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The events on our convention list are typically Roleplaying, Wargaming and Board Games gatherings that gamers are interested in traveling to enjoy.  Conventions often host a multitude of different fun activities besides games.  If you explore some of the convention's web sites you'll discover costume contests, famous artists and maybe even actors from your favorite tv shows & movies. 

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  • Aug 24, 2018 Bellevue, WA Convention


    Dragonflight GameCon started in 1980 and is one of the longest running gaming conventions in the Pacific Northwest. This event gathers together more than 800 players and GMs to play in or run some 500 events spread over three days in August. Here is a list of what we offer:

    • Board games
    • Role-playing games
    • Tournaments
    • Miniatures
    • Card games
    • Game library
    • A gamer auction featuring all kinds of gaming collectibles
    • Vendors from around the Seattle area, including Game Stores, Game Companies, Artists, Online Magazines, and other resources that are related to gaming.

    Most of our events are geared toward adult and young adult players, although a growing number each year are designed just for younger players (ages 8 and up).

  • Aug 24, 2018 La Crosse, WI Convention

    Coulee Con

    Coulee Con is a convention focused on bringing gamers together in the Coulee Region. We celebrate gaming of all types, including board games, collectible card games, tabletop roleplaying games, miniatures, live action roleplaying, video games, and more. Have passion for gaming? Join us!

  • Aug 30, 2018 Atlanta, GA Convention

    Dragon Con

    Dragon Con is an annual multi-genre Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention held in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend. Dragon Con started in 1987 as an outgrowth of a local SF and gaming group, the Dragon Alliance of Gamers and Role-Players. Over the years, the convention has grown to cover more than just Science Fiction, Fantasy, and gaming. It covers 5 hotels and had more than 80,000 visitors last year.

    There are a ridiculous number of things to do at Dragon Con. Tabletop Gaming is extensive at the convention. They have their own online game registration system at http://gaming.dragoncon.org/.

  • Sep 14, 2018 Grand Rapids, MI Convention


    A family friendly board gaming convention where you can shop vendors and artists, cosplay, play games, attend seminars, and meet industry celebrities

    GrandCon welcomes all, and features tabletop (board, card, and roleplaying) gaming including the creators and or authors behind them. Attend seminars, tournaments, special charity events, come dressed as your favorite character, or get involved in open gaming from our library of over 1100 titles! Check out different opportunities to mingle with industry celebrities and other gamers that appreciate similar gaming interests, ranging from games like Monopoly to Tokaido, Champions to Dungeon & Dragons, and Euchre to Fabled Fruit. Make sure to check out the unpublished games section in the ProtoPub area; maybe you'll learn how to design a game or simply sneak a peek at great upcoming games in the hobby. And don't forget our vendor area where you can shop for arts, crafts, and games.

    GrandCon, at its soul, is a community event that raises money for local charities all while having fun. It’s an event that creates opportunities, a place to make new friends and see old friends, and a gateway to discovering a world of creative gaming. Thank you for your community support, and see you soon at GrandCon!

  • Sep 21, 2018 Calgary, AB Convention


    FallCon is pleased to announce our 31st year of running our board game and miniature convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We would like to invite anyone interested in tabletop gaming to join us with their friends and family at this amazing 3 day event. FallCon is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers, united in their passion for board gaming & miniatures. What began as an annual weekend of playing board games in a ballroom at the University of Calgary run by a handful of students has expanded in attendance and variety of games available as interest in the hobby grows in Calgary.

    The FallCon Conventions' prime focus is providing you a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of organized, well-run and moderated events.

    We recognize that there exists an abundance of games in the marketplace but in keeping with what makes us unique, we narrow the selection to those titles that are:

    • Recognized as best in class
    • Highly playable and interesting themes
    • Fun, challenging and social
    • Something that we (the organizers) would want to play ourselves
  • Sep 22, 2018 Cortland, NY Convention

    Crown City Con

    Crown City Con is the only multi-genre tabletop gaming convention in Central NY. Join us at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, on the banks of the Tioughnioga River in Cortland, NY, for a full weekend of gaming.

    Whether it’s roleplaying, board gaming, war gaming, card gaming, or anything else, we are dedicated to serving you a weekend long slice of gaming goodness!

  • Oct 12, 2018 Bloomington, IL Convention


    Located on the expansive flatlands that are Central Illinois. FlatCon has been Bloomington-Normal’s premiere annual gaming convention since 2000.

    Games and More Games!

    Whether you play Role-playing, Card, Board, Mini, LARP or other types of games that do not fit into a specific niche, you will find something fun to play FlatCon!The Annual Friday Night Circus Maximus Game Some of the games we play:

    • Pathfinder and Starfinder
    • Dungeons and Dragons, many editions
    • Guild Ball
    • Warhammer 40K and Fantasy
    • Aerodrome 1.1
    • Circus Maximus
    • Catan
    • Lego Tanks
    • LARPs from Eden Theatrical Society
    • More board and card games than you can count!
  • Oct 13, 2018 Detroit, MI Convention

    TLD Con

    For those of you just now tuning in, Gaming Conventions like TLD CON are opportunities for gamers from all over to get together and celebrate what we all love – Tabletop gaming. You do not need to be a lifelong or die hard fan of the hobby to enjoy the amenities of a convention. If you’ve been to any of our past events, you’re already familiar with a large part of what conventions are all about – playing games and having fun.

    TLD CON will maintain all of the open/guru gaming, but will add more tournaments, scheduled events, new role playing games and interactive activities, painting, crafts, and more. Big conventions (which we hope to one day grow up to be!) offer vendors both local and from across the country with wares like cosplay accessories, dice, nerd merch, and of course – games. At scale we’ll be adding all of these features, and also be able to plan even more large scale events involving dozens of player all at the same time. With enough participation, we can bring that atmosphere to Detroit perhaps as early as this October!

