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!
Dec. 6-8: PAX Unplugged – Philadelphia, PA
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Stop by and play a game, pick up a promo, and take a game home! During PAX Unplugged this year, Steve Jackson Games will be demoing the the new Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Super Kitty Bug Slap, Simon’s Cat, Zombie Dice, and the current Car Wars Sixth Edition prototype. PAX Unplugged is an exciting analog-focused extension of the already existing PAX events. PAX Unplugged is an event specifically tailored to gamers of all ages. All of the content throughout the show is meant to be enjoyed by the entire family all weekend and what’s more, Sunday’s offerings are specifically set up to appeal to our younger gamers in attendance.
Jan. 17-19: Polar Vortex Game Convention – Lisle, Illinois
Location: Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532
Join us for our annual general gaming convention held during January in the Chicagoland area. We invite you to a weekend of RPG’s, D&D Adventure League, board games, card games, miniature games, escape room, our charity silent auction supporting the American Cancer Society, paint and take, Play & Win, game demos from supporting manufacturers, vendors, board game library, spaceship bridge simulator, cosplay, larping, our inaugural costume contest, and more!
Contact Person: Lon Lademann
For more info, contact: Polar Vortex, c/o Lon Lademann, 1612 Auburn Ave., Naperville, IL 60565
Feb. 14-16: BASHCon – Toledo, OH
Location: University of Toledo, 2801 Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606
The convention is held at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. The 2020 Con will open at 5pm on Friday, February 14th and close at 5pm on Sunday, February 16th. The description on their website is this: BASHCon is a nerd culture convention that takes place in February at the University of Toledo. BASHCon started in 1985 as a small gaming convention under the name of “Winterfest”. With the help of the community, BASHCon went from a small University event, to a convention that people from different parts of the country come in to see. BASHCon features a variety of events, including: panels, video and card game tournaments, anime screenings, arcade, board games, RPGs, and LARP. Every year brings new and exciting things!
Contact Person: Daniel Fry
For more info, contact: UTBASH, 2801 W Bancroft St SU 1503, Toledo, OH 43606
Mar. 20-22: Zenkaikon – Lancaster, PA
Location: Lancaster County Convention Center
We are a 5500+ attendee multigenre 501c3 convention featuring science fiction, anime, gaming, and all forms of fandom which takes place in Lancaster, PA, about a ninety-minute drive outside of Philadelphia.
Contact Person: Adam Beaton