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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!


May 2018 • June 2018 • July 2018 • August 2018 • September 2018 • October 2018 • November 2018 • February 2019 • March 2019 • April 2019 • May 2019


May 2018

May 17-20: Alanta Game Fest 31 – Alpharetta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
Boardgame fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. Hundreds of the world's best boardgames are available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Drive., Atlanta GA 30340


May 22-24: Licensing Expo – Las Vegas, Nevada
Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
For more than 35 years, Licensing Expo has connected the world's most influential entertainment, character, art, and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees and retailers. Whether you are looking to spot trends, build partnerships, or secure brand rights for your products, Licensing Expo has your answer.
Contact Person: Licensing Expo


May 24-28: KublaCon – Burlingame, CA
Location: Burlingame Hyatt Regency, SFO, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
KublaCon! The Khan of Cons! Welcome! KublaCon is the West Coast's largest gaming convention, with over 96 hours of non-stop gaming FUN! Running from Thursday at 5pm to Monday at 5pm, you'll experience a huge choice of games from boardgames, to roleplaying, to special events of all sorts! Begin making your plans to join us this year by registering and booking your room at the hotel.
Contact Person: David Gabriel
For more info, contact: KublaCon, Attn: David Gabriel, 1298 Trojan Ave, San Leandro, CA, 94579


May 24-28: KublaCon – Burlingame, CA
Location: Burlingame Hyatt Regency, SFO, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
The Khan of Cons Welcome! Enjoy exploring all the fun we have planned! Make your plans for fun! KublaCon is the West Coast's largest gaming convention, with over 96 hours of non-stop gaming FUN! Running from Thursday at 5pm to Monday at 5pm, you'll experience a huge choice of games from boardgames, to roleplaying, to special events of all sorts! Begin making your plans to join us this year by registering and booking your room at the hotel.
Contact Person: David Gabriel
For more info, contact: KublaCon c/o Khalsa Brain Games, PO Box 170436, San Francisco, CA, 94117


May 25-27: Escape Velocity – Oxon Hill, Maryland
Location: Gaylord National Harbor Resort, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
A 3-day event featuring over-the-horizon technology and panels on hard science and pop culture. Hands-on STEAM activities for kids. Amazing costumes and evening events for adults. Screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, film festival, astronauts, authors, artists, gaming, and much more!
Contact Person: Charles Hildebrandt
For more info, contact: Charles Hildebrandt, 8508 Colonel Seward Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744


May 25-28: MisCon 32 – Missoula, MT
Location: Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, 200 South Pattee Street, Missoula, MT 59802
MisCon is a full-spectrum science fiction/fantasy/horror convention held annually on Memorial Day weekend in Missoula, Montana. This year, MisCon 32–Year of Lost Heroes–will take place from Friday the 25th to Monday the 28th of May.
Contact Person: CthulhuBob Lovely
For more info, contact: CthulhuBob Lovely, 7012 Cochise Dr, Missoula, MT 59804


May 25-28: BGG.CON SPRING – DFW Airport, Texas
Location: 2334 North International Parkway, DFW Airport, Texas, USA 75261
BGG.Spring returns! May 26-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency DFW.
Contact Person: BGG


May 25-28: PaizoCON – Seattle, Washington
Location: To Be Determined
It all started in a basement. Paizo fan Tim Nightengale and a collection of paizo.com regulars thought that the world should have a PaizoCon, so they made one up themselves back in 2008. A small number of Paizo staffers trundled over to the lowest floor of a La Quinta Inn for a day of panels and games with a couple handfuls of Paizo's faithful fans. It was small, it was modest, and it was an absolutely fantastic time for all involved. We knew we had to do it again, and we knew we had to make it bigger! Since that legendary first get-together, we've gathered annually to celebrate all things Paizo and Pathfinder. Most importantly, we've tried to keep the atmosphere of that very first PaizoCon present at each successive event. Sure, there are now tons of Pathfinder Society events to play, lots of fun panels and workshops to attend, and hordes of amazing Paizo fans on hand, but we've done our best to keep the Paizo staff accessible and open. Feel free to come on up and cha
Contact Person: Paizo


