David Millians, Editor
Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA
Letter from the Chair, July 2019
Although it’s been a few weeks, I wanted to address an event that tested the limits of a large convention’s policies.
The rise of Dungeons & Dragons and fantasy in general has made conventions a much more diverse, crowded, and open opportunity for fun as well as conflict. One of the largest is the UK Games Expo. The UK Games Expo always had convention policies in place but recently updated them to the high standards of Pelgrane Press, who will not attend conventions “which don’t have a publicly posted and enforced anti-harassment policy.” Pelgrane’s new presence at the UK Games Expo in 2019 was evidence that their policy met Pelgrane’s standards.
That policy was tested by a Game Master who decided to ambush his players with a tabletop role-playing game scenario involving kids (using Free League’s Things from the Flood) being gang raped.
“Just had the worst rpg experience of my life,” tweeted GeekGirlBookWrm. “Signed up for a Things from the Flood game and the GM decided it would be perfectly all right to have all our characters kidnapped and gang raped without discussing it with anyone first. Told us he enjoyed the shock factor of it…”
The fallout from this incident threatened to tar role-playing games with endangering children, negative stereotypes about role-players, and convention policies in general. The incident was widespread enough to garner national attention from the BBC and the Mirror, who at first attributed the incident to “a Dungeons and Dragons role-play gaming showcase.”
After the incident, the response was swift:
- Free League published a Fair Play Policy
- UK Games Expo published a statement about its actions to address the incident, including halting the game and cancelling all games the GM was due to run, ejecting him from the show and not allowing him access to the convention, banning him from submitting games to the convention, speaking to the player who first raised the issue, unreservedly apologizing for the distress caused, and contacting the other players to offer apologies.
- Egg Embry interviewed Free League and GeekGirlBookWrm about the topic on EN World, including Free League’s new licensed role-playing game, Alien. “Publishers can’t control what a group decides to do with their product in the comfort of their own home, but playing a game at home with a group of friends is a completely different experience to playing at a convention,” said GeekGirlBookWrm. “In a home environment, the group can decide together how far they are all happy to take certain scenarios to make sure everyone at the table is comfortable with the story being told. In a public space, the group are normally unfamiliar with each other and do not know each other’s past personal history. Throwing in violence, especially of a sexual nature, when you do not know the people at your table is not good storytelling and it is not good GMing. GMs at public events should know and understand how to use the X-card and make players aware of its availability at their tables.”
This incident stressed the importance of pairing a thorough convention policy with a swift and public response. Make no mistake, this was nearly a PR disaster for the hobby; the Mirror’s misattribution showed how easily D&D and other tabletop role-playing games can be painted with a broad brush from a horrible negative incident like this.
To that end, I’ve implemented a Best Practices section of our web site. It currently lists Convention Policies for organizers, exhibitors, and guest speakers. I’ve limited it only to policies that have clearly indicated they are open source and free to be reused, but welcome your suggestions. This is a space the CAR-PGA is uniquely suited to address and I hope we can be a valuable resource for future convention organizers.
As always, thank you for your support!
Convention Report – Origins
by Lou Zocchi
30% of the attenders were females, and 30 % of them said they were Game Masters. D&D players equaled the Pathfinder players. GAMA states that they sold 20,642 badges, which is up from last year’s 18,646. The Turnstile count of attenders was 71,237. There were 257 exhibitors, 1,085 Game Masters, 163 Volunteers, 156 blood donors, and $7110 was raised for Kaleidoscope Youth Center.
FROM DAVID MILLIANS
- Armstrong, Neil (2019 July 13) No more nerds: how Dungeons and Dragons finally became cool. https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/jul/13/no-more-nerds-how-dungeons-dragons-became-cool-stranger-things-game-of-thrones. The game’s new popularity.
- BBC West Midlands (2019 June 1) Players ‘distressed’ by gang-rape role-playing game. www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-48483746. UK Games Expo ejects and bans GM for presenting an alarming scene in his game.
