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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 20, 2017 Janesville, WI ConventionMini Hoopla , 53546
All open gaming. Join us at one of our favorite throw-back venues to play with the diehard Hoopla attendees and staff. This event will be limited admission because of the venue size, so preregistering will be highly recommended. Keep an eye out here and on our social media for details and to know when registration opens!
The Mini Hoopla is a weekend full of open gaming goodness - fewer frills but just as much fun! Event scheduling will still be available on this site. Best of all, you are helping to support the Gaming Hoopla's donations towards fighting cancer while you have fun gaming!
Oct 20, 2017 Mobile, AL ConventionQuest-Con , 36602
Quest-Con is a multi-genre convention heavily influenced by gaming & cosplay (2 things we hold dear to our hearts). In addition Quest-Con will not be your standard dog & pony show with a flea market that so many conventions seem to be turning into. If you're familiar with most (not all) of the standard fare, you buy a ticket, walk around the vendor floor for a bit, check out some guests, maybe look into a couple of other things that you're personally interested in, then you go back home and wait for the next year. Each year is a rinse and repeat of the last with different guests.
This convention will be truly unique to the Gulf Coast area. Yes we will have some awesome guests, we will have an amazing vendor floor, we will have a huge amount of diverse gaming, we will have an unbelievable dedication to all things cosplay, but most importantly we are crafting more than just a convention. We are crafting an adventure. Quest-Con will be an adventure that you will want to experience year after year after year, and will never grow tired or bored with!
Oct 20, 2017 Rockford, IL ConventionRock-Con Game Convention , 61108
Rock-Con features historical and fantasy miniature gaming, collectible miniatures, role-playing, board gaming, and other events that cover the entire spectrum of adventure gaming.
Highlights include, Pathfinder RPG, Napoleonic Naval, Chainmail miniatures game, Dust 1947, Malifaux, and con favorite B Movie Madness.
Rock-Con is happening October 20th - 22nd at the Tebala Event Center in Rockford, IL. Attendance and game registration is now open.
Oct 27, 2017 Grapevine, TX ConventionLone Star Game Expo , 76051
Do you like to roll dice, play roleplaying games, compete with board games, or strategize with miniatures? Come join us each October and game with use! Lone Star Game Expo hosts some of the best games in Texas.
Our event provides a fun, unforgettable atmosphere with beautiful cosplay, special speakers, and unique game events. We will also soon announce a number of trophies which we will award at the Expo for talents ranging from great gamemastering to the best wargaming terrain! Check back soon: we'll be announcing registration soon!
Oct 28, 2017 Kitchener, ON ConventionSkyCon , n2a 2n2
October 28th & 29th, Kitchener-Waterloo will be home to an epic weekend of skirmish, CCGs, and RPGs, boardgames, events, workshops, vendors, prizes, and more!
Nov 02, 2017 Independence, MO ConventionMidwest GameFest , 64055
Midwest GameFest is an annual game convention bringing a number of long standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Gamer's Haven Game Library have banded together to bring you role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, workshops, game designers, dealers, benefit events, a used game sale and more! The list of events expands up until the convention, so check back regularly.
Nov 02, 2017 Madison, WI ConventionGamehole Con , 53713
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 03, 2017 San Antonio, TX ConventionGAMEXPO , 78251
GAMEXPO is San Antonio’s premier gaming convention. GAMEXPO will be providing San Antonio with all forms of gaming such as roleplaying, board games, card games, miniatures and video games. The convention was founded by Vince and Colleen Guzman who have their own independent gaming companies in San Antonio, they have attended and volunteered at numerous conventions throughout San Antonio, and they produce and host the San Antonio You Tube show Geek Out SA. They are joined in this endeavor by volunteers who have worked diligently to help build up the gaming community in the San Antonio area.
Nov 03, 2017 Grand Rapids, MI ConventionUNPUB MIDWEST , 49512
Unpub will host the inaugural Unpublished Games Festival (Unpub Midwest) in Grand Rapids, Michigan!
November 3rd is Designer Day, and is only available to those with Designer or VIPlayer badges.
November 4th & 5th are open to the entire public.
