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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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  • Apr 28, 2017 Dearborn, MI Convention Apr 30, 2017

    Returning in Spring of 2017 is Metro Detroit’s pop-culture extravaganza: The Midwest Media Expo. M2X is a popular culture event, similar to most Comic Conventions; however, instead of focusing on only comics, the Midwest Media Expo is a celebration of all popular media. This includes, but is not limited to: Animation, Television, Film, Literature, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Comics, and Internet Culture. The Midwest Media Expo brings a unique, all-ages blend of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Metro Detroit.

    Sometimes you just want to sit down and enjoy the company of a friend… before obliterating their army of 1/1 zombies with two mana and a rare card they weren’t expecting. Well then, the Tabletop Gaming track at the Midwest Media Expo is for you. Pencil and paper roleplaying games that challenge your imagination, board games which challenge your strategic mind, and card games which test your luck are all included in our tabletop gaming room.

  • May 05, 2017 Lexington, KY Convention May 07, 2017

    LexiCon Tabletop Gaming Convention, now in its fourth year, is the first permanent game convention in Lexington, KY. This Experience is still held every spring in the wonderful Clarion Hotel and Convention Center on Newtown Pike. From the beginning, LexiCon’s mission was not just to be about gaming, but to make gaming exciting and enjoyable for everyone by focusing on fun and adventure, making sure there were many events for families during the day and adults throughout the weekend. Many activities make this more than just gaming, including our tremendous number of gaming events, Cosplay tournament, National and Local Tournaments, great gaming related vendors, adult gaming nights sponsored by West Sixth St. Brewery and The Barrel House, family gaming activities, and our unbelievable 1,400+ LexiCon Gaming Library (and growing).

    Learn-to-Play

    Over 100 games taught either individually or as part of our Learn-to-Play themes series. Yes, we will be teaching many of the latest and greatest from GenCon and Essen 2016, as well as early 2017 releases. Plus we are expanding the very popular LTP series. You can sign up or show up to pick among Deckbuilders, Family Games, Cooperative Games, Children’s Games, Horror Games and many more. Our expert will be on hand to teach these and ensure you have a great time. The schedule will be so packed that you could spend the entire weekend learning all new games.

    Tournaments

    We will once again have our big Catan qualifier complete with all expense paid trip to GenCon. As well as many other tournaments which are detailed on our tournaments page.

    Play-to-Win

    If there is one thing we love at Lexicon it is giving things away. Last year we had so many Play to Win games we had to spread out the love and give different ones away each day! Look for another big year of play-to-win games thanks to your (and our) favorite sponsoring publishers!

    RPGs

    Last year was a break through for RPGs for Lexicon. So many of our events sold out. So, how are we going to respond? By throwing support at even more RPGs. We are opening up to meeting rooms to the main Function Area and turning almost all of that over to RPGs. Obviously we don’t have the full schedule yet, but expect plenty of Pathfinder, D&D, Marvel, and more.

    Open Gaming / Library

    Yes, that’s right, the highlight of Lexicon. This year the library will be over 1500 games!!! Plus we have a much expanded open gaming space. Last year was a blast and this year is sure to be even better.

    LARP

    That’s right, Vampire: The Masquerade LARP is coming back as is the Dr Who LARP. In addition we are adding a Superheroes LARP. Supers! Is this going to awesome or what? If this keeps getting better we may need to add a wing. See our LARP page for more details.

  • May 05, 2017 Martinsburg, WV Convention May 07, 2017

    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.

    1d4Con is going into it’s 5th year. The convention was an idea that James, of the 1d4cast Podcast, had when he realized how little the presence of gaming conventions were in the topmost Northern Virginia part of the Shenandoah Valley area.

  • May 06, 2017 North Tonawanda, NY Convention May 06, 2017

    Lil-Con is a small eventful convention located in the Western New York area. We are hosting this event at the American Legion Stephen Sikora Post located at 950 Payne Ave. North Tonawanda, NY. There will be tons of free parking for everyone as well in a safe area.

    Doors at NOON, and gaming start right away! Lil-Con will be all day and lasts until at least 11 PM or longer. We will have tabletop board games, video games, card games, vendors, cosplay, panels, live music, manga, anime, horror, wrestling, toys, special guests, tournaments and contests, and many events through the day!

    Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/338659563155785/

  • May 12, 2017 Round Rock, TX Convention May 14, 2017

    ChupacabraCon is the brainchild of a group of RPG gamers (called The TPK Gamers) in Austin, Texas. Sometime back in 2013 they were sitting around the table, eating their weekly shared meal before the start of the total party killing festivities, lamenting the lack of an RPG convention in Austin. What started as the usual, "we should do something about that," a week later turned into the start of the planning. 8 months later Chupacabracon opened at the Airport Hyatt Inn and it was all down hill from there.

    The convention benefits nonprofit Austin Creative Pathways whose mission is to inspire and prepare youth for careers in the roleplaying, table top and video game industries through technology, writing and visual arts education. In this increasingly digital age of ours, analog gaming is becoming a more important aspect of game development rather than less of one. Many of the same art, planning, and story development skill cross between genres. A lot of our modern MMORPG developers came from the analog RPG industry and vice versa. After all, story telling is story telling regardless of the medium. We want Chupacabracon to not only serve as a primary fund raiser for Austin Creative Pathways, but to also serve as a gateway into the wonderful world of analog gaming.

  • May 20, 2017 Hattiesburg, MS Convention May 21, 2017

    The main goal of Southern Geekfest is to bring pop culture interest to Hattiesburg, MS and to provide a forum to attract an amazingly broad spectrum of exciting and talented individuals who cover the fields of television, movies, graphic art, and writing.

    This event brings together actors, artists, writers, radio personalities, cosplayers and many others, to showcase their craft and to interact with fans and dedicated fan groups.

    Southern Geekfest is the first of its kind in the Southern MS Pine Belt, and is dedicated to the dream of entertaining all those who come from not just Mississippi, but from all over the country. People from all walks of life are encouraged to come and have fun and be the hero (or heroine) you want to be!

    Please note: The days have now changed for Southern Geekfest 2017. The news dates are May 20-21, 2017.

  • May 25, 2017 Atlanta, GA Convention May 28, 2017

    MomoCon is a multi-genre fan convention encompassing American and Japanese animation, gaming (video gaming, board and card gaming, Live Action role play gaming), comics and costuming, held every year in Spring. General operating hours are from 10am to 3am each day (Thursday through Sunday), with limited hours on the start and ending dates, and some events running later into the evening (dances, music events, etc.).

    MomoCon is excited to provide over 140,000 sq ft of space for PC/LAN Gaming, Console Tournaments, Console Freeplay, Classic Arcade, Board Gaming, Card Gaming, RPGs, and even LARP! We also have an 105,000 sq ft exhibit hall with hundreds of vendors, and even some game company exhibitors from both indie and published developers. In addition to the huge gaming floor and exhibitors hall, celebrity guests will be hosting panels and autograph sessions.

    The MomoCon Board Gaming group is here to provide you with hours of table-filling, dice-rolling, card-slamming enjoyment! We welcome you to come by and rest your feet while taking in a variety of games from our well-stocked and curated library. Our library features many popular titles, including Settlers of Catan, Cosmic Encounters, 7 Wonders, Splendor, Ticket to Ride, Agricola, Love Letter, Coup, Carcassonne, Power Grid, King of Tokyo, Small World, Ascension, Dominion, Suburbia, and many more titles new and old. We have teachers at the ready to instruct you and your friends on new games and new experiences!

    We’ll be running some great D&D, Pathfinder, L5R and more RPG systems, weekend long games, short sessions and Larping.

  • May 27, 2017 Mobile, AL Convention May 29, 2017

    Mobicon's Mobile Comic Con is an annual convention held in Mobile, Alabama in May. It was re-founded in 1998, with its membership increasing each year. Mobicon's Mobile Comic Con is a multi-genre convention with fandoms in science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, anime, manga, horror, paranormal and mass media. Each Mobicon's Mobile Comic Con, fans from these genres, along with actors, artists, authors, and other media guests get together to interact with each other and participate in a number of events that are unique and pertaining to their particular interests.

    During the day, the Merchant Room is open for our members to shop for games, collectables, memorabilia, and more. Our Art Show and Artist alley provide space for local and national artists to display and sell their work. There are guests to meet, discussion panels to attend and debate in, and demonstrations to watch. A designated staffed KidCon area is setup just for the children in our community to come take part in crafts and play games. The night hours feature structured programming and games so our guest can socialize, interact with each other and make new friends. Mobicon's Mobile Comic Con also co-host sanctioned after parties in select establishments in the Downtown area. There is also various Gaming areas open 24 hours throughout the weekend.

