An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games
David Millians, Editor
Report from the Chairman
As you may know, I was recently named a successor to M. Alan Thomas II as Committee Chair. I’d like to thank Alan for all the work he put into CAR-PGA and all his help in transitioning the Chair to me. Additionally, Paul Cardwell resigned from his roles as a Board member and Archivist. Please join me in thanking Paul Cardwell for his longstanding contributions. Paul is the living history of CAR-PGA, and the organization wouldn’t be where it is today without him.
Our new board includes me, Ted Skirvin and David Millians. We’re planning on having board meetings quarterly via Skype. Here’s what we discussed in our Q4 meeting:
- Broaden our mission: CAR-PGA was established to advocate for role-playing games. As tabletop gaming has increased in popularity, that advocacy has taken on more relevance. Important work is being done on inclusiveness and diversity to encourage people from all walks of life to join us at the gaming table and the CAR-PGA should be part of that conversation.
- Engage our membership: Google Groups (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/car-pga) is the most popular platform for the membership after the web site. With Google+ going away, its future is uncertain. We already have a LinkedIn group run by C.J. LeBlanc, which you can find here https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4439688/. Whatever platform we choose, we need more folks to engage with it, so you’ll see us referencing it in other communications.
- Relaunch the web site: As of today, our web site (http://www.carpga.org) isn’t working. This has the unfortunate effect of making us invisible to the general public. We’re working on getting access to fix that and hope to have it up soon.
- Engage the public with social media: To ensure we have a public-facing page, I’ve launched the CAR-PGA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-Committee-for-the-Advancement-of-Role-Playing-Games-202255190722747) and encourage you to like it. We earn our shorter redirect of http://facebook.com/carpga after 25 likes! We’d like to have one member publish an article about their advocacy efforts each month.
- Find a home for our archives: The history Paul has collected over the decades is invaluable. We want to find it a permanent home as well as a means to digitize it all, so we can share it with the public for future generations.
- Welcome more members: We need a broader, more inclusive, and more active membership. Once we get our basic digital hygiene down, we can start actively recruiting new members.
And last but certainly not least, we need to hear from you. CAR-PGA’s success depends on its membership. David will be contacting each of you in turn to get your feedback about everything I outlined above and the CAR-PGA in general.
That’s a lot to take in, and I welcome a dialogue around the topic. You can reach me on the aforementioned Google or LinkedIn groups, or contact me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to a productive, engaging 2019 for the CAR-PGA!
FROM BILL WALTON
- Camillo, Alberto (2018 ) D&D @ the office: how role-playing games can help building excellent teamwork. www.terem.com.au/blog/dd-office-role-playing-games-can-help-building-excellent-teamwork. Encouraging creativity, cooperation, problem-solving, empathy, strategic planning, and communication.
- Chan, Goldie (2018 December 11) 8 leadership lessons you can learn from ‘Dungeons & Dragons’. www.forbes.com/sites/goldiechan/2018/12/11/8-leadership-lessons-dnd/amp. Forbes looks at compassion, assertiveness, weirdness, mirroring, welcoming, trustworthiness, listening, cooperation in D&D.
- D&D Beyond (2018 December 11) Using D&D to Treat Depression, Anxiety and to Combat Bullying. www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OTynipvVz8M&app=desktop. Todd Kenrick talks to experts about treating patients with D&D.
- Heller, Emily (2018 ) D&D children’s books teach ABCs and 123s through the world of role-playing. www.polygon.com/2018/12/10/18125540/dungeons-and-dragons-childrens-books-abcs-123s. Interview with writer Ivan Van Norman and illustrator Caleb Cleveland.
- Kwan, Daniel (2018 December 10) Level Up Your Classroom with Tabletop RPGs. gnomestew.com/educationalrpgs. Suggested RPGs for math, history, science, and social skills.
FROM DAVID MILLIANS
- BBC (2018 December 10) Fornite: Gamer charged with assault during live stream. www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46504204. Other players hear violence through player’s microphone, and police arrest him for assault.
- Brendan (2018 December 9) OSR Survey Participation. www.necropraxis.com/2018/12/09/osr-survey-participation. Analysis of those participating in poll about OSR players.
- Brendan (2018 December 13) OSR survey: meaning. www.necropraxis.com/2018/12/13/osr-survey-meaning. Analysis of participants’ definitions of OSR.
