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 email@example.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.
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!
Mar. 6-8: PAX East – Boston, MA
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
The folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. This includes console play, tabletop gaming, concerts, and panels.
Contact Person: Contact
SJ Games Staff Attending: Bridget Westerman, Rhea Friesen, and Stacy Beckwith
Mar. 13-15: ConnCon – Stamford, CT
Location: Downtown Sheraton Stamford, 700 East Main St. Stamford, CT
ConnCon is a three day boardgame and RPG convention in its 27th year.
Contact Person: Mark Casiglio
Mar. 13-15: TwisterCon 2015 – Midwest City, OK
Location: The Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, OK 73110, (South East
We are an annual gaming convention featuring Board Gaming, Miniatures, Collectable Card Games, and Role Playing.
Contact Person: Jeff Lawrence
For more info, contact: Jeff Lawrence, 10625 Longmeadow Drive, Dallas, TX 75238
Mar. 13-15: SXSW – Austin, TX
Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Drawing developers, manufacturers and fans from all facets of the community, the Gaming Expo is the epicenter for gaming culture at SXSW.
Contact Person: Justin Burnham
For more info, contact: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
SJ Games Staff Attending: Rhea Friesen
Mar. 13-15: CJMC 46 – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Location: 501 Fundidora Ave, Obrera, 64010, Monterrey, NL, México
The CJMC was over 20 years in Monterrey; Cintermex are a good place for all type of conventions and the CJMC 46 will always be there, like in the past years ... Last years attendance are over 15, 000 and we have the experience for show all SJ games to the people of the north of Mexico.
Contact Person: Alejandra Sánchez
For more info, contact: Av. Lazaro Cardenas #4400-4, Las Torres, Monterrey, N.L., 64930
Mar. 13-15: Conquest Sac – Sacramento, CA
Location: 500 Leisure Ln, Sacramento, CA 95815, (916) 922-2020
Our conventions offer the chance to play, watch and buy a variety of board games, war games, card games, miniature games (historical and sci/fi fantasy), roleplaying games (campaign and classic), and collectible games.
Contact Person: Jackie Epner
For more info, contact: 3564 Prebbel Ave, Ventura, CA 93003
Mar. 13-15: A&G Con – Covington, KY
Location: Northern Kentucky Convention Center: One West RiverCenter Blvd. Covington, KY. 41011
The biggest Animation and Video Gaming event in Kentucky! Three days of Events, Performances, Video Gaming, Table Top Gaming and Special Events you won't see anywhere else! This show is all ages. All panels that have suggested/required age limits will be marked on the schedule.
Contact Person: Jason Taylor
For more info, contact: 3907 Chickadee Ct. Westerville, OH. 43081
Mar. 13-15: Tennessee Game Days – Franklin, TN
Location: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN 37067
Tennessee Game Days is an open gaming convention held annually just south of Nashville, TN. Attendees from all over Tennessee and surrounding states gather for three solid days of open gaming. All kinds of board and card games will be available for play and you can find willing opponents for just about any game.
Contact Person: Staff
Mar. 16-20: Gama Trade Show – Las Vegas, NV
Location: Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
**Open to Industry Professionals Only**
The GAMA Trade Show offers the broadest seminar track in the gaming industry, with over 130 hours of content during the four day event. Listen to industry professionals and peers as we address best practices for retailers, manufacturers and industry professionals.
Contact Person: Paul McGraw
For more info, contact: 240 N. Fifth St., Suite 340, Columbus, OH 43215
SJ Games Staff Attending: Bridget Westerman, Phil Reed, Ross Jepson, and Stacy Beckwith
Mar. 19-22: GameStorm – Vancouver, WA
Location: Vancouver Hilton, 301 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
4 days of Non stop gaming. Everything from casual card, in depth strategy, Live Action Role play, and even computer and console gaming. bring your own copy or check out one from the huge library.
Contact Person: Jason Bostick
For more info, contact: C/O Jason Bostick, 571 Se Heathcliff Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97123
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
Mar. 21-22: SC ComiCon – Greenville, South Carolina
Location: TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
SC Comicon is the upstate's premiere all-ages comic and pop-culture convention. Borderlands Comics & Games is excited to host the original family friendly event in Greenville, SC! This con has something for pop culture fans of all ages: from the top creators in comics, to celebrity guests, to card and board game tournaments, to events and contests for kids, to cosplay contests, and even our new Film Festival, SC Comicon is sure to evoke that sense of wonder in children and adults alike!
Contact Person: Robert Young
For more info, contact: Borderlands Comics, 1434 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607
Mar. 26-29: Gary Con VII – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Location: Geneva Ridge Resort, W4240 State Road 50, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147, Phone: (262) 249-3800
Welcome to one of the best kept secrets in the gaming convention industry! Gary Con is an annual game convention held every March in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to honor the memory of the father of role-playing games, E. Gary Gygax. Our focus is on the one thing Gary loved most: gaming!
