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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 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!
Apr 20, 2018 Collinsville, IL ConventionRole Call , 62234
Role Call is a small gaming convention in the St. Louis area with a focus on Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League play. If you love Dungeons & Dragons, this is the convention for you!
Join us April 20-22, 2018 in Collinsville, Illinois for Role Call 1. The convention is being held at the Leighton Evatt American Legion Post, where we will be hosting multiple tables of official Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League play each day. The convention will feature three tier 1 adventures written by Role Call's organizers, various tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 adventures from the current and previous Adventurers League seasons, unique Adventurers League content from other conventions, and possibly one D&D Epic or D&D Open style event (we are evaluating the feasibility).
Whether you are working to get your character to the next tier or simply looking to see what Dungeons & Dragons is all about, we hope to see you there!
Apr 27, 2018 Cincinnati, OH ConventionSteampunk Symposium , 45246
The International Steampunk Symposium (aka Steampunk Empire Symposium) started in April 2012 and has grown by leaps and bounds each year ever since. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio it is perfectly placed for central access from all over the United States, and many cross state borders and international borders for this annual gathering of ladies and gentlemen who commonly enjoy reenacting the future that never was!
Voted the Best Steampunk Convention in the Midwest, this three day festival offers all that you would expect from a fandom convention such as panels, workshops, guest speakers, vendors, music, dancing, and parties, but there’s even more.
Between the games, bands, sports, presentations, contests, workshops, exhibitors, parties, and so much more, we often hear that there is too much to do. Whatever attractions you choose to attend, you will discover that the International Steampunk Symposium is an interactive weekend with some of the friendliest ladies and chaps that you shall ever meet.
Apr 27, 2018 Shreveport, LA ConventionRed River RPG Con , 71129
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 04, 2018 Ashland, OH ConventionGojotekicon , 44805
Gojotekicon, the Friendly Con, is an animation, gaming, and comic convention in Ashland, OH. It will host live performances, fan and professional panels, indoor and outdoor activities, and more.
We have a variety of all ages events, as well as 18+ and 21+ panels. Programming runs 24 hours, May 4-6 starting at 4 PM. We will be hosting live performances from 2d6, Detox the Kid, Ghost in Blue, and even more yet to be announced! Additionally, we will have a variety of dance panels with Ni-Hana focusing on j-pop and k-pop. Other paneling will include Karaoke with J-83 Cosplay, interactive arts panels, comedy show, game shows, and more.
If panels and music aren't you're thing, we will have a video game room provided by Final Boss Gaming. They will be bringing the latest in console gaming and hosting gaming tournaments.
We will also have a table top gaming space. If you're looking to battle your Pokémon, the Platinum League will also be joining us for a chance to beat the island trials.
If you're more into outdoor fun, we have a cosplay photo trail located in the Audubon Wetlands Preserve. This photo trail ranges from wetlands to forest, and is sure to provide attendees with the perfect cosplay photos. Cosplay guests, Geeked Out Cosplay and Zombie Doll Cosplay, will be joining for DIY panels and mermaid photos.
Additionally, attendees will be able to participate in activities both in reality and virtually in our new, Gojotekicon exclusive augmented reality game we are developing with Metaverse!
There is still more to be announced as we approach the event, so be sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest announcements, guests, and events!
May 04, 2018 Austin, MN ConventionAusti-Con , 55912
A weekend of Tabletop Gaming in Austin MN, May 4-6 2017.
Admission will be 15 Dollars for the weekend. Attendees will get a swag bag (contents are limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis).
This year we will also nominate Sunday as Family Fun Day. A family of up to 4 can come experience the event for just 10 dollars for the whole family.
There will be tables for open gaming as well as scheduled events.
Attendees can also take part in play to win events, check out games from the board game library and win door prizes.
The gaming will take place at the Austin Armory. Right off I-90 at 800 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912
There will be a charity silent auction running throughout this event. Proceeds will be going to the Autism Day Camp program in Austin, which is run through the Hormel Historic Home.
May 04, 2018 Decatur, IL ConventionHeroicon , 62522
Heroicon is Decatur, Illinois’ first and only tabletop gaming convention! With almost 15,000 square feet of gaming space, there is ample room for board games, miniatures, RPGs, card games, open gaming and more!
