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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.

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[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!


April 2014 • May 2014 • June 2014 • July 2014 • August 2014 • September 2014 • October 2014 • November 2014 • January 2015 • February 2015


April 2014

Apr. 24-27: Conclave 2 – Auckland, New Zealand
Location: Surrey Hotel, Auckland
New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention (Steve Jackson was one of our Guests of Honour at Conclave 2006).
Contact Person: Jacqui Smith
For more info, contact: 38 Tarata Cres, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022, New Zealand


Apr. 25-27: 1d4Con 2014 – Winchester, VA
Location: Hampton Inn Winchester North & Conference Center, 1204 Berryville Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601
In it's second year, 1d4Con aims to offer a wide variety of gaming: Tabletop RPGs, Card games and Board games, LARPs, and Miniature games. Our goal is to provide a weekend of entertainment for our guests, nothing less.
Contact Person: James Winfield
For more info, contact: James Winfield, 120 Worsham Terrace, Winchester, VA 22602


Apr. 25-27: Midwest Media Expo – Detroit, MI
Location: Detroit Renaissance Center
The Midwest Media Expo is a popular culture event similar to most Comic Conventions. However, instead of focusing on comic books, M2X is a celebration of all popular media, including: Animation, Television, Movies, Literature, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Comics, Internet Culture, and eSports. M2X will bring a unique all-ages blend of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. An example of our interactive live events is "Live Action Mario Party", an emulation of the video game experience. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.
Contact Person: Jennifer Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Apr. 25-27: Chaoticon – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Location: University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54302
We are an annual convention held in Wisconsin on the UW-Green Bay campus, sponsored by the UWGB Gamers Club. For 23 years running Chaoticon has been Green Bay's premier gaming convention, featuring board games, tabletop RPG's, card games, Amtgard, video games, vendors, and lots more! You won't find a better convention value in the state!
Contact Person: Andrea Frederick


Apr. 25-27: RavenCon – Richmond, Virginia
Location: 1021 Koger Center Blvd, North Chesterfield, VA 23235
Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Richmond, VA
Contact Person: Libbie Miller
For more info, contact: 1021 Koger Center Blvd, North Chesterfield, VA 23235


Apr. 25-27: TrekTrax Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia
Location: The Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, 200 Interstate North Parkway SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30339
TrekTrax Atlanta is an annual sci-fi con dedicated to space opera in general and Star Trek in particular with special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming and productions. TXA will present two tracks of programming, one devoted to Star Trek and one devoted to all other space opera; a gaming room for RPG, board and card games; VIP champagne reception; sci-fi costume contest; video programming room; dealers room; con suite; and the 15th annual Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant.
Contact Person: Eric L. Watts, Chairman
For more info, contact: TrekTrax Atlanta, PO Box 620605, Atlanta GA 30362-2605


May 2014

May 2-4: OutlantaCon – Atlanta, GA - Georgia
Location: Marriott Century Center
Outlantacon is an Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience! You'll find all the usual convention fare here—discussion panels, gaming, costuming, special events, etc—the difference is that it all has a queer 'bent' to it. Here you can enjoy all the convention trappings in an atmosphere where you're free to be yourself! We also offer some pretty unique twists as well, like our own versions of Match Game (a staple since 2007), Project Cosplay (introduced in 2010) and Nea's Drag Race (a new addition in 2011).
Contact Person: Edward deGruy
For more info, contact: 2665 Meadow Ct, Atlanta, GA 30341


May 2-4: Penguicon – Southfield, Michigan
Location: Westin, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, Michigan 48075
Penguicon is a three-day event where we all learn from each other (as well as from our Guests of Honor) about hacking, building sci-fi universes, soldering, painting miniatures, gaming, coding, music, incredible costumes, and more.
Contact Person: Bil Korsak
For more info, contact: 28405 Fairfax Street, Southfield, MI 48076