- Berger, Sarah (2019 ) How Dungeons and Dragons and science fiction helped LinkedIn’s billionaire co-founder succeed. www.cnbc.com/2019/06/04/how-games-science-fiction-shaped-linkedin-co-founder-hoffmans-career.html. Games and books teach strategy and broaden thinking.
- Bideaux, Thomas (2019 July 16) Crowdfunding and Tabletop Games: 2019 Mid-Year Update. https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ThomasBidaux/20190716/346591/Crowdfunding_and_Tabletop_Games_2019_MidYear_Update.php. Kickstarter projects remain strong in 2019 H1.
- Cantor, Max (2019 June 7) 4 Reasons Why Your Game and Mind Are Less Different Than You Think. www.highlevelgames.ca/blog/4-reasons-why-your-game-and-mine-are-less-different-than-you-think. How game themes and language interact with game sub-cultures and player tweaks.
- Godwin, Cody (2019 June 29) Dressed to kill: Video games’ tricky relationship with fashion. www.bbc.com/news/technology-48794418. Looking bad and issues of diversity.
- Kunzelman, Cameron (2019 June 3) Learning The Shape of Dungeons & Dragons in 2019 at A Livestreaming Event. www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/06/learning-the-shape-of-dungeons-dragons-in-2019-at.html. Play and performance, table versus video.
- Maroney, Kevin (2019 ) Glorantha: Another Magical World. www.nyrsf.com/2019/06/editorial-glorantha-another-magical-world.html. Homage to the influence of Greg Stafford on the games we play.
- Minotti, Mike (2019 ) Pokémon Go made $2.65 billion in three years. venturebeat.com/2019/07/09/sensor-tower-pokemon-go-made-2-65-billion-in-three-years. Largest share from USA.
- Morrus (2019 July 10) 40 Million People Have Played D&D. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6462-40-Million-People-Play-D-D. Since 1974.
- O’Brien, Michael (2019 June 10) Chinese edition of Call of Cthulhu and Miskatonic University board game announced. www.chaosium.com/blogchinese-edition-of-call-of-cthulhu-and-miskatonic-university-board-game-announced. Arclight Publishing to produce translations.
- Pilon, Mary (2019 July 8) . www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-07-08/how-to-be-a-professional-dungeons-dragons-master-hosting-games. Pro-GMs and data from WoTC.
- Romano, Evan (2019 May 22) Joe Manganiello’s Star-Studded Dungeons & Dragons Life. www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a27511286/joe-manganiello-dungeons-and-dragons. Celebrity gaming in Los Angeles.
- Schopen, Fay (2019 June 11) Hobbies make us happier – so ignore the mockery, and enjoy. www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/11/hobbies-happier-gardening-bird-watching-stroking-cat. Slightly tongue-in-cheek discussion of study showing our happiness comes from family, exercise, and hobbies.
- Selinker, Mike (2019 ) Trump’s tariffs could ruin the American board game industry. www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2019/6/5/18652411/trump-china-tariff-board-games. Professional costs and competition in the age of trade wars.
- Sheldon, Brie Beau (2019 June 16) We Say Fuck You, Pay Me. http://briebeau.com/thoughty/2019/06/we-say-fuck-you-pay-me/. Interviews and discussion of pay rates in the industry.
- Tremeer, Eleanor (2019 June 10) Dungeons & Dragons Rolls a Critical Hit with LGBTQ+ Representation. geekandsundry.com/dungeons-dragons-lgbt-representation. The value of including everyone.
- Tweet, Jonathan (2019 June 5) Prologue to Third Edition. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6363-Jonathan-Tweet-Prologue-to-Third-Edition. History and inspiration behind D&D 3E.
- UK Games Expo (2019 June 1) An official statement. www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/morenews.php?id=497. Response to unacceptable GM behavior and explanation of convention’s actions.
- Williams, Matthew Ryan (2019 July 13) Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tabletop RPGs. www.wired.com/2019/07/geeks-guide-tabletop-rpgs. Interview with Shannon Appelcline.