Special Guest, Dominic Crapuchettes Dominic Crapuchettes Dominic Crapuchettes is a game designer and entrepreneur based in Bethesda, Maryland. While in college he studied to become a writer and a composer of classical music. In 1997, he won $15,000 playing Magic: The Gathering on the pro tour. In 2001, he helped found the first game designer convention in the USA, Protospiel. In 2003, he stopped captaining an Alaskan salmon fishing boat to start North Star Games, LLC. Dominic won the Rising Star Game Inventor of the Year award at the 2010 TAGIE Awards.
Nov 03, 2017 Windsor, VT ConventionCarnage , 05089
Carnage is a multi-genre table-top gaming convention based in the Upper Valley of Vermont / New Hampshire. It typically covers all genres of tabletop gaming, like board games, role-playing games, CCGs, LARPs and historical and fantasy miniatures.
In 2017, Carnage celebrates twenty years of playing tabletop games in Vermont! Join us at the Killington Grand Resort from November 3rd to the 5th for a weekend of playing old favorites and trying the latest and greatest, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.
Nov 10, 2017 Scranton, PA ConventionMepaCon , 18503
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.
Nov 10, 2017 Charlotte, NC ConventionMace , 28262
MACE (Mid Atlantic Convention Expo) is a table top gaming convention, once held in High Point, NC since 1997 and now held in Charlotte since 2012. The previous incarnation called ROC 96.5 was a gaming event associated to Roc Of Ages Con in Charlotte. Since then, it has grown to be one of the largest gatherings of gamers in the Carolinas. We at Justus Productions/MACE pride ourselves in providing the best and most variety of games in the Carolinas. Supported by one of the largest online Carolina game master pool, as well as many Carolina organized play RPG groups (RPGA, PFS, SRM, D&D AL) and local LARP groups like Underground Theater, Ivanhoe Productions, VampCat, and others, MACE has everything for the avid gamer. Board games, war games, role playing games, live action, video games, and miniature games – there is something for everyone.
We encourage our attendees to always try to play something new during our weekend. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the organizers. We are here for you, the gamer. We rarely have guests, and we rarely have panels. However, we have had a few names in the industry stop by and game with us like Steve Long, Shane Hensley and Greg Porter. Please feel free to browse our site and see what we are all about.
MACE (in all its forms) is dedicated to providing the highest quality games and related activities to you,the gamer. We have access to hundreds of GMs, Judges, tournament directors, and event coordinators that present some of the best gaming the Carolinas have to offer. Our gaming include indie RPGs, Organized Play RPG gaming, war gaming, board games, miniature games, and live action games. In one weekend, we have the most concentrated, and focused amount of gaming you will find in the Carolinas.
Nov 10, 2017 Dayton, OH ConventionAcadeCon , 45402
AcadeCon is a 3-day gaming convention at the Dayton Convention Center, in Dayton, Ohio, on the weekend of Veterans day: November 10th – 12th, 2017.
We at The RPG Academy podcast have had the extreme fortune of building a wonderful community of gamers that listen to our podcast and play games with us. More than anything, we thrive on interacting with our listeners and fans. This is the true purpose of AcadeCon. In addition to playing games with friends, both old and new, AcadeCon offers almost unprecedented access to some amazing RPG designers, authors, and some of your favorite podcasting personalities. At AcadeCon, these people are there to have fun and play games, just like you. Join into one of their events and don’t be surprised if they join into one of yours!
AcadeCon is specifically designed to be a smaller, non-traditional convention. We are not trying to (nor do we want to) compete with or replace the huge conventions that attract a national audience. At our convention, you're going to get access to 24-hour gaming hall, a better chance to play in the games you want, the opportunity to spend time and game with special guests, and time to hang out with some of the best gamers in the world—the fans of our show!
Nov 11, 2017 Longview, TX ConventionThe Long Con 2017 , 75605
We're the Longview based East Texas home of Role Playing Games. We've planned Dungeons & Dragons (all editions), Adventurers League, DCC, Pathfinder, Star Wars, Call of Cthulhu, and many more games!
Nov 17, 2017 Ypsilanti, MI ConventionU-Con , 48197
U-Con is an annual gaming convention founded in 1988. It attracts gamers not only from Southeast Michigan, but from across the United states and several other countries as well. U-Con offers high-quality events across the spectrum of gaming in a comfortable, functional space … and we work hard to keep the convention as affordable as possible.
