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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 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!

August 2020 • September 2020 • October 2020 • November 2020

August 2020

Aug. 16-18: Matsuricon – Columbus, Ohio
Location: Hyatt Regency Greater Columbus Convention Center, 350 N High St, Columbus, Ohio
Matsuricon is an anime convention in the heart of Columbus, Ohio benefiting the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center - James.
Contact Person: John Johnson - Department Head, Tabletop Gaming Department
For more info, contact: Matsuricon Tabletop Gaming Department, C/O John Johnson, 51000 Mott Rd Trlr 172, Canton, MI 48188

*Aug. 21-23: Virtually Expo (UK Games Expo) - NEW DATES! – Birmingham, England
Location: NEC (National Exhibition Center), Birmingham, England
UKGE has been postponed until August and now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the physical convention has been cancelled. But wait . . . UKGE is determined not to let the year pass without providing some way for everyone to enjoy as much of the Expo as possible. Thanks to the vast array of technology solutions available and the continued support of our customers, volunteers, sponsors and show partners, we're happy to present Virtually Expo. More details coming soon! See you there!!
Contact Person: SJ Games Events Coordinator
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Yeager, Julie Yeager, Phil Reed, and Steve Jackson

Aug. 28-29: MyCon Logan – Logan, UT
Location: Cache Valley Event Center, 490 S 500 W, Logan, UT 84321
MyCon Logan is an event that includes both casual and competitive gaming. Our goal is to provide the community with gaming activities, cosplay, anime, tabletop, and most importantly FUN. MyCon strives to create a safe and inclusive space to anyone who belongs to or is interested in the community of gaming, anime, comics, and pop culture. We bring together all forms of Table Top Gaming, Board Games, RPG's, Card Games, Miniatures, as well as hosting vendors, activities, demo games and competitions. This event is used to sponsors CAPSA, and they will be providing prizing for the event. Interested in being a sponsor? Reach out to us at
Contact Person: Steve Maynard
For more info, contact: CS Maynard, c/o MyCon, 723 East 350 South, Smithfield, UT 84335

Aug. 28-30: 2D Con – Minneapolis, MN
Location: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403
2D Con is an all inclusive, family friendly and charitable gaming event held every summer in celebration of the gaming community. Featuring tournaments, live music, table top, RPG, TCG, speedrunning, cosplay, industry guests, retro gaming and more; 2D Con aims to be the best event around, no matter what your gaming style is.
Contact Person: Save Point
For more info, contact: 11011 Vincent Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431

September 2020

Sept. 2-3: Run for the Unicorns – Louisville, Kentucky
Location: Virtual
RUN is assembling the top innovators in fintech, AR, VR, AI, IoT, blockchain, video Games, and logistics, in Louisville KY during Derby Week, one of the top world class festivals of the year. Featuring the hottest startups to the Fortune 500 companies showcasing the best digital experiences in all aspects of life and work: from entertainment and brand engagement, to enterprise and industrial, urban and architecture, education and training, government, and commerce. The RUN 2020 Program includes mind-blowing keynotes by industry luminaries, classes and tutorials, products and startup demos, industry use cases, Startup Competition, Art from Jassen Popp, talks by industry leaders covering business, technology and design, and exhibits. Do not miss the opportunity to position your company in this world-changing industry, and create awareness among Fortune 500 companies, potential buyers, partners, investors, and the media.
Contact Person: Jared Busby

*Sept. 4-7: PAX West 2020 w/Steve Jackson Games – Seattle, WA
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
Come see us and play games at PAX West, September 4-7! We'll be in the new tabletop gaming area at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (level 3) - 10am-8pm on Fri., Sat., & Sun. and 10am-4pm on Monday! We will be demoing many of our new games, releasing this spring/summer, throughout the weekend including... Deadly Doodles 2, Scarf-n-Barf, Zombie Dice Deluxe, Munchkin Tales, Munchkins & Mazes, Illuminati w/ Alternative Truths Expansion, and... be sure to stop by for demos of Car Wars 6th Edition - Happy Hour Events 4-6pm on Fri/Sat/Sun and 2-4pm on Monday.
Contact Person: SJ Games Event Coordinator
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Yeager and Julie Yeager

Sept. 5-6: Na Mira Con – Faro, Portugal
Location: Agrupamento de Escolas Pinheiro e Rosa
The Youtube channel Na Mira - Jogos de Tabuleiro and B de Brincar decided to take on a new challenge: to organize in Portugal an event that really celebrates modern board games. So, we created Na Mira Con a board game convention to be held in Faro (Algarve - Portugal) on the 5th and 6th of September. We are already preparing several initiatives, always with the assumption that the focus is board games.
Contact Person: Carlos Ramos
For more info, contact: Rua das Nogueiras n.º 18, 7005-385 Évora, Portugal

October 2020

Oct. 7-11: CANCELLED! Origins Game Fair 2020 – Columbus, OH
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street
Origins 2020 has been cancelled! For more information, visit:
Contact Person: SJ Games Event Coordinator

Oct. 22-25: Essen 2020 – Essen, Germany
Location: Messe Essen, Messeplatz 1, 45131 Essen
After having to cancel SPIEL in Essen for this year, they will be holding from October 22nd to 25th 2020, an online trade fair at which publishers can present their new products to a wide audience shortly before Christmas. In addition, we are working on solutions that make sales possible. A large supporting programme with panels, livestreams and many other attractions is also planned. We look forward to seeing you! More information will follow soon.
Contact Person: SJ Games Event Coordinator

November 2020

*Nov. 20-22: PAX Unplugged 2020 w/Steve Jackson Games – Philadelphia, PA
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Join us at PAX Unplugged! The East Coast's largest tabletop convention! Join us at booth #TBD - 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 titles, Deadly Doodles, Scarf-n-Barf, Simon's Cat, Zombie Dice Deluxe, and the current Car Wars Sixth Edition. 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.
Contact Person: SJ Games Event Coordinator
SJ Games Staff Attending: Alex Yeager, Julie Yeager, and others to be announced

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