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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 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!

January 2017 • January 2018 • February 2018 • March 2018 • April 2018 • May 2018 • June 2018 • August 2018

January 2017

January 2018

*Jan. 12-14: PAX South – San Antonio, Texas
Location: 900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
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. Since then, the show hasn't looked back. Doubling in size each year until venue capacities were reached, in 2010 the show expanded into Boston for PAX East, drawing tens of thousands of attendees in the inaugural year, and then expanding international with PAX Australia in Melbourne. After years of success in Seattle and Boston, each growing to be the largest gaming festivals in North America, a PAX in your very own backyard was finally announced - PAX South was held in San Antonio, Texas in January of 2015.
Contact Person: PAX South
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ariel Barkhurst, Bridget Westerman, Guy Himber, Hunter Shelburne, Jimmie Bragdon, and Rhea Friesen

*Jan. 31-Feb. 4: Nuremberg International Toy Fair – Nuremberg, Germany
Location: Messezentrum Nürnberg (Nuremberg Exhibition Center), Messezentrum 1, 90471 Nuremberg, Germany
Spielwarenmesse is the largest international trade fair for toys and games hold annually since 1949. Only trade visitors associated with the toy business, journalists and invited guests are admitted.
Contact Person: Spielwarenmesse eG
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

February 2018

*Feb. 17-20: New York Toy Fair – New York City, New York
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC
The American International Toy Fair is an annual toy industry trade show held in mid-February in New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and at toy showrooms around the city.
Contact Person: The Toy Association
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

March 2018

*Mar. 1-4: Emerald City CC – Seattle, Washington
Location: WA State Convention Center | Seattle, WA
The Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is an annual comic book convention taking place in Seattle, Washington. Originally taking place at the city's CenturyLink Field (first at West Field Plaza, then at the Event Center), the venue changed in 2008 to its current home at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. In 2011, the show expanded to a three-day event. In 2013, the show utilized the entire Washington State Convention and Trade Center for the first time. In 2014, the Gaming portion of the show was moved to the third floor of the nearby Sheraton Seattle Hotel to make room for an expanded show floor.
Contact Person: Emerald City CC
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

*Mar. 12-16: GAMA – Reno, Nevada
Location: Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada
The GAMA Trade Show is the premier event in the hobby industry. It’s a unique networking opportunity for hobby industry professionals, hosted by the Game Manufacturers Association. The GAMA Trade Show is full of opportunities that are sure to benefit you and your business. Whether you’re new to the hobby industry, or have been a part of it for years, the opportunities weaved into every aspect of the show will make a positive impact on your professional life. Every element included in the show is directed toward collaboration, supporting the industry and endeavors to help it grow. Kick off the show at GAMA launch party and games night. Participate in engaging seminars from retailers, manufacturers, and other industry professionals throughout the week. Spend your Wednesday and Thursday afternoon walking the exhibit hall and talking to exhibitors about products, placing orders, and more. Network over meals and games nights, receive demo training, and gain knowledge that you ca
Contact Person: Paul McGraw
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

*Mar. 23-25: ACD Gamesday – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI.
ACD Distribution offers a complete line of board games, collectible/trading card games, role playing games, dice, cards, fantasy, science fiction miniatures and terrain, historic board games and miniatures, miniatures accessories, and card storage supplies (just to name a few).
Contact Person: Jenna Piller
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

*Mar. 23-25: ACD Gamesday – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI.
ACD Distribution offers a complete line of board games, collectible/trading card games, role playing games, dice, cards, fantasy, science fiction miniatures and terrain, historic board games and miniatures, miniatures accessories, and card storage supplies (just to name a few).
Contact Person: Jenna Piller
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