- Brendan (2018 December 20) What about the R?. www.necropraxis.com/2018/12/20/what-about-the-r. Survey participants’ meaning of the R in OSR.
- Brown, Evan Nicole (2018 December 7) How Myst Taught a Generation of Gamers How to Explore New Worlds. www.atlasobscura.com/articles/exploring-myst-25-years-later. Twenty-five year old game of imagination and tension.
- Bullock, Kate (2018 December 24) Ten Lessons from 2018: Becoming a Better Gamer. www.bluestockings.ca/2018/12/ten-lessons-from-2018-becoming-better.html. Play with awareness and love.
- ButterflyProj1 (2018 July 11) The Ugandan Village Boardgame convention 2018. cyen.org.uk/the-uganda-village-boardgame-convention-2018. Development of the convention, many events, gifting games, and more.
- Chadwick, Bob (2018 December 9) No move is a good move for the Guardian columnist 63 years in post. www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/09/leonard-barden-chess-columnist-guardian-online. Leonard Barden and the rising popularity of chess.
- Duffy, Owen (2018 December 20) The seven best board games for Christmas 2018. www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/dec/20/the-seven-best-board-games-for-christmas-2018. Luxor, Word Slam, Blue Lagoon, Troll & Dragon, Gizmos, Keyforge: Call of the Archons, and Wildlands.
- Gore, Karoline (2018 ) Critical Success: How Role Playing is Vital for Your Child’s Mental Development. columbiagames.com/critical-success-role-playing-vital-childs-mental-development. Confidence, learning, and becoming another person.
- Hanlon, Bunny (2018 December 5) Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play. ineeddiversegames.org/2018/12/04/women-in-gaming-100-professionals-of-play. News release about a book of women in the gaming industry.
- Mazzanoble, Shelly & Greg Tito (2018 December 14) WA State Senator Steve Hobbs on D&D in Government. dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/wa-state-senator-steve-hobbs-dd-government. Dragon Talk podcast episode includes interview with legislator.
- Pobuda, Tanya (2018 December 2) Assessing Gender and Racial Representation in the Board Game Industry. analoggamestudies.org/2018/12/assessing-gender-and-racial-representation-in-top-rated-boardgamegeek-games. Our hobby is not representative of our communities.
- Sabbath, Zak (2019 December 3) Roleplaying Games as Degenerate Art. dndwithpornstars.blogspot.com/2018/12/roleplaying-games-as-degenerate-art.html?zx=d96cdb2694f55621. Limits on creativity.
- Schoonover, Ethan (2018 December 27) Running a School RPG or D&D Club. www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu3WHJRFKX8. Step by step from initial pitch to expanding the club.
- Valentine, Rebekah (2018 December 5) 84% of teen girls in the UK play video games in their spare time. www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-12-05-84-percent-of-teen-girls-play-video-games-in-their-spare-time. Gaming has become the number one hobby for teenage girls.
FROM HAWKE ROBINSON
- Robinson, Hawke (2018 December 25) Happy Holidays & Upcoming New Content from RPG Research. www.rpgresearch.com/blog/happy-holidays-2018.12. Large update on many successful events, publications, and experiments and much more in 2019.
FROM M. ALAN THOMAS II
- The New York Times Retro Report (2016 June 7) Dungeons & Dragons: Satanic Panic. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATUpSPj0x-c. Overview of events in 70s and 80s, as well as the place of imaginative play in the twenty-first century.
New listings this month were provided by Paul Cardwell and Lou Zocchi. Others are urged to submit information. If you attend a convention, be sure and check the conventions table and let us have a copy of the fliers (or at very least the when, what, where, and contact information) for upcoming conventions available there. CAR-PGa is international, so this includes anywhere in the world.
Dates, precise venue, contacts’ URLs or phone numbers, and other information, where missing from this list, would be particularly appreciated. If we have missed any, send the information to email@example.com Convention reviews should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
“[LARP]” means only LARP events as many RPG cons include at least some LARP, as likewise applies to the mention of specific game systems. The same bracketed information applies as well to game systems when the con will have only those games present.
In an attempt to get more face-to-face meetings of the membership, we list who will be going to what convention, if they will tell us. Lou Zocchi will be at Pensacon on February 22-24; Gary Con on March 7-10; and Tupelo Con on May 7-10. Get this type of information in at least two months before the convention itself, so we can run it at least once. Support your local cons by helping in the staff. It is a good way to promote RPG and you generally get in free for the brief time spent helping.