May 2-4: LexiCon – Lexington, KY
Location: Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
We are hosting a gaming only convention in beautiful Lexington KY. There will be a variety of games including deck builders, cooperatives, collectible card games, living card games, miniatures, family games, role playing games and dice games. Many games designers are attending and there will be lots of newly released games to play at the convention. We will have a 1, 000 + game library and of course tournaments. There will be a large Magic Tournament and we plan on hosting several others!
Contact Person: Chris Grzywacz
For more info, contact: LexiCon, 629 Galata Dr., Lexington, KY 40503


*May 8: Alliance SW Game Gathering – Austin, TX
Location: AUSTIN, TX
**This show is open to Industry Professionals only**
On Game Gathering Day we’ll serve a buffet lunch, and snacks will be available throughout the day. Alliance hopes to have 60 to 70 retailers in attendance. We will host presentations in a classroom setting, and additionally will have a room reserved for exhibiting and gaming.
Contact Person: ALLIANCE GAMES
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein and Randy Scheunemann


May 16-18: PDXAGE – Portland, Oregon
Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland 97220
Over the weekend, the event will offer many different ways to enjoy playing games with friends, new and old. There will be a mix of open tables, scheduled events and reservable tables open for play. Bring your own games to play and share or check out a game someone else brought. The event will wrap up Sunday evening with a raffle and chances to win some awesome prizes.
Contact Person: Matt Conwell
For more info, contact: PDXAGE, 5 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 400, Lake Oswego, OR 97035


*May 17-19: Diamond Retailer Summit – Las Vegas, NV
Location: Las Vegas, NV
**This show is open to Industry Professionals only**
Each year, comic book specialty market decision makers from across North America and worldwide come together at the Diamond Retailer Summit. This remarkable three day event provides hundreds of specialty retailers with the opportunity to experience industry-leading education, share best practices, and learn about new publishing projects and upcoming pop-culture merchandise.
Contact Person: Diamond Comics
SJ Games Staff Attending: Randy Scheunemann


*May 21-23: ACD Games Day 2014 – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI‎
**This show is open to Industry Professionals only**
Join game retailers from around the country at the 2014 ACD Games Day, it's the perfect place to learn about top products from the publishers! We're making Play Days even more valuable to retailers and exhibitors alike this year, so we're hoping you'll join us in making this our best year ever.
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: Jenna Piller
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein, Kali Dugan, and Ross Jepson


May 22-26: Game-o-Rama – Atlanta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE · Atlanta, Georgia 30346
Game-o-Rama is an event for boardgame, card games ranging from Magic the Gathering to Dominion to Tichu as well as Roleplaying games and 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.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Dr., Atlanta, GA 30340


May 23-25: Mobicon – Mobile, Alabama
Location: Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street · Mobile, AL 36602 USA
Mobile's premier science fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming, comics, paranormal, and media convention!
Contact Person: John W Love Jr
For more info, contact: 210 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532


May 23-26: Comicpalooza – Houston, TX
Location: George R Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Comicpalooza is a multi-format convention celebrating not just comics, but also sci-fi and fantasy, horror, steam punk, New Media, movies, film, and gaming of all types. In 2013 Comicplooza nearly doubled in size attracting 20, 700 unique attendees with over 1, 000 hours of programming and games. 2014 will be even bigger as we move to a 4-day format for the first time.
Contact Person: Joe Charles


May 23-26: Kublacon – Burlingame, CA
Location: 1333 Bayshore Hwy
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 23-26: MisCon 28 – Missoula, MT
Location: Ruby's Inn and Convention Center, 4825 North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59808
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 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). This year our Guests of Honor are: Author Steven Erikson, Artists Todd Lockwood, Featured Publisher DAW books and Special Guest Dragon Dronet.
Contact Person: CthulhuBob Lovely
For more info, contact: PO Box 7721, Missoula, MT 59807


May 23-26: Strategicon - GameX – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045
California's Finest Gaming Conventions Our conventions offer the chance to play, watch and buy a variety of board games, card games, miniatures, roleplaying, collectables, and computer games. Open from Friday at noon to Monday at 6 p.m.
Contact Person: Shane Sauby
For more info, contact: Strategicon, P.O. Box 92103, Long Beach, CA 90809


