play, while allowing our players to also play those games they love. Our Game Masters and Referees are excited at the prospect of teaching people to play new games. Texicon also hosts seminars that focus on every aspect of gaming. In these seminars, experts will speak about various aspects of games and gaming. Some speakers will be seasoned gamers, others will be industry specialists.
Contact Person: Kevin Pajak
For more info, contact: 106 Paint Brush Rd., Lakeside, TX 76108, Attn: Karl Pajak
June 25-28: Nexus Game Fair – Milwaukee, WI
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221
Nexus Game Fair is a multi-genre game convention, with a primary focus on RPGs, Board Games, CCGs, and Miniature/War Games.
Contact Person: Chris Hoffner
For more info, contact: Nexus Game Fair, Ltd., P.O. Box 756, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
June 26-28: LibertyCon 28 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Location: Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
LibertyCon is a Science Fiction/Fantasy convention held annually in Chattanooga, TN. LibertyCon 28 will have multiple tracks of programming to include workshops, gaming, children's activities, autograph sessions and panels on Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Science, Art and Fan related topics. Art Show, Dealer's Room, Con Suite, Spades Tournament, Atlanta Radio Theatre Company performance. LGOH David Weber; AGOH Sam Flegal; Science GOH Tedd Roberts; Special GOH Steve Jackson; MC Howard Tayler.
Contact Person: Brandy Spraker
For more info, contact: LibertyCon, c/o, Brandy Spraker, 802 S. Valleywood Circle, Hixson, TN 37343,
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 9-12: ConnectiCon – Hartford, CT
Location: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford Marriott Downton, Hartford Hilton
Head of RPG Demo
Contact Person: Oliver Morris
For more info, contact: ConnectiCon LLC, c/o Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop, 741 New Britain Avenue, Newington, CT 06111
July 10-12: Game On – Sioux City, Iowa
Location: Abu Bekr Shrine Temple
I have started a nonprofit gaming organization that plans on running an annual convention. It will be free and open to the public. As I am pretty new to the convention management scene I am not familiar with what you are able to offer. One of the local stores in Sioux City mentioned she has contact with a Men In Black member who might be able to attend. Thanks Austin
Contact Person: Austin Edwards
For more info, contact: 2023 Mckinley St, Sioux City, IA 51109
July 17-19: CaptainCon – Taunton, MA
Location: Holiday Inn, Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Blvd, Taunton, MA 02780
CaptainCon is dedicated to all forms of tabletop gaming (miniatures, board, card, role playing, etc.) with around-the-clock games - the convention hall doesn't close. A single badge grants access to everything at the convention - no event tickets/fees. Our signature Captain's Log system allows players to earn points for everything (playing in tournaments, playing casual games, demoing new games, etc.) that they can spend on prizes from our prize pool.
Contact Person: Paul Shoemaker
For more info, contact: New England Privateers, 176 Webster Street, Malden, MA 02148
July 17-19: Animex – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Location: Cintermex, 501 Fundidora Ave., Obrera, 64010, Monterrey, NL, México
Animex is the 2nd big convention here (we have one every 3-4 months) I have the boardgames / cardgames area and we try bring some fun for everyone, we expect 15, 000 pleople the 3 days of the event. I love if you can send Munchkin Love Letter, Mucnhkin Panic or Munchkin Adventure Time for to be included on the demos that weekend of gaming
Contact Person: Jacobo Cisneros
For more info, contact: 664 Gabilondo Soler, Lomas del roble 66450, San Nicolas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
July 25-26: Fantasy Gamer's Conclave – Cary, NC
Location: Hopewell Academy: 101 Preston Executive Drive
The Knightly Order of the Fiat Lux is once more Cheatin' for Charity! As with our previous years, all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Autism Society of NC. During the FGC we will present for your enjoyment numerous games and events, including Munchkin, RPGs, OGRE, The Retro Video Game Museum, Anachronic Tea and some new challenges as well.
Contact Person: Buck Holmes
For more info, contact: 902 Park Avenue, Garner NC 27529
July 30-Aug. 2: GenCon – Indianapolis, IN
Location: INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER, 100 SOUTH CAPITOL | INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46225
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: Andrew Hackard, Alex Kosarek, Brian Engard, Devin Lewis, Jimmie Bragdon, Keith Blackard, Phil Reed, Rhea Friesen, Ross Jepson, and Stacy Beckwith
Aug. 7-9: RTX – Austin, TX
Location: Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
RTX is an annual gaming and internet convention created by Rooster Teeth Productions held in Austin, Texas.
Contact Person: Staff
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein, Keith Blackard, Max Clontz, Rhea Friesen, and Stacy Beckwith
Aug. 15-16: AndoCon – Atlanta, Georgia
Location: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30346
AndoCon is a tabletop gaming convention featuring open gaming, tournaments, panels, game show events, and industry guests.