- Zacny, Rob (2019 June 19) Games Have Always Tried to Whitewash Nazis as Just ‘German Soldiers’. www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5waqd/games-have-always-tried-to-whitewash-nazis-as-just-german-soldiers. Losing the real history to romanticized imagery.
FROM HAWKE ROBINSON
- Robinson, Hawke (2019 June 4) RPG Activities Collage – RPG Research. www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=159&v=d3aQltcyIa0. Music and games with the RPG Research crew.
FROM M. ALAN THOMAS
- Invictus (2019 June 28) How Did War Become a Game?. www.youtube.com/watch?v=-seIA9tukDs. History of wargaming, Kriegsspiel specifically.
FROM MIKE TRESCA
- Hillman, Sean (2019) Mastering the Game: Running a Tabletop RPG For the First Time. outschool.com/classes/mastering-the-game-running-a-tabletop-rpg-for-the-first-time-9bJSbmzr#usNu3kOeCj. Online course.
- Tresca, Mike (2019 June 7) Game Deisgn Like a Boy Scout: Week 10 – Wrap Up. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6275-Game-Design-Like-a-Boy-Scout-Week-10-Wrap-Up. Putting it all together.
- Tresca, Mike (2019 June 17) Geekdom Takes a Bow. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6328-Geekdom-Takes-a-Bow. Nerdom on the screen, big and small, and the future.
- Tresca, Mike (2019 July 1) Con Report: PortConMaine is More Welcoming Than Ever. https://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6443-Con-Report-PortConMaine-is-More-Welcoming-Than-Ever. Fun, diverse gathering continues to thrive.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Convention reviews should be sent to email@example.com
“[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. Get this type of information in at least two months before the convention itself, so we can run it at least once
David Millians will be attending GenCon, August 1-4, and presenting at Gen Con Trade Day on Wednesday, July 31.
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.
- 3-7: Dexcon, Morristown Hyatt, Morristown, NJ; dexposure.com
- 3-7: Dice Tower Con, Caribe Royale, 8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL; eventbrite.com
- 4-7: Florida Supercon, Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami, FL; floridasupercon.com
- 4-7: Play On Con, Alabama 4-Hd Center, AL; playoncon.com
- 4-7: Western, Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT; fantasycons.com
- 5-7: Go Play NW, Campion Hall, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; goplaynw.org
- 5-7: Hypericon, Clarion Inn, 2227 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN; hypericon.net
- 5-7: Milwaukee Summer Revel, Sheraton Brookfield, 375 S. Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI; coldironconventions.com
- 5-7: RTX, Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX; rtxaustin.com
- 5-7: Summer Stabcon, Britannia Hotel, Stockport; stabcon.org.uk
- 6-7: LongCon: Garrison Hotel, Sheffield; thedodd.com/longcom
- 6-7: MiniCon II, University of Canterbury, Christchurch; saga.org.nz
- 10-14: Historicon, Lancaster Convention Center, 2300 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA; historicon.org [wargaming]
- 10-21: Festival Ludique International de Parthenay, all over Parthenay; jeux-festival.com
- 11-14: Connecticon, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT; connecticon.org
- 12-13: Con in the Castle, 65666 Bethel Rd, New Plymouth, OH; ravenwoodcastle.com
- 12-14: Ad Astra, Sheraton Parkway North, 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON; ad-astra.org
- 12-14: AnimeIowa, Iowa Event Center, Des Moines, IA; animeiowa.com
- 12-14: CharCon, Clay Center, Charleston, WV; charcon.org
- 12-14: Con-gregate, Red Lion, High Point, NC; con-gregate.com
- 12-14: Dokidokon, Radisson Plaza, 100 W Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI; dokidokon.org
- 12-14: Kitsunecon, Ki Convention Center, 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI; kitsunecon.com