  • Oct 19, 2018 Montreat, NC Convention

    AVL Scarefest

    AVL Scarefest is a Halloween-themed RPG conference just outside of Asheville, NC.

    Tons of PFS along with D&D, Dread, DCC, Call of Cthulhu, Ghostbusters, and lots more. Large board game section courtesy of Well Played gaming cafe. Heaps of prizes and amazingly nice people.

    Creepy clowns and a wandering Yeti are standard. On-site lodging and food so you never have to leave!

  • Oct 19, 2018 Toronto, ON Convention


    Toronto's Newest Convention, KimiKon is brought to you by a team of extremely ordinary people who want to put back the "extra" back in the ordinary of con experiences, which means to celebrate YOU.

    Local artists, fans, friends, and small convention organizers with the help of strategic partners are have come together with great effort to put Toronto back on the map of fandom greatness.

  • Nov 01, 2018 Independence, MO Convention

    Midwest GameFest 2018

    About Us

    Midwest GameFest is an annual four-day tabletop hobby game convention held each Fall in the Kansas City area. Come enjoy role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, workshops, game designers, dealers, benefit events, a used game sale and more! Midwest GameFest is organized and funded by the Role-Players Guild of Kansas City. Get Details


    We feature board games, card games, historical and other miniatures wargaming, and role-playing games of all sorts. You'll find cosplay contests, panels and workshops, one-off custom games, organized play events, tournaments, our storied Gamers Garage Sale, and our benefit raffle for Harvesters. Event Details


    We host a range of gaming-related dealers and exhibitors from around the Midwest. You'll find both popular and hard-to-find games, gaming aids, art prints, hand-crafted goods, and gaming-themed clothing and accessories. Exhibitors Details


    We offer great discounts for individuals and groups who can help out during the convention, and we have flexible volunteer hours to meet your schedule. You can even earn free admission just for helping out. Come out and be one of the crew! Volunteer Details


    Whether it's a Very Important Gamer package, event/room naming rights, or advertising in our convention program or online and email channels, we offer sponsorship packages suitable for any size group, company or individual. Sponsorship Details

  • Nov 02, 2018 Killington, VT Convention

    Carnage 21

    Carnage is a multi-genre tabletop game convention held annually the first weekend in November in the Upper Valley of Vermont. November 2nd to the 4th, 2018, join us at the Killington Grand Resort for Carnage 21 and play tabletop games all weekend long! Carnage is a family-friendly event, and newcomers are always welcome.

    To stay up to date on Carnage news, join our mailing list and follow us on social media.

  • Nov 08, 2018 Madison, WI Convention

    Gamehole Con

    Gamehole Con is the largest tabletop gaming convention in the upper Midwest. Tabletop gamers from around the country gather each November 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, and collectible card games. 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! If you are a tabletop gaming fan, do not miss Gamehole Con!

  • Nov 09, 2018 Longview, TX Convention

    The Long Con

    The The Long Con is your home for all things RPG. Old School/New School, it's all good. Some examples are Dungeons and Dragons (any edition), Pathfinder, Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC), X-Crawl, Star Wars RPG, Starfinder, HarnMaster, Gamma World, Call of Cthulhu, and on and on. We are happy for you to run any game as obscure as you like, just remember, you need to be able to find around 6 players that want to play that game.

  • Nov 30, 2018 Philadelphia, PA Convention

    Pax Unplugged

    PAX Unplugged will be an exciting analog-focused extension of our already existing portfolio of PAX events. We’ve found that the Tabletop parts of PAX have grown and grown to the point where we said, “You know what? Let’s make a show that’s just that.”

    PAX Unplugged is an event specifically tailored to gamers of all ages. All of the content throughout the show is meant to be enjoyed by the entire family all weekend and what’s more, Sunday’s offerings are specifically set up to appeal to our younger gamers in attendance. It’s with that in mind that we will also be offering a Sunday Kid’s Day badge for anyone under 12.

    PAX features a full schedule of tournaments highlighting games from all genres and platforms. Expect the full schedule about a month before each event.

  • Jan 05, 2019 Pomona, CA Convention

    Retro City Festival

    Retro City Festival is an annual celebration dedicated to the history of video games, arcades and pinball. Come experience hundreds of classic arcades, pinball machines, tournaments, an interactive video game history museum, live music, vendors and more! We showcase the largest collection of vintage video game consoles in all of California!

  • Feb 21, 2019 Aurora, CO Convention

    GenghisCon 42

    Billed as “the king of tabletop gaming conventions,” GenghisCon certainly reigns in terms of longevity. Now in its 41st year, it’s grown to be an impressive collection of gaming, miniatures, merchandise and cosplay. When Westword covered its fortieth anniversary last year, it was clear that this was an event that brought out the fun in February, and one that's well worth a roll of the dice.

  • Mar 07, 2019 Lake Geneva, WI Convention

    Gary Con XI

    Gary Con is an annual game convention celebrating the life and works of Gary Gygax, the Father of Role Playing Games. We do this by doing what he loved so much in life, playing Games! Join Gary’s children, friends and fellow game enthusiasts as we celebrate a life well-played.

  • Jul 15, 2019 Miami, FL Convention

    GACUCon Game Cruise

    Game, Cosplay and Adventure on a Cruise Vacation

    Sailing July 15, 2019, aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines epic ship the "Navigator of the Seas". With a dedicated event space for 300+ gamers, cosplayers, game devs and more who enjoy the finer things in life.


    Our sailings not only include the cruise activities but a full compliment of LAN gaming, Cosplay Workshops, board games, console gaming, card games, virtual reality, manga, comic, fandom content libraries and even some workshops on cosplay, game industry topics and more.