May 25-27: MantiCon – Bloomington, MN
Location: HILTON MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL AIRPORT MALL OF AMERICA, 3800 AMERICAN BLVD E, BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA, 55425, USA
MantiCon is an intimate Military Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Convention. This years guests include David Weber, Eric Flint, Marko Kloos, and Timothy Zahn.
Contact Person: Don Hackett


May 25-27: UnderCon 2018 – Kansas City, Missouri
Location: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center., 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, (816) 841-1000
About Us About UnderCon UnderCon is a joint effort between the crews of UnderDiscussion and Preferred Enemies, two gaming and geek culture podcasts in the Undergopher Podcast Network. Our goal is to bring the kind of gaming convention we'd like to see to Kansas City, with emphasis on role-playing, tabletop board gaming, and miniature wargaming. The cornerstone event for UnderCon is the Midwest Conquest GT, a regional Warhammer 40, 000 tournament that is now in its second year. In addition to this event, we support a wide variety of gaming events. To learn more, please visit our games listing.
Contact Person: Kevin Shook
For more info, contact: 136 Kensington Ave, Kansas City, MO 64123


June 2018

*June 1-3: UK Games Expo – Birmingham, UK
Location: Held in the NEC and Hilton Hotels, Birmingham.
Now in its 12th Year, UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK. A fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast.
Contact Person: Hayley Holloway
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ariel Barkhurst, Hunter Shelburne, and Ross Jepson


*June 13-17: Origins – Columbus, Ohio
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
Origins 2018 will serve up a high level of fun with activities and events that may require some sleuthing skills. Mark your calendar, Origins Game Fair 2018 is happening June 13-17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH.
Contact Person: Paul McGraw
SJ Games Staff Attending: Ariel Barkhurst, Guy Himber, Hunter Shelburne, Rhea Friesen, and Steve Jackson


June 15-17: PrairieCon – Brandon, Manitoba
Location: Assinaboine Community College
PrairieCon is a weekend long event which allows the Brandon and area gaming community to get together. The primary purpose is entertainment, and the main attractions are the tournaments and events. The mission of PrairieCon, which is a non-profit event, is to promote gaming as a form of recreation in the community, and by gaming we are referring to board games, role-playing games, collectible card games, miniature games and live-action role-playing games; we do not promote gambling of any sort.
Contact Person: Trampas Johnson
For more info, contact: Trampas Johnson, 5505 Ponderosa Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


June 21-24: PortConMaine – South Portland, ME
Location: Doubletree by Hilton in South Portland, ME
PortConMaine is an Anime, Gaming and Geek Culture Celebration located in South Portland, Maine. For 17 years we've been bringing together fans of all types for a weekend of fun and adventure.
Contact Person: Ian Ashland (Minis Game Chair)
For more info, contact: Mail: PortConMaine / 492 Main Street / Westbrook, ME 04092


July 2018

July 14-15: Glass City Con & Midwest Media Expo – Ohio, Toledo
Location: Seagate Convention Center, 401 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, OH 43604
Since 2009, Glass City Con has been the premier Japanese animation convention of Toledo. Since 2014, the Midwest Media Expo has been redefining the meaning of Pop Culture Experience. We are proud to announce the fusion of these two great events.
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


August 2018

*Aug. 2-5: Gen Con 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Gen Con is the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world! With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 19, 000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!
Contact Person: Gen Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*Aug. 2-5: Munchkin Tavern – Indianapolis, Indiana
Location: Tavern on South 423 W. South Street Indianapolis, IN 46225
Steve Jackson Games takes over a local restaurant and makes it into a temporary Munchkin Headquarters!
Contact Person: Guy Himber
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