- 12-14: Looking for Gamers, Bankstown Sports Club, 8d Greenfield Parade, Bankstown, NSW; sad.lfg-aus.com.au
- 12-14: Queen City Conquest, Daemen College, Buffalo, NY; queencitycon.com
- 12-14: Southern-Fried Gaming Expo, Marriott Renaissance Waverly, Atlanta GA; southernfriedgameroomexpo.com
- 12-14: Tokyo in Tulsa, Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, OK; tokyointulsa.com
- 13-19: GACUCon Game Cruise. Hialeah Gardens Holiday Inn and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
- 15-19: GaCuCon The Gamer Cruise, Carnival, Miami, FL; gacucon.com
- 18-21: Comic-Con International, San Diego Convention Center, 111 Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA; comic-con.org
- 19-20: True Gamerz Expo, Schultz Center, Jacksonville, FL; truegamerzexpo.com
- 19-21: Berlin Brettspiel Con, Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Str 4-6, Berlin; hunterundcron.de
- 19-21: KantCon, Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS; kantcon.com
- 19-21: Open Gaming Convention, Holiday Inn, Northeastern Blvd, Nashua, NH; opengamingconvention.com
- 19-21: TwisteeLordsCon, Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Rd, MidWest City, OK; twistedlordscon.com
- 20-21: Feencon, Stadthalle Bonn, Bad Godesberg, Bonn; feencon.de
- 20-21: Wintercon, Fitzroy Pavilion, Canberra, ACT; cgs.asn.au
- 20-24: GaCuCon The Gamer Cruise, Carnival, Miami, FL; gacucon.com
- 23-28: DrachenFest, Auf dem Quast, Diemelstadt; drachenfest.info [boffer LARP]
- 26-27: WyvaCon, Wytheville Community College, 1000 E Main St, Wytheville, VA; wyvacon.com
- 20-28: World Boardgaming Championships, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Campion, PA; boardgamers.org
- 26-28: Conbravo!, Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton. ON; conbravo.com
- 26-28: Flying Buffalo’s T&T Con, Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, AZ; flyingbuffalo.com
- 26-28: Mechacon, Hyatt Regency Downtown, 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA; mechacon.com
- 26-28: NJ Gamer Con, Crowne Plaza, 2349 Mariton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ; njgamercon.com
- 26-28: Ropecon, Helsingin Messukeskuksessa, Helsinki, Finland; ropecon.fi
- 27-28; Galacon, Forum am Schlosspark, Stuttgarter Str. 33, Ludwigsburg; galacon.eu
- 1-4: Gen Con, Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN; gencon.com
- 1-4: Quad Cities Anime-zing!, River Center, Davenport, IA; qcanimezing.com
- 2-4: Comic Con Honolulu, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI; comicconhonoluulu.com
- 2-4: Glitch Con, Springdale Holiday Inn, 1500 S 48th, Springdale, AR; glitch con.com
- 2-4: PaizoCon, Asto Conference Centre, Bourneville College, Birmingham, W. Mid; ukroleplayers.com
- 2-4: Starfleet International Conference, Marriott St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO; starfleetidic2019.com
- 3-4: Gamma.Com, Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd & Northbourne Ave, Canberra, ACT; gammacon.org.au
- 3-4: UniCon Latvia, Riga, Latvia; unicon.lv
- 8-11: PolCon, Bialymstoku; polcon.fandom.art.pl
- 9-11: Anime Festival Orlando, Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, FL; animefestivalorlando.com
- 9-11: Dragonfire, Kramer Law Bldg, University of Capetown, Capetown, SA; claws.za.net
- 9-11: Game On Expo, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ gameonexpoaz.com
- 9-11: Löwenherz Con und Spiele, Landheim der Sophienschule, Nienburger Str 15, Hamburg; diophant.de
- 9-11: Malcon, Ramada Plaza Denver North, 10 E 120th Ave, Denver, CO; malcondenver.org
- 9-11: SpoCon, Davenport Hotel, 10 Post St, Spokane, WA; spocon.org
- 10: Ettin Con, Blackheath Community Centre, Katoomba, NSW; ettincon.org
- 13: Akua Con, Universal Lazer Family Fun Center, 15 1st St NW, Watertown, SD;
- 12-14: Con Gregate, Red Lion High Point NC; 10times.com/con-gregate
