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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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  • Oct 14, 2018 Niceville, FL Other

    Playtest games PnP Vassal TTS + 1 online

    One online LAN/Web/localhost game (online loaners and actual script files available by request, one open play copy already exists) for 2 to 6 players medium weight with a lot of hidden from other players information

    A couple of 2 player games (a heavy and a medium weight) in PnP+Vassal+TTS formats

    A couple of 2 to 6 player games in PnP+TTS formats (a medium weight and a casual weight)

    and even a simple card game using regular playing cards for 3 to 5 players

    -- I suppose we could also count the dominoes inspired totally untested 2 to 5 player thing (PnP+Vassal)

    Feedback would be appreciated. Online opponents would be a good thing. But, the games as they are right now, are available. Grab a copy if interested.

    Let me know if you want script files or need an online loaner assigned for The Singularity Trap game.

  • 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

    KimiKon

    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


    Events

    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

    Exhibitors

    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

    Volunteers

    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

    Sponsorships

    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.

    Our 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 29, 2018 Madison, WI Convention

    Crafter Con 2018

    If you are a game designer looking to get professional level feedback from other designers there is no better place to get that feedback. With around 100 other designers in attendance you'll have the opportunity to play test your designs many times through-out the weekend. And the friendships you'll make will last a lifetime.

    If you're a gamer who likes to try out new things, then Protospiel is also likely the best experience you'll have. You'll get to see dozens if not hundreds of new designs in a single weekend. Plus you'll get to shape them before they hit the shelves of stores or the pages of Kickstarter.

    Protospiel is an event where you can bring a board or card game prototype to play with other designers, play testers, and publishers. It's a great way to break your game and to fix it. It doesn't matter what level of polish your game has. Many games are made right on the spot at Protospiel using the free prototyping materials provided by The Game Crafter. But there are also many games there that are just doing final testing just before they are published or put out on Kickstarter.

    If you want to play games in any state of development, then Protospiel is for you. If you want to get your own designs played, then Protospiel is for you. If you are looking to come to promote a complete game and never play anybody else's game, then Protospiel is not for you.

  • 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!

  • Jan 05, 2019 Okoboji, IA Convention

    Lakes Area Game Fest

    Lakes Area Game Fest is an annual open gaming convention in Okoboji, IA for new and experienced gamers, families, and individuals of all ages to learn and play contemporary board & card games.

    The event is hosted by the Lakes Area Board Gamers, an open group of board-gaming enthusiasts in Northwest Iowa. Our convention welcomes attendees from across the Midwest (and beyond!) to take part in a full 24 hours of gaming over the course of two days.

    Attendees will have access to our Convention Library of more than 200 popular games which can be checked out for free use within the event space. We also encourage you to BYOG (Bring Your Own Games) to enjoy with others!

    Open gaming is available for the entirety of the convention, but plenty of programming is also featured, including:

    • Scheduled gaming
    • Scheduled playtesting of local game designs
    • Envoy Herald game demos
    • Mini tournaments
    • Used Game Garage Sale (bring your own games to sell!)
    • Local vendors
    • Giveaways, and more!

    This is an opportunity to enjoy the tabletop gaming hobby in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Reserve your badge today!

  • Jan 11, 2019 Muscatine, IA Convention

    IoWorlds

    Greetings, fellow patriots! IoWorlds is a wargaming convention.

    Enjoy a full weekend of fun and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in arms!

  • Feb 15, 2019 Spartanburg, SC Convention

    TantrumCon 2019

    TantrumCon 2019 will be held at the Spartanburg Marriott on President's Day weekend 2019 (February 15 - 17). This year features a host of awesome events including:

    • The only Catan U.S. National Qualifier tournament remaining for the 2019 season in the Southeast!
    • A Kids Gaming Area where you'll be able to drop off your young gamer (ages 6 - 12) for select hours each day, featuring a Kids' Gaming Library of over 100 games!
    • Awesome special guests such as Richard Launius (with more to be announced soon!)
    • Live Tantrum House broadcasts!
    • Premium meal events such as a New York Slice pizza party (where each attendee will go home with a copy of the game)!
    • and much, much more!

    There will be TONS of opportunities to learn new games, play with new friends (and old), hang out with the Tantrum House crew (as well of lots of other board game personalities) and generally have the time of your life! Our board game library will be open 17-hours a day.

    Our dedicated GMs will be teaching games all day. The Tantrum House crew will be shooting live reviews, podcast interviews, and shows each day that you can be involved in! Board game demos and tournaments will be scheduled to take place throughout the day, and it'll pretty much be the most fun Spartanburg has ever known!

  • 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.

  • Feb 22, 2019 Roanoke, VA Convention

    MystiCon

    The location and time of year that MystiCon takes place is one that fans, family and friends alike have come to rely on for an awesome weekend of SciFi, Fantasy and Pop Culture.

    This convention was resurrected in 2010 by a collection of cool zany and passionate people that wanted to keep the family-friendly traditions of open gaming, enjoyment of different literature, arts, imaginations and camaraderie any Con-goer will surely enjoy!

  • 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.

  • Apr 26, 2019 Nashville, TN Convention

    Ratha Con

    Athens, Ohio's one and only pop-culture convention is coming back bigger and stronger than ever!

    Ratha Con features a huge Artists' and Dealers' hall, gaming, cosplay, panels, Quidditch, and lots more!

    So whether you're into- Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Superheroes, Doctor Who, Firefly, Anime, Zombies, Ghostbusters, Video Games, Tabletop games, Card games, Steampunk, Cosplay, Comics, or ANYTHING ELSE, Ratha Con is the place for you to GEEK OUT and connect with other fans.

  • Apr 26, 2019 Shreveport, LA Convention

    Red River RPG Con

    The Red River RPG 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.

  • May 03, 2019 Shepherdstown, WV Convention

    1d4Con

    1d4Con is a grassroots, by fans for fans, gaming convention. We are currently going into our 7th year and strive to bring the best gaming experience we can offer to the area.

    1d4Con aims to offer a wide variety of gaming for its attendees: Tabletop RPGs, Card games and Board games, LARPs, Miniatures games, and sometimes computer games like ARTEMIS Spaceship Bridge Simulator.

  • 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.

    GAME - EAT - PARTY - SLEEP - REPEAT

    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.