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. 3-4: VGC 2013 – Burbank, CA
Location: Bellarmine Jefferson High School 465 E Olive Ave Burbank, CA 91501
VGC 2013 is the Biggest Video Game Event in the Los Angeles area. VGC shows the history of video game technology. you will get the opportunity to play every video game console made by Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, Xbox, Panasonic, Phillips and many many more! VGC also has PC Gaming, from old school computer games to today’s high tech games. Workshops and Tournaments will be available at the event. Don’t miss out on this years big event. Open to the General Public.
Contact Person: David Cantu
Jan. 17-19: ChupacabraCon – Austin, Texas
Location: Austin Airport Hilton
Austin, TX game convention to benefit nonprofit Austin Creative Pathways. Currently featuring Aaron Allston, Jamie Chambers, Jason Durall, Beaan Hambly, Shane Ivey, J Hause, Ernest Cline, Ross Watson, Jason Morningstar, Steve Kenson, and Leonard Balsera.
Contact Person: Terry Whisenant
For more info, contact: ChupacabraCon, C/O Terry Whisenant, 1720 Wells Branch Parkway, Austin, TX 78728
Jan. 17-19: SnowCon – Orono, ME
Location: Black Bear Inn & Conference Center, 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono, Maine 04473
SnowCon is the best weekend of face-to-face tabletop gaming in Maine! Held annually at the Black Bear Inn Conference Center & Suites in Orono, Maine, just north of Bangor near the University of Maine, our focus is on tabletop games of all types: board games, card games, roleplaying games, LARPs, miniatures, demo games, strategy games; featuring scheduled games as well as a packed game library, vendors, exhibitors, contests, and more for gamers of all ages and experience levels.
Contact Person: Monique Bouchard
For more info, contact: Monique Bouchard, 111 4th Street, Old Town, ME 04468
Feb. 6-9: TempleCon – Warwick, RI
Location: The Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI, 02886
Founded in 2006, TempleCon is a celebration all things with a Retro-Futurist theme, right next door to one of the coolest cities in the world, Providence, Rhode Island. While we suppose you could call TempleCon a convention, as many are quick to do, it’s a bit more than that. It’s really a three day festival of modern hobby gaming and Retro-Futurist fandom, including events, performances and activities from all the genres out there that you can think of, and probably some that you can’t. It’s also a social event, which means that while we’re all about the entertainment, we’re even more about the people who love it. We started TempleCon for a lot of reasons, but one of them is because we think that things gaming and fandom need to finally be dragged out of the basement and into the ballroom. TempleCon breaks a lot of the long-standing rules of “geek” conventions, and offers up a diverse event full of wild parties, great games, live music, crazy performa
Contact Person: Temple Games
Feb. 7-9: GottaCon 2014 – Victoria, British Columbia
Location: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria BC
The sixth annual GottaCon Gaming Convention will be held February 7 ? 9, 2014 at Pearkes Recreation Centre in the Field House Room (24, 000 Sqft). GottaCon will run 24hrs a day starting at 5pm Friday and will continue with non-stop gaming until 7pm Sunday night. GottaCon will have all you need to survive such an adventure; contests, tournaments, exhibitors, demonstrations, discussion panels, food, drinks, entertainment and of course all types of games.
Contact Person: Lee Guille
For more info, contact: GottaCon Conventions, 2814 Parkview Drive, Victoria BC V9A 2J4
Mar. 1-2: Quinni-Con – Hamden, CT
Location: 305 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 at Quinnipiac University’s York Hill Campus
Quinni-Con is a celebration of art, film, food, music, dance, video game tournaments, and Japanese culture. There are many different events at the convention that range from a café to movie screenings and guest speakers to dances. The whole purpose of the convention is to bring people of all ages together to have a great time, make friends, and try something different!
Special guests include:Mike Pollock, Chris Patton, Mike & Jessi, 501st Legion, Crunk Witch, Rusty Gilligan & Jim Taylor.
It’s totally free! $0.00! We accept humble donations that will go to the Child’s Play Charity!
Mar. 28-30: SaltCON – Layton, Utah
Location: Davis Conference Center – Layton, Utah!
We’re bringing the flavor back to gaming. Board games, CCGs, War Games (Miniature Battles) Tournaments, and for something completely different – panels and a booth with Paranormal Investigation folk from all over the state!! Who: Expecting between 800 and 1000 gamers at this year’s convention!! All ages are allowed, but wee ones will need parental supervision! Cost:Prices range from 15 USD to 45 USD (one to three day pricing) Website: Please come visit us at www.SaltCON.com. We’ll see you there! ninja OH – don’t forget about the ION award for Board Game Design..