We have Open Gaming, Gaming Categories and Specialty Tracks and Groups information in our website's Program. Be sure to visit our website for detailed information.
Jan 05, 2018 Rothschild, WI ConventionEvercon 2018 , 54474
Over the last 16 years Evercon has grown from a small, school-run event with a handful of gamers to a 1,000+ attendee gaming convention. Evercon brings gamers from across WI and nearby states who gather each January in Wausau, WI so they can start the new year enjoying their hobby with likeminded, dedicated gamers.
The convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, collectible card games, and video gaming. Evercon is for the fantasy and sci-fi gaming enthusiast. Evercon features a Dealer Hall, Artists and Authors, and some of the best gaming you can find to start the new year off right. If you are a gaming fan, don’t miss out on Evercon!
Jan 11, 2018 Milwaukee, WI ConventionMidwinter Gaming Convention , 53203
Midwinter Gaming Convention is a 4 day convention held each January in Milwaukee, WI. Started in January of 2000, this event was founded on a Classic World of Darkness Live Action Role Playing game (LARP). Each year it grew and expanded, from a single Friday night in 2000 to a four day event featuring events throughout the weekend. In 2010 we celebrated our 10th anniversary, and for the first time brought in vendors, special guests and other gaming events, making the leap from Midwinter Event to Midwinter Gaming Convention.
So welcome to the show ladies and gentlemen! Celebrating our 18th year, the 2018 show will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and feature more events than ever before, in a gorgeous historical hotel. Featuring Live Action Role Play, Tabletop RPG's, Miniatures Wargaming, CCG's and a Board Game room with amazing Play to Win games, there is something for everyone. Watch for a great lineup of special guests as well.
The Best Games are Played in the Dead of Winter...and Midwinter is coming!
Jan 12, 2018 Bryce, UT ConventionBryceCon Game Convention , 84764
Join us for the 4th Annual BryceCon Game Convention! A 3 day weekend of board, card and role-playing games, events, activities and more! All right outside of Bryce Canyon National Park and in the heart of Utah's breathtaking Color Country. "Hoodoo you game with?" Register early, attendance limited to 250 this year
Jan 19, 2018 Denver, CO ConventionHexaCon Denver , 80233
HexaCon is a Denver-based convention for board games, role-playing games, miniatures games, and train games.
Your entry fee gets you unlimited access to board games, role playing games, and more!
Feb 23, 2018 Chattanooga, TN ConventionCon Nooga , 37402
Con Nooga is Chattanooga, TN's largest Multi Fandom Convention covering everything from Anime, Comics, Authors, Artists, Music, Science Fiction, Horror, Cosplay, Costuming, Fantasy, British Media, Gaming, Paranormal and so much more! Over 160,000 Square ft of Fandom Fun!
Some people refer to Comic Cons or Celebration of certain Geek or Pop Culture. Con Nooga celebrates all fandoms and all genres. Some shows focus on guests but we primarily focus on programming, entertainment, workshops, contests, interaction and networking. We have over 500+ hours of content in a mere 3 days. Covering all genres, fandoms, pop culture and pretty much anything geek to freak! We have over 23 rooms of programming every hour and 3 total stages.
Thanks for celebrating our 10th Anniversary with us in 2017!!! We can not say thank you enough for the support amazing family and friends that have embraced and become part of the Con Nooga family!
Mar 08, 2018 Lake Geneva, WI ConventionGary Con , 53147
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.
Gary Con was started to celebrate the life of Gary Gygax, so many of the events are Old School games - in many cases your DM may be the original author or designer! However, any type of game is welcome: board games, card games, miniature war games, pen & paper RPGs, etc. At any given table you'll find any and all versions of Dungeons & Dragons and its progeny, cyberpunk heists, ships-of-the-line bombarding each other, car and chariot racing, Allies storming the Normandy beaches, jousting knights, or space marines desperately fighting off xenomorphs.
Gary Con has 24-hour gaming access at the convention center from Thursday 7 a.m. to Sunday 4pm. In addition to the scheduled events, many tables will be reserved for Open Gaming where you are free to find an open table or seat to run or play your own unplanned event.
