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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 2014 • January 2015 • February 2015 • March 2015 • April 2015 • May 2015 • June 2015 • July 2015


November 2014

Nov. 28-30: Loscon 41 Cloak and Daggar – Los Angeles, California
Location: LAX Airport Marriott, 5855 Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310)641-5700
Loscon is the oldest continually running science fiction/Fantasy convention in the US. It began in 1975 to celebrate LASFS the local club's 2000th meeting and has been going since. The club is 80 years old and still operates out of a clubhouse in Van Nuys for fans of all ages. Loscon is a completely volunteer endeavor with all proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, a 501c3 charity.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: Loscon 41 c/o, Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, 6012 Tyrone Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91401


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. 9-11: ChupacabraCon II – Austin, TX
Location: Norris Conference Center, 2525 West Anderson Ln #365, Austin, TX 78757
ChupacabraCon is a gaming convention featuring RPG, tabletop, board and card games.
Contact Person: Staff


*Jan. 9-11: New Orleans Wizard World – New Orleans, LA
Location: NEW ORLEANS ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at New Orleans Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. New Orleans Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Graphic Novels, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! This is Louisiana’s best new Comic Con! New Orleans Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!
Contact Person: Michael Abalos
For more info, contact: NEW ORLEANS ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130
SJ Games Staff Attending: Rhea Friesen and Stacy Beckwith


Jan. 16-18: Siege of Augusta – Augusta, Georgia
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909, (706) 855-8100
The Siege of Augusta is a yearly HMGS Midsouth Historical Miniature Gaming convention typically held the third weekend in January. Numerous events are hosted by our members and attendees including competitive tournament play in the most popular historical and fantasy periods and game systems. Historical Miniature Wargaming has been our main focus. However, we encourage and welcome gaming in many areas. Board gaming, science fiction and fantasy genres are welcome and enjoyed. We strive to provide a family friendly environment for the enjoyment of all ages. We believe in encouraging continued learning through the understanding and simulation of historical conflict. We also believe in developing an atmosphere of fair play and positive social interaction that can only be found across the game table with new and old friends alike.
Contact Person: Bryant McLaughlin
For more info, contact: 155 Creekside Drive, Aiken, SC 29803


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. 23-25: PAX South – San Antonio, TX
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 East Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Convention supporting concerts, tabletop gaming, console gaming, and panels covering a variety of topics.
Contact Person: Pax South
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


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. 13-15: Munchkin World NYC – New York City, New York
Location: 353 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.
Munchkin World NYC will be a retail store with lots of Munchkin loot – including some hard-to-get Munchkin goodies! – open gaming, and a three-day Munchkin Invitational!
Contact Person: Stacy Beckwith
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, Alex Kosarek, Bridget Westerman, Devin Lewis, Jimmie Bragdon, John Kovalic, Jane Lingo, Maryland Falkenberg, Phil Reed, Ross Jepson, Samuel Mitschke, Stacy Beckwith, and Steve Jackson


Feb. 13-15: Con of the North – Plymouth, MN
Location: Crowne Plaza Plymouth
Con of the North is the Twin Cities' longest running games convention, run by an all-volunteer organization dedicated to bringing you the best in gaming every year! Con of the North is a volunteer-run non-profit organization designed solely for the purpose of fostering a sense of community among gamers, promoting the hobby of gaming, and providing the gaming community with the best possible environment to present their games.
Contact Person: Jim Beecher
For more info, contact: Con of the North, PO Box 20092, Bloomington, MN 55420


Feb. 13-16: DunDraCon – San Ramon, CA
Location: San Ramon Marriott, at Bishop Ranch, 2600 Bishop Dr., San Ramon, Ca. 94583
DunDraCon features social games for all ages, including RPGs, LARPs, miniatures, cards, board games, etc. You'll also find the Pathfinder Society, the War College, seminars, demos, martial arts exhibitions, dealers room, anime, kid and teen events, open gaming areas and more. The Bloodmobile will be on site on Saturday from Noon to 6pm. Come and bleed for the community!
Contact Person: Roderick Robertson


*Feb. 14-17: New York Toy Fair – New York, NY
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
**Open to Industry Professionals Only**

The 112th annual American International Toy Fair®, the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, is expected to bring together nearly 1, 200 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents to showcase 150, 000+ products to nearly 10, 000 buyers representing 7, 000+ unique retail outlets in 100 countries.
Contact Person: Kimberly Carcone
For more info, contact: 1115 Broadway | Suite 400, New York, NY 10010
SJ Games Staff Attending: Phil Reed


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,


Feb. 27-Mar. 1: GottaCon Gaming Convention – Victoria, BC
Location: Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St., Victoria, BC
GottaCon Conventions hosts an annual three day broad spectrum gaming convention in beautiful British Columbia called GottaCon. Our event has seen, on average, 51% growth each year and 500% growth since its inaugural show in 2009. GottaCon celebrates science fiction and fantasy genres, covers many related hobbies and offers a one stop experience for the fans and enthusiasts of those genres. Our 2015 event, called GottaCon 2015, will be our seventh show and will be held February 27 to March 1, 2015.The vision of GottaCon is to host something for everyone including free‐play and tournaments in video games, board games, miniatures, collectible trading cards, role‐playing games, as well as demonstrations, contests, discussion panels, workshops, special events and a variety of exhibitors.
Contact Person: Bonnie Beyea
For more info, contact: GottaCon Conventions, 2814 Parkview Drive, Victoria BC, V9A 2J4 


March 2015

*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 and Stacy Beckwith


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


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: to be announced


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. 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. 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: 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: 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. 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


May 2015

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 22-24: 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: 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.[1] 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 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 2015

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


July 2015

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 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: to be announced

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