Contact Person: Luke Gygax
For more info, contact: Geneva Ridge Resort, W4240 State Road 50, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147, Phone: (262) 249-3800
Apr. 2-5: Norwescon 38: – SeaTac, WA
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd, SeaTac, Washington
Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest's Premiere Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.
Contact Person: Josh Keegan
For more info, contact: Norwescon, 100 Andover Park W Suite 150-165, Tukwila, WA 98188-2828
Apr. 3-5: Bay Area Brony Spectacular – Burlingame, CA
Location: SFO Hyatt Regency Hotel
The first and only My Little Pony convention in the San Francisco Bay Area, and second-largest in the world. We bring the very best show, related media, and fandom guests, and MLP-based activities (including gaming)!
Contact Person: CJ Lowe
For more info, contact: Harmonious Elements, 2791 Hunter St., East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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
Apr. 10-12: PretzCON – Omaha, Nebraska
Location: The Hills Event Center
PretzCon is a nonprofit, family-run gaming convention. We offer a fun, safe environment for gamers of all ages to play. At PretzCon, you'll find board, card, dice, and role-playing games. Play your favorite games or take the opportunity to try out new games. Most of the games at PretzCon are scheduled in advance and anyone can sign up to play. If you've never played before, don't worry! The game runner will show you the ropes. You can also schedule your own games to run. A large game library will be available for con goers who want to run a game or simply play an impromptu game with friends.
Contact Person: Geoff Berman
Apr. 10-12: MegaCon – Orlando, FL
Location: Orange County Convention Center
Comic Book / Sci-Fi Convention held in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center, West Building (Halls A4-B4) April 10-12, 2015. The Southeast's premier Comic Book, Anime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and multimedia event.
Contact Person: Christine Alger
For more info, contact: 5757 74th Trace, Live Oak, FL 32060
Apr. 10-12: Ad Astra – Toronto, Ontario
Location: Sheraton Parkway North, 600 HWY-7 E, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Ad Astra is a literary fan-run convention, promoting local talent within the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal, for all media of the written word. Our weekend includes panels on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, media, creative works, comics, costuming and steampunk, as well as many events including Masquerade, writer workshops, and book launches. Complementing our programming, Ad Astra also has a dealer area, featuring many vendors, writers, exhibitors, artists and artisans as well as an Art Show and auction.
Contact Person: Justin Mohareb
For more info, contact: Ad Astra, PO Box 94511, RPO Thornhill East, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 7R5, Canada
Apr. 10-12: Midwest Media Expo – Detroit, MI
Location: THE RENAISSANCE CENTER
The Midwest Media Expo is a popular culture event similar to most Comic Conventions. Instead of focusing on only comics, the Midwest Media Expo is a celebration of all popular media, including: Animation, Television, Film, Literature, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Comics, and Internet Culture. The Midwest Media Expo will bring a unique all-ages blend of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit.
Contact Person: Jennifer Toby
For more info, contact: 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243
Apr. 17-19: 1d4Con 2015 – Winchester, Virginia
Location: Comfort Inn Aikens Center, 1872 Edwin Miller Boulevard, Martinsburg, WV, 25404
1d4Con is a gaming convention for fans by fans. 2015 will mark our third year of bringing RPG entertainment to the Northern Virginia area. We have Tabletop RPGs, Tabletop Miniatures games, LARPs, as well as a Vendor area. We are within a couple hours drive or less from most DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV locations.
Contact Person: James Winfield
For more info, contact: James Winfield, 120 Worsham Terrace, Winchester, VA 22602
Apr. 17-19: LexiCon Tabletop Gaming Convention – Lexington, Kentucky
Location: Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40503
LexiCon is a tabletop gaming convention. Last year we held over 150 events. We had a 1, 000 + gaming library. There was 27 vendors and at least 4 of them were selling Steve Jackson products.
Contact Person: Chris Grzywacz
For more info, contact: 629 Galata Dr., Lexington, KY 40503
Apr. 17-19: LexiCon Tabletop Gaming Convention – Lexington, KY
Location: 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Our three day convention is focused on tabletop gaming of all sorts. We had over 150 events last year. We focus on teaching games and game tournaments. Of course we have other events like Cosplay, Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator, a life size TARDIS and Dalek to name just a few things. And our Fri. and Sat. parties sponsored by a local brewery are the best!