A review of any attended convention afterwards for the Newsletter would be appreciated too. These reviews should include demographic data such as attendance, percentage male/female, white/ethnic minorities (or whatever is the majority/white/others), games in addition to tabletop RPG, and more subjective matters such as unusual events, quality of games and dealers’ room, encouragement of new gamers, and whatever seems worth reporting. We need to work to restore CAR-PGa’s reputation as the media’s go-to on gamer demographics, especially since the media are still citing a study that cut off all those over 35 – at a time when that was the median age of gamers – it is closer to 40 now – which indicates we also need to work on recruiting younger players, although some increase in college age players at conventions has been noted.
- 3-6: Magfest, Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, MD; magfest.org
- 4-6: Evercon, Central Wisconsin Convention Center, 10101 Market St, Rothchild, WI; evercon.org
- 4-6: Sac Anime Winter, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA; sacanime.com
- 4-6: Winter Stabcon, Britannia hotel, Dialtone Ln, Stockport; stabcon.org.uk
- 4-6: Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Morial Conference Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA: wizardworld.com
- 10-13: Anime Los Angeles, Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E Convention, Ontario, CA; animelosangeles.org
- 10-13: Midwinter Gaming Convention, Hilton City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI; midwintergamingconvention.com
- 11-13: AniMore, Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD; animorecon.com
- 11-13: Anonycon, Sheraton Hotel, 700 E. Main St, Stanford, CT; anonycon.com
- 11-13: Ohayocon, Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus, OH; ohayocon.org
- 11-13: OrcaCon, Hilton Bellevue, Bellevue, WA; orcacon.org
- 11-13: Morpheus, städtischen Sielezentrum Pluto, Wilhelmstr. 89a, Herne; herner-burg.de/morpheus
- 12: Wintercon, Exhibition Center Kipsala, Riga, unicon.lv
- 12-13: Congress of Gamers, Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr, Rockville, MD; emsps.com/cpg
- 12-13: Festival des Jeux, Salle de l’Atelier, Rue des Kardomers. Villefranche sur Saônes; festovaldesjeux.fr
- 12-13: GenghisCon Perth, Air Force Memorial Estate, 2 Bull Creek Dr, Bull Creek, WA; genghiscon.org
- 17-20: Bastion, YHA Conwy, Conwy, N Wales; bastionwales.com
- 18-19: Redemption, Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield; redemptioncon.org.uk
- 18-20: Albuquerque Comic Expo, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM; abqcomicxpo.com
- 18-20: Handycon, Holliday Inn, Manor Lane, Berkshire, Maidenhead; handycon.co.uk
- 18-20: MarsCon, MarsCon, Ft. Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA; marscon.net
- 18-20: PAX South, Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market St, San Antonio, TX; south.paxsite.com
- 18-20: Protospiel, Best Western Plus, Bloomington, MN; protospiel.org
- 18-20: Siege of Augusta, Augusta Doubletree, Augusta, GA; siegeofaugusta.org [mainly mini wargaming]
- 18-20: Vermincon, University of South Dakota, 414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD; vermincon.wordpress.com
- 18-21: Arisia, Westin Waterfront Hotel, 428 Summer St, Boston, MA; arisia.org
- 18-21: BryceCon, Ruby’s Inn, 26 S. Main, Bryce Canyon City, UT; brycecon.com
- 18-21: HexaCon, Ramada Plaza Denver North, 10 E 120th Ave, Denver, CO; hexacondenver.org
- 18-21: Scarab, Medallion Convention Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC; s-c-a-r-a-b.com
- 19-20: Kapcon, Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St, Mount Cook, NZ; kapcon.org.nz
- 19-20: Dallas Games Marathon, 930 W Parker Rd, Suite 530, Plano, TX; dallasgamesmarathon.com
- 19-20: SnowCon, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME; snowconmainee.com
- 19-21: Gamers of Winter, Devonshire Church, 5630 Devonshire Rd, Harrisburg, PA; gamersofwinter.net
- 23-27: ConTingency, Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton, Norf; con-tingency.uk
- 24-27: Whose Turn is it Anyway?, Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC; whoseturn.org