Aug. 3-5: Comic Con Honolulu – Honolulu, Hawaii
Location: The Hawaii Convention Center
Comic Con Honolulu is a 3 day all genre convention dedicated in creating a family friendly celebration of comics, games, costumes, fantasy, sci-fi, and all things geek. Through our convention, we help create a safe environment to celebrate various popular culture fandoms and provide a meeting place for fans, guests, and industries to interact with like-minded individuals in the spirit of Aloha.
Contact Person: Van H. Fujishige
For more info, contact: 909 Makahiki Way #4, Honolulu, HI 96826


Aug. 11: Fanboys Comic Con – fort worth, tx
Location: Hulen Mall | 4800 South Hulen Street | Fort Worth, TX 76132
Fanboys Comic Con is the celebration of all things fandom. From Star Wars to Superman and everything in between. Fanboys unites the fans with the genres in a fun atmosphere and provides a marketplace to buy and sell collectibles from the fan's favorite fandom. Fans of game, movie, comics come together to show their products and cosplay.
Contact Person: Mike Rogers
For more info, contact: 801 dale lane #2203, white settlement, tx 76108


Aug. 16-20: Worldcon 76 – San Jose, CA
Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose.
Worldcon 76 is the latest version of the venerable SFF convention. Hosted in the heart of Silicon Valley this year, our theme is "Make the Future". Panels and Workshops and Gaming are all part of the program.
Contact Person: Christine Doyle


Aug. 24-26: Dragonflight GameCon – Bellevue, WA
Location: Bellevue Hilton
Dragonflight is a non-profit volunteer-run organization founded in 1980 that promotes the educational and social benefits of the tabletop gaming hobby in the Pacific Northwest.
Contact Person: Amy Gembala
For more info, contact: PO Box 776, Seattle, WA 98111


Aug. 24-26: Matsuricon – Columbus, Ohio
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 350 North High St
Tabletop Gaming provides attendees a place to relax from the panels and autograph sessions of the convention. We feature a large variety of games as well as our Paint & Take experience.
Contact Person: John W Johnson


Aug. 24-26: Coulee Con – La Crosse, WI
Location: La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601
Coulee Con is a gaming convention held in La Crosse, WI that is focused on bringing gamers together. Gaming is interpreted broadly as including board games, collectible card games, tabletop role playing games, miniatures, live action role playing, video games, and puzzles. Friday and Saturday are typical convention days featuring tournaments, open gaming, and special events (e.g., daily drawings, play-to-win, silent auction). Sunday is a day focused on families and fundraising with reduced admission ($5 for two adults and four kids) and family-focused events. We also partner with the charity Extra Life to raise money for Children's Miracle Network.
Contact Person: Josh Hertel


Aug. 25-26: Bergenfield Library Comic Con – Bergenfield, NJ
Location: Bergenfield Public Library
Last year our comic con was the largest community program the library ever held in it's 99 years of operation. For our centennial we are going all out. We expect all ages and hope that you are willing to support us.
Contact Person: Bob Huber
For more info, contact: Bergenfield Public Library, 50 W Clinton Ave, Bergenfield NJ, 07621,


September 2018

Sept. 29: Game Theory Expo – Houston, Texas
Location: 2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058
Game Theory Expo (GTEX) is a tabletop gaming convention focused on the independent and small publisher side of the industry, while also making table-space for gaming available to the general public, providing a game library, and including special events for attendees. GTEX 2018 will be located in the Gilruth Center, a public conference center on the grounds of the Johnson Space Center. Join us for a full day of tabletop gaming on September 29, 2018.
Contact Person: Jason Yarnell
For more info, contact: PO Box 303, 7710 Cherry Park Dr., Houston, TX 77095


October 2018

Oct. 6: GameStar – Bethlehem, PA
Location: Artsquest Convention Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
GameStar - A Tabletop Gaming Convention is back for our 2nd year! We are taking over the whole 1st floor of ArtsQuest, and offering hundreds of board and card games to play at your leisure! This year's event will be bigger, longer, and offering tons of game giveaway prizes just like last year!
Contact Person: Gregory Klepeis
For more info, contact: Gregory Klepeis, 26 W. Fairview St., Bethlehem, PA 18018