- 15-17: Icon, Eshkol Pais, 4 Shprintzak St, Tel Aviv; iconfestival.org.il
- 15-17: Mycon, Cache County Fairgrounds, Logan, UT; myron.me
- 15-18: Alter Paradox, Polidepoirxtivo des Ugarrandia, Pamplona: umbrasdeparadox.es
- 15-19: Worldcon, Convention Centre, Dublin; dublin2019.com
- 16-18: Coulee Con, La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI; couleecon.com
- 16-18: Dragonflight, Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA; dragonflight.org
- 16-18: Matsuricon, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH; matsuricon.org
- 17-18: NewCon, Cardiff RSL, 45 Macquarie Rd, Cardiff, NSW; newconoz.co
- 22-25: Fan Expo Canada, Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON; fanexpocanada.com
- 22-25: NecronomiCon, Providence Biltmore, Providence, RI; necronimicon-providence.con.com [Lovecraft]
- 22-25: Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, Stevens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd, Chicago, IL; wizardworld.com
- 23-25: Bubonicon, Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE (at I-40), Albuquerque, NM; bubonicon.com
- 23-25: 2D Con, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN; 2dcon.net
- 22-25: Fan Expo Canada, Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON; fanexpocanada.com
- 23-25: Hub Con, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TX; facebook.com/hubcitycomiccom
- 23-25: Nashcon, Franklin Marriott at Cool Springs, Franklin, TN; nashcon.org [miniature wargame]
- 24: AlderCon, Hale Institute, Wings Rd, Farnham, Surrey; aldercon.uk
- 24: Meggacon, Commonwealth Commerce Center, Jackson, MI; meggacon.com
- 24-25: Animaga, Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton, NSW: animaga.com.au
- 24-25: HoGS Winter Gamefest, Lenah Valley Community Hall, 22 Creek Rd, Hobart, Tas; hogs.com.au
- 24-25: Shadow Con, Northfields Community Centre, Northfields, West London; ukroleplayers.com
- 24-25: Tabletop Scotland, Dewars Centre, Perth; tabletopscotland.co.uk
- 28-29: PA Dev, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA; penny-arcade.com
- 29-September 1: ReaperCon, Denton Convention Center, Denton, TX; reapercon.com [trade show, art exhibit]
- 29-September 1: Tacticon, Denver Marriott South, Park Meadows Dr, Denver, CO; denvergamers.org
- 29-September 2: Dragoncon, Hyatt Regency, 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA; dragoncon.org
- 30-31: Polcon, Bialystok; pollen.fandom.art.pl
- 30-31: SaltCon End of Summer, Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT; saltcon.com
- 30-September 1 GrandCon, DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI; grand-con.com
- 30-September 1: Meta Con, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN: metaconvention.com
- 30-September 1: Q-Con, Queen’s University Belfast, Elmwood Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland; q-con.org.uk
- 30-September 2: Pacificon, Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA; pacificonngameexpo.com
- 30-September 2: PAX West, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA; penny-arcade.com
- 30-September 2: Strategicon Gateway, Hilton LAX, 5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; strategicon.net
- 31: Games Con, Emsworth Community Centre, Emsworth, Hamps; gamescon.co.uk
- 31-September 2: Gamers of Summer, Paxtonia Fire Hall, 125 S Johnson St, Harrisburg, PA; gamersofsummer.net
- 1-2: ISU-Con, Hulman Student Union, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN; indstate.edu/rpguild
- 5-8: Buckeye Game Fest, Hyatt Regency downtown, Columbus, OH; buckeyegamefest.com
- 6-8: Alcon, DeMonfort University, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK; alcon.org.uk
- 6-8: Furry Migration, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicolet Mall, Minneapolis, MN; furrymigration.org
- 6-8: Rustycon, Bellevue Hilton, 300 1122th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA; rustycon.com