- 25-27: Chattacon, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Chattanooga, TN; chattacon.org
- 25-27: GCOM Winter Games Fest, VFW Glen Burnie, 2597 Dorsey Rd, Glen Burnie, MD; winterquest.gamesclubofmd.org
- 25-27: Platypus con, Centennial Hall, Juneau, AK; platypusgaming.org
- 25-27: Rocket City Gamefest, Holiday Inn, University Dr, Huntsville, AL; rocketcitygamefest.com
- 25-27: WarpCon, University College, Cork, Ireland; warpcon.com
- 25-27: Winter War, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Centre Dr., Champaign, IL; winterwar.org
- 25-28: Polar Vortex, SRC Bldg, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL; polarvortex.games
- 26-27: Arcanacon, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Vic; arcanacon.org
- 26-27: Pow! Con, Best Western Gregory, 8315 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
- 26-28: Cancon, Exhibition Park. Flemington Rd, Mitchell, ACT; cgs.asn.au/cancon
- 26-27: Pow! Con, Best Western Gregory, 8315 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY; powcomiccon.com
- 30-February 3: Spielwarenmesse, Münchener Str 33, Nüenvweeg; sielwarnenmesse.de [trade show]
- 6-10: Winter Fantasy, Courtyard Marriott, Fort Wayne, IN; wintfan.baldmangtames.com
- 7-10: Rapier, Jacksonville Airport Doubletree, Jacksonville, FL; rapiercon.com [mostly board and miniature]
- 7-10: Game-o-Rama, Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta, Atlanta, GA; game-o-rama.com
- 8-10: Ambercon Northern Ireland, Belfast; ambercons.com
- 8-10: Captain Con, Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI; captaincon.com
- 8-10: Farpoint, Delta by Marriott, 245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD; farpointcon.com
- 8-10: Running GAGG, College Union, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY; geneseo.edu/gagg
- 8-10: Seishun-Con, Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center Atlanta, GA; seishun-con.com
- 9: Spaghetti ConJunction, Geek Retreat, 38 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, W.Mids; ukroleplayers.com
- 14-17: Capricon, Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL; capricon.org
- 15-17: Anachrocon, Hilton Airport Atlanta, 1031 Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA; anachrocon.com
- 15-17: Anime Milwaukee, Hyatt Regency, 333 W Kilbourne Ave, Milwaukee, WI; animemilwaukee.com
- 15-17: Bashcon, University of Toledo Student Union, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH; bashcon.com
- 15-17: Boskone, Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA; www.boskone.org
- 15-17: Con DFW, Radisson Fort Worth Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, TX; condfw.org
- 15-17: Con of the North, Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Minneapolis, MN; conofthenorth.org
- 15-17: DunDraCon, San Ramon Marriott, San Ramon, CA; dundracon.com
- 15-17: London Anime & Gaming Con, Rocket Complex, London Metropolitan University, London; londonanimecons.com
- 15-17: RadCon, Red Lion, 2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA; radcon.org
- 15-17: Salon du Jeu, Pleaaé, Pays de la Loire, France; salondujeu.venez.fr
- 15-17: TantrumCon, Spartanburg Marriott Spartanburg, SC; tantrumhouse.com
- 15-17: Williamsburg Muster, Clarion Hotel, Williamsburg, VA; hamptonroadsgamers.org [mostly wargame]
- 15-18: OrcCon, Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; strategicon.net
- 16-17: Expedition Elsewhere, Oddmall, Canton, OH; oddball.info [Free Admission]
- 16-19: New York Toy Fair, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY; toyfairny.com
- 20: Trashfest NW, 1148 Heffley Cres, Coquitlam, BC; fortressat.com/trashfest-nw
- 21-24: Dreamation, Morristown Hyatt, 3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ; dexposure.com
- 21-24: GenghisCon Denver, Hyatt Regency, 13200 E 14th Pl, Aurora, CO; genghiscon.org
- 21-24: Hoop and Stick Con, Ravenwood Castle, 65666 Bethel Rd, New Plymouth, OH; ravenwoodcastle.com/hoopandstick
- 21-24: Total Confusion, Best Western Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA; totalcon.com
- 22-24: ConDor Con, Handley Hotel, 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA; condorcon.org
