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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 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!

September 2017 • October 2017 • November 2017 • December 2017 • February 2018 • March 2018 • May 2018

September 2017

Sept. 23-24: Field Marshal Gaming Convention – Oshawa, Ontario
Location: 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, #420Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association Hall
2 full days of family friendly, open Tabletop Gaming in Southern Ontario (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada). Prizes, Events, Tournaments and more.
Contact Person: James Campbell
For more info, contact: I Will Never Grow Up Games, 130 Westbourne Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M1L 2Y7

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: RinCon17 – Tucson, Arizona
Location: Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites, 5151 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ, 85712
RinCon welcomes you! Gamers! Get your game on at RinCon! When it comes to gaming, RinCon has everything you're looking for in a major national convention, right here in the heart of the Old Pueblo. Our programming includes games of all types: role-playing, board games, minis, card games, Artemis, life-sized versions of classics like Catan and Pyramids, and many more. Our events are run by trained volunteers who are enthusiastic to share their love of the hobby with you and your friends. You will also have a chance to play and interact with our special guests, the creators of your favorite games, both across the gaming table and in panels.
Contact Person: Karen Arnold Ewing

October 2017

*Oct. 3-5: Fall Toy Preview – Dallas, Texas
Location: Dallas Market Center, 2100 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
Contact Person: Kimberly Carcone
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

Oct. 6-8: CinCityCon – Cincinnati, Ohio
Location: Sharonville, Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246
CinCityCon is a new exciting convention with over 150 planned gaming events, a Ginormous Boardgaming Library (over 1, 400 games), RPGs, Minatures, LARPing, Cosplay, and great adult gaming parties in the evening.
Contact Person: Chris Grzywacz
For more info, contact: 629 Galata Dr., Lexington, KY 40503

Oct. 6-8: CONtraflow – Kenner, LA
Location: New Orleans Airport Hilton, 901 Airline Dr, Kenner, LA 70062
CONtraflow is a fan convention held in the Greater New Orleans area. It focuses on science fiction, fantasy, comics, and related literary genres in any form, including but not limited to writing, visual arts, dramatic arts, and interactive fiction.
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: CONtraflow Support, 10474 Steeplechase Dr, Gulfport, MS 39503

Oct. 6-7: NobleCon – Noble, Il
Location: West Richland Elementary, ​320 E NORTH AVE. NOBLE, IL 628​68
Noble Con is one of the first gaming conventions to hit southeastern Illinois, featuring games of all types – pen and paper Role Playing Games, Board games Miniature war games and collectible card games. Our main goals are for attendees to have fun, learn about and try out new games, and to promote a positive gaming image to the community. This is a family-oriented two day gaming convention (Friday & Saturday). We will have single game events along with tournaments and competitive play. ​
Contact Person: Deb Longoria
For more info, contact: PO Box 131 Noble, IL 62868

Oct. 7-8: Nor'easter Gaming Expo – Orono, Maine
Location: 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono ME 04401
Nor'Easter Gaming Expo is a 2 day event with the purpose of celebrating and sharing New England's gaming industry and communities. Our goal is to showcase New England's potential as a hub for gaming. Wether its table top or digital, wether its making them or playing them, anything that brings the community and the industry together. New England is special and our gaming communities are top notch. And of course, we hope to provide all our attendees with a quality and memorable gaming experience.
Contact Person: Diane Lapierre

Oct. 7-8: Nor'easter Gaming Expo – Bangor, Maine
Location: The Ramada, 357 Odlin Road, Bangor ME
Nor'Easter Gaming Expo is a 2 day event with the purpose of celebrating and sharing New England's gaming industry and communities. Our goal is to showcase New England's potential as a hub for gaming. Wether its table top or digital, wether its making them or playing them, anything that brings the community and the industry together. New England is special and our gaming communities are top notch. And of course, we hope to provide all our attendees with a quality and memorable gaming experience.
Contact Person: Diane Lapierre
For more info, contact: Diane Lapierre, 334 Ohio Street Apt 2, Bangor ME, 04401

Oct. 13-15: Falcon – Stamford, CT
Location: Downtown Sheraton, 700 East Main St. Stamford CT
Falcon is a boardgame and RPG convention every autumn in Stamford, CT
Contact Person: Mark Casiglio
For more info, contact: Falcon Boardgames, c/o Mark Casiglio, 48 Church Street, Ansonia, CT 06401