Contact Person: Katie Mae Poore
For more info, contact: 132 Ridgewood Drive, Woodstock, GA 30188
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: PAX Prime – Seattle, WA
Location: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101
In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4, 500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming.
Contact Person: Staff
For more info, contact: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101
Sept. 4-6: Sac Anime Summer 2015 – Sacramento, CA
Location: Sacramento Convention Center
Sac Anime is a convention dedicated to all dimentions of fandom including table top gaming. We have a room dedicated only to Table Top Games and a giant game library. Come on by and play some of your favorite games or try something new in our library. We hope to see you at the show.
Contact Person: Chris Castagnetto
For more info, contact: Chris Castagnetto, Attn Game Library, 2349 Roosevelt Ct, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Sept. 11-13: Coulee Con – La Crosse, Wisconsin
Location: Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse Campus
Coulee Con is convention sponsored by the UW-La Crosse Table-Top Gaming Club. Our goals is to bring together gamers in the Coulee Region for boardgames, tabletop rpgs, miniatures, etc.
Contact Person: Josh Hertel
For more info, contact: 1001 Cowley Hall, 1725 State Street
Sept. 11-13: DoDeca-Con 3 – Columbia, MO
Location: Howard Johnson Inn, 3100 I-70 Dr. SE, Columbia, MO 65201
DoDeca-Con is an "all con" and we like to have a little bit of everything for our fans. Comics, gaming, cosplay, fan film and special guests. We theme each event with a movie tag like, such as this years show, DoDeca-Con 3: In 3D and last years DoDeca-Con 2: The Revenge.
Contact Person: Randy Taylor
For more info, contact: 2309 Colonial Hills Rd, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Sept. 18-19: Bakkencon Game Convention – Williston, North Dakota
Location: The Grand Williston Hotel & Conference Center, Address: 3601 2nd Avenue West, Williston, ND 58801, Phone:(701) 774-0241
WHAT IS BAKKENCON? Over the past several years comic conventions have broadened their scope to include a wider variety of topics and guests. In that tradition Bakkencon will be the premier Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comic and Gaming convention in western North Dakota. In an attempt to appeal to fans, gamers, role players and hobbyists of all kinds our venue will include attractions such as guests of honor, discussion groups, costume contests and panels involving celebrity guests from a variety of fields as well as comics and gaming events. OUR MISSION To create a family friendly social environment where we will raise awareness for local charities and allow people to express and share their talents and hobbies. We enable fans of pop culture, gaming and other hobbies to express themselves In a safe environment. We do this by providing a forum to showcase and celebrate talents with professionals in various fields. What can I do there ? Start by visiting the vendor room. Vi
Contact Person: Russell Larson
For more info, contact: 1903 Bison Drive, Williston, ND 58801
Sept. 25: High Rollers: A Gamer's Night Out – Baltimore, MD
Location: Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Bringing gaming and burlesque together for a classy evening out in a fascinating Baltimore museum. It's called High Rollers because we're going for a classy casino-styled event, except with games you care about and performances relevant to your interests.
Contact Person: Erin Whitt Hilker
For more info, contact: organizer: Erin Whitt hilker, 23 Cedarmere Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117, Location:, 301 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Nov. 6-8: Gamehole Con – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
Gamehole Con is all about tabletop gaming and nothing else. The convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, and collectible card games. Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast. Serious gamers - you will love this con!
Contact Person: Alex Kammer
For more info, contact: Gamehole Con, Attn: Alex Kammer, 7205 Elmwood Avenue, Middleton, WI, 53562
SJ Games Staff Attending: Steve Jackson
Nov. 6-8: MillenniumCon 18 – Round Rock, TX
Location: Wingate Hotel & Conference Center, 1209 North IH-35, Round Rock, TX 78664
MillenniumCon 18 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.
Contact Person: Mark Leroux
For more info, contact: Mark Leroux, 1910 Shoreham, San Antonio, TX 78260
Dec. 11-13: Geekonomicon – Biloxi, MS - Mississippi
Location: Mississippi GulfCoast Collisium and Convention Center
A second year convention. Our first year blew away all local expectations. A multi-fandom convention where we emphasize an all exclusion policy. We do not tolerate any bullying, discrimination or harassment. Please see our website for more.
Contact Person: Ian A McRae
For more info, contact: 1423 24th Avenue, Suite B, Gulfport Mississippi, 39501
Mar. 11-13: Cleveland ConCoction – Cleveland, Ohio
Location: The Cleveland Airport Sheraton Hotel in Cleveland Ohio
Cleveland ConCoction is a multi-genre convention in Cleveland, Ohio, that started in 2014. We bring together science fiction, fantasy, gaming, cosplay and fun into a single weekend every March. Each year we try to have a featured guest from each geeky area. Past Gaming Guests have been Sean Patrick Fannon and Andy Looney. We have a 2500 sqft dedicated space for scheduled games, and other, smaller areas available for pick up games.
Contact Person: Eric Hogg
For more info, contact: PO Box 770795, Cleveland, OH 44107