- 22-24: ConNooga, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN; connooga.com
- 22-24: Festival des Jeux, Palais de Festivals, Cannes; festivaldesjeux-cannes.com
- 22-24: Fire and Ice Convention, Manitowoc County Expo Center, 4921 Expo Dr, Manitowoc, WI; fireandiceconvention.com
- 22-24: Gamicon, Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA; gamicon.org
- 22-24: Kami Con, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arlington Blvd N, Birmingham, AL; kamicon.net
- 22-24: Marmalade Dog, Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michi Kalamazoo, MI: marmaladedog.org
- 22-24: No Such Convention, Vassar College, 1243 Raymond, Poughkeepsie, NY; nsoconvention.com
- 23-24: Midgard West Con, Jugendherberge, Burg Blankenheim; mitgard-westcon.de
- 22-24: Mysticon, Holiday Inn Tanglewood, 4468 Cathrey Rd, Roanoke, VA; mysticon-va.com
- 22-24: OwlCon, Rice Memorial Center, 6100 Main S,Rice University, Houston, TX; owlcon.com
- 22-24: Pensacon, Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL; pensacon.com
- 22-24: Wizard World Comic Con Portland, Oregon Conventrion Center, 777 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, OR; wizardworld.com
- 23: Dudley Bug Ball, Station Hotel, Castle Hill, Dudley; dudleybugball.org.uk
- 23-24: Concord, Holiday Inn Bristol Centre, Bond St S, Bristol; concordgamingconvention.com
- 23-24: Revelation, Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Rd, Sheffield, S.Yorks; revelationgames.org.uk
- 24: Spieltag, Kulturbüro Südstadt, Hannover; spielekultur.de
- 25-March 3: PrezCon, Doubletree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Rd, Charlottesville, VA; prezcon.com
- 28-March 3: Salt Con, Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 West, Layton, UT; saltcon.com
- 1-3: AdCon, Freizeitzentrum Schnelsen Statt, Wählingsallee 16, Hamburg; sdnv.de
- 1-3: Cincycon, Butler County Fairgrounds, Cincinnati, OH; cincycon.org
- 1-3: Cleveland ConCoction, Bertram Inn, Cleveland, OH; clevelandconcoction.org
- 1-3: ConCoction, Bertram Inn, 600 N Aurpora Rd, Aurora, OH; clevelandconcoction.org
- 1-3: Gadcon, Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Beards Hill Rd, Aberdeen, MD; jestergamesmd.com
- 1-3: Mace West, Doubletree, Asheville, NC; 10times.com/mace-asheville
- 1-3: Prolog, Stenbygatan 10, Västerås, Sweden; lajvkonvent.se [LARP]
- 2-3: Bremer Spiele-Tage, Bremer Volkshochschule, Bremen, Germany; spieleninbremen.de
- 5-7: Kawaii Kon, Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI; kawaii-kon.org
- 7-10: Garycon, Geneva Ridge Resort, W4340 State Hwy 50, Lake Geneva, WI; garycon.com [Zocchi seminars]
- 8-10: AireCon, Harrogate International Centre, Harrowgate; airecon.uk
- 8-10: Amelia Con, Days Inn, Amelia Island, FL; ameliacon.com
- 8-10: Coastcon, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS; coastcon.org
- 8-10: Fogcon, Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA; fogcon.org [primarily writer workshop]
- 8-10: Itzacon Eire, Bailey Allen Hall, NUI, Galway; facebook.com/itzacon
- 8-10: Joelanta, Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Center Blvd, Atlanta, GA; www.joelanta.org
- 8-10: Made in Asia, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium; madeinasia.be
- 8-10: TN Game Days, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN; tngamedays.com
- 8-10: UBCon, Student Union, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; ubcon.org
- 8-10: Wild Wild West, Old Tucson, 201 S Kinney Rd, Tuscon, AZ; wildwestcon.com [steampunk]
- 8-17: South by Southwest, Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX; sxsw.com
- 9: March to Oblivion, InterAction School of Performing Arts, 228 Germain Street, Saint John, NB; impossiblerealities.com
- 9-10: Festival du Jeu de Montpellier, Tunnel du Corum, Montpellier; festivaldujeu-montpellier.org
- 11-15: GAMA Trade Show, Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV; gamatradeshow.com [trade only]
- 14-17: All-Con, InterContinental Hotel, 15201 Dallas Pkwy, Addison, TX; all-con.org
- 14-17: Emerald City Comicon, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA; emeraldcitycomicon.com
