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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
Sept. 1-5: Dragon Con – Atlanta, GA
Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. Call us a phenomenon, call us one of the most well attended pop-culture conventions in the country, call us the most fan fun you can have in five days: Dragon Con is where you want to be on Labor Day Weekend. https://www.dragoncon.org
Contact Person: Dragon Con
SJ Games Staff Attending: Steve Jackson
Sept. 2-4: SaltCON End of Summer 2022 – Layton, Utah
Location: Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041
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
Sept. 2-5: Alamo City Game Convention – San Antonio, Texas
Location: La Quinta Inn and Suites, Medical Center, 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229
Brand new tabletop game convention in San Antonio. For the entire Labor Day weekend event. The major streams are board games, RPGs, miniatures, and CCGs/LCGs. A Texas Hold 'Em tournament, official Catan tournament, escape room activities, flea market, dealers' room and more will add some spice to the tournament. The whole goal is to bring people together to have a great time creating great memories around the hobby we love.
Contact Person: Andrew Hartwell
For more info, contact: Andrew Hartwell, 601 Universal City Blvd #601, Universal City, TX 78148
Sept. 2-4: Nan Desu Kan – Aurora, CO
Location: The Gaylord of the Rockies, 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd, Aurora, CO 80019
Nan Desu Kan is the Premier Anime Convention of the Rocky Mountains. Our fans come from across the Rocky Mountain region as well as Kansas and several other surrounding states. In addition, we have moved to a much larger venue to allow our convention to expand further, so we are continuing expansion and growth as a convention. This year, we will be at the Gaylord of the Rockies, conveniently located close to DIA. Many of our attendees save up their money all year waiting for Nan Desu Kan, and the spending index of our attendees has been compared to larger conventions because we are the premier Anime festival in the Rocky Mountain region.
Contact Person: Crystal Bartlett / Lindsay Deen
For more info, contact: Amanda Liebermann, Executive Director, 12382 E Bates Circle, Aurora, CO 80014
Sept. 10-11: Tabletop Central – Savoy, Illinois
Location: Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Dr, Savoy, IL 61874
Tabletop Central is a gaming convention that just started in 2019 in East-Central Illinois. Located about 2 hours from Indianapolis, 2.5 hours from Chicago, and 3 hours from St. Louis, this convention aims to be the center for tabletop gaming. With a board game library of over 300 games, play-to-win games, door prizes, and a silent auction, there's plenty of gaming events stuffed into these two days!
Contact Person: Molly Cooper
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
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
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