Mar 09, 2018 Franklin, TN ConventionTennessee Game Days , 37067
Tennessee Game Days is an open gaming convention held annually just south of Nashville, TN. Attendees from all over Tennessee, surrounding states, and from places far and wide, gather for three solid days of open gaming. All kinds of board and card games will be available for play and you can find willing opponents for just about any game.
The event is focused on open gaming, so the easy answer is anything that you can find an opponent to play. That being said, the attendees of our event typically play family strategy games, or Eurogames. These are games that play in an hour or two, feature decision making throughout the game, and usually focus on player interactions over player elimination. Games like The Settlers of Catan or Power Grid. In addition to these games, modern conflict oriented games are also usually well represented - games like History of the World, Memoir '44, or Twilight Imperium.
What you won't see much of are miniatures games, like Warhammer, or collectible card games, like Magic: the Gathering - if your gaming tastes are focused predominately in either of those areas, this probably won't be the most fruitful event to attend. Take a look at our Past Events area to get a more in depth feeling for what a Tennessee Game Days weekend is like, and if you still have questions, let us know!
Mar 10, 2018 Swansea, MA ConventionSouth Coast Game Fest , 02777
The South Coast Game Fest is a Celebration of play in Swansea Massachusetts. It's a collaboration between Rivendell Books & Games in Rehoboth, MA and Mastermind Adventures Board Game Lounge & NERF Arena in Swansea, MA.
This two day convention features the best of tabletop games. There is something for everyone at the South Coast Game Fest! Bring the whole family.
Badge sales open November 1.
We are accepting applications for vendors, events, demos, volunteers and are actively looking for event sponsors.
Mar 16, 2018 Biloxi, MS ConventionCoastCon , 39531
CoastCon is Mississippi's longest running and largest science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. It is the main sponsored event of CoastCon, Inc., a non-profit literary organization. CoastCon, Inc. and its ten-member volunteer board develops events and gatherings to promote reading, education, fellowship, and science fiction, fantasy and gaming in all formats across the Southern United States, for over forty years.
Apr 20, 2018 Lexington, KY ConventionLexiCon 2018 , 40511
LexiCon Tabletop Gaming Convention with 100s of great boadgaming events: Tournaments, Learn to Play new games, RPGs, Cosplay, LARPing, a Ginormous Gaming Library, and much, much, more! Our evening gaming parties our LEGEND----ARY!!! Sponsored by West Sixth Brewing and The Barrel House!
Jun 01, 2018 Birmingham, ENG ConventionUK Games Expo , B40 1NT
UK Games Expo aims to be the premier event in the UK where all aspects of the gaming hobby are represented under one roof:
- Card Games
- Role-playing Games
- Miniature Games
- Family games
The goal is to create a fun event which will appeal to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast. You arrive, you wander around the trade stands, try out any games you wish, sit in on the seminars or join in with the tournaments These are the main elements:
- Tournaments and Championships in the most popular game systems
- Newest games and releases on show AND PLAYABLE
- Large trade fair
- Family Zone - lots for the kids to do
- Authors and artists
- Participation and Demonstration Games - No need to know the rules or book in advance -JUST WALK UP AND ASK TO JOIN IN!
- Costumed Groups
- Seminars and Talks
- Space for Open Gaming and Roleplaying Games
- Game Ambassadors in blue shirts - if you are new, on your own or just lost ask them and they will help.
Jun 07, 2018 Irving, TX ConventionNorth Texas RPG Con , 75063
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.
We have the following confirmed guests at this time ( Wolfgang Baur, Bob Bledsaw Jr., Jason Braun, Jeff Dee, Chris Clark, Matt Finch, Ernest "Skeeter" Green, Allen Hammack, Kevin Hendryx, Mary Hendryx, Jack Herman, Tim Kask, Doug Kovacs, David "Diesel" LaForce, Stephen Marsh, Frank Mentzer, Erol Otus, Steve Perrin, Stefan Pokorny, Dr. Dennis Sustare, Jim Wampler, James Ward, Bill Webb, Steven Winter ). The lineup usually includes several of the more important figures in the history of RPGs as a whole and Dungeons & Dragons in particular.
Hope to see you here !