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Convention and Trade Show Schedule

This is a schedule of the game conventions that we know about, some of which we plan to attend. We are more than happy to help you promote your convention. If you'd like to add your con to our list, use our handy convention registry form.

We can also provide support to GMs who run SJ Games events at conventions and other types of convention support, such as GMs to run SJ Games events! Send mail to conventions@sjgames.com and let us know how we can help.

You can download these posters to publicize your games and help you find new players at conventions (or stores, or schools)!

We also need volunteers to help us at conventions.

[SJG Attended] Conventions listed with this pyramid symbol will have an SJ Games staffer in attendance. (For a list of JUST those conventions we'll be attending, click here.) If you would like a Steve Jackson Games staffer at your event, please read our guidelines for requesting a guest for your convention.

Caution and Disclaimer: SJ Games provides this page as a public service. The information has been provided by the conventions themselves. We cannot be responsible for errors, changes of plans, hoaxes, or Acts of God. Or the other side, for that matter. If you plan to attend, please contact the convention and verify things for yourself ahead of time!


October 2022 • November 2022 • January 2023 • February 2023 • March 2023 • April 2023 • June 2023 • September 2023


October 2022

Oct. 7-9: U-Con – Ypsilanti, Michigan
Location: Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti Township, MI, (734) 487-0600
U-Con is an annual gaming convention founded in 1989. It attracts gamers from Southeast Michigan, across the United States, and several other countries. U-Con offers high-quality events across the spectrum of gaming: tabletop, role playing games, board and card games, miniatures, live action role playing (LARP), and more. U-Con offers unique opportunities to play with industry Guests of Honor in the games they created! https://www.ucon-gaming.org/
Contact Person: Charles J. Cohen, U-Con 2022 Con Chair
For more info, contact: U-Con Gaming Club, P.O. Box 130242, Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0242


Oct. 7-9: Level Up ICT Con presented by Collector's Maze – Wichita, Kansas
Location: Century 2 Convention Hall, 225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202
Hello fellow gamers! We are featuring a 20 guest line up gaming convention here in Wichita Kansas. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Mortal Kombat with half of our guests from the original crew. Come join us for panels, cosplay contests, photo ops and more! https://www.collectorsmaze.com/events
Contact Person: Owner/Promoter
For more info, contact: 317 S. Sunnyside Haysville KS 67060


Oct. 28-30: Spocon – spokane, washington
Location: The Historic Davenport, 10 South Post Street Spokane, Washington 99201
SpoCon is a full-spectrum science fiction and fantasy convention held annually in Spokane, Washington, USA. SpoCon is a non-profit organization that supports literacy and the public schools through annual events and donations
Contact Person: john welker
For more info, contact: The Historic Davenport, 10 South Post Street Spokane, Washington 99201


November 2022

Nov. 6-9: Youmacon – Detroit, MI
Location: GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243
Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese animation, videogames, popular culture and costuming, and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), video games, Japanese-style artwork and comics, and the rising Internet culture influenced by all of the above. Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive games, celebrity guest panels and live musical performances to downtown Detroit. Now in its 18th year, highlights for Youmacon 2022 will include large video game and table-top gaming rooms, a Charity Masquerade Ball, national bands and DJs and a massive 150, 000 sq. foot dealer's room for shopping Anime, artwork, figures and other collectibles.
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Nov. 19: Board Game Extravaganza – Modesto, CA
Location: Modesto Centre Plaza, K Street & 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354
The USS Balthasar presents Board Game Extravaganza at Modesto Centre Plaza. We are putting together a board gaming event to show off local board and tabletop gaming stores as well as great board and tabletop games. The USS Balthasar is a 501c3 nonprofit that supports underprivileged privileged youth involvement in the arts.
Contact Person: Robert Van Tuinen
For more info, contact: 1109 Whittle Ct, Modesto, CA 95351


January 2023

Jan. 13-15: SaltCON Bryce 2023 – Bryce Canyon City, Utah
Location: Ruby's Inn, 26 South Main Street, Bryce Canyon City, Utah 84764
Utah's Board Game Destination! The board game event of the Wasatch Front! Come join thousands of gamers, and check out the hottest new releases, enter a tournament, browse game themed jewelry, decor, and accessories. Find a great deal at the game swap, try-before-you-buy with our game library of over 2000 games, advance in D&D Adventurer's League, or lose yourself in one of our unique RPG games!
Contact Person: Dale Gifford
For more info, contact: SaltCON, c/o Dale Gifford, 3730 S Brookside Drive, West Valley City, Utah 84120


