An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games
David Millians, Editor
Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
I’m pleased to announce a few new developments since our last newsletter:
- The web site is now up and running. We’ve managed to rescue all the content from the old site and formatted it. We’re still working on a better theme, but we now have a digital home. You can check it out at: http://www.car-pga.org. We received enough Facebook likes to launch a shortcut to our page. You can see it at http://www.facebook.com/carpga.
- Hawke has volunteered to work with Paul, our resident archivist and founding member, to help digitize our paper archives. We look forward to hearing more about this, and you can be sure the digitized content will appear on the new web site as well as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Groups.
We’ve still got some housecleaning to do but we’re on the right path. I look forward to connecting in the near future to discuss revisiting our mission and sharing it with the digital world.
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By Hawke Robinson
It’s good to be part of the future of CAR-PGa. Thanks for all your efforts to keep it afloat and trying to get it to grow. As you may or may not be aware, I’m juggling 2 separate organizations related to RPGs.
I get excited every time we try RPGs with someone and their lives get measurably better! This has for the most part been a recurrent experience and so very encouraging to motivate taking on the massive amount of (nearly overwhelming) work to try to improve the reach and benefits.
RPG Research – 501(c)3 non-profit research and human services charitable organization studying the effects of all RPG formats and their potential to help various populations achieve educational, entertainment, recreational, or therapeutic goals. Working as an open and public central repository of all related research. And trying to bond the many disparate efforts, communities, and organizations together, so that there is a reduction in so many people reinventing the wheel and working in their own silos, so that sharing can help “float all boats” and advance the studies and use of RPGs in these different sectors. This organization focuses exclusively on research and community programs.
RPG Therapeutics LLC – a professional (for profit) company providing Music & Recreation Therapy, & Therapeutic Recreation, consulting, publication, and other related services to individuals, groups, and organizations. The LLC draws on the research information from RPG Research (once more established), and provides professional services helping clients achieve their educational, entertainment, recreational, and therapeutic goals. We are also trying to establish professional standards of practice in the RPG industry with the evolving Certified RPG Professional (CRPGP) certification and various endorsements, and a series of professionally focused books. This organization does not engage in (outside of our own internal evaluations) major research or community programs, but 20% of profits are donated to RPG Research.
FROM BILL WALTON
- Sciullo, Maria (2019 ) Actor Joe Manganiello brings his love of Dungeons and Dragons to kids at Pittsburgh hospital. www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2019/01/08/Joe-Manganiello-Dungeons-and-Dragons-Childrens-Hospital-Pittsburgh/stories/201901080140. Actor teaches and runs the game at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
- Vice Shorties (2019 ) Dungeons and Drag Queens. video.vice.com/en_uk/video/vice-dungeons-and-drag-queens/5c3345f0be40775d89102ff1. Just another gaming group, crossing lines and making friend.
- Walton, Bill (2019 January 13) A swift and much needed kick in the butt, with advantage, and two natural 20s. quixotist.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/a-swift-and-much-needed-kick-in-the-butt-with-advantage-and-two-natural-20s. Inspired to set up RPG program at local children’s hospital.
- Walton, Bill (2019 January 13) Submitted. quixotist.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/submitted. Setting up RPG program at local children’s hospital.
- Zachary, Brandon (2019 January 9) Joe Manganiello Launches Dungeons & Dragons Club at Children’s Hospital. www.cbr.com/joe-manganiello-dungeons-dragons-club-pittsburgh-hospital. Actor inspires and gives comfort to sick kids.
FROM DAVID MILLIANS
- Wizards_DnD (2019 January 14) Washington State Senator Hobbs in session in Olympia with his D&D mug. twitter.com/Wizards_DnD/status/1084933215372992512. Dungeons and Dragons and politicians.
- Applecline, Shannon (2019 January 1) Advanced Designers & Dragons #24: 2018: The Year in Review. www.rpg.net/columns/advanced-designers-and-dragons/advanced-designers-and-dragons24.phtml. Memorials, alt-right wars, and more.