Oct. 13-15: Save Against Fear – Harrisburg, PA
Location: Harrisburg Mall, 3501 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Beginning as a weekend gathering of 35 people in a local game store with 2 industry supporters, we are now projecting an attendance of 200 people and growing, with many industry and local supporters. We've secured a new location this year that offers some wide open prime real estate at the Harrisburg Mall in Harrisburg, PA! Featuring 3 days of role playing, board, card, and dice games; workshops, panels, and live special events; vendors, demo agents, and community groups, we invite you to come geek out with us at the 7th Anniversary of Save Against Fear!
Contact Person: Jack Berkenstock
For more info, contact: The Bodhana Group, c/o Jack Berkenstock, 527 Madison Avenue, York, PA 17404

Oct. 14: Adirondacon Tabletop Gaming Convention – Glens Falls, New York
Location: Elks Lodge BPOE 81, 32 Cronin Road, Glens Falls, NY, 12801
Adirondacon is the first annual tabletop gaming convention being held in Glens Falls, NY on October 14, 2017. It is a 12-hour game day for all ages and skill levels and an opportunity for us to raise money for Extra Life. We will have tabletop games, RPG and Miniature game demos running all day, a couple of tournaments, and games available in our lending library.
Contact Person: Veronica Hamilton
For more info, contact: c/o Veronica Hamilton, P.O. Box 54, Hartford, NY 12838

Oct. 20-22: NEWGameapalooza – Oshkosh, WI
Location: Gruenhagen Conference Center, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd.
Fundamentally, NEWGame is a weekend of gaming run by gamers, with a focus on bringing in as many disparate members of our area's community as possible to show them they greatness of boardgaming. Aside from hosted board/card games and RPGs, there is a vendor hall, auction, Escape Room, Artemis Simulator. It's just supposed to be a weekend of fun for all ages before the harsh Wisconsin winters set in!
Contact Person: Ray Bonilla
For more info, contact: Ray Bonilla, 330 Harbor Point Ct., Winneconne, WI 54986

Oct. 20-22: Quest-Con – Mobile, AL
Location: Arthur R Outlaw Convention Center, 1 S Water St, Mobile, AL 36602
Quest-Con is a multi-genre convention heavily influenced by gaming & cosplay (2 things we hold dear to our hearts). In addition Quest-Con will not be your standard dog & pony show with a flea market that so many conventions seem to be turning into. If you're familiar with most (not all) of the standard fare, you buy a ticket, walk around the vendor floor for a bit, check out some guests, maybe look into a couple of other things that you're personally interested in, then you go back home and wait for the next year. Each year is a rinse and repeat of the last with different guests. This convention will be truly unique to the Gulf Coast area. Yes we will have some awesome guests, we will have an amazing vendor floor, we will have a huge amount of diverse gaming, we will have an unbelievable dedication to all things cosplay, but most importantly we are crafting more than just a convention. We are crafting an adventure. Quest-Con will be an adventure that you will want t
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: Quest-Con Support, 10474 Steeplechase Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503

Oct. 21: Sher Con – Sheridan, Wyoming
Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1809 Sugarland Drive, Sheridan WY 82801
SherCon is a new startup convention for tabletop gaming! Board games, card games, roleplaying games...and maybe a bit of anime, comics, movies and TV shows too!
Contact Person: Travis Parker
For more info, contact: Sher Con Gaming, c/o Travis Parker, 415 S. Sheridan Ave., Sheridan, WY 82801

*Oct. 26-29: Spiel Essen – Essen, Federal state North Rhin
Location: 45131 Essen, Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Contact Person: General Information
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ross Jepson

Oct. 27-29: Famous Monsters Halloween Bash – San Jose, CA
Location: San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113
Famous Monsters has been the leading authority on all things horror, sci-fi, and fantasy related for 59 years. Established in 1958 by Forrest J Ackerman, we're taking decades of fandom celebration and bringing it to the Famous Monsters Halloween Bash in San Jose, California. Featuring horror stars from films such as Hellraiser, Gremlins, and Re-Animator, as well as the legendary George A. Romero of DAWN OF THE DEAD and the other Living Dead movies. There will be vendors, artists, celebrity meet and greets, VR experiences, and more to come. What better way to spend the most thrilling holiday of the year than with the name that started it all? FAMOUS MONSTERS is throwing a Halloween Bash and we're inviting all of our famous friends — including you! Mingle with cult film stars, moan around in monster gear, have a meeting of the minds with your favorite artist, or just sit back and take in the chaos. We're also planning a few surprises based on original material from
Contact Person: Phil Kim