- 14-17: LeiriaCon, Quinta do Pinheiro, Leira, Portugal; spielportugal.org/leiriacon
- 15-17: ConnCon, Sheraton Stamford, 700 E Main St, Stamford, CT; conncon.com
- 15-17: GameExpo, Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX; thegamexpo.com
- 15-17: Ludesco, Maison du Peuple, 68 Rue de la Serre, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland; ludesco.com
- 15-17: MidSouthCon, Memphis Hilton, Poplar & I-240, East Memphis, TN; midsouthcon.org
- 15-17: Omni Fandom Expo, Florida Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL; omniexpo.com
- 15-17: Princecon, McCosh Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; princecon.org
- 15-17: Toronto Comicon, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON; comicontoronto.com
- 16: Concrete Cow, Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes; mk-rpg.org.uk
- 16-17: SwampCon, Reitz Student Union, 686 Museum Rd, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; swampcon.com
- 18: HerdCon, Marshall University Student Center, 1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, WV; facebook.com/herdcon
- 16: Fandomonium, Alachua County Headquarters Library, 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL; allevents.in/gainesville/gamesvile
- 21-24: Lexington Comic Con, Lexington Convention Center, 430 W Vine, Lexington, KY; lexingtoncomiccon.com
- 22-24: AggieCon, Hilton Hotel, 801 University Dr E, College Station, TX; cephid.org/aggiecon
- 22-24: Chicago Comic Expo, South Bldg, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL: c2e2.com
- 22-24: Clockwork Alchemy, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, CA; clockworkalchemy.com
- 22-24: ConQuest SAC, McClellan Center, 5411 Luce Ave, Sacramento, CA; conquestsac.com
- 22-24: CosCon, Vagabonds Hall, Butler, PA; circleofswords.com
- 22-24: PlatteCon, Ullsvik Hall, 1 University Plaza, University of Wisconsin Platteville, Platteville, WI; plattevillegaming.com
- 22-24: LepreCon, Goldsmith Hall, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; leprecon.ie
- 22-24: Who’s Yer Con, Wyndham Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, IN; whosyergamers.org 22-24: Zenkaikon, Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA; zenkaikon.com
- 22-24: Zenkaicon, Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA; zenkaikon.com
- 23-24: Zuiderspel, Congerence Centre Koningshof, Locht 117, Veldhoven; klogebow.nl
- 27-31: AdeptiCon, Renaissance Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL; adepticon.org
- 28-31: Furry Fiesta, Hyatt Regency Reunion, downtown Dallas, TX; furryfiesta.org
- 28-31: GameStorm, Red Lion Jantzen Beach, 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR; gamestorm.org
- 28-31: PAX East, Boston Convention Center, 415 Summer St, Boston, MA; east.paxsite.com
- 29-31 Cerberus, Tirohanga Camp, 214 Tirohanga Rd, Wyllies Crossing; cerberus.nzlarp.nz
- 29-31: CJMC, Cintermex, 4400 Ave Lázaro Cárdenas, Monterrey, Mty; ecreativo.com
- 29-31: International Steampunk Symposium, Crowne Plaza Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH; thepandorasociety.com/symposium
- 29-31: No Brand Con, Chula Vsta Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI; nobrandcon.org
- 29-31: Planet Comicon, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO; planetcomicon.com
- 29-31: Sci-fi on the Rock, Sheraton Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square, St. Johns, NF; scifiontherock.co
- 29-31: Simcon, Douglas Ballroom, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; sa.rochester.edu/simcon
- 29-31: WillyCon, Student Center, Wayne State College, 1111 Main St, Wayne, NE; wsc.edu/wllycon
- 29-31: Wondercon, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA; comic-con.org
- 30: Egocon, Holiday Inn, Hwy 10 E, Stevens Point, WI; discoverwisconsin.com
- 30-31: Playthrough, Raleigh Convention Center. Raleigh, NC; playthroughg.com
- 30-31: Terminal City Tabletop Convention, Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC; terminalcitytabletop.com
- 5-7: 221B Con, Atlanta Airport Marriott, 4711 Best Rd, Atlanta, GA; 221bcon.com [Sherlock Holmes]
- 5-7: Conpulsion, Teviot Row Student Union, Bristol Square, Edinburgh; geas.rg.uk/conpulsion
