This is a schedule of the game conventions we know about, some of which we plan to attend. We’re more than happy to help promote your convention so if you’d like to add your con to our list, please email Jeff. Use the format you see below and give us the needed info for us to post. We consider a convention as any gathering with a large number of gaming events and a projected attendance of 200 or more visitors.
Disclaimer: Obviously we offer this information as a service to the public and are in no way involved in any “official” capacity with the conventions below. This info is provided by convention organizers so TGG can’t be held responsible for errors, date or time changes, cancellations, meteor strikes, or acts of a vengeful deity which may or may not affect the scheduling of these events. Or, in other words, please contact the convention representative if you’re planning to attend!
Jan. 1-3: SacAnime – Sacramento, CA
Location: Sacramento Convention Center
Sac anime is a pop culture convention in sacramento that happens every winter and summer. We have between 10k and 12k attendees currently. Sac aniem has a large table top room with a library of over 200 games for fans to check out for free and play. We also host learn to play sessions and tournaments complete with prizes as well as play to win events.
Contact Person: Chris Castagnetto
For more info, contact: 2349 Roosevelt Ct, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Jan. 8-10: OrcaCon 2016 – Everett, Washington
Location: Holiday Inn Downtown Everett
OrcaCon is a games and geek convention, focusing on analog games. This includes: board and card games, role-playing games, and miniature 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 experience game players.
Contact Person: Donna Prior
For more info, contact: 9421 244th St SW, #G207, Edmonds, wA 98020
Jan. 15-17: MarsCon – Williamsburg, Virginia
Location: DoubleTree Williamsburg, 50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg VA. 23185
We like to think of MarsCon as a weekend long party for people who enjoy Science Fiction and Fantasy. It’s a chance to gather with 1, 200 or so of your closest friends (or make new friends if you don’t know all 1, 200 of us), and talk about science fiction, fantasy, cosplay, gaming, your favorite author, or whatever else you like to talk about.
Contact Person: Tim Prickett
For more info, contact:
Jan. 16-17: Gaming for Everyne – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Safe, fun, family friendly opportunity to learn new games and play old favorites in a non-competitive setting. Once you are comfortable, we will steer you to local cons with game rooms and game groups. then, when you’re ready, the big competition game conventions.
Contact Person: Heide Nichols
For more info, contact: G4E c/o Heide Nichols, PO Box 732, Crestline, CA 92325
Jan. 30-31: GCOM Winter Game Fest – Rockville, MD
Location: Rockville Senior Center
A rather elaborately planned open gaming convention with novel support for scheduled open gaming.
Contact Person: Eric Engelmann
For more info, contact: Eric Engelmann, 6829 Needwood Road, Derwood MD 20855
Feb. 12-15: DunDraCon 40 – San Ramon, California
Location: San Ramon Marriott
The West Coast’s Premier Gaming Convention.
Contact Person: Roderick Robertson
For more info, contact: Roderick Robertson, PO Box 1968, Oakhurst, Ca. 93644
Feb. 12-15: Orccon – Los Angeles, CA
Location: Los Angeles Hilton Airport Hotel, 5711 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Established in 1977, Southern California’s largest gaming convention offers an opportunity to learn, play, watch and buy a wide variety of fantasy, historical, science fiction and family board, card, role-playing, live-action, miniature and computer games.
Contact Person: Mei Dean Francis
For more info, contact: Strategicon, P.O. Box 92103, Long Beach, CA 90809
Feb. 26-28: MystiCon – Roanoke, Virginia
Location: Holiday Inn – Tanglewood … 4468 Starkey Road, SW … Roanoke, VA 24018 … 540-774-4400
MystiCon is a family ordinated Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Pop-Culture, and Gaming convention. We are coming up our 6th year of being a bit unconventional.
Contact Person: Timothy A Howe
For more info, contact: MystiCon, 3735 Franklin Rd. SW, Suite 228, Roanoke, VA 24014-2260
Mar. 3-5: SaltCON – Layton, Utah
Location: Davis Convention Center
We are looking for library, play2win, givaway items. We do have different levels of advertising we are able to provide via social media, our web site, and out convention program.
Contact Person: Jeff Briggs
For more info, contact: SaltCON, C/O: Jeff Briggs, 145 s 200 e #4, Farmington UT 84025
Mar. 4-6: OMNI EXPO – Bradenton, Florida
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando – Orlando, FL, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819
OMNI EXPO is a combination of this generation’s craving for the latest and greatest that Technology has to offer and the yearning for a world with infinite possibilities. It will bring together the world of today and tomorrow, interspersed with the world of fantasy, which influences minds to believe in the possibilities of the future. OMNI EXPO brings together major corporate players in the fields of Electronics, Video, Games, Communications, Anime Licensing, Home Video, and more. Companies will have a face-to-face experience with their direct buying demographic to showcase their latest and greatest Technologies, as well as letting them know what is new and coming soon!