- Campbell, Colin (2019 January 22) Dead or Alive 6’s wokeness looks like marketing voodoo. www.polygon.com/2019/1/22/18192019/dead-or-alive-6-sexualized-characters. Game clings to raunchy, sexualized character depictions.
- Chinn, Christopher (2019 January 20) Different games, different problems. bankuei.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/different-games-different-problems. Design and expectations.
- Colville, Matthew (2016 February 21) Intro: Running the Game. www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-YZvLUXcR8. Matt’s introduction to his YouTube series on gaming and becoming a game master.
- Edwards, Ron (2019 January 13) Monday Lab: Halfbreed. adeptplay.com/seminar-hearts-minds/monday-lab-halfbreed. Racism in role playing.
- Girdwood, Andrew (2019 January 8) “Chasing our own tail” The RPG community on political correctness: An interview with Sarah Newton. www.geeknative.com/64405/chasing-our-own-tail-the-rpg-community-on-political-correctness-an-interview-with-sarah-newton. Be thoughtful but don’t overthink.
- GMA News (2018 December 23) 2 tabeltop RPGs that explore the Filipino and Asian experience. www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/technology/679171/2-tabletop-rpgs-that-explore-the-filipino-and-asian-experience/story. Once Upon a Time in Jianghu and Tadhana.
- Gore, Karoline (2019) The Future of RPGs and Technology. columbiagames.com/critical-success-2. Virtual reality and 3D printing.
- Hall, Charlie (2019 January 15) Tabletop games dominated Kickstarter in 2018, while video games declined. www.polygon.com/2019/1/15/18184108/kickstarter-2018-stats-tabletop-video-games. Game crowdfunding continues to shift money to non-digital formats.
- Hanlon, Bunny (2019 January 31) A look at the Roll Inclusive Kickstarter and one of its editors, Frank Reiss. ineeddiversegames.org/2019/01/31/a-look-at-the-roll-inclusive-kickstarter-and-one-of-its-editors-frank-reiss. German-language essay collection about and by marginalized people in gaming.
- Hardy, Megan (2019 January) Dungeons and Dragons: A Fun Adventure. outschool.com/classes/dungeons-and-dragons-a-fun-adventure-wAUe5sTq. Save the land and learn critical thinking, ages 9-14.
- Hardy, Megan (2019 January) Dungeons & Drgons: Creative Cooperative Roleplaying. outschool.com/classes/dungeons-and-dragons-creative-cooperative-roleplaying-kMVGGAfq. Play and explore the critical thinking behind the game, ages 10-15.
- Hern, Alex (2019 January 21) ‘Heroin for middle-class nerds’: how Warhammer conquered gaming. .theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/21/heroin-for-middle-class-nerds-how-warhammer-took-over-gaming-games-workshop. Games Workshop has a market capitalization of over a billion pounds, and it didn’t happen by accident.
- Lloyd, Martin (2019 January 28) Five things I’ve learned gaming with kids. amazing-tales.net/2019/01/28/five-things-ive-learned-gaming-with-my-kids. Character-focused, action, player energy, puzzles, and the cool.
- Necropraxis (2019 January 16) OSR survey report. www.necropraxis.com/2019/01/16/osr-games. Which games are OSR and which are people playing.
- Necropraxis (2019 January 18) OSR attributes. necropraxis.com/2019/01/18/osr-attributes. Emergent play and Gygaxian orthodoxy.
- Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria (2019 January 22) Can’t wait to do a Twitch 101 class with House Dems. twitter.com/aoc/status/1087902584600514561. Freshman congresswoman crashes gaming livestream and wows players.
- Pulsipher, Lewis (2019 January 18) World of Design: How “Precise” Should RPG Rules Be?. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5965-Worlds-of-Design-How-Precise-Should-RPG-Rules-Be. Defining precision and its variable necessity in different types of games.