May 23-25: OMNI EXPO – Orlando, FL
Location: Marriott World Center
OMNI EXPO is a combination of this generation's craving for the latest and greatest that Technology has to offer and the yearning for a world with infinite possibilities. It will bring together the world of today and tomorrow, interspersed with the world of fantasy, which influences minds to believe in the possibilities of the future. The event will combine major corporate players in the fields of Electronics, Video, Games, Communications, Anime licensing, Home Video, and more. It will also include the showcasing of several of Florida's largest established Fan Genre Conventions in Sci-Fi, Anime, and Comics – BelleCon, EvilCon, Holiday Matsuri, Khaotic Kon, Mythicon, and Shadocon. OMNI EXPO will be the first Consumer Expo to bring all of these together under one roof. Companies will have a face-to-face experience with their direct buying demographic to show their latest and greatest Technologies, as well as letting them know what is new and coming soon!
Contact Person: Mike Bliss


May 29-June 1: LinCon – Linköping, Sweden
Location: Linköpings Universitet
Swedens second largest and second oldest gaming convention.
Contact Person: Björn Lagerström
For more info, contact: LinCon, c/o Dragon's Den, Kårallen, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden


*May 30-June 1: UK Games Expo – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Location: NEC Hilton Metropole, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1PP, United Kingdom
The 2014 show will be the 8th UK Games Expo, and will be held on the weekend of 30th May to 1st June. On Friday 30th May, there will be open gaming sessions and roleplaying sessions as part of our Friday games day.
The main trade show and public event takes place over two days on Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June.
Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: UK Games Expo
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein, Birger Kraemer, Kali Dugan, and Ross Jepson


May 30-June 1: Califur – Irvine, CA
Location: Irvine Marriot, 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
CaliFur is all about providing you a rich and varied selection of programming events, whether you are an avid fursuiter or just want to find out what "furry" is all about. During this fun weekend, you will find discussion panels for various interests, hosted by our very own victims…errr attendees. What is a convention without the wonderment and excitement of your favorite games! Come check out our various electronic and table top events for the weekend.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: Heide Nichols -Califur Tablegaming, PO Box 732, Crestline, CA 92325


May 31-June 1: Terminal City Tabletop Convention – Vancouer, BC
Location: Firefighters’ Banquet & Conference Centre on 6515 Bonsor Ave in Burnaby, BC
The inaugural Terminal City Tabletop Con will feature board games, CCG's and role playing. Attendance is estimated to be 250 people. Venue is close to public transit and features ample free parking. This is the first gaming only con in Vancouver.
Contact Person: Shannon Lentz


June 2014

*June 11-15: Origins Game Fair – Columbus, Ohio
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Origins Game Fair is one of North America's most prominent annual gaming conventions. Origins takes place each year in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Special Steve Jackson Games Event To Be Announced Soon! Stay Tuned!

Contact Person: Gama
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


June 12-15: CoreCon – Fargo, ND
Location: DoubleWood Inn, 13th ave, Fargo ND
CoreCon is a science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and anime convention hosted by the non profit organization called Digital Grail, our proceeds go towards the rape and abuse center in the Fargo-Moorehead area. This year it will be held June 12th-15th, 2014 in the Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN area. Last year we had about 800 attendees from our local region, the Minneapolis area, as well as visitors from Winnipeg, Canada and our attendance rising.
Contact Person: Mindy Nordquist
For more info, contact: CoreCon, c/o Mindy Nordquist, 2542 Villa drive Apt 303, Fargo, ND 58103


June 13-15: Omg!Con – Owensboro, ky
Location: Owensboro Convention Center on the downtown riverfront
Our convention is an anime and video gaming convention with a growing tabletop presence. What sets us apart from most other conventions is that your badge gets you into everything!!! You can play all the games watch all the anime and enjoy everything else and even win prizes!!! There are also tournaments that you can buy into to be able to win even better prizes!!!
Contact Person: Amanda Deecke
For more info, contact: 701 S 28th St lot 37, Paducah, Ky 42003


June 13-15: AndoCon – Atlanta, Georgia
Location: Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
AndoCon is a gaming convention in Atlanta, GA featuring board games, card games, RPGs, retro video games, panels, workshops, tournaments, and other gaming and gaming-related events.
Contact Person: Katie Mae Poore
For more info, contact: 132 Ridgewood Drive, Woodstock, GA 30188