- 6-9: Tracon, Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland; tracon.fi
- 7-8: Retro World Expo, Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT; retroworldexpo.com
- 7-8: Space Coast Comic Con, Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Ln, Cocoa, FL; www.spacecoastcomiccon.com
- 7-8: Washingcon, Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, DC; washingcon.com
- 9: Impossible Realities, InterAction School of Performing Arts, 228 Germain Street, Saint John, NB; impossiblerealities.com
- 12-14: HawaiiCon, Sheraton Kona, Kona, HI; hawaiicon.com
- 12-15: Scarefest, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY; thescarefest.com
- 13-15: Albacon, Ramada Plaza, Albany, NY; albacon.org
- 14: Concrete Cow, Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes; mk-rpg.org.uk
- 14-15: ConCentric Games, Fullarton Park Community Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia; con-centric.com.au
- 14-15: ConCentric Games, Fullarton Park Community Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia; con-centric.com.au
- 14-15: Retro Con, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Philadelphia, PA; retrocons.com
- 14-15: World RPG Fest, Clube da Bola, Rua Francisco Nunes, 110, Curitiba, PR, Brasil; worldrpgfest.com.br
- 18: Ducosim, Deflint, Amersoorth, NL; ducosim.nl
- 20-22: Edmonton Expo, Edmonton Centre, 7515 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB; edmontonexpo.com
- 20-22: SIBCon, Vagabonds Hall, Butler, PA; circleofswords.com
- 20-22: Southern Front, Four Points, Raleigh-Durham Airport, NC; trianglesimsociety.org [miniature wargames]
- 20-23: Tokyo Game Show, Makuhari Messe, Tokyo; showsbee.com
- 21: Owlbear and Wizard’s Staff, Bond Factory unit 13, Althorpe St, Leanington Spa, Warwicks; asakosoh.wordsmith.com
- 21: TolkienMoot, Lawrence House, 1432 W. Lawrence Dr, Spokane, WA; tolkienmoot.org
- 21-22: TopCon, Agriculture Hall, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, KS; topconppop.com
- 27-29: Falcon, Sheraton Stamford, 700 Main, Stamford, CT; conncon.com
- 27-29: Fallcon, SAIT – Campus Center, 1301 126 Ave NW, Calgary, AB; fallcon.com
- 27-29: Monsterama, Marriott Alpharetta, GA 400 & Windward Pkwy, Atlanta GA; monsteramacon.com
- 28: Hall of Fame City Comic Con, Canton Civic Center, 1101 N. Market Ave, Canton OH; hofcitycomiccon.com
- 28-29: Lil-Con, American Legion Stephen Sikora Post, North Tonawanda, NY; lilconconvention.com
- 28-29: Monster-Con, Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX; monstercon.com
- 28-29: Schweinfurter Fantasy-Festival, Jugendhaus, Franz-Schubert-Str, Schweinfurt; fantasy-festival.de
- 28-29: Tabloetop Gaming Live, Alexandra Palace, London; tabletopgaminglive.co./shows
- 28-29: WynterCon, Princes Park, Eastbourne, E Sussex, UK; wyntercon.com
- 3-6: New York Comic Con, Jacob Javetts Center, New York City, NY; newyorkcomiccon.com
- 4-6: Archon, Gateway Center, Collinsville, MO; archonstl.org
- 4-6: NEWGamepalooza, Alumni Center, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI; newgamepalooza.com
- 4-6: Nuke-Con, Ramada Plaza, 3321 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE; nuke-con.com
- 4-6: OctoGones, l’Espace Double Mixte, Lyon/Villeurbanne. France; octogones.org
- 4-6: Realms Con, Emerald Beach Hotel, 11092 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX; realmscon.com
- 4-6: RinCon, Sheraton, 5151 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ; rincongames.com
- 4-6: SHUX, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC; www.shutupandsitdown.com/shux19
- 4-6: TokenCon, Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport, 2101 S Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
- 5: Dragondaze, Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, Newport, S Wales: dragondaze.com
- 5-7: MOAB, Sylvania Heights Community Club, Box Rd, Sylvania, NSW; motherofallbattles.org [mostly wargame including fantasy]
