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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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Mar 02, 2017 Layton, UT ConventionSaltCON ,
SaltCON is a Board Game Convention for gamers, families, and game designers. The mission of SaltCON is "to bring people together with games." Come play with your family and friends. We have board games, card games, party games, role playing games, dexterity games, war games, miniatures games and more!
SaltCON is held the first weekend of March each year at the Davis Conference Center in Layton Utah. Our 2017 convention will be our 9th year. The attendance in 2016 was 1,142 in 2016 and are capping attendance at 1,400 for 2017.
We have the Ion Award competition, exhibitors, prizes, open gaming, game teachers, tournaments, play to win, panels and presentations about game design and publishing, hot games, math trade, game swap, Artemis, DnD Adventurers League, prototype alley, figure painting, miniature painting contest, and a huge game library to try out new games!
Mar 03, 2017 Fayetteville, AR ConventionGame It Forward ,
The 2017 Game It Forward benefitting ProjectTeacherNWA.org will be on March 3-4 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The new venue gives us much more space and the ability to increase the number of available tickets with that also comes a bit of change!
The 3rd annual Game It Forward will feature an Art Show, Game Demos, RPGs, Tournaments, Door prizes, Promos, Open Game Library, Buy/Sell/Trade Booth, and the ever so popular silent auction! This year food will be cooked onsite from our supporting local restaurants with concessions available all day and complimentary food and drinks available in the VIP Room.
Mar 03, 2017 Biloxi, MS ConventionCoastcon ,
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 thirty-five years.
Mar 17, 2017 Franklin, TN ConventionTennessee Game Days ,
Tennessee Game Days is an open gaming convention held annually just south of Nashville, TN. Attendees from all over Tennessee and surrounding states 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.
As outlined above, 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 18, 2017 Victoria, BC ConventionLANtasy 2017 ,
LANtasy 2017 is being held March 18th and 19th at Pearkes Arena in Victoria BC. It is an event that hosts a LAN Party, Miniatures Gaming, RPGs, and Boardgames! Expect local cosplayers to be in full force and for local vendors to be offering awesome deals to LANtasy participants.
LANtasy 2017 will be open from 9am to midnight on Saturday March 18, 2017 and 9am to 6pm on Sunday March 19, 2017.
Mar 23, 2017 Lake Geneva, WI ConventionGary Con ,
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 24, 2017 Memphis, TN ConventionMidSouthCon ,
MidSouthCon will be held at the East Memphis Hilton on March 24 - 26th, 2017. We have a great lineup of guests this year, with all kinds of events, panels, and entertainment for your enjoyment! With over 200 hours of programming, we will probably have a discussion or workshop that will interest you. As usual we will have gaming of all sorts - Board, Card, RPG, LARP, and more!
Convention Membership Registration will be open soon, but if you would like to apply for consideration to be a panelist or a dealer, those forms are available in the menu on the left. Game Masters - we will have your registration up soon as well.
MidSouthCon has grown over the years to become the Mid-South's premier multi-genre convention. It covers a diverse section of fannish culture that includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science, Comics, Horror, Education, Costuming, Anime, and Gaming. We have over 100 authors, editors, publishers, scientists, artists and other guests, with an 2013 attendance of over 1700 people.
Mar 24, 2017 Kalamazoo, MI ConventionMarmalade Dog 22 ,
Marmalade Dog is a gaming convention held each year by the Western Michigan Gamers Guild (WMGG) on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This convention features tabletop role-playing games, miniature wargames, collectible card games, board games, and many other events.
Apr 07, 2017 Gurnee, IL ConventionGaming Hoopla ,
The Gaming Hoopla is an annual gaming convention that is a fund-raiser for cancer related charities. This year the Gaming Hoopla is once again partnering with the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation!
Featuring: Tabletop Boardgaming, Miniatures, Role-Playing Games, Outdoor Games, Giant & Life-size Board Games, Tournaments, Play-To-Win Events, Forums and Seminars, free rental from the MilCOG games library, and much more!
With hundreds of scheduled events, as well as open gaming areas and a large (free!) rental library, Gaming Hoopla is an ideal place for board game hobbyists to play with friends and family, or meet new gaming buddies! We host games of all age levels and skill levels, genres and play types. This year, the Hoopla will be opening the doors one hour before the first event slot begins (reflected in the hours shown to the right), to allow attendees to register and set up games they are judging before the action starts!
Apr 07, 2017 Lake Charles, LA ConventionCyPhaCon ,
CyPhaCon is now Southwest Louisiana’s premier, family-friendly Anime, Gaming & Scifi/Fantasy convention venue. With close to 1700 attendees in our fourth year, we’re upping the ante with expanded board and video game tourneys, anime panels, costuming & cosplay displays, Musical guests, and much much more.
So, come one, come all, to another in the continuing series of enjoyable CyPhaCon events. It will only get better as the years go on, so don’t miss a single one! Welcome, hope to see you there, and as we say in Louisiana, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” – let the good times roll !!!
Apr 07, 2017 Glen Ellyn, IL ConventionCODCON XXII ,
"It's About Time!" In the western suburbs of Chicago, CODCON features a wide range of role playing, board, card, video, and other games, along with cosplay, LARP, vendors, and so much more!
Apr 07, 2017 Tarrytown, NY ConventionLunacon 2017 ,
Lunacon 2017, the New York area's longest-running Science Fiction convention, will take place on the weekend of April 7-9 at the Westchester Marriott. The following guests will be honored: Writer Guest of Honor Ben Bova Artist Guest of Honor Bob Eggleton Fan Guest of Honor Roberta Rogow Musical Guests Boogie Knights Special Guest Artist Marianne Plumridge Come join us for additional guests, to be determined, as well as fun panels, games, workshops, vendors, parties, readings, concerts, and more!
Apr 08, 2017 North East, MD ConventionCecil Con ,
Cecil Con is a mini convention hosted by the Geekdom Club at Cecil College in North East, MD. We are a family-friendly convention that is open to the public. Please stop by if you have a love of anime, gaming, fantasy, or science fiction – we’d love to have you as an attendee!
May 12, 2017 Round Rock, TX ConventionChupacabracon 4 ,
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 ConventionSouthern Geek Fest ,
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 27, 2017 Mobile, AL ConventionMobile Comic Con (Mobicon) ,
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 ConventionNorth Texas RPG Convention ,
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 09, 2017 Atlanta, GA ConventionSouthern-Fried Gameroom Expo ,
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.
Aug 17, 2017 Indianapolis, IN ConventionGen Con ,
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 Gamingâ¢!
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 ConventionGen Con ,
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!