June 19-22: Nexus Game Fair – Milwaukee, WI
Location: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center - adjacent to General Mitchell Airport (Milwaukee)
Nexus Game Fair is a multi-genre game convention that is bringing summer gaming back to Milwaukee. The Nexus mission is to provide attendees with a full schedule of the best possible events and to ignite the passion for table top gaming in future generations of gamers. Nexus will focus on role-playing, miniature war, board, and collectible / tradable card games. Nexus Game Fair will be held June 19-22, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center adjacent to General Mitchell Airport (Milwaukee). The room rate is $99/night for show attendees with free parking and a free 24-hour airport shuttle. Telephone: (414) 481-2400. Nexus rewards it's Gamemasters as well as early badge purchasers by giving them priority status during event registration – so don't miss out on a great opportunity to get the events you really want to play! A 4-day badge is $45, which includes event tickets. Begin a new gaming tradition – from the start! Register Today (registration
Contact Person: Chris Hoffner


*June 25-26: GTS Come & Play Day - Seattle – Seattle, Washington
Location: Lynnwood Convention Center
**This show is open to Industry Professionals only**
Come & Play Day is GTS Distribution’s premiere Trade Event series. For vendors, this is a great opportunity to showcase new products, talk with retailers about upcoming promotions, and demo your games! We would like to invite you to participate in our Come & Play days!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: Linae Foster
SJ Games Staff Attending: Kali Dugan and others to be announced


June 27-29: RAGEcon – Reno, NV
Location: Circus Circus Casino Convention Center
Reno Area Gamers Extreme Convention Three days of table top gaming featuring board games, Warhammer, PFS, Heroclix, MTG and many more.
Contact Person: Jeff Jones
For more info, contact: RAGEcon LLC, Jeff Jones, 7325 Heritage Oaks Drive, Reno, NV 89523


June 27-29: Animaritime 2014 – Fredericton, New Brunswick
Location: Fredericton Convention Centre and Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Animaritime is an anime and gaming convention held in the Atlantic Maritimes. This year the convention will be hosting its 10 year anniversary. Proceeds for the convention go towards hosting the next years convention and to the IWK Health Center to fund cancer research for children. Various gaming (both video and board games), anime events and panels will be made available to attendees.
Contact Person: Kimberly Burch
For more info, contact: Animaritime Registration, P.O. Box 20299, King's Place Post Office, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 0N7


June 27-29: Texicon – Grapevine, TX
Location: Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S Main St., Grapevine, Texas 76051
Texicon is a general table-top gaming convention located in north Texas. Last year, we hosted 146 scheduled events. There were 40 Miniatures events, 46 Role-Play events, and 61 Board Game events. We were also able to raise $1200 dollars for the Art Space charity with the help of DFW Nerd Nights. This does not include all of the unscheduled games, of which there were plenty. They occurred on the open gaming tables. Last year, each game type had 8 tables. This year we are expanding it to be 12 tables. There were also two Texicon sponsored tournaments. Flames of War and Warmachine.
Contact Person: Kevin Pajak
For more info, contact: Kevin Pajak, 106 Paint Brush Rd., Lakeside, Texas 76108


June 28: Stage Select Gaming Expo – Toronto, Ontario
Location: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Stage Select Gaming Expo is an inclusive event for gamers, developers and enthusiasts of all types.
Contact Person: John-Paul Caldwell
For more info, contact: info@stageselect.ca


July 2014

July 4-6: We Heart Nerds Con – Portland, Oregon
Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way · Portland, OR 97220
We Heart Nerds Con is a gathering for all things Nerdy! Video games, books, movies, cosplay, music, etc. Table-top gaming is one of our main attractions and we'd like to host a special Munchkin event! We will be hosting a large Munchkin Tournament and multiple gaming panels.
Contact Person: Sarah Sharp
For more info, contact: 1588 Marten Ave SW, Albany, Oregon 97321