- 5-7: Gryphcon, University Centre, University of Guelph, 158-50 Stone Rd. E, Guelph, ON; gryphon.org
- 5-7: Heliosphere, Doubletree, Tarrytown, NY; heliosphereny.org
- 5-7: Lexicon, Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY; lexicongaming.com
- 5-7: Nashicon. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC; nashicon.com
- 5-7: Play, Viale Virgllio 58, Modena; play-modena.it
- 5-7: RavenCon, Doubletree, 50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA; ravencon.com
- 6-7: Just a Game Con, Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th St, Corvallis, OR; justagamecon.com
- 6-7: Seven Hills, Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Rd, Sheffield, S Yorks; 7hills.org.uk
- 11-14: Ambercon, Embassy Suites Detroit-Livonia, 19525 Victor Pkwy, Livonia, MI; ambercon.com [Amber diceless only]
- 11-14: Tekko, Lawrence Conventioner, Pittsburgh, PA; teamtekko.us
- 12-14: CodCon, Turner Conference Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL; codcon.com
- 12-14: CyPhaCon, Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, LA; cyphacon.org
- 12-14: Midwest Gaming Classic, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI; midwestgamingclassic.com
- 13-14: LuxCon, Forum Geeseknäpchen, Luxemburg; luxcon.lu
- 17-21: The Gathering, Vikingskipet, Hamar, Norway; gathering.org
- 17-22: Fastaval, Mariagerfjord Gymnasium, Amerikavej 5, Hobro, Aarhus; fastaval.dk
- 18-21: Frolicon, Sheraton Atlanta Downtown, Atlanta, GA; frolicon.com
- 18-21: Norwescon, Doubletree Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA; norwescon.org
- 19-21: Anime Boston, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA; animeboston.com
- 19-21: Conglomeration, Crowne Plaza, 830 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY; conglomeration.info
- 19-21: Follycon/Eastercon, Park Inn, Heathrow, London; eastercon.org
- 19-21: GothCon, äldsta spelknvent, Göteborg; gothcon.se
- 19-21: MTAC, Sheraton Music City, Nashville, TN; 10times.com/mtac
- 19-21: Sakura-Con, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA; sakuracon.org
- 19-22: Conquest, Melbourne High School, Forest St, South Yarra, Melbourne, Vic; conquest.asn.au
- 19-22: Insomnia; NRC, Birmingham; insomniagamingfestival.com
- 20: Cheyenne Gaming Convention, Red Lion Inn, Cheyenne, WY; cheyennegamingconvention.com
- 25-28: Calgary Expo, Calgary Stapede Park, Calgary, AB; calgaryexpo.com
- 25-28: Ice & Fire, Deer Creek State Park Lodge, Mt. Sterling, OH; iceandfirecon.com
- 25-28: Nordic Game Jam, KADK, Copenhaven; nordicgamejam.com
- 26-28: Awesome Con, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl, Washington, DC; awesome-con.com
- 26-28: Cape Comic Con, Osage Center, 1625 N Kingshighway, Cape Giradieu, MO; cape-con.com
- 26-28 Causeacon, Raleigh County Convention Center, Beckley, WV; causeacon.com
- 26-28: Constellation, Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE: constelationne.net
- 26-28: Conventus Leonis, Lomder- und Jugendzentrukm Mühlel Brauunmchweig; conventusleonis.de
- 26-28: Gaming Hoopla, Doubletree, 510 E IL Route 83, Mundelein, IL; gaminghoopla.com
- 26-28: Gojotekicon, Holiday Inn Express, 1392 Enterprise Pkwy, Ashland, OH; gojotekicon.com
- 26-28: Hydra, Brookfield Scout Camp, Rd 1 562 Moore Valley Rd., Wainuiomata, Wellington, NZ; www.geekeventsaustralia.com/event/hydra [LARP]
- 26-28: JordanCon, Crowne Plaza Atlanta, Perimeter Center Pkwy at Ravinia, Atlanta, GA; jordancon.org
- 26-28: Koboldcon, Chapel Hills Event Center, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO; koboldcon.com
- 26-28: Oz-Con, West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St, West Plains, MO; oz-con.com
- 26-28: Pyrkon, Miedzynardowe Targi, Poznan, Poland; pyrkon.pl
- 26-28; Starfest, Marriott DTC, 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO; starfestdenver.com
- 27: Spiel mit den Wölfen, Stadtmission Wolfsburg, Mühlenpfad 2, Wolfsburg; spiel-mit-den-wölfen.de
- 27-28: FanCon, International Convention Centre, Cape Town, SA; fancon.co.za [some LARP]
- 27-28: Gem City Comic Con, Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, OH; gemcitycomiccon.com
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