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Gaming-Related Conventions
This is NOT an exhaustive list of conventions, so if you know of a gaming convention that is not listed on this page, please let us know and we'll add it!

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Items whose dates are in Bold are running right now or occur within the next three days.
Red date(s) indicate a cancellation.

EventDate(s)Comment
Chicago Toy & Game Week Nov 16, 2017-Nov 19, 2017 Including North America's Largest Toy & Game Fair Celebrating 15 Years! Chicago, IL
RetroGameCon 5 Nov 18, 2017-Nov 19, 2017 Retro video games, current video games, board games, card games, arcade machines, pinball… If it’s gaming, we want to offer it to you! Syracuse, NY
Magfest 2018 Jan 4, 2018-Jan 7, 2018 National Harbor, MD
ShadowCon XXII Jan 5, 2018-Jan 6, 2018 SCA / Sci-Fi convention. West Memphis, AR
Brunswick Games Day Jan 6, 2018
Midwinter Gaming Convention Jan 11, 2018-Jan 14, 2018 Features games of all types, specializing in Creator Run RPG Events, a large Play to Win track in the Board Game Room, access to game developers in the industry and a wide variety of Live Action Role Playing events. Milwaukee, WI
illogiCon VII Jan 12, 2018-Jan 14, 2018 A community based convention dedicated to Science Fiction in all media. Cary, NC
MarsCon 2018 Jan 12, 2018-Jan 14, 2018 We like to think of MarsCon as a weekend long party for people who enjoy Science Fiction and Fantasy. Williamsburg, VA
SCARAB Gaming Convention Jan 12, 2018-Jan 15, 2018 South Carolina Area Roleplayers and Boardgamers. Columbia, SC
Congress of Gamers, Winter Session Jan 13, 2018-Jan 15, 2018 Rockville, MD
SnowCon X Jan 13, 2018-Jan 14, 2018 Bangor, ME
Chattacon 43 Jan 19, 2018-Jan 21, 2018 An annual Speculative Fiction Fan's convention held in Chattanooga, TN.
COSine 2018 Jan 19, 2018-Jan 21, 2018 Science Fiction Convention. Colorado Springs, CO
Running GAGG XXII Jan 26, 2018-Jan 28, 2018 Geneseo, NY
Winter War 45 Jan 26, 2018-Jan 28, 2018 From role playing to World War II combat simulations to collectible card games, we have it all. Champaign, IL
CaptainCon 2018 Feb 2, 2018-Feb 4, 2018 Social and Table Top Gaming. Warwick, RI
Winter Fantasy 2018 Feb 7, 2018-Feb 11, 2018 Fort Wayne, IN
BASHCon 33 Feb 16, 2018-Feb 18, 2018 Toledo, OH
Katsucon 2018 Feb 16, 2018-Feb 18, 2018 An annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. National Harbor, MD
PrezCon 2018 Feb 19, 2018-Feb 25, 2018 "The Winter Nationals" game convention. Charlottesville, VA
Dreamation 2018 Feb 22, 2018-Feb 25, 2018 Morristown, NJ
Hoop & Stock Con 2018 Feb 22, 2018-Feb 25, 2018 A weekend of board games, role playing games and general gaming goodness!! In a castle!!! New Plymouth, OH
Total Confusion 32 Feb 22, 2018-Feb 25, 2018 New England's Largest Game Convention. Marlborough, MA
MystiCon Feb 23, 2018-Feb 25, 2018 Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy Convention. Roanoke, VA
Tennessee Game Days XIII Mar 9, 2018-Mar 11, 2018 An open gaming convention held annually just south of Nashville, TN.
CoastCon 41 Mar 16, 2018-Mar 18, 2018 Mississippi’s longest running and largest science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. Biloxi, MS
Unpub 8 Mar 22, 2018-Mar 25, 2018
DeRail 12 Apr 6, 2018-Apr 8, 2018
Recon 2018 Apr 26, 2018-Apr 29, 2018 Historical Miniatures. Orlando, FL
Origins Game Fair Jun 13, 2018-Jun 17, 2018 5 full days of games. Columbus, OH
DEXCON 21 Jul 4, 2018-Jul 8, 2018 Morristown, NJ
Gen Con Indy 2018 Aug 2, 2018-Aug 5, 2018 Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
Albacon 2018 Sep 14, 2018-Sep 16, 2018 Albany, NY
Hurricon 2018 Sep 27, 2018-Sep 30, 2018 Historical Miniatures. Orlando, FL
Council of Five Nations XLI Oct 5, 2018-Oct 7, 2018 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
METATOPIA 2018 Nov 1, 2018-Nov 4, 2018 Morristown, NJ
PrezCon 2019 Feb 25, 2019-Mar 3, 2019 "The Winter Nationals" game convention. Charlottesville, VA
Gen Con Indy 2019 Aug 1, 2019-Aug 4, 2019 Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
Council of Five Nations XLII Oct 11, 2019-Oct 13, 2019 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
PrezCon 2020 Feb 24, 2020-Mar 1, 2020 The Winter Nationals
Gen Con Indy 2020 Jul 30, 2020-Aug 2, 2020 Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
Council of Five Nations XLIII Oct 9, 2020-Oct 11, 2020 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
PrezCon 2021 Feb 22, 2021-Feb 28, 2021 The Winter Nationals
Council of Five Nations XLIV Oct 8, 2021-Oct 10, 2021 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
Council of Five Nations XLV Oct 7, 2022-Oct 9, 2022 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY
Council of Five Nations XLVI Oct 6, 2023-Oct 8, 2023 The SWA's annual gaming convention, held every year on Columbus Day Weekend in October. It is one of the longest-running adventure gaming conventions in the world. Schenectady, NY