Proceeds raised from this convention will be used for Games For Troops, an Illinois non-profit corporation whose mission is to deliver board, card, and other games to the men and women of the US Armed Forces.
May 04, 2018 Round Rock, TX ConventionChupacabracon , 78664
Chupacabracon is the premiere desktop role playing and board game convention in the greater Austin area. Held at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas, Just North of Austin, proper. The convention is the primary fund raising event for Austin Creative Pathways. Our goal is to foster youth into creative careers through gaming.
Chupacabracon is a small event, pulling visitors from around the country. We are known for having an unusually high number of professional guests for an event at our size. We are routinely hosting 25 to 30 industry guests; writers of many of the top RPGs. Being a small event of no more than 500 attendees, this is a unique opportunity to meet the writers, many of whom run their games at Chupacabracon.
We also host many special events. D&D Adventure League and Pathfinder Society regularly host unique, special events at our little convention. We have also hosted Savage Saturday Nights every year from our inception. This is an evening of games run by the authors of Deadlands, East Texas University, Savage Rifts, and many other Savage Worlds settings. We hold an interactive celebrity game, where audience members can pledge to the charity for the opportunity to shape the story, make the rolls for the celebrity players, and otherwise make their session more interesting.
We have been told, from attendees and industry guests both, that Chupacabracon is their favorite event of the year. Come join our family of gamers at our next event.
May 11, 2018 Athens, OH ConventionRatha Con , 45701
Ratha Con is an annual pop-culture convention held at the Athens Community Center in beautiful South-East Ohio. The Con features a costume contest, pop-culture artists, quidditch, tabletop games, and nerds as far as the eye can see!
May 12, 2018 Colorado Springs, CO ConventionKoboldCon , 80920
KoboldCon is the premiere tabletop gaming convention in Colorado Springs, presenting a huge variety of gaming opportunities and geekery right along the Front Range. KoboldCon's second annual event, we will be located in the new (and huge) Chapel Hills Event Center!
With over 30k square feet of space, the Chapel Hills Event Center is a HUGE step up for KoboldCon and a great opportunity for our attendees to spread out and have a GREAT experience!
KoboldCon attendees can also enjoy a number of fun and exciting events throughout the weekend!
May 24, 2018 Atlanta, GA ConventionMomoCon , 30303
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 2pm Thursday to 5pm Sunday, with some events running later into the evening/all night (dances, music events, the game hall 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. You are able to register for all 4 days
May 25, 2018 Parkersburg, WV ConventionVandalia-Con , 26101
Get ready as Vandalia-Con Year 5 takes us into the Old West!
Bring your partners, do-si-do and get ready for a Wild West Adventure- Steampunk Style!
Repairing the Rift sent Vandalia spiraling back in the tunnels of time and we landed smack dab in the middle of the Old West! Join us as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary with shootouts, contests, amazing classes, and even learn about bionic eyes!
When your in a pickle like this sometimes what you need is a good, upright white-hat hero with a nice shiny badge (like Wyatt Earp). Other times what you need to get things done is a good old-fashioned black-hat villain (like Thomas Durant). You get to choose who saves Vandalia, the heroes or the villains and as always your votes determine the theme for the next event. So saddle up, gather your posse and we will see you at Vandalia-Con!
May 25, 2018 Burlingame, CA ConventionKublaCon , 94010
Make your plans for fun!
KublaCon is the West Coast's largest gaming convention, with over 72 hours of non-stop gaming FUN!
Running from Friday at 1pm to Monday at 5pm, you'll experience a huge choice of games from boardgames, to roleplaying, to special events of all sorts!
Begin making your plans to join us this year by registering and booking your room at the hotel.
Games, Gaming, and Gamers
While these days there are many types of 'games', KublaCon presents a weekend of playing 'hobby games.' By this we mean the kinds of games where you join other players with paper, pen, dice, chits, meeples, figurines, cards, costumes, etc. Some might call this 'old style' gaming versus modern day computer gaming... we just call it fun!
Hobby gaming takes many forms and formats, including: collectible card games (CCGs), board/tabletop games (TBL), and a variety of roleplaying games (RPGs). From casual 'party' style play, to more competitive tournament competition, you'll find many different opportunities to enjoy your favorite games, or to learn new ones.