Contact Person: Samantha Meggison
For more info, contact: 3306 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Mar. 11-13: Cleveland ConCoction – Cleveland, Ohio
Location: The Cleveland Airport Sheraton Hotel in Cleveland Ohio
Cleveland ConCoction is a multi-genre convention in Cleveland, Ohio, that started in 2014. We bring together science fiction, fantasy, gaming, cosplay and fun into a single weekend every March. Each year we try to have a featured guest from each geeky area. Past Gaming Guests have been Sean Patrick Fannon and Andy Looney. We have a 2500 sqft dedicated space for scheduled games, and other, smaller areas available for pick up games.
Contact Person: Eric Hogg
For more info, contact: PO Box 770795, Cleveland, OH 44107
Mar. 12-13: LANtasy 2016 – Victoria, BC
Location: Pearkes Arena 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria B.C., V9A 6T2
LANtasy Gaming Society (a non-profit) has been running events for the past 5 years in conjunction with GottaCon events in beautiful British Columbia. Our combined event has seen, on average, 80+% growth each year and 700+% growth since our first joint venture in 2011. Our 2016 event, called LANtasy 2016, will be our first show outside of our GottaCon partnership and will be held March 12 to March 13, 2016 at Pearkes Arena in Victoria BC. LANtasy 2016 is an event that hosts a LAN Party, miniatures gaming, tabletop role playing games, and board games.
Contact Person: Bonnie Beyea
For more info, contact: LANtasy Gaming Society, 3130 Kettle Creek Cres, Victoria, BC, V9B 0K6
Mar. 18-20: Marmalade Dog 21 – Kalamazoo, Michigan
Location: The Bernhard Center, 1903 W Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan
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.
Contact Person: Michael Pirkola
For more info, contact: Western Michigan Gamers Guild, PO Box 2796, Kalamazoo, MI 49003
Apr. 8-10: CODCON XXI – Glen Ellyn, IL
Location: Turner Conference Center (SRC 2000), College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd.
CODCON XXI features a variety of role-playing, board/tabletop, video, card, miniatures, and other games, as well as LARPs, cosplay, vendors, and much more! Hosted by the COD Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Gaming Club.
Contact Person: James Allen
For more info, contact: James Allen, Liberal Arts Division, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137-6599
Apr. 15-17: Treklanta – Atlanta, GA
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Northlake, Tucker, Georgia, 4156 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084
Treklanta (formerly TrekTrax Atlanta), hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, is an annual science fiction convention based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to space opera in general and Star Trek in particular, that places special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming and productions. The first three conventions, held from 2011 to 2013, were devoted exclusively to the Star Trek franchise. In 2014, the convention expanded its focus to include other space opera franchises such as Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Babylon 5.
Contact Person: Eric L. Watts
May 27-29: Evergreen Tabletop Expo (ETX) – Tacoma, Washington
Location: Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
Evergreen Tabletop Expo (ETX) is gearing up for it’s second year after almost 900 people showed up for two days packed with tabletop gaming in 2015. We will be hosting a number of game designers, local publishers, Fantasy Flight Games OP Regionals (X-Wing, Netrunner, Armada, Game of Thrones LCG, and more), a mind-blowingly large demo library and gaming space, and a whole lot more! You won’t want to miss the Pacific Northwest home for Tabletop’s community, competition, and creators.
Contact Person: Patrick Day
For more info, contact: Evergreen Tabletop Expo, c/o Uncles Games Bellevue, 15600 NE 8th St., Suite K10, Bellevue, WA 98008
May 27-30: BGG.CON Spring – Dallas, Texas
Location: Hyatt Regency DFW Airport
June 10-12: Omg!Con – Owensboro, Ky
Location: Owensboro Convention Center
Omg!Con is an anime, video gaming and pop culture convention held in Owensboro Kentucky. We are a fast growing convention that loves to do stuff for our attendees. Our tabletop room is one of the largest tabletop rooms of this type of convention.
Contact Person: Amanda Deecke
For more info, contact: 701 S 28th St Lot 37, Paducah, Ky 42003
June 10-12: Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo – Atlanta, Georgia
Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, 2450 Galleria Parkway Atlanta GA 30339
The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo (SFGE) is a 3-day convention now in its third year focused solely on everything gaming. The expo is held June 10-12, 2016 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA, and boasts over 250 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines and console systems, along with tabletop gaming, vendors, special guest speakers, movie screenings, tournaments and more! The event is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages. Previous guests have included Donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell, internet icons Ben Heck and John Jacobsen, Rampage creator Brian Colin, “Pac-Man Fever” artist Jerry Buckner and many more.
Contact Person: Shannon DeWitt
For more info, contact: 904 Koala Court, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
July 1-3: RTX – Austin, Texas
Location: Austin Convention Center
Aug. 1: PAX Prime – Seattle, WA
Location: Official event Dates and Locations pending
Aug. 4-7: Gen Con – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Nov. 1: BGG.CON Fall – Dallas, Texas
Location: Official event dates and location pending