- Richter, Felix (2019 January 17) Fortnite Made Billions in 2018 Despite Being Free-to-Play. www.statista.com/chart/16687/top-10-free-to-play-games. Making money for free.
- Richter, Felix (2019 January 23) U.S. Video Game Sales Reach a New Highscore. www.statista.com/chart/16754/video-game-industry-revenue. Bigger than movies, music, and home entertainment and growing quickly 2016-2018.
- Rowan, Chris (2019 January) Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons Being the Dungeon Master. outschool.com/classes/introduction-to-dungeons-and-dragons-being-the-dungeon-master-C6UMnZX2. Introduction to running the game, ages 8-13.
- Shen, Jill (2019 January 28) China to recognize video gaming as an official profession. technode.com/2019/01/28/china-grant-recognition-pro-gamers. Occupation Skill Testing Authority releases list of new job titles.
- SXSW Edu (2018) How Dungeons & Dragons Can Save the World. schedule.sxswedu.com/2018/events/PP76787. Workshop on the importance of storytelling.
- Tauriq (2019 January 17) On Red Dead Redemption and historical accuracy. ineeddiversegames.org/2019/01/17/on-red-dead-redemption-and-historical-accuracy. Gaming settings as an excuse for racism.
- Wilson, Austin (2018) Dungeons & Dragons & Digitization. Master’s Thesis (unpublished). The role of technology and media in sharing gaming and game culture with the larger cultural landscape.
- Zhu Bajiee (2019 January 14) When Warhammer Was Radical: The Egalitarian Origins of the Fantasy Battle Game. wearethemutants.com/2019/01/14/when-warhammer-was-radical-the-egalitarian-origins-of-the-fantasy-battle-game. Diversity and anti-establishment allusions of the 1980s now lost.
FROM HAWKE ROBINSON
- Lewis, Danny (2018 January 2) Dungeons and Dragons Rolls Into The Classroom. www.wnyc.org/story/dungeons-and-dragons-critical-hit-classroom. Using games to teach.
- Robinson, Hawke (2019 January 2) Role-Playing Games and The Deaf Community. www.rpgresearch.com/blog/role-playing-games-and-the-deaf-community. Links to conversations online and other support.
- Robinson, Hawke (2019 January 3) RPG Professional Game Master Coaching. www.rpgresearch.com/blog/rpg-professional-game-master-coaching. Hawke’s response to discussion of professional gamer mastering on Quora and RPG Research’s own options.
- Robinson, Hawke (2019 January 4) Dungeons and Dragons Rolls Into the Classroom (a response). www.rpgresearch.com/blog/dungeons-and-dragons-rolls-into-the-classroom-a-response. Thoughts and links in reference to above-cited WNYC piece.
- Robinson, Hawke (2019 January 30) Why “waste” so much time discussing the past?. www.rpgresearch.com/blog/why-waste-so-much-time-on-the-past. Addressing negative connotations of gaming with new communities.
FROM MIKE TRESCA
- Tresca, Mike (2019 January 28) Blockchain and RPGS: When Fantasy Meets (Digital) Reality. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5983-Blockchain-and-RPGs-When-Fantasy-Meets-(Digital)-Reality. Changing the way digital games and data through shared, blockchain techniques.
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. 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.
