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
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
My apologies for not writing a letter last month. I just started my new job, which kept me a lot busier than I expected. But before April completely passes us by, I wanted to share a few updates.
Let’s start with a particularly tone-deaf April Fools’ Day hoax that mocked the possibility of a She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tabletop role-playing game. The announcement was particularly poignant because She-Ra is seen as a LGBTQ symbol and the announcement was made on March 31, the International Transgender Day of Visibility. After I began gathering quotes for an article, the anonymous prankster blocked me on Twitter. Fortunately, the hoax garnered enough interest that some influential voices in the tabletop industry expressed the possibility of launch an official game. As if to return the favor, a tabletop role-playing game was central to the fourth episode of She-Ra’s second season. You can read my full coverage of the hoax and how another license was treated similarly here.
Paul Cardwell pointed out that we have no means of on-boarding new members in our group. I was able to remedy that with a Join Us form. I had to change the original form to reflect changes as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation, but I think it still captures quite a bit of information for new members. We’ve already gotten one new member as a result of this form, and I hope we can get more. Please spread the word by sharing this link.
EN World recently launched RPGNews.com, a real-time news aggregator for all things related to tabletop role-playing games. As an editor I’m happy to share CAR-PGA updates, which in turn propagates to a much wider audience on Facebook and Twitter.
When I find some time, I’d like to add a Best Practices section to our site, detailing vendor and convention policies that can be used by future RPG-related organizations. If you have some in mind, please share and we’ll add it to that (soon to be created) page.
We’ve gotten renewed interest from a graduate student who would like to digitize our archives as part of his master’s program. We’re hoping to have updates on this project in the near future!
Thanks so much for your support.
Television Review: True Detective
By Ted Skirvin
There is a TV series called True Detective. Each season has a different protagonist. For season three, the protagonist was investigating a missing brother and sister. In the first episode, they show the boy’s room and they show a fictional D&D supplement called The Forests of Leng. If I’m not mistaken, it has the logo of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition on the cover. However, the disappearance takes place in 1980 which is before AD&D 2nd edition was published. The characters do mention a little about the kids playing the game in the woods. No character ever says “Dungeons & Dragons” in the show. A few shots show the typical dice set. After that first episode no games are mentioned and the show does not portray an RPG as being to blame.
Book Review: Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner
By Ted Skirvin
This is a Young Adult book that I would guess was targeted at girls aged 13 to 15. It was published in 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf. The author bio indicates that she played D&D in her teens. As an adult, she worked as an art teacher and school librarian. Although she was originally from New York, she now lives in Canada.
The book is about a girl named Cameron Birch who she lives in Oregon. The Summer before her senior year of high school she moves from Portland to Eugene. Her family includes her parents and her twin brother. She is generally into geeky/fandom type things and is very seriously into cosplay. Her costumes won her the first prize at a convention’s costume contest not long before the move to Eugene.
The tension of the story has to do with her interactions with some people she meets in Eugene and her efforts to work toward becoming a professional costume designer in the movie business. She has an unpleasant experience in a comic book store when the clerk treats her condescendingly because she is a girl. She then masquerades as a boy whenever she goes back there. But, she (and her brother) gets roped into a D&D game that meets at the store after hours. Various teenage hi-jinx ensue. Concerning her costuming career aspirations, she tries to get accepted into a summer program at an art school.
Overall, the book is an enjoyable read. In regard to the concerns of CAR-PGa, it certainly presents D&D in a very favorable light. Interestingly, there are little one-page “comic book” sections interspersed through the book that depict the actions of the D&D game she is playing.
FROM DAVID MILLIANS
- Alimurung, Gendy (2019 April 18) How Dungeons and Dragons somehow became more popular than ever. www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/how-dungeons-and-dragons-somehow-became-more-popular-than-ever/2019/04/18/fc226f56-5f8f-11e9-9412-daf3d2e67c6d_story.html. The many forms and faces of contemporary tabletop gaming.
- Bryant, Adam (2018 December 6) Billionaire LinkedIn co-founder: Playing the board games as a kid led to my success. www.cnbc.com/video/2018/12/06/billionaire-linkedin-co-founder-playing-this-board-game-as-a-kid-led-to-my-success.html. Transferring the strategy lessons of games like Tactics II and Runequest to school and work.
- Chen Hongyu (2019 April 3) Chinese Government Confirms Two Esports Professions, Panda TV Officially Shuts Down its Service. esportsobserver.com/china-recap-april3-2019. A news update reporting the official recognition of esports operator and esports professional as professions and that Panda TV shuts down its popular streaming service.