Contact Person: Chris Grzywacz
For more info, contact: 629 Galata Dr., Lexington, KY 40503
Apr. 18: Girl Gamer Gathering – Ontario, CA
Location: Ontario Radisson Conference Center, 2200 E. Holt Ave., Ontario, Ca 91761
Gaming Room with family games, strategy games, classic games, card games, dice games, fun games, cooperative games, and Euro games; trading card games (like Magic the Gathering or Vanguard); Demo room for learning new games, play testing prototypes, and meeting game developers; RPGs; LARPs; workshops and learn to play sessions; a social games room; an opportunity to play mahjongg- or learn it; an area for handheld games; a place for laptop online games; meet ups for online game groups and Facebook gamers; and a consuite for complimentary water, soft drinks and snacks!
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: Heide Nichols Co-chair Girl Gamer Gathering, P O Box 732, Crestline, Ca 92325-0732
Apr. 24-26: Raven Con – Richmond, VA
Location: Double Tree, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, (10800 block of Midlothian Turnpike), North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235
With nine continuous tracks of programming, attendees will always have something to do or see. If you want to game play away in our 24/3 Gaming Room Want to catch an author reading we have that and more in our literary programming Don't want to attend the literary programming then why not catch a panel about filking, podcasting, media or science You're a night owl enjoy our late night programming and check out the exciting room parties Want to spend your weekend shopping we have a great selection of vendors in our Dealers' Room Need something to fill an empty spot on your wall visit our Art Show Don't want to leave the kids at home we have an exciting track of Children's Programming Just finished work on a new costume show it off in our Cosplay Plus anime, signings, workshops, concerts, and plenty more!
Contact Person: Libbie Miller
For more info, contact: Hotel: Double Tree, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, (10800 block of Midlothian Turnpike), North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235
Apr. 24-26: Gaming Hoopla – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Location: Tommy G Thompson Youth Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park
The Gaming Hoopla is an annual gaming convention that is a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. With hundreds of scheduled events, as well as open gaming areas and a large (free!) rental library, Gaming Hoopla is an ideal place to play with friends and family, or meet new gaming buddies! We host games of all age levels and skill levels, genres and play types. Never played board games beyond Monopoly or Clue? No worries, most of our events include being taught the game, often with people who have also never played it. With so many games, even the most experienced gamers haven't played them all!
Contact Person: Bill Corey Jr
For more info, contact: 501 N Lincoln St, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Apr. 25: FlaMinGoCon – West Palm Beach, Florida
Location: 211 Trinity Place, West Palm Beach, FL 33413
We are a quarterly one-day convention in South Florida. The only exclusively board/card/dice game convention in South Florida. Family friendly and growing.
Contact Person: Cynthia E Brodrick
For more info, contact: 6721 Stonecreek St, West Palm Beach, FL 33413
May 1-3: Tri-Con Spring 2015 – South Sioux City, NE
Location: Marina Inn Convention Center
Taking place in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Serving the Tri-State area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, we are a convention that consistently draws around 300 people. Formerly known as MAGE Con Spring, we have charity events, a board game library, guest artist Fredd Gorham, vendors, video game library, Society in Shadow LARP and much more! Overlooking the Missouri River, this convention is always great fun!
Contact Person: Mark Wilson
For more info, contact: Mark Wilson, 17504 Deer Hollow Dr, Sioux City, IA 51109
May 1-3: CincyCon – Cincinnati, OH
Location: Butler County (Ohio) Fairgrounds
Cincycon is the annual gaming convention presented by The Gamers of Ohio, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. It is Cincycon's mission to bring Historical, Fantasy, and Science Fiction gamers along with Card, Role-Playing, and Board Gaming enthusiast under one roof for a full weekend of fun. Cincycon also strives to bring you a variety of regional and even national vendors for your shopping pleasure. The Gamers of Ohio, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky is a not for profit 501c.
Contact Person: Jim Fox
For more info, contact: Fox Safety Inc, 80 Novner Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45215, other email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 is Montana's Longest Running Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. We promote literacy, cinema and the arts, with a science fiction/fantasy theme, in a family-friendly environment. We work to provide a forum in which families can spend time together as well as positive activities for everyone. With discussion panels on the crafts of writing, art, contemporary science trends, cinema and theater, MisCon has something for everyone with an interest in science fiction, fantasy, or horror. We also have author readings, an art show and auction, sword fighting demos, a Writer's Workshop, an Artist's Workshop, and 24 hour gaming (ranging from role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons to tabletop games like Magic and Munchkin).
Contact Person: CthulhuBob Lovely
For more info, contact: CthulhuBob Lovely, 7012 Cochise Dr., Missoula, MT 59804
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 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 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 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 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, 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: 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
SJ Games Staff Attending: Bridget Westerman, Rhea Friesen, and Sabrina Gonzalez
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. 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
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
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