*July 5-7: RTX - Austin – Austin, Texas
Location: Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Rooster Teeth created RTX, a gaming and internet convention held in Austin, TX which attracts thousands of gamers and Rooster Teeth fans from around the world. From 400 attendees the first year, to 5, 000 attendees the second year and 10, 000 attendees last year we plan to continue our growth to 30, 000 and beyond!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: 418
Contact Person: Barbara Dunkelman
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


July 10-13: ConnectiCon – Hartford, CT
Location: 100 Columbus Blvd #400, Hartford, CT 06103
ConnectiCon was founded in 2002 by a group of friends at the University of Hartford. After making long treks across the U.S. to fan events, they were looking for a convention closer to home that met their varied interests. The founders decided to start their own convention in Connecticut dedicated to the many genres they enjoy (board games, sci-fi, anime, video games, card games, comics, etc.)
Contact Person: Sarah Anderson
For more info, contact: 705 N. Mountain Road Newington, CT 06111


July 18-20: Animex 2014 – Monterrey, Nuevo León
Location: Av Fundidora 501, Obrera, 64010 Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
Science fiction convention with William Shatner as our principal guest, will have board games, video games, clubs area, etc
Contact Person: Faustino Cantú
For more info, contact: Av. Lazaro Cardenas #4400 Local 4, Col. Las Torres, Monterrey, N.L. 64930, Mexico(a unos metros de la Facultad de Artes Visuales)


July 18-20: Ryu-Kon 2014 – Buffalo, NY
Location: Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Physical Address (for internet requests and GPS), 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY
Description Join us for Ryu-Kon 2014 for a full weekend of Anime, gaming, steampunk, horror and other creative shinanigans! The whole first floor of our new building will hold panels, workshops, contests, cosplay, special guests, entertainment, Artist Alley, Vendors, tournaments, Steampunk Nerf Wars and more. Play board games in the open table gaming room. Join table gaming tournaments. Hang out in the MEGA GAME ROOM (Giant Life sized versions of games). Dig for treasure in new Steampunk Archeological Dig & then build something cool with what you dig up! Be transported into a real life version of the popular Minecraft Video Game in our Minecraft LARP. Play carnival games or make a craft in the newly expanded Japanese Carnival. Do a ghoulish jig in the Monster Dance Party. Relax in a sootsprite chair and read manga in Ghibli Village. Roll up your friends in Human Katamari Tag. Dance the night away in the formal Steampunk Ball. Catch a flick in our anime screening room. Catc
Contact Person: Beverly Sotile
For more info, contact: The Ryu-Kon Group, Attn: Bev Sotile, 67 Mill Street, Nunda, NY 14517


*July 24-27: San Diego Comic Con International – San Diego, California
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Comic-Con International is a multigenre convention held annually in San Diego, California. Originally showcasing comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, and related popular arts, the convention now includes a larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. According to Forbes, the convention is the "largest convention of its kind in the world". In 2013, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130, 000 attendees.
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: Comic Con International Badge Info
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, Kali Dugan, Phil Reed, and others to be announced


August 2014

*Aug. 1-3: San Antonio Comic Con – San Antonio, Texas
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 East Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the San Antonio Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. San Antonio Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: Wizard World
SJ Games Staff Attending: Kali Dugan and others to be announced


Aug. 1-3: Fandomfest – Louisville, Kentucky
Location: Kentucky International Convention Center
Fandomfest is Louisville's own Comiccon! With over 30, 000 attendees last year, this year will certain be an amazing experience!
Contact Person: David Borman
For more info, contact: None


Aug. 1-3: Bubonicon 46 – Albuquerque, NM
Location: Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (Louisiana & I-40) Albuquerque, NM 87110.
This year we plan to run multiple play and takes for Munchkin as well demo several other games including Frag, Munchkin, Give me the Brain, and Zombie dice to name a few. Last year on Saturday night we had such an overflow of gamers (over 120 at one time) that we had people in the hall playing. This year gaming has been moved to a new space to try and accommodate everyone.
Contact Person: Matthew Banning
For more info, contact: 179 Quixote Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124


