Gaming Cons by Region

New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

  • Arisia (Boston, MA) Billed as a general science fiction and fantasy convention, but it offers its share of gaming. Usually held in January.
  • Total Confusion (Mansfield, MA) Focused on tabletop RPGs and board games. Usually held the third week of February.
  • TempleCon (Warwick, RI) A retro-futurism con with gaming and LAN events, 2012's theme is Victorian post-apocalyptic. Usually held in February.
  • Intercon (Chelmsford, MA) A yearly all-LARP con, usually in early March.
  • Vericon (Cambridge, MA) A yearly gaming and fandom con held at Harvard University, usually in March. March 22-24 2013.
  • PAX East (Boston, MA) The biggest gaming con in New England so far, focused on tabletop RPGs, Board Games, Console Games, and PC Games. Held in early Spring, usually March or April. March 10-12 2017.
  • PAX Unplugged (Philadelphia, PA) A new con devoted to tabletop. November 17-19 2017.
  • 8 Pi-Con (Holiday Inn Enfield, CT) - “The friendliest little convention in New England.” June 27-29, 2014
  • ConnectiCon (Connecticut Convention Center Hartford, CT) - “A massively multi-genre convention.” Looks like a good list of gaming events. 10-13 July, 2014
  • AnonyCon (Stamford, CT) An RPG focused con with several RPGA campaigns running at it as well as original games. Board games, video games, and LARPS are also hosted there. Held in early December.
  • ConnCon (Stamford, CT) An RPG focused con with several RPGA campaigns running at it. Held in February or March.

Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV)

  • 1d4Con (Hampton Inn Winchester North & Conference Center Winchester, VA) - Small, local convention. April 26 - 28, 2013
  • DexCon 15 (The Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center Morristown, New Jersey) - The NATIONAL 96 Hour Extravaganza Featuring Over 1,000 Events. July 4 - 8, 2012
  • New York Comic Con (New York, NY) The largest pop culture event on the east coast. Will be held October 11 - 14, 2012.
  • Erie Days of Games (EDoG) (Erie, PA) Come and learn new board games, card games, and miniatures in a family friendly environment. Also features an Indie RPG track running Dread, Marvel, and Fiasco. Held October 25-26, 2012.

South (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN)

  • mini-mace (Winston-Salem, NC) Food and Gaming, what more do you need? A one-day con, held 28 January, 2012.
  • MegaCon (Orlando, FL) A large comics, pop culture, and gaming con. Held on February 17-19, 2012.
  • MACE West (Hickory, NC) There's nothing like a good piece of hickory. Held March 30 - April 01, 2012.
  • ConTemporal (Chapel Hill, NC) A science fiction con with a Steampunk flavor and a sizable gaming track including RPGA, Camarilla, and Pathfinder Society events. Held June 21-24, 2012.
  • Dragon*Con (Atlanta, GA) The largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. Will be held over Labor Day weekend, August 31 - September 3, 2012.
    • The following stewards plan to attend Dragon*Con: hyperform
  • MACE (Charlotte, NC) A gaming con, running November 2-4, 2012.

Midwest (IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WI)

  • D&D Experience (DDXP) (Fort Wayne, IN - moving to GenCon in 2013) The premiere D&D convention, running January 26th-29th 2012.
  • Winter War (Champaign, IL), running January 27-29
  • Who's Yer Con (Indianapolis, IN), running March 2-4
  • Forge Midwest (Madison, WI) is April 27-29, 2012.
  • Origins (Columbus, OH) Gaming con, to be held May 30-June 3, 2012.
  • GenCon (Indianapolis, IN) The granddaddy of gaming cons, to be held August 16-19, 2012.

Northern Plains (IA, MN, ND, NE, SD)

Southern Plains/Gulf Coast (AR, KS, LA, MO, OK, TX)

  • Fear the Con 5 (Maryland Heights, MO) A 2-day boardgaming con hosted by Fear The Boot. May 3-4, 2013.
  • Geekway to the West (St. Louis, MO) “Four days of peace, love, and boardgames.” May 9-12, 2013.
  • ChupacabraCon (Austin, TX) An annual gaming convention with all proceeds going to charity. Jan 17-19, 2014.

Rocky Mountains (CO, MT, UT, WY)

  • Genghis Con (Aurora, CO) Usually held in February.
  • TactiCon (Denver, CO) Will be held Aug 29-Sep 1, 2013.
  • SaltCon (Salt Lake City, UT) “Bringing the flavor back to gaming.” Family-friendly concierges hook casual gamers up with game tables and learn to play events. Held February 15-17, 2013 - games run 24 hours per day.

Southwest (AR, CA, NM, NV)

  • GAMA Trade Show (Las Vegas, NV) The game industry con, to be held March 12-16, 2012.
  • KublaCon (Burlingame, CA) Four days of family gaming fun, held May 25-28, 2012.
  • GO Con (Oakland, CA) A one-day gaming con at EndGame's Store, held July 7, 2012.
  • Comic Con International (San Diego, CA) Will be held July 12-15, 2012.
  • Celesticon (Fremont, CA) Four days of family-friendly gaming over Labor Day weekend, Aug 31-Sep 2, 2012.
  • Big Bad Con (Oakland, CA) A weekend-long gaming con, to be held October 5-7, 2012.

Northwest (ID, OR, WA)

  • PAX Prime (Seattle, WA) The biggest gaming con in the Northwest. Held in late summer, usually August.
  • Fabricated Realities (Olympia, WA) A con built entirely around playing collaborative story games held on June 15-17, 2012.

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