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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!

February 2024 • March 2024 • May 2024 • August 2024 • September 2024 • October 2024 • December 2024

February 2024

*Feb. 23-25: Fire and Ice Convention – Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Location: Holiday Inn Manitowoc, 4601 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Join over 400 gamers from Wisconsin and the Midwest for three days of board, card, miniature and role-playing games. Fire & Ice is a little game convention with BIG fun for everyone. It also hosts a silent auction, daily prize drawings, costume contest, and more!
Contact Person: Events Coordinator
For more info, contact: 2410 Washington Street Two Rivers WI 54241
SJ Games Staff Attending: Amy Zwick

March 2024

*Mar. 3-7: GAMA EXPO 2024 – Louisville, Kentucky
Location: The Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40202, KICC, 221 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202
GAMA EXPO is the professional trade show of the tabletop games industry featuring four days of seminars, panel discussions, product reviews, and demos of new products. GAMA EXPO provides a welcoming environment to network and build your business with a multitude of professionals in our industry.
Contact Person: Julie Yeager - Exhibitor Manager
For more info, contact: 258 E. Campus View Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235
SJ Games Staff Attending: Amy Zwick, Irene Zielinski, Jimmie Bragdon, Katie Duffy, Meredith Placko, Randy Scheunemann, Sabrina Gonzalez, Steve Jackson

*Mar. 15-17: Nerdi Gras 2024 – Duluth, Georgia
Location: Sonesta at Gwinnett Place, 1775 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth, GA 30096
NERDI GRAS® is a celebration of all things geek. It's 3 days of music, entertainment, video games, board games, and cosplay designed to evoke a Carnivale of color, sound, and energy. It's a place where all are welcome to join in a community of friends who play together, are creative together, and share a desire to be a part of a true Nerd Bacchanalia.
Contact Person: Nerdi Gras Krewe
SJ Games Staff Attending: Irene Zielinski and Steve Jackson

Mar. 29-31: Kawaii Kon – Honolulu, HI
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kal'kaua Ave
Kawaii Kon is a 3-day convention in Honolulu, Hawai'i that endeavors to facilitate the growth of anime, manga, Japanese culture and related industries in Hawai'i! Our 18th annual event will be held from March 29th to March 31st, and we expect attendance numbers of 20, 000+. Last year, our attendance reached a record high of 20, 147! Our game room has grown considerably over the past few years and now encompasses two rooms that are just over 24, 000 square feet!
Contact Person: Van H Fujishige
For more info, contact: 909 Makahiki Way #4, Honolulu, HI 96826

May 2024

*May 22-25: ACD Gamesday 2024 – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703
ACD Gamesday offers attendees the opportunity to speak with game publishers, network with other retailers, attend informative seminars, and demo the latest games.
Contact Person: Corey Anderson
For more info, contact: ACD Distribution, LLC, 3129 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
SJ Games Staff Attending: Amy Zwick

*May 31-June 2: UK Games Expo – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Location: The National Exhibition Center (NEC), North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, Hilton Metropole Hotel, National E
UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Tabletop Games Convention in the UK - where all aspects of the tabletop gaming hobby are represented under one roof.
Contact Person: UK Games Expo
For more info, contact: UK Games Expo Ltd, Third Floor, Suite 9 Elgar House Green Street Business Centre, Green Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1JF
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ross Jepson and Steve Jackson

August 2024

*Aug. 1-4: Gen Con – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225
Founded in 1968 in Lake Geneva, WI by Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax, Gen Con is the largest annual event dedicated to tabletop gaming and culture in North America. Each year, gamers and fans converge in Indianapolis, IN to share their love for all things gaming: from tournaments to guest appearances, exhibit hall booths to electronic games, workshops, seminars, anime, art shows, auctions, and countless other activities. In 2019, nearly 70, 000 attendees and over 520 exhibitors made Gen Con their gaming destination!
Contact Person: Customer Service
SJ Games Staff Attending: Amy Zwick, Jimmie Bragdon, Katie Duffy, Meredith Placko, Ross Jepson, Randy Scheunemann, others to be announced

*Aug. 29-Sept. 2: Dragon Con – Atlanta, Georgia
Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downt
Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe – and the best place to celebrate all of these things with fellow fans on Labor Day Weekend.
Contact Person: Dragon Con Office
For more info, contact: Dragon Con, 5044 Clark Howell Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30349
SJ Games Staff Attending: Irene Zielinski and Steve Jackson

September 2024

*Sept. 21-24: Granite State Comicon – Manchester, New Hampshire
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03103
Granite State Comicon is New Hampshire's premiere comic book and pop culture festival. The convention features an artist alley where you can meet your favorite comic creators, buy art, commission sketches, and more. The expo center has vendors, celebrities, artists, collectibles, photo ops, and autographs. The armory feature artists, vendors, and cosplay guests.
Contact Person: General Inquiries
For more info, contact: Double Midnight Productions, 245 Maple St., Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103
SJ Games Staff Attending: Meredith Placko and Steve Jackson

October 2024

*Oct. 17-20: Gamehole Con – Madison, Wisconsin
Location: Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
As Gamehole Con is one of the largest tabletop gaming conventions there is, tabletop gamers from around the country and world gather each fall in Madison, WI for this carnival of gaming. Gamehole Con is all about tabletop gaming and all the fun that goes with it. The convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy, and historical miniature gaming. Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast. Gamehole Con features the best guests in the industry, an unbelievable Dealer Hall, and of course, lots and lots of gaming!
Contact Person: Sean Riley
SJ Games Staff Attending: Amy Zwick, Irene Zielinski, Meredith Placko, and Steve Jackson

December 2024

*Dec. 6-8: PAX Unplugged – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
PAX Unplugged is a tabletop gaming-focused event specifically tailored to lovers of board games, RPGs, miniatures, cards, and more. Featuring thought-provoking panels, a massive expo hall filled with the best publishers and studios, new game demos, tournaments, and a community experience unlike any other.
Contact Person: General Contacts
SJ Games Staff Attending: Meredith Placko and others to be announced

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