Contact Person: joshua butterfield
For more info, contact: 4418 West 6200 S, Kearns Utah – 84118
Apr. 18-20: Esoteric on – Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Location: Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Bringing together the very best of the UK’s geek scene in a three day supercharged extravaganza. Bring science fiction, horror, fantasy and more under one roof we’ll provide you with fantastic shows, insane events and theme park style immersion with a costumed crew and a variety of wild characters on display. And if that wasn’t enough, over the course of the convention a series of special events shall occur, playing out the story of the HMSS Persephone with a grand finale on Sunday influenced by your (the audience’s) decisions.
Contact Person: Danov Valravn
For more info, contact: TBC
Apr. 19: River-Con – South Bend, IN
Location: Century Center
River-Con is a fast growing gaming convention hosted in South Bend, IN. Our target date for the convention is April 2014. The convention mainly focuses on different board games, role-playing games, war games, etc.
Contact Person: Erica Lee Warren
For more info, contact: 714 S. 35th Street, South Bend, IN 46615
May 23-26: MisCon 28 – Missoula, MT
Location: Ruby’s Inn and Convention Center, 4825 North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59808
MisCon is Montana’s Longest Running Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. We promote literacy, cinema, and the arts with a science fiction/fantasy theme, in a family-friendly environment. We have author readings, an art show and auction, sword fighting demos, a writer’s workshop, an artist’s workshop and 24-hour gaming (ranging from role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons to tabletop games like Magic and Munchkin). This year our Guests of Honor are: Author Steven Erikson, Artists Todd Lockwood, Featured Publisher DAW books and Special Guest Dragon Dronet.
Contact Person: CthulhuBob Lovely
For more info, contact: PO Box 7721, Missoula, MT 59807
May 23-25: OMNI EXPO – Orlando, FL
Location: Marriott World Center
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. The event will combine major corporate players in the fields of Electronics, Video, Games, Communications, Anime licensing, Home Video, and more. It will also include the showcasing of several of Florida’s largest established Fan Genre Conventions in Sci-Fi, Anime, and Comics – BelleCon, EvilCon, Holiday Matsuri, Khaotic Kon, Mythicon, and Shadocon. OMNI EXPO will be the first Consumer Expo to bring all of these together under one roof. Companies will have a face-to-face experience with their direct buying demographic to show their latest and greatest Technologies, as well as letting them know what is new and coming soon!
Contact Person: Mike Bliss
June 19-22: Nexus Game Fair – Milwaukee, WI
Location: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center – adjacent to General Mitchell Airport (Milwaukee)
Nexus Game Fair is a multi-genre game convention that is bringing summer gaming back to Milwaukee. The Nexus mission is to provide attendees with a full schedule of the best possible events and to ignite the passion for table top gaming in future generations of gamers. Nexus will focus on role-playing, miniature war, board, and collectible / tradable card games. Nexus Game Fair will be held June 19-22, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center adjacent to General Mitchell Airport (Milwaukee). The room rate is $99/night for show attendees with free parking and a free 24-hour airport shuttle. Telephone: (414) 481-2400. Nexus rewards it’s Gamemasters as well as early badge purchasers by giving them priority status during event registration – so don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get the events you really want to play! A 4-day badge is $45, which includes event tickets.
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Contact Person: Marc
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Sept. 5-7: Geek Fan Expo – Dearborn, MI
Location: 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, Michigan, 48228, USA
Geek Fan Expo is an all-inclusive Geek-Fandom Experience. We include programming from all walks of Geekdom, and have designed the experience around you. Together with you, we are building the next generation of convention by bringing geeks of every type together to share a truly social geek fan experience. Our interactive forum focuses on quality entertainment and production to bring you a both modern and nostalgic fan experience. Featuring destination events, topical discussion panels, workshops, vendor and artist exhibitions, contests and more!
Contact Person: Jeffrey S. Harvey
For more info, contact: PO Box 199, Milan, MI 48160
Sept. 13-14: Tracon 9 – Tampere, Finland
Location: Tampere Hall
Tracon is a convention for role-playing game and anime/manga enthusiasts. Activities include table-top RPGs, miniature strategy games, board games, LARPs, cosplay and multiple tracks of lectures and speeches. Tracon is the second-largest RPG event in Finland, after Ropecon in Espoo.
Contact Person: Hanna Tuominen
For more info, contact: Tracon ry, C/O Mitja Mieskolainen, Kortelahdenkatu 19 B 29, 33210 TAMPERE, Finland
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