These are the conventions we're currently planning to attend. (If you're only looking for the events that Steve's attending, that list is over here.) For a listing of ALL the game conventions we've been told about, 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.
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 (i.e. free stuff) to GMs who run SJ Games events at conventions – just ask us!. And we can sometimes provide other types of convention support . . . 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 with the SJ Games booth at certain conventions.
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: 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. 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
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
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. 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
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