November 2017

Nov. 2-5: Youmacon – Detroit, MI
Location: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center Drive Detroit, Michigan.
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.
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Nov. 3-5: Carnage XX – Killington, Vt
Location: Killington Grand Resort
Carnage is a multi-genre table-top gaming convention based in the Upper Valley of Vermont / New Hampshire. It typically covers all genres of tabletop gaming, like board games, role-playing games, CCGs, LARPs and historical and fantasy miniatures.
Contact Person: Charles Davis
For more info, contact: 64 County Road - Hartford, Windsor, VT 05089

Nov. 3-5: CONjuration – Atlanta, GA
Location: Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
CONjuration is a weekend-long celebration for friends and fans with a passion for magic and magical fantasy. f you love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time, or anything that includes magic, then you can be a part of it all at CONjuration! Join us for interactive programming, panels/discussions, gaming, music or just to be entertained! CONjuration is more than a convention for Harry Potter fans. It's a celebration of magic and magical fantasy!
Contact Person: Daniel Cook - Gaming Director

Nov. 10-12: AcadeCon 2017 – Dayton, OH
Location: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402
AcadeCon is a regional tabletop Convention hosted by The RPG Academy Podcast. It has a heavy focus on RPGs but all games and gamers are welcome. We have no per game fees and a free to use game library. We feature a guest list of Podcasters, authors and game designers worthy of a much bigger event.
Contact Person: Michael Ross
For more info, contact: 385 Charleton Ct, Hamilton OH, 45011

Nov. 10-12: TusCon – Tucson, Arizona
Location: Radisson Hotel Tucson Airport, 4550 S Palo Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85714
TusCon is an annual Science Fiction Convention sponsored by the Baja Arizona Science Fiction Association (BASFA), a Southern Arizona section 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. The primary focus of TusCon is Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, but we also pay attention to art, animation, science, media, and gaming.
Contact Person: Earl C. Hedges Jr
For more info, contact: BASFA dba TusCon, P.O. Box 2528, Tucson, AZ 85702,

Nov. 10-12: Philcon – Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Philcon is the oldest General SF Con around, and has a gaming area, an Art Show, an Anime Room, a Writer's Workshop, a Masquerade, and more!!
Contact Person: Hank Smith
For more info, contact: PO Box 8303, Philadelphia, PA 19101

Nov. 10-12: AetherCon VI – Online, Online
Location: Online (see website URL)
AetherCon is a free to attend, free to partake, non-profit initiative. Throughout the weekend we will feature: A Plethora of Independent, Publisher Run, and Organized Play scenarios using Roll20, Skype, Discord, or Google Hangouts (or it's successor) 16 Themed Panels using You Tube on Air 24 Live Industry Q&As 18 Live Speedpainting Duels with 3 artists each (and voting too) Voting for the 3rd Annual Cleric, Fighter, Wizard, Rogue Miniature Painting Tourney Great deals from your favourite game companies in Baublebrook's Bazaar Further highlights during the run-up to our event are original artwork that will be released periodically as free downloadable wallpapers as well as the Summer Roundtable Series of podcasts with industry professionals, both starting in July. In the spring months voting in our Here Be Monsters poll series as well as previews of the yet to be released wallpapers will be featured.
Contact Person: Stephen J. Holodinsky
For more info, contact: 250 South Drive, Apt#1, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, N3Y-1G8

Nov. 10-11: True GamerZ Expo – Jacksonville, FL
Location: Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
True Gamerz Expo is the premier Gaming and Technology Convention to hit Florida's First Coast. TGE will feature multiple Gaming Tournaments with Cash Prizes, Cosplay, VR, Computer/Mobile/Console and Board Gaming, Free play zones, "adult only" gaming zones, kid gaming zones, large exhibitor market, Tech Talks mini-conference series featuring gaming and app development info, Stage with live entertainment(Music, Live cosplay competitions, Robotics Challenges, Tech Talks and more). TGE is only for those #TRUEGAMERZ ready to claim trophies, cash, and of course Bragging Rights!
Contact Person: J. Scarver
For more info, contact: 2712 Cobblestone Forest Circle West, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Nov. 11: Coastcon Jr. – Biloxi, Mississippi
Location: Quality Inn Biloxi Beach, 2414 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531
CoastCon, Jr. will be held Nov 11, 2017 at the Quality Inn in Biloxi, MS (the host hotel for CoastCon). There will be gaming, video rooms, dealer's tables, and more! Admission is $10 for the whole day! Come on out and join us! HOURS 10 am, Saturday to 2 am, Sunday
Contact Person: Steve Huckabee
For more info, contact: Steve Huckabee, Coastcon Jr. Support, 10474 Steeplechase Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503

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

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

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

December 2017

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

February 2018

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

March 2018

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

May 2018

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

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