Oct. 12-14: SHUX (The Shut Up & Sit Down Board Game Convention) – Vancouver, British Columbia
Location: Vancouver Convention Center East
SHUX returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre for 2018! We'll be giving talks and playing games with our lovely fans and fellow boardgamers. We have a larger expo area showcasing our favourite publishers, a 800 seat theatre for panels and cool talks, a workshop room for live playtesting and design jams, and of course a sea of tables for playing games and meeting new friends! We'll bring back our impressive roster of special guests, organized megagaming and party games, the game library, and a surprise or two to boot!
Contact Person: Chris Pope
For more info, contact: 302 - 3733 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W5E3


Oct. 12-13: NEA Game Fest – Hoxie, AR
Location: Hoxie Service Center, 500 SW Lawrence, Hoxie, AR 72433, USA
NEA Game Fest is a tabletop gaming convention ran by the NEA Gamers Guild. The convention benefits The Children's Shelter, a local not for profit organization which helps displaced children with temporary housing.
Contact Person: Sarah Brown
For more info, contact: Megan Heyl, 121 SE 8th St., Walnut Ridge, AR 72476, 870-215-3546


Oct. 25-28: Atlanta Game Fest 32 – Alpharetta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
Boardgame fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. Hundreds of the world's best boardgames are available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Drive., Atlanta GA 30340


Oct. 26-28: PAX Australia 2018 – Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
As part of Creative Victoria's Melbourne International Games Week, PAX Aus will provide the best in gaming culture with more than 180 global and local exhibitors, thousands of playable games and more than 150 hours of on-stage content including panels with game industry luminaries, tournaments with professional players, and concerts. This year, PAX Aus has partnered with EB Expo to bring a dedicated space for the world's largest publishers as well as additional panels to the show.
Contact Person: PAX Australia


November 2018

Nov. 1-4: Youmacon – Detroit, MI
Location: Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243
Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most "Comic Cons", however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture 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 events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, "Live Action Mario Party", emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win. Wearing costumes, or "Cosplay" as it's known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escal
Contact Person: Alan Toby
For more info, contact: 3007 Carly Court, Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Nov. 16-18: Philcon – Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
Philcon is the oldest general SF con around, and takes place November 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon has open gaming, a Writer's Workshop, an Art Show, a Masquerade, an Anime Room, and more!! Hope to see you there!!
Contact Person: Hank Smith (publicity assistant)
For more info, contact: PO Box 8303, Philadelphia, PA 19101


February 2019

Feb. 7-10: Game-o-Rama – Alpharetta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
Boardgame fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. Hundreds of the world's best boardgames are available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Drive., Atlanta GA 30340


March 2019

Mar. 28-31: GameStorm 21 – Portland, OR
Location: Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel, 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217
GameStorm is the premiere gaming convention in the Pacific Northwest. Our four day event covers a very wide range of games as well as game design and publishing education. Everything from LARPs like live action Hungry Hippos, to card games like Munchkin Collectable Card game, to RPGs like GURPS and D&D, to all kinds of board games of every stripe, to miniature games like Ogre and Battletech, to console and LAN games, and everything in between. We've even had escape rooms and miniature painting contests. Come check us out.
Contact Person: Rodney E. Barnes
For more info, contact: 12627 SE Harold Street, Portland OR 97236


April 2019

Apr. 6-7: Sails and Swords Con – Butte, MT
Location: We are still exploring venues right now. Our current choice would force us to charge vendors and we would like to avoid that.
A con centered loosely around vikings, pirates, and maybe ninjas if we can catch them. City wide scavenger hunt, beard/mustache contest, art hall, vendors, food, guest speakers, demos, gaming and more...
Contact Person: Christie (Stormy) Standish
For more info, contact: 1907 Whitman Ave., Butte, MT 59701


May 2019

May 23-27: Atlanta Game Fest 33 – Alpharetta, GA
Location: Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
Boardgame fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. Hundreds of the world's best boardgames are available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.
Contact Person: Ward Batty
For more info, contact: 3717 Evans Dale Drive., Atlanta GA 30340

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