*Aug. 14-17: Gen Con – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Gen Con is the largest tabletop game convention in North America by attendance and events. It features traditional pen-and-paper, board, and card games, including role-playing games, miniatures wargames, board games, live action role-playing games, card games and strategy games. Gen Con also features computer games. Attendees engage in a variety of tournament and interactive game sessions.
Special Steve Jackson Games Event at this Con! Stay Tuned!
Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA

Contact Person: Gen Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Aug. 15-17: SpoCon – Spokane, WA
Location: Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center, 322 N Spokane Falls Ct., Spokane, WA 99201
SpoCon is a full-spectrum science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. SpoCon offers a broad range of activities that include 24 hour gaming, panels, events such as a masquerade, filking, an art show and more. All of this is hosted over a three day weekend and includes many well known guests from many walks of fandom.
Contact Person: Robert A. McDonell
For more info, contact: 3605 N. Cincinnati St., Spokane, WA 99207-2944


Aug. 16-17: Video Gamers United – Washington DC, DC
Location: DC Convention Center
VGU is a gaming festival for gamers of all genres and ages to come together and celebrate the culture of gaming. We are bringing together the top gamers, developers and minds in the Video Game industry. Designed to bring the latest in video game news, tech, and accessories directly to the gamer, VGU-Con, will bridge the gap between the game industry and the gamers.
Contact Person: Lisa Miller
For more info, contact: 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD


*Aug. 29-31: PAX Prime – Seattle, WA
Location: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101-2350
Ranging from as hardcore to D&D to as casual as Bananagrams, the PAX Tabletop area has games for all gamer types and skill levels. With hundreds of freeplay tables and the ability to checkout games like you would books at a library, this area could easily keep you occupied for the entire weekend. Forget all those digimal beep boops - rolling a twenty and looking your opponent in the eye is where it’s at!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: PAX Prime
SJ Games Staff Attending: Kali Dugan and others to be announced


*Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Dragon Con – Atlanta, Georgia
Location: Dragon Con will be held 5 host hotels; Hyatt Regency, Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott Marquis, and Westin Peachtree
Dragon Con is a North America multigenre convention, which takes place once each year in Atlanta, Georgia. The event features hundreds of guests, encompasses five hotels in downtown Atlanta, and runs thousands of hours of programming for fans of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and other elements of fan culture.
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: Dragon Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein, Randy Scheunemann, and others to be announced


Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Strategicon - Gateway – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045
California's Finest Gaming Conventions Our conventions offer the chance to play, watch and buy a variety of board games, card games, miniatures, roleplaying, collectables, and computer games. Open from Friday at noon to Monday at 6 p.m.
Contact Person: Shane Sauby
For more info, contact: Strategicon, P.O. Box 92103, Long Beach, CA 90809


September 2014

Sept. 5-7: Geek Fan Expo – Dearborn, MI
Location: 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, Michigan, 48228, USA
Geek Fan Expo is an all-inclusive Geek-Fandom Experience. We include programming from all walks of Geekdom, and have designed the experience around you. Together with you, we are building the next generation of convention by bringing geeks of every type together to share a truly social geek fan experience. Our interactive forum focuses on quality entertainment and production to bring you a both modern and nostalgic fan experience. Featuring destination events, topical discussion panels, workshops, vendor and artist exhibitions, contests and more!
Contact Person: Jeffrey S. Harvey
For more info, contact: PO Box 199, Milan, MI 48160


Sept. 12-14: ScareFest – Lexington, Kentucky
Location: Lexington Center, 430 W Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507
ScareFest is a yearly horror and paranormal-themed convention. Founded by ghost hunter Patti Starr in 2007, ScareFest brings together fans, professionals, and celebrities from the worlds of horror films, macabre fiction, art, television, and the paranormal for a three day celebration of all things frightful. In 2013 ScareFest began The Portal, a gaming event track which was a huge success. This year The Portal is expanding, bringing in horror-themed RPGs, war-games, card games, and LARPs to gamers from across the state.
Contact Person: William T. Thrasher
For more info, contact: ScareFest, 835 Porter Place, Lexington, KY 40508