- 6-10: Winter Fantasy, Courtyard Marriott, Fort Wayne, IN; wintfan.baldmangtames.com
- 7-10: Rapier, Jacksonville Airport Doubletree, Jacksonville, FL; rapiercon.com
- 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, 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; gengiscondenver.com
- 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, Jugendherbrge, 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 Convention 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, Wahlingsallee 16, Hamburg; sdnv.de
- 1-3: Cincycon, Butler County Fairgrounds, Cincinnati, OH; cincycon.org
- 1-3: Cleveland ConCoction, Bertram Inn, 600 N Aurora Rd, Cleveland, OH; clevelandconcoction.org
- 1-3: Gadcon, Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Beards Hill Rd, Aberdeen, MD; jestergamesmd.com
- 1-3: Gateway Furmeet, Doubletree St. Louis-Westport, St. Louis, MO; gatewayfurmeet.org
- 1-3: JunaCon, Sparkup, Tykistökatu 4, Turku; ; junacon.com
- 2-3: Bremer Spieles-Tage, Volkschopchschule, 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, W43400 State Hwy 50, Lake Geneva, WI; garycon.com [Zocchi seminars]
- 8-10: AireCon, Harrowgate 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; coast con.org
- 8-10: Fogccon, Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA; fogcon.org
- 8-10: Itzacon Eire, Bailey Allen Hall, NUI, Galway; facebook.com/itzzacon
- 8-10: Joelanta, Marriott Century Century Center, 2000 Century Center Blvd, Atlanta, GA; joelanta.org
- 8-10: Made in Asia, Brussels Expo, Brussels, BE; madeinasia.be
- 8-10: Madicon, Festival Conference Center, 1301 Carrier Dr, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; madicon.org
- 8-10: TN Game Days, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN; tngamedays.com
- 8-10: UBCon, Student Union, SUNY Buffalo, NY; ubcon.org
- 8-10: Wild Wild West, Old Tucson, 201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ; wildwwestcon.com.
- 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 German St, Saint John, NB; impossible realities.com
- 9-10: Festival du Jeu de Montpellier, Tunnel du Corum, Montpellier, France; festivaldu-Montpellier.org
- 11-15: GAMA Trade Show, Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV; gamatradeshow.com.
- 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; emeraldcitycomicop
- 14-17: LeiraCon, Quinta do Pinheiro, Leica, 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; thegameexpo.com
- 15-17: Ludesco, Maison du Peuple, 68 Rue de la Serre, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland; ludesco.com
- 15-17: MidSouth Con, Memphis Hilton, Poplar & I-240, East Memphis, TN, midsouthcon.org
- 15-17: Omni Fandom Expo, Florida Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake. Rd, Orlando, FL; omniexpop.com
- 15-17: Princecon, McCosh Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; princeton.org
- 15-17: Toronto Comicon, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON; comicontoronto.com
- 15-17: Tri-Con Spring, Delta Hotel Conference Center, South Sioux City, NE; triconspring.org
- 16: Concrete Cow, Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes; mk-rpg.org.uk
- 16: Fandomonium, Alachua County Headquarters Library, 401 University Ave, Gainesville, FL; all events.in/gainseville/gamesville
- 16-17: SwampCon, Reitz Student Union, 686 Museum Rd, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; swamp con.com
- 18: HerdCon, Marshall University Student Center, 1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington WV; facebook.com/herdcon
- 21-24: Lexington ComicCon, Lexington Convention Center, 430 W Vine, Lexington, KY; lexingtoncomicconl.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; clockwork alchemy.com
- 22-24:ConQuest SAC, McClellan Center, 5411 Luce Ave, Sacramento, CA; conquests.com
- 22-24: CosCon, Vagabonds. Hall, Butler, PA; circleofswords.com
- 22-24: PlatteCon, Ullsvik Hall, 1 University Plaza University of Wisconsin Plattesville, Plattesville, WI; plattesvisllegaming.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
- 23-24: Zuiderespel, Conference Centre Koningshof, Loht 117, Veldhoven; www.zuiderspel.nl
- 27-31: AdeptiCon, Renaissance Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL; adepticon.org
- 28-31: Furry Fiesta, Hyatt Regency Reunion, downtown Dallas, TX; furryfiesta.org
- 28-31: Game Storm, 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 [LARP]
- 29i-31: CJMC, Cintermex, 4400 Ave Lázaro Cárdenas, Monterrey, May; creative.com
- 29-31: International Steampunk Symposium, Crowne Plaza Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH; thepandorasociety.com/symposium
- 29-31: No Brand Con, ChulaVista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI; nobrandcon.org
- 29-31: Planet Come-on, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO;
- Sci-fi on the Rock, Sheraton Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square, St. Johns, NF; scifiontfherock.co
- 29-31: Simcon, Douglasd 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/willcon
- 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: Gamer’s Equinox, Holiday Inn, 150 George St, Peterborough, OH; m.pfga.phantascom
- 30-31: Playthrough, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC; playthrough.com
- 30-31: Termninal 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, Clarionj 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: MAG Con, NCISD Annex, 22500 Eagle Dr, New Caney (Houston area), TX; magcon.org
- 6-7: Seven Hills, Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Rd, Sheffield, S Yorks; 7hills.org.uk
- 6-7: Uncon, Heart Centre, St Georges School, 9ll Westwood Rd, Broadstairs, Kent; aatboard.co.uk
- 11-14: Ambercon, Embassy Suites Detroit-Livonia, 19525 Victor Pkwy, Livonia, MI; ambercon.com [Amber Diceless only]
- 11-14: Tekko, Lawrence Convention, 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.
