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Conventions We're Attending

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 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 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!


July 2014 • August 2014 • September 2014 • October 2014 • November 2014


July 2014

*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, Miranda Horner, and Phil Reed


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, Sabrina Gonzales, and others to be announced


*Aug. 1-3: Austin Board Game Bash – Austin, TX
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, 500 N Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, 78701
Board Game Bash is a weekend of board gaming; getting folks together who might not have other opportunities to play games. It runs all weekend long from Friday, August 1st through Sunday August 4th at the Hilton Garden Inn located just off I-35 on 5th Street. The convention will run through the night, so there's no need to stop!
Contact Person: Board Game Bash Info
For more info, contact: Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, 500 N Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, 78701
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*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.

Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: 1401

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Contact Person: Gen Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, Alex Kosarek, Andreas Stein, Bridget Westerman, Ben Williams, Devin Lewis, Jimmie Bragdon, and John Kovalic


*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 itís at!
**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBA
Contact Person: PAX Prime
SJ Games Staff Attending: Kali Dugan, Miranda Horner, 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 and Randy Scheunemann


September 2014

*Sept. 7-8: Alliance Open House – Fort Wayne, IN
Location: Grand Wayne Convention Center
**This show is open to Industry Professionals only**
Storeowners seeking ideas for improving their business, uncovering up-to-date news on the future of the industry, and having fun learning new games with representatives from leading publishers should register today.
Offering a wealth of entertaining, educational and enlightening activities, the Open House brings together some of the industryís leading retailers, vendors, creators and distributors. Start making plans to attend today, make your hotel reservations and register today!
Contact Person: Emily
For more info, contact: 10150 York Road, Suite 300, Hunt Valley, MD 21030
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andreas Stein, Ross Jepson, and Randy Scheunemann


*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. 2-4: Austin Comic Con – Austin, TX
Location: Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Austin Convention Center at Austin Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Austin Comic Con brings it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! This is Texas' best new Comic Con! Austin Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!

**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBD**
Contact Person: Ryan
For more info, contact: Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
SJ Games Staff Attending: David Arlund, James Holder, Max Clontz, and Randy Scheunemann


*Oct. 9-12: New York Comic Con – New York City, NY
Location: Javits Center
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world ó Gotham City.

**Steve Jackson Games Booth Number: TBD**
Contact Person: NYCC Customer Service
For more info, contact: 655 West 34th Street, New York City, NY
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard, Alex Kosarek, Ben Williams, Kali Dugan, and Phil Reed


*Oct. 16-19: Internationale Spieltage SPIEL - ESSEN – Essen, Germany
Location: Messe Essen Exhibition Centre
SPIEL '14 with COMIC ACTION - the world's biggest consumer fair for gaming - offers its visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see, sample and test the complete international games program. Once a year, gamers from all over the world join the largest meeting of the gaming scene. Publishers, authors, manufacturers, and devoted players gather here to share their experiences, check out the latest developments and introduce new products to the wider public.
SPIEL provides an extensive range of fringe events: All exhibitors invite you to join in the action at their tables - just try the unknown, enter one of the numerous competitions, or watch exciting demonstrations!
Contact Person: Customer Service
For more info, contact: PO Box 18957, Austin, TX 78760
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*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
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*Oct. 31-Nov. 2: PAX Australia – Melbourne, Australia
Location: Melbourne Convention Center, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006
PAX Australia is part of the Family of PAX Shows, East, Prime and South. 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 itís at!
Contact Person: PAX Australia Customer Service
For more info, contact: Melbourne Convention Center, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006
SJ Games Staff Attending: Andrew Hackard and Randy Scheunemann


November 2014

*Nov. 19-23: Board Game Geek Con (BGGCon) – Dallas, TX
Location: Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hyatt
The focus of BGGCon is facilitating the biggest and best gaming party in town. Imagine getting together with a few friends on a Saturday afternoon to just sit around and play games. Now scale that up to 5 days and around 2, 500 of your closest friends!
We don't do scheduled games or many tournaments. What we do have is the "alpha-gamers" (the gaming-group starters and leaders) who come to play games from our expansive library (4, 000+ games!) and try the latest hotness from Spiel (Essen).
Contact Person: Information - BGGCon
For more info, contact: PO Box 18957, Austin, TX 78760
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Kosarek, Devin Lewis, Jimmie Bragdon, Keith Blackard, and Randy Scheunemann

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