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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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  • Jan 05, 2018 Rothschild, WI Convention

    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 Convention

    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 Augusta, GA Convention

    The Siege of Augusta is a HMGS Mid-South-sponsored convention dedicated to miniature table-top gaming, and has been the CSRA’s premiere gaming event for 25 years. While historical miniature gaming is always first in our hearts, we are proud to feature cross-genre tabletop miniature gaming, as well as a growing list of board game events.

  • Jan 12, 2018 Bellevue, WA Convention

    OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniatures games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community of both novice and experienced game players.

    Gamers of all ages are encouraged to attend seminars and workshops about all aspects of the games industry. OrcaCon will also feature demonstrations of games from many local indie game companies, plus tournaments, such as the Catan National Qualifier. The winner of the qualifier will receive a trip to compete in the Catan National Championship, at Origins Game Fair, Columbus, Ohio.

    OrcaCon’s mission is to promote diversity in tabletop gaming and this year’s line-up of guests fits into the organization’s 2018 focus on indigenous creators. Guests of honor include Jeffrey Veregge, an award-winning Native American comic book artist who hails from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, and Renee Nejo, freelance 3D/2D artist and independent game designer. She is a proud Diegueno and a tribal member of the Mesa Grand Band of Mission Indians.

  • Jan 12, 2018 Bryce, UT Convention

    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 13, 2018 Gainesville, FL Convention

    SwampCon is a FREE Multi-genre convention for all ages featuring a combination of Anime, Gaming, and Sci-Fi themed events. It hosts a range of events to appeal to science fiction fans, anime lovers, tabletop players, and gamers alike. This year, the seventh year, SwampCon and its staff will continue to provide exceptional entertainment for fans and first-time attendees alike.

    SwampCon is hosted at the University of Florida and held in the Student Reitz Union. For four years, University of Florida students, representing several student organizations have organized this annual convention.

    http://swampcon.org/

    https://www.facebook.com/swampcon/

  • Jan 19, 2018 Denver, CO Convention

    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 02, 2018 Warwick, RI Convention

    CAPTAINCON IS DEDICATED TO BRINGING YOU THE BEST SOCIAL AND TABLETOP GAMING EXPERIENCES A 3-DAY CONVENTION CAN OFFER.

    Our mission is to bring you the best gaming experiences available at a reasonable cost with as few restrictions as possible so that you can play what you want, when you want, in a fun and open atmosphere.

    • 24 hour access to the convention’s game space
    • A robust schedule of organized competitive miniatures and board games tournaments
    • Role playing game sessions
    • Organized play events for board and card games
    • Plenty of table space for casual miniatures, board, and, card games
    • A games demo area where you can learn and try new games
    • A dedicated hobby area where you can assemble or paint models (we’ll supply the paint) and chat with friends
    • The Captain’s Log achievement system that rewards you with prizes that aren’t tied just to winning games
    • An entire weekend of hanging out with friends, enjoying challenging games, and just generally having fun with an amazing group of great people
  • Feb 15, 2018 Wheeling, IL Convention

    Capricon is a four-day science fiction convention held annually in the Chicagoland area since 1981. We celebrate the best of science fiction and fantasy, with a focus on literature. We are part of the world-wide fannish community, where diversity is encouraged and all are welcome.

    During the day, members attend programming on a variety of topics: books, movies, television, anime, space exploration, and science. There’s something for everyone including a special children’s track for our young fans and a teen lounge. Visit the dealer’s room, see the art show and attend the auction, get into gaming, karaoke, filk, or party all night long!

    Above all, Capricon is about friends, fandom, and fun. The convention committee is made up entirely of volunteers. We encourage all our members to volunteer some of their time at the convention to make it all happen. Your membership provides you the opportunity to make this the convention you want it to be.

  • Feb 15, 2018 Aurora, CO Convention

    Genghiscon 41 is happening! February 15-18, 2018! Be ready for tons of gaming at the Brand New Hyatt Regency Auorora! Part of the City Sports Festival, we are the place for all things gaming!

    We are the oldest gaming convention in Colorado and feature games from all the major RPG platforms. We also partner with local charities and help raise money from multiple sources. We have a huge play to win board game area, where guests can check out and play a game for a chance to bring it home with them on Sunday. We have a huge room dedicated to miniatures, Warhammer 40k tournament and Bolt Action are both guaranteed to be there. And we have a LAN center that features a great selection arcade games. For our over 21 crowd we will have a cash bar and some kegs donated from local breweris whose proceeds will go towards Extra Life. We will have a silent auction going all weekend with a special live auction on Friday, for games, and on Saturday featuring some amazing one of a kid items.

  • Feb 23, 2018 Chattanooga, TN Convention

    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 01, 2018 Layton, UT Convention

    The mission of SaltCON is “to bring people together with games.” Come play with your family and friends. We have exhibitors, prizes, Game teachers, tournaments and a huge game library to try out new games. We have board games, card games, party games, role playing games, dexterity games, miniatures games and more!

  • Mar 08, 2018 Lake Geneva, WI Convention

    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 Convention

    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 Convention

    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 Convention

    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 06, 2018 South Sioux City, NE Convention

    Dracohedron rises again for another amazing convention! Tri-Con Spring 2018 will once again be held at the Marina Center (now part of Delta Hotels/Marriot). You won't want to miss out!

  • Apr 20, 2018 Lexington, KY Convention

    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 Convention

    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!

  • May 04, 2018 Ashland, OH Convention

    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 Convention

    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 Convention

    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 Convention

    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.

  • Jun 01, 2018 Birmingham, ENG Convention

    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
    • Boardgames
    • 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
    • Guests
    • 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 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.

    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 !

  • Aug 24, 2018 Bellevue, WA Convention

    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
    • Tournaments
    • Miniatures
    • 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 Convention

    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!