Sept. 13-14: Tracon 9 – Tampere, Finland
Location: Tampere Hall
Tracon is a convention for role-playing game and anime/manga enthusiasts. Activities include table-top RPGs, miniature strategy games, board games, LARPs, cosplay and multiple tracks of lectures and speeches. Tracon is the second-largest RPG event in Finland, after Ropecon in Espoo.
Contact Person: Hanna Tuominen
For more info, contact: Tracon ry, C/O Mitja Mieskolainen, Kortelahdenkatu 19 B 29, 33210 TAMPERE, Finland


Sept. 19-21: Queen CIty Conquest 2014 – Buffalo, NY
Location: Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Queen City Conquest 2014 is the third annual event celebrating all things gaming in the Buffalo/Niagara region of Upstate NY. For three days we will feature a bevy of board games, tabletop RPGs, and video games.
Contact Person: Daniel Faltisco
For more info, contact: 232 Kenview Blvd, Cheektowaga NY, 14215


*Sept. 26-28: Nashville Comic Con – Nashville, TN
Location: Music City Center
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Music City Center at Nashville Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Nashville Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Graphic Novels, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! Nashville Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA

Contact Person: Wizard World
For more info, contact: Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


October 2014

Oct. 3-5: CONtraflow – New Orleans, LA
Location: New Orleans Airport Hilton
Primarily science fiction, fantasy and related genres including gaming,
Contact Person: J. Styons


Oct. 12-14: TRAVELLERcon USA – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Location: Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center
Gaming convention dedicated to all forms of Marc Miller's TRAVELLER. RPGS, boardgames and miniatures.
Contact Person: Keith Frye
For more info, contact: 550 Bilper Ave - #5715, Lindenwold, NJ 08021


Oct. 24-26: WaCon Game Convention – Waco, Texas
Location: Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701
This will be the 2nd annual event for this convention. WaCon's goal is to serve as a venue for all types of tabletop gaming and bringing people together in an interactive and social environment. Being located right in the middle of Dallas and Austin, people are taking notice and word is getting around. WaCon offer some events and presentations that are a little different (last year we had a falconry demonstration). We also make our guests more accessible to our attendees. This year we're even included a costume contest. This event if quickly expanding and becoming one of the premier conventions in Texas.
Contact Person: DeQuan Watson
For more info, contact: The Game Closet, attn: DeQuan Watson, 3122 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710


Oct. 30-Nov. 2: Youmacon – Detroit, MI
Location: COBO HALL & THE RENAISSANCE CENTER
Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most "Comic Cons", however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above. Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, "Live Action Mario Party", emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.
Contact Person: Jennifer Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


November 2014

Nov. 7-9: Bentcon – Burbankl, CA
Location: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel & Convention Center 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA
Bentcon provides a forum to showcase and celebrate existing, new and emerging LGBT and our Allies talent in the fields of comics, graphic novels, cartooning, animation, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy/horror writers, film-makers, actors, directors, producers and other-related creative mediums.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: c/o Heide Nichols Table Games, PO Box 732, Crestline, CA 92325


Nov. 8-9: King Con 2014 – Warner Robins, GA
Location: The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins
King con is Middle Georgia' exclusive gaming convention. When you come to King Con expect to game! Growing every year, we offer guests over 30 tables with a wide variety of gaming to include board games, card games, collectable card games, tabletop roleplaying games, war gaming, miniatures, costume contests, tournaments, game demos and special guests. King con also has a modest vendor area and has been the host of many different game demos and premiers. We also offer an extensive board game library thanks to local board game groups AMBOGS and MAGE, a wide variety of tabletop RPGs thanks to SCARAB, a Magic: the Gathering tournament, HeroClix tournaments, a Warhammer 40k tournament, and more!
Contact Person: Jason Hurst
For more info, contact: Jason Hurst, 109 Hawks View Trail, Kathleen GA, 31047


Nov. 14-16: PentaCon XXX – Fort Wayne, IN
Location: Grand Wayne Center
PentaCon is Indiana's longest running game convention. It includes role playing games, miniatures games, board games, collectable card games, live action games, and electronic games. In addition, there is a large dealers area, flea market, special guest personalities, and charity events.
Contact Person: Larry Hull
For more info, contact: 2030 Silver Street, Anderson, IN 46012


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. 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. 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. 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,

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