- Crane, Brent (2019 April 13) How a mobile game is reopening a hidden chapter in Taiwan’s history. arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/04/how-a-mobile-game-is-re-opening-a-hidden-chapter-in-taiwans-history. Unforgivable game teaches once forbidden stories with the financial support of the Taiwanese government.
- Denworth, Lydia (2019 January 15) The Kids (Who Use Tech) Seem to Be All Right. www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-kids-who-use-tech-seem-to-be-all-right. Using big statistics to analyze the claims and fears.
- Griepp, Milton (2019 April 22) Hobby Game Sales Total $1.5 Billion in 2018. icv2.com/articles/news/view/43024/hobby-game-sales-total-1-5-billion-2018. A sharp drop in collectible games brings the industry down 3%, but roleplaying game sales rise 18%.
- Griepp, Milton (2019 April 24) Hasbro Gaming Revenues Up 20% in Q1. icv2.com/articles/news/view/43041/hasbro-gaming-revenues-up-20-q1. After a weak 2018 Q4, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast start the year strong.
- Itrocase, James (2019 April 15) Tell me about a time a #TTRPG made the world a better place. twitter.com/jamesintrocaso/status/1117779002058522625?s=21. Twitter discussion of diverse impacts of RPGs.
- Liao, Rita (2019 April 22) China’s new gaming rules to ban poker, blood and imperial schemes. techcrunch.com/2019/04/21/chinas-new-gaming-rules-to-ban-poker-blood-and-imperial-schemes. Government limits on video games and their contents.
- Morrus (2019 April 19) Amazon Has A D&D Page. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6230-Amazon-Has-A-D-D-Page. Another marker of mainstreaming.
- Necropraxis (2019 April 16) Theater of the Shared Working Memory. www.necropraxis.com/2019/04/16/theater-of-shared-working-memory. The interaction of collective imagination and the limitations of the hardware in our heads.
- Pulsipher, Lewis (2019 April 19) Worlds of Design: Why Would Anyone Write a RPG?. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6193-Worlds-of-Design-Why-Would-Anyone-Write-a-RPG. Poll and brief discussion of motivations to create and publish new systems.
- Seniot, Jennifer (2019 April 5) Prince Harry Wants to Ban Fortnite? Here’s What He’s Missing. www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/opinion/sunday/fortnite-social-play-children.html. Editorial on the social engagement that occurs in the game and the deleterious effects of adult influences on tit.
- Shaw, Kienna (2019) Dungeons & Dragons and Livestreaming: Audience as Narrative Collaborator. University of Waterloo. Analysis of the individual and communal impact of audience interaction in streamed games .
- Ward, James (2019 April 3) Meeting Gary Gygax and Learning D&D. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6178-James-M-Ward-Meeting-Gary-Gygax-and-Learning-D-D. Conversations in a book store and playing a wizard in the Greyhawk game.
- War, James (2019 April 30) Young James Ward and the Dice Monster. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6256-Young-Jim-Ward-and-the-Dice-Monster. Adventures in the business of dice at TSR.
FROM HAWKE ROBINSON
- Ahmad, Farhad (2018) Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Video Game: Bad Effects on Teenagers. www.academia.edu/38762477/GRAND_THEFT_AUTO_VIDEO_GAME_BAD_EFFECTS_ON_TEENAGERS. An editorial, not real research.
FROM M. ALAN THOMAS
- Connellan, Shannon (2019 April 9) Why ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ players are posting selfies in spite of ‘SNL’. mashable.com/article/dungeons-and-dragons-saturday-night-live. Nerds show themselves and their variety on Twitter.
- McMillan, Graeme (2018 September 10) Image Comics’ New Series ‘Dies’ Takes Fantasy and Gaming Into New Realms (Exclusive Images). www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/image-comics-new-series-die-takes-fantasy-gaming-new-realms-images-1141026. Interview with writer Kieron Gillen and artist Stephanie Harris, creators of comic book about gamers pulled into a dark fantasy.
- Newitz, Annalee (2019 April 6) Why the Cool Kids Are Playing Dungeons & Dragons. www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/opinion/sunday/dungeons-and-dragons.html. Editorial on the value of playing face-to-face.
- @nicterhorst (2019 April 8) An SNL skit inspires DnD selfies. twitter.com/i/moments/1115356281169117185. Nerds show themselves and their variety on Twitter.