April 2018

*Apr. 5-8: PAX East – Boston, Massachusetts
Location: Boston Convention and Expo Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
PAX (originally known as Penny Arcade Expo) is overall term used to refer to a series of Gaming culture festivals that involve; tabletop gaming, arcade gaming, computer gaming and video gaming. PAX festival events are held annually in Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, San Antonio, TX and Melbourne, Australia. PAX was originally created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted to attend a show exclusively for gaming.[1] First held in 2004, PAX has been hailed as a celebration of gamer culture. Defining characteristics of the festivals include an opening keynote speech from an industry insider, game-culture inspired concerts, panels on game topics, exhibitor booths from both independent and major game developers and publishers, a LAN party Multiplayer, tabletop gaming tournaments, and video game freeplay areas. Every PAX also features the Omegathon, a festival long tournament consisting of a group of randomly selected att
Contact Person: PAX East
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

*Apr. 8: PHD Business Conference – Dallas, Texas
Location: To Be Determined
PHD is the Largest Gaming Distributor in the South. With locations in Orlando, FL; Piscataway, NJ; Dallas TX; Atlanta, GA; Santa Fe Springs, CA; and Chicago, IL we are a two day ship to most of the US. PHD exists to provide quality gaming and hobby products, through a well built distribution network, at competitve wholesale prices, to retail stores worldwide while providing a fun and rewarding work experience for all PHD employees. Dedication to customer service is a mantra touted by most companies, but PHD takes the extra step by helping stores grow their business through strong relationships and organized play support. Many PHD employess have owned and/or operated a retail game store which puts PHD in a strong position to boost a retail store’s capacity for growth and success.
Contact Person: PHD Business
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

May 2018

*May 9-10: Lion Rampant Imports & Distribution – Brantford, Ontario
Location: To Be Determined
Lion Rampant Imports is a full service game distributor operating out of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Lion Rampant was founded in 1992 and has since grown into Canada's largest distributor of Hobby Adventure games. In addition, Lion Rampant distributes a full range of family board games, educational games, strategy games, dice, paints, collectible games, and miniature games. With Lion Rampant, you will stay up to date with the latest and best in gaming. Our huge selection and efficient distribution network will help you make your business a success. Although we do not sell to the public, please feel free to browse our pages. If you see something you're interested in, let your local game store know that they can find it at Lion! Lion Rampant Imports is your games distributor of choice!
Contact Person: Lion Rampant Imports
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

*May 25-28: BGG.CON SPRING – DFW Airport, Texas
Location: 2334 North International Parkway, DFW Airport, Texas, USA 75261
BGG.Spring returns! May 26-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency DFW.
Contact Person: BGG
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

*May 25-28: PaizoCON – Seattle, Washington
Location: To Be Determined
It all started in a basement. Paizo fan Tim Nightengale and a collection of regulars thought that the world should have a PaizoCon, so they made one up themselves back in 2008. A small number of Paizo staffers trundled over to the lowest floor of a La Quinta Inn for a day of panels and games with a couple handfuls of Paizo's faithful fans. It was small, it was modest, and it was an absolutely fantastic time for all involved. We knew we had to do it again, and we knew we had to make it bigger! Since that legendary first get-together, we've gathered annually to celebrate all things Paizo and Pathfinder. Most importantly, we've tried to keep the atmosphere of that very first PaizoCon present at each successive event. Sure, there are now tons of Pathfinder Society events to play, lots of fun panels and workshops to attend, and hordes of amazing Paizo fans on hand, but we've done our best to keep the Paizo staff accessible and open. Feel free to come on up and cha
Contact Person: Paizo
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

June 2018

*June 1-3: UK Games Expo – Birmingham, UK
Location: Held in the NEC and Hilton Hotels, Birmingham.
Now in its 12th Year, UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK. A fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast.
Contact Person: Hayley Holloway
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

*June 13-17: Origins – Columbus, Ohio
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
Origins 2018 will serve up a high level of fun with activities and events that may require some sleuthing skills. Mark your calendar, Origins Game Fair 2018 is happening June 13-17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.
Contact Person: Paul McGraw
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

August 2018

*Aug. 2-5: Gen Con 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Gen Con is the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world! With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 19, 000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!
Contact Person: Gen Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced

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