  • Jun 01, 2017 Irving, TX Convention Jun 04, 2017

    The NTRPG Con focuses on old-school Dungeons & Dragons gaming (OD&D, 1E, 2E, or Basic/Expert) as well as any pre-1999 type of RPG produced by the classic gaming companies of the 70s and 80s (TSR, Chaosium, FGU, FASA, GDW, etc). We also support retro-clone or simulacrum type gaming that copies the old style of RPGs (Swords & Wizardry, Castles & Crusades, and others). ANY RPG games are welcome at the Con, be it D&D 4e, Pathfinder, or something we haven't even heard of, just be sure you can fill a table with 5-6 people before you ask to have it added to the schedule.

  • Jun 02, 2017 Charlotte, NC Convention Jun 04, 2017

    ConCarolinas is a general multi-genre multi-media convention. We call ourselves a sci-fi convention but in truth we cover all speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy and horror. We host a variety of fandom related events and guests, including gaming, discussion panels, costume events, music events like SciFi Karaoke, concerts, a charity auction, a short film festival, SCA events, groups celebrating fandoms like Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and many more. We have a Dealer Room with vendors selling unique fandom related items. At ConCarolinas you will find something for everyone!

    ConCarolinas has a long tradition of providing tabletop gaming for attendees. From Tabletop RPGs to Board Games and more, ConCarolinas wants to provide an exceptional weekend for gamers.

  • Jun 09, 2017 Atlanta, GA Convention Jun 11, 2017

    The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo (SFGE) is a 3-day convention focused solely on everything gaming. The expo is held June 9-11 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA, and boasts over 250 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines and console systems, along with tabletop freeplay and schedule torunaments, vendors, special guest speakers, movie screenings, arcade/pinball tournaments and more! The event is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages.

  • Jun 26, 2017 Charlottesville, VA Convention Jul 02, 2017

    A full 7 days of gaming. We have 60 Boardgame Tournaments scheduled and many demo events. 24 hour Open Gaming will be allowed starting Monday Morning at 9am. We also have a sold-out Dealers Hall.

    PrezCon is the place for gamers. Once you pay your registration fee, there are no additional fees to enter games. (NO TICKETS) So one price pays for all the gaming you can cram in over the convention. Make your plans to attend now.

  • Aug 04, 2017 Richburg, SC Convention Aug 06, 2017

    MegaMooseCon is a tabletop gaming convention. Our goal is to provide a fun, friendly atmosphere for tabletop gamers to enjoy their hobby. Join us for open board gaming, game demos, prototypes, war games and RPG adventures!

  • Aug 17, 2017 Indianapolis, IN Convention Aug 20, 2017

    Gen Con is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!

    Featuring 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 16,500 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!

    Gen Con returns to Indianapolis from August 17-20, 2017 to celebrate the historic Gen Con 50. In 2016, the convention continued to set turnstile records with an attendance of 201,852.

  • Aug 17, 2017 Indianapolis, IN Convention Aug 20, 2017

    Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. Gen Con is the largest annual consumer fantasy, electronic, sci-fi, adventure, and hobby game convention in North America. Each year gaming enthusiasts converge 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. Last year, more than 60,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors made Gen Con their gaming destination!

  • Oct 06, 2017 Wichita, KS Convention Oct 08, 2017

    TsunamiCon 2017 is returning October 6th, 7th and 8th to the Wichita Scottish Rite in downtown Wichita. We are excited to be bringing you our fourth annual large-scale tabletop gaming convention in America's heartland, once again at the historic Wichita Scottish Rite! We have a huge space for gaming and our marketplace, with access to additional rooms throughout the building. And we want YOU to join us for three fantastic days of tabletop goodness and related geekery. We building on three years of outstanding convention gaming, and we hope to make this year’s con experience the best ever.

  • Nov 10, 2017 Scranton, PA Convention Nov 12, 2017

    Over two-hundred hours of gaming in Mid-Eastern Pennsylvania with the premier meet-up of gamers of all stripes. From dedicated role-playing fans to the casual board game player, MEPACON delivers multiple tracts of entertainment for all ages. Experience three-days of jam packed entertainment with hosted gaming sessions, contests, game auction of new and vintage games, miniature painting and access to the latest and greatest games provided by on site vendors.

    Be sure to bring in all your best painted miniatures for the contest. Price is $1 per entry. Categories include: Under age 15, Small Fantasy, Large Fantasy, Small Sci-fi, Large Sci-fi, and Diorama/Unit. The diorama/unit must have a base to qualify. There must be a minimum of 3 miniatures entered in each contest in order for a winner to be chosen. Winners will receive a gift voucher from one of our vendors.