Beyond the games themselves, KublaCon strives to broaden your experience of the hobby of gaming, including: A huge dealer's room filled with the latest games to purchase or peruse, seminars on all aspects of gaming from history to design, special events and seminars featuring Hobby Game celebrities, and a Young Player's room designed to encourage critical thinking and to teach good social skills.
Above it all, you'll meet organizers and attendees who LOVE gaming. You'll meet gamers of all ages who take great joy in sharing their latest favorite game, organizing a quick tournament or just talking about the latest fun they've had.
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 !
Jun 13, 2018 Columbus, OH ConventionOrigins Game Fair , 43215
Origins Game Fair is one of North America's most prominent annual gaming conventions. Origins takes place every June in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Origins is Where Gaming Begins! It's five full days of great game play and great experiences. There are many types of games and events for you to choose from such as: collectible card games, eclectics, live action role-playing, miniatures, tabletops, role-playing games, costume contest, film festival, and more. There's something for everyone at Origins!
Jul 06, 2018 Sandy, UT ConventionSale Lake Gaming Con , 84070
Salt Lake Gaming Con is the 6th biggest gaming convention in the country. In the first year there were 15,000 gamers that attended over the three days making it one of the biggest first year gaming conventions ever! With over 88% of the US population playing games, there is something for everyone at SLGC.
Salt Lake Gaming Con is home to the most gaming tournaments in the region. There are over 40 tournaments for consoles, PC, board games, tabletop, and card games.We are also host to a number of big regional events including Fantasy Flight and Wizkids.
No matter what type of gaming you prefer, we have a tournament for you.
Jul 12, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL ConventionFlorida Supercon , 33316
Florida Supercon takes place July 27-30, 2017, and we are expecting 53,000 attendees over the 4 days that we take over the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Florida Supercon organizes more than 750 hours of programming that includes celebrity Q&As, costume contests, fan panels, workshops, and more.
Supercon Tabletop Gaming is bringing an extensive library of board games, card games, RPGs and more. We have a fully packed schedule of video game tournaments featuring the best games across the most popular consoles.
Aug 02, 2018 Indianapolis, IN ConventionGen Con , 46225
Gen Con is the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world!
With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 19,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!
Celebrating its 51st year in 2018, Gen Con "The Best Four Days in Gaming!"(tm) has become the largest annual consumer fantasy, electronic, sci-fi, and adventure game convention in North America. Each year, gaming enthusiasts converge in Indianapolis to share their enthusiasm for all things gaming; whether its tournaments, celebrity appearances, exhibit hall booths, electronic games, workshops, seminars, anime, art shows, auctions, or countless other activities.
With an avid following of more than 140,000 consumer and professional attendees, Gen Con is THE destination for everyone from serious fans, to those simply interested in casual gaming. Many people ask "Gaming? What kind of Gaming?" Gen Con appeals to all hobby gaming enthusiasts, essentially all gaming except sports and gambling.
Game manufacturers and publishers consistently utilize Gen Con as the place to launch new games and new products, show off the latest and greatest game expansions and features, and host incredible tournaments. From world championships awarding thousands of dollars to non-professional games created by passionate enthusiasts, playing games is what it's all about.
Aug 02, 2018 Indianapolis, IN ConventionMunchkin Tavern , 46225
Steve Jackson Games takes over a local restaurant and makes it into a temporary Munchkin Headquarters!
Aug 15, 2018 Starrucca, PA ConventionEpic Nerd Camp , 18462
Epic Nerd Camp is a summer “campvention” (like a convention and a summer camp had a geeky baby) for adults 21+ who enjoy gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi. It’s 5 days/4 nights of playing tabletop games, live action role-playing, and doing activities IRL that characters do in-game. You’ll find out what it takes to be a hero as you learn swordplay, archery, level up your crafting skills, and even learn to fly.
Epic Nerd Camp is an experience that focuses on building community through social activities, learning “hero” skills, playing games, expressing creativity, and making the kind of lasting friendships that come from summer camp!
Aug 24, 2018 Bellevue, WA ConventionDragonflight , 98004
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
- 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 ConventionCoulee Con , 54601
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!
Sep 14, 2018 Grand Rapids, MI ConventionGrand-Con , 49503
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!
Oct 19, 2018 Montreat, NC ConventionAVL Scarefest , 28757
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!