- 10-13: Big Bad Con, Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA; bigbadcon.com [18+]
- 10-13: Brasil Game Show, Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, SP; brasilgameshow.com.br
- 10-13: Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, Holiday Inn, 1100 5th St S, Great Falls, MT; gfgr.org
- 11-12: Fear the Con, Riverbend Event Center, 1085 Winding River Cove W, Salt Lake City, UT; fearcon.com
- 11-13 Conapalooza, Meadowview Convention Center, Kingsport, TN; conapalooza.com
- 11-13: CinCityCon, Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Rd, Sharonville, OIH; cincitycon.com
- 11-13: Festivalinternacionaldejuegascordoba.es, Palacio de los Merced, Cordoba; festivaldejuegascordoba.es
- 11-13: FlatCon, Interstate Center, 1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL; flatcon.com
- 11-13: G.A.M.E., Springfield Expo Center, Springfield, MO; springfieldgame.com
- 11-13: PAX Aus, Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, Vic; geekeventsaustraliacom
- 11-13: Save Against Fear; Harrisburg Mall, 3501 Paxton, Harrisburg, PA; thebodhanagroup.org
- 11-13: Travellercon, Lancaster Host Resort, Lancaster, PA; travellercon-usa.com [primarily Traveller]
- 11-13: Tsubasacon, Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, WV; tsubasacon.org
- 11-13: VCon, Sheraton Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC; vcon.ca
- 11-13: Viking-Con, Tårnby Gymnasiuum, Tejin Allé 5, Kastrup, Denmark; viking-con.dk
- 12-13: Furnace, Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Rd, Sheffield, SYorks; furnace.org.uk
- 16-20: NordlichtCon, Seminarhof Proitzer Mühle, Proitze 3, Schnega; nordlichtcon.de
- 17-20: EGX, ExCeL Center,, London; egx.net
- 18-19: Timp Con, Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 W. Center St., Provo, UT; utahvalley.com/timp-con
- 18-20: CastleCon, Best Western Plus, 559 Bloor St W, Oshawa, ON; castlecon.net
- 18-20: Mile Hi Con, Hyatt Regency, 7800 E. Tufts Ave, Denver, CO; milehicon.org
- 18-20: NEA Game Fest, Hilton Garden Inn, Jonesboro, AR; tabletop.events/nea-game
- 18-20: Necronomicon, Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, 700 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL; stonehill.org
- 18-20: Texas Broadside, USS Texas, La Porte, TX; texasbroadside.webs.com [primarily historical wargaming]
- 18-20: ValleyCon, Ramada Fargo, Fargo, ND; valleycon.com
- 18-20: Wizard World Comic Con, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH; wizardworld.com
- 18-21: Kraken, Schloss Neuhausen, Bradenburg, Germany; the-kraken.de
- 19: Kogata Daycon, Davison 4H, 3200 W Havens Ave, Mitchel, SD; kogatadaycon.com
- 19-20: Memphis Comic Expo, Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN; memphiscomicexpo.com
- 19-20: MiniCon III, University of Canterbury, Christchurch; saga.org.nz
- 19-20: Oddmall: Hallowondrous, Lakewood Masonic Temple, 15300 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH; oddmall.info/hallowondrous [Free admission]
- 19-20: WasabiCon, Lexington Hotel Riverwalk, Jacksonville, FL; wasabicon.com
- 24-26: Spiel, Messe Essen, Essen; spiel-messe.com
- 24-27: Atlanta Game Fest, Marriott Alpharetta, Atlanta, GA; atlantagamefest.com
- 25-27: Central Canada Comic Con, Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB; c4con.org
- 25-27: Gamealot, Kinsmen Banquet Center, 47 Reil Dr, St. Albert, AB; gamealot.ca
- 25-27: Hal-Con, Halifax World Convention Centre, Halifax, NS; hal-con.com
- 25-27: Hallowcon, Econolodge, 1507 N Tibb Rd, Dalton, GA; hallocon.com [horror]
- 25-28: Gaelcon, Ballbridge Hotel, Pembroke Rd, Dublin: gaelcon.com
- 30-November 3: Lucca Comics & Games, Lucca Fiere, via della Chiesa, Trav.1, 237, Lucca, Italy; europecomics.com
- 31-November 3: Anime Weekend Atlanta, Renaissance Waverley, Atlanta, GA; aaa-con.com
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