- 12-14: Pretzcon, Ralston Arena, 72nd & Q, Omaha NE; pretzcon.org
- 13-14: LuxCon, Forum Geeseknäpchen, Luxemburg; luxcon.lu
- 15-22: Swordcraft Quest, Western Oval, Park St, Melbourne, Vic; swordcraft.com.au [LARP]
- 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
- 25-28: Recon, International Palms Resort, Orlando, FL; hmgs-south.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; hydra-larps-nz [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: ConTroll, Dorchester Corn Exchange, North Square, Dorchester, Dorset; havedice.org.uk
- 27: DevaCon, Crowne Plaza, Trinity St, Chester; devaconblog.wordpress.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
- 3-5: 1d4Con, Clarion Inn, Shepherdstown, WV; 1d4con.com
- 3-5: Anime St. Louis, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO; eventbrite.com/anime-st-louis
- 3-5: Austicon, Austin National Guard Armory, Austin, MN; austicon.com
- 3-5: ChupacabraCon, Wingate Hotel, 1209 N IH 35 North, Round Rock, TX; chupacabracon.com
- 3-5: ConTRAPtion, Chatsworth Hotel, Worthing, W.Sussex; ukroleplayers,com
- 3-5: Crypticon, Doubletree, 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA; crypticonseattle.com
- 3-5: Demicon, Holiday Inn Northwest, 4800 Meroe Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA; demicon.org
- 3-5: Fan Expo Dallas, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX; fanexpodallas.com
- 3-5: FragCon, Regina Senior Citizen’s Centre, 2134 Winnipeg St, Regina, SK; saskgames.com
- 3-5: Penguicon, Westin Southfield Detroit, 1599 Town Center, Southfield, MI; pinguicon.org
- 3-5: Wholanta, Hilton Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA; wholanta.com
- 4-5: Emporium of the Weird, Oddmall, Akron, OH; oddmall.info/ohio/ [Free Admission]
- 7-10: Tupelo Comic Con, Tupelo Furniture Mart, Bldg 5, 1879 Coley Rd, Tupelo, MS; tupelo.net/events/tupelo-comic-con
- 9-13: Furry Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA; furryweekend.com
- 10-11: North Star, Garrison Hotel, 645 Penistone Rd, Sheffield, S Yorks; northstarcon.org.uk
- 10-12: Comicpalooza, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX; comicpalooza.com
- 10-12: Marcon, Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Worthington, OH; marcon.org
- 10-12: Outlantacon/Gaylaxicon, Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA; outlantacon.org
- 10-12: San Marino Game Convention, Palace Hotel, San Marino; sanmarinogame.com
- 10-12: Sferakon, Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Computing, Unska 3, Zagreb, Croatia; sferakon.org
- 10-12: Triway Peak, Glenbarr Historic House, Paris Creek Rd, Stratalbyn, SA; arc-adelaide.com.au [LARP]
- 10-12: VisionCon, Springfield Expo Center, Springfield, MO; visioncon.net
- 10-14: Historicon, Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA hmgs.org
- 11-12: North Star, Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Rd, Sheffield; northstarcon.org.uk
- 13-16: Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA; wizardworld.com
- 16-19: Geekway to the West, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO; geekwaytothewest.com
- 16-19: MegaCon, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL; megaconorlando.com
- 17-19: Anime Central, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL; acen.org
- 17-19: CanGames, Rideau Curling Club, Lisgar and Percy, Ottawa; cangames.ca
- 17-19: Huzzah!, Doubletree, 363 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME; huzzahcon.com