February 2023

Feb. 2-5: CaptainCon 2023 – Warwick, RI
Location: Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport), 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886
CaptainCon is 3 days of around-the-clock social gaming. Your CaptainCon membership badge is your all-access pass to: Board game organized events, casual play lending library, and play-to-win titles Miniatures tournaments, narrative events, and open casual play tables, Role playing game sessions, Painting contest, Cosplay contest, Shopping with vendors, and much more….
Contact Person: Nicholas Sterling
For more info, contact: New England Privateers, LLC, P.O. Box 366235, Hyde Park, MA 02136


Feb. 17-19: Polar Vortex Game Convention – Lisle, Illinois
Location: Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd., Lisle, IL 60532
Polar Vortex is a general tabletop games convention offering board, card, RPG and miniatures gaming events. Featured programs include Board Game Library, Play and Win, Paint and Take, Miniature Painting Contest, Costume Contest, Several RPG Organized Play Events, Large CATAN National Qualifier Tournament, Family Activities Center, Charity Auction, etc. This will be our 7th annual event.
Contact Person: Lon Lademann - Coordinator
For more info, contact: Polar Vortex Game Convention, c/o Lon Lademann, 1612 Auburn Ave., Naperville, IL 60565


Feb. 23-26: Total Confusion 37 – Marlborough, MA
Location: Best Western Royal Plaza
New England's Largest Game Convention. We have been running games (RPG, board, card, miniature and more) since 1986!!
Contact Person: Steven Parenteau


March 2023

Mar. 2-5: SaltCON Spring 2023 – Layton, Utah
Location: Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041
Utah's Board Game Destination! The board game event of the Wasatch Front! Come join thousands of gamers, and check out the hottest new releases, enter a tournament, browse game themed jewelry, decor, and accessories. Find a great deal at the game swap, try-before-you-buy with our game library of over 2000 games, advance in D&D Adventurer's League, or lose yourself in one of our unique RPG games!
Contact Person: Dale Gifford
For more info, contact: SaltCON, c/o Dale Gifford, 3730 S Brookside Drive, West Valley City, Utah 84120


April 2023

Apr. 21-23: Rising Phoenix GameCon – Milford, MA 02889
Location: Milford Doubletree by Hilton, 11 Beaver St, Milford, MA 01757
Greetings, We are a small Gaming Convention called Rising Phoenix GameCon in Massachusetts that had our first Con with over 300 attendees on April 22-24, 2022. We have a full slate of gaming from RPGs to Board Games to Miniature Events. I am writing to you for consideration of your sponsorship for our April 21-23, 2023 Convention. We have several sponsorship programs where you can donate either funding or product in exchange for promotional advertising in our Program Book, our on-site video loop, up to joining us as a vendor or having us design a Sponsorship Pennant for your Company to display in our Registration Area. I have included the link to our website and sponsorship levels. As a new convention we definitely could use prize support for our attendees and fledgling Board Game Library, what better way to get your new products into the hands of the people that will play and promote them? I am available for any questions you might have. https://risingphoenixgamecon.com/spon
Contact Person: Scott Legault, Con Chair
For more info, contact: Rising Phoenix GameCon, c/o Scott Legault, 27 Sagamore Street, Warwick, RI 02889


June 2023

June 2-4: SaltCON Summer 2023 – Layton, Utah
Location: Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041
Utah's Board Game Destination! The board game event of the Wasatch Front! Come join thousands of gamers, and check out the hottest new releases, enter a tournament, browse game themed jewelry, decor, and accessories. Find a great deal at the game swap, try-before-you-buy with our game library of over 2000 games, advance in D&D Adventurer's League, or lose yourself in one of our unique RPG games!
Contact Person: Dale Gifford
For more info, contact: SaltCON, c/o Dale Gifford, 3730 S Brookside Drive, West Valley City, Utah 84120


September 2023

Sept. 1-3: SaltCON End of Summer 2023 – Layton, Utah
Location: Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041
Utah's Board Game Destination! The board game event of the Wasatch Front! Come join thousands of gamers, and check out the hottest new releases, enter a tournament, browse game themed jewelry, decor, and accessories. Find a great deal at the game swap, try-before-you-buy with our game library of over 2000 games, advance in D&D Adventurer's League, or lose yourself in one of our unique RPG games!
Contact Person: Dale Gifford
For more info, contact: SaltCON, c/o Dale Gifford, 3730 S Brookside Drive, West Valley City, Utah 84120

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