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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!


April 2018 • May 2018 • June 2018 • August 2018 • September 2018 • October 2018 • April 2019


April 2018

Apr. 21-22: Tupelo Con Vol. 3 – Tupelo, MS
Location: Tupelo Furniture Market Building 5, 1879 Coley Rd, Tupelo, MS
Tupelo Con is a Multi-Genre event dedicated to bringing the people of geek culture together and giving them a memorable experience. We are focused on representing as many fandoms as possible, with comics, gaming, cosplay, sci-fi and more! As the premiere and original multi-genre con in North Mississippi, Tupelo Con started as Tupelo Comic Con with the first event being March 5th, 2016.
Contact Person: Witt Sullivan
For more info, contact: Witt Sullivan, 147 County Road 399, Saltillo, MS 38866


May 2018

May 4-6: Gojotekicon 2018 – Ashland, OH
Location: Holiday Inn Express Ashland, 1392 Enterprise Parkway, Ashland, OH 44805
Gojotekicon will be returning in 2018 with more panels, more guests, more space, and even more fun. Join us May 4th-6th 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Ashland, OH.
Contact Person: Ken Reeder
For more info, contact: PO Box 461, 7 S Main St., West Salem, OH 44287


May 4-6: Austi-Con – Austin, Minnesota
Location: Austin MN
Weekend of tabletop gaming with scheduled events, open gaming, charity auction, swag bags and play to win events.
Contact Person: Michael Jordal
For more info, contact: 811 5th Ave. Nw, Austin MN 55912


May 9-10: Lion Rampant Imports & Distribution – Brantford, Ontario
Location: To Be Determined
Lion Rampant Imports is a full service game distributor operating out of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Lion Rampant was founded in 1992 and has since grown into Canada's largest distributor of Hobby Adventure games. In addition, Lion Rampant distributes a full range of family board games, educational games, strategy games, dice, paints, collectible games, and miniature games. With Lion Rampant, you will stay up to date with the latest and best in gaming. Our huge selection and efficient distribution network will help you make your business a success. Although we do not sell to the public, please feel free to browse our pages. If you see something you're interested in, let your local game store know that they can find it at Lion! Lion Rampant Imports is your games distributor of choice!
Contact Person: Lion Rampant Imports


May 11-13: dark carnival games Con – Denver, Colorado
Location: Denver Colorado Crowne Plaza Convention Center
Toots and Ape Boy's Scrubtastic Munchkin Madness Tournament Get ready to get into an epic three to six person battle of monster destruction where player's can join together to help destroy monsters or help monsters destroy players. So beware of back stabbing ninja insanity in this easy to play battle royal card game full of humerous illustrations and combat tactics.
Contact Person: Joseph leroux
For more info, contact: 1202 liberty st Durham nc 27703


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 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
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


*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
SJ Games Staff Attending: to be announced


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: to be announced


*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: to be announced


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


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


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. 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: 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. 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


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

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