- 17-19: Keycon, Radisson Hotel, 288 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB; keycon.org
- 17-19: Motor City ComicCon, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI; motorcitycomiccon.com
- 18-19: Beer & Pretzels Games Weekend, Town Hall, King Edwards Place, Burton on Trent; spiritgames.co.uk
- 18-19: MSP Comicon, MN State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave, St. Paul, MN; mcbacomicons.com
- 18-19: Tidewater Comicon, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA; tidewatercomiccon.com
- 23-26: Anime North, Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON; animenorth.com
- 23-26: Core Con, Ramada, Fargo, ND; fargocorecon.org
- 23-26: Momocon, Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd, Atlanta, GA; momocon.com
- 23-26: Phoenix Fan Fusion, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ; phoenixcomicomicon.com
- 23-27: Atlanta Game Fest, Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta, atlantagamefest.com
- 23-27: KublaCon, Crowne Plaza, San Francisco Airport, 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA; kublacon.com
- 24-26: Bad Nauheim Spielt, Badehäusern, Bad Nauheim; bad-nauheim-spielt.chayns.net
- 24-26: Cherry Capital Comic Con (C4), Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Traverse City, MI; cherrycapitalcon.com
- 24-26: ConQuesT, Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO; conquestkc.org
- 24-26: Mobicon, Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile, AL; mobilecomiccon.org
- 24-26: Treklanta: Atlanta Marriott Buckhead, Atlanta, GA; trekatlanta.org
- 24-26: UnderCon, Sheraton Crown Center, Kansas City, MO; undercongaming.com
- 24-27: Balticon, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace, 202 E. Pratt St, Baltimore, MD; balticon.org
- 24-27: BayCon, San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, 1770 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA; baycon.org
- 24-27: BGG Spring, Hyatt Regency DFW Airport, 2334 N International Pkwy, DFW Airport, TX; boardgamegeek.com
- 24-27: Gamex, Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; strategicon.net
- 24-27: MediaWestCon, Ramada Inn, 7501 Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI; mediawestcon.org
- 24-27: Miscon, Holliday Inn Missoula Downtown, Missoula, OR; miscon.org24-27: Gamex, Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; strategicon.net
- 24-27: MediaWestCon, Ramada Inn, 7501 Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI; mediawestcon.org
- 24-27: Miscon, Holliday Inn Missoula Downtown, Missoula, OR; miscon.org
- 29-June 2: LinCon, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, Sweden; lincon.se
- 30-June 2: Colossalcon, Kalahari Resort, 7000 Kalahari Dr, Sandusky, OH; colossalcon.com
- 31-June1: Hamburger Spieletage, Hamburg Haus Eimsbüttel, Doormannsweg 12, Hamburg; hamburger-spieletage.de
- 31-June 2: ConCarolinas, Embassy Suites, 5400 Hammons Dr. NW, Concord, NC; concarolinas.org
- 31-June 2: Good Game Expo, Ptak Warsaw Expo, Warszawskie; goodgameexpo.com
- 31-June 2: Furry Down Under, Mantra on View, 22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise, QL; frdu.com.au
- 31-June 2: LibertyCon, Read House, 107 W MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN; libertycon.org
- 31-June 2: UK Game Expo, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, W.Mid; ukgamesexpo.co.uk
- 31-June 3: Geysercon, Holiday Inn Rotorua, Tryon St, Rotorua; geyscon.nz
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