FROM MIKE TRESCA
- Tresca, Mike (2019 April 4) The Fornite-ification of Everything. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6161-The-Fortenite-ification-of-Everything. Comparing the popular ecology of Fornite and the evolution of Dungeons & Dragons.
- Tresca, Mike (2019 April 8) Game Design Like a Boy Scout: Week 1 – What’s a Game?. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6163-Game-Design-Like-a-Boy-Scout-Week-1-What%92s-a-Game. Learning, testing, modifying, and designing games.
- Tresca, Mike (2019 April 15) Game Design Like a Boy Scout: Week 2 – Jenga. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6164-Game-Design-Like-a-Boy-Scout-Week-2-Jenga. Exploring aspects of the game and the logistics of large group play.
- Tresca, Mike (2019 April 22) Game Design Like a Boy Scout: Week 3 – Family Feud. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6226-Game-Design-Like-a-Boy-Scout-Week-3-Family-Feud. Organizing large group play in a fact-filled game.
- Tresca, Mike (2019 April 29) Game Design Like a Boy Scout: Week 4 – 1-2-Switch. www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6228-Game-Design-Like-a-Boy-Scout-Week-4-%96-1-2-Switch. Varied mini-games and applications to RPGs.
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
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 Tupelo Con on May 4-5.
- David Millians will be at Gen Con on August 1-4.
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.
- 3-5: 1d4Con, Clarion Inn, Shepherdstown, WV; 1d4con.com
- 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 [horror]
- 3-5: D8 Summit, Grand Bear Resort, 2843 Il Rt 178. Great Bear, North Utica. IL; D8summit.com
- 3-5: Demicon, Holiday Inn Northwest, 4800 Meroe Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA; demicon.org
- 3-5: Dream Con, Waco Convention Center, Waco, TX; www.dreamconvention.com
- 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]
- 4-5: IzmirCon, Tepekule Kongre Merkezi, Izmir, Turkey; izmircon.org
- 4-5: Tupelo Comic Con, Tupelo Furniture Mart, Building 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, PAk hmgs.org [mainly miniature wargaming]
- 11-12: North Star, Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Rd, Sheffield; northstarcon.org.uk [sf rpg]
- 12: UniCon Lithuania, Kongresy rumai, Vinius, LI; unicon.lv
- 13-16: Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA; wizardworld.com
- 15-18: Manticon, Starkenburgwegg 53, Hepperheim; manticon.de
- 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: Geekfest, Mayborn Space Theater, Central Texas College, Killeen, TX; starsatnight.org/geekfest
- 17-19: Huzzah!, Doubletree, 363 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME; huzzahcon.com [mainly wargaming]
- 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
- 17-19: Spiele Wahnsinn, Kulturzentrum, Herne; spielezentrum.de/de/spielewahnsinn.htm
- 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
- 22-24: ACD Gameday, Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolan Dr, Madison, WI; acdgamesday.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: 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.org
- 24-27: Gamex, Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; strategicon.net
- 24-27: Media West Con, Ramada Inn, 7501 Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI; mediawestcon.org
- 24-27: Miscon, Holliday Inn Missoula Downtown, Missoula, OR; miscon.org
- 24-27: Paizocon, Doubletree Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA; paizo.com/paizocon
- 29-June 2: LinCon, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, Sweden; lincon.se
- 30-June 2: Colossalcon, Kalahari Resort, 7000 Kalahari Dr, Sandusky, OH; colossalcon.com
- 30-June 2: Nexus Game Fair, Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield, Milwaukee, WI; nexusgamefair.com
- 31-June 1: Hamburger Spieletage, Hamburg Haus Eimsbüttel, Doormannsweg 12, Hamburg; hamburger-spieletage.de
- 31-June 3: Buckets of dice, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; saga.org.nz
- 31-June 2: ConCarolinas, Embassy Suites, 5400 Hammons Dr. NW, Concord, NC; concarolinas.org
- 31-June 2: Denver Comic Con, Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO; denvercomiccon.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: Buckets of Dice, University of Canterbury, Christchurch; saga.org.nz
- 31-June 3: Geysercon, Holiday Inn Rotorua, Tryon St, Rotorua; geyscon.nz
- 1-2: Die Con, Gateway Convention Center, Edwardsville, IL; diecon.com
- 1-2: Marble City Comiccon, Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN; marblecitycomiccon.com
- Falls, ON; niagrafallscomiccon.com
- 1: HickoryCon, Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave. SE; Hickory, NC; hickorycon.com
- 1-2: Evergreen Tabletop Expo, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA; etxwa.com
- 1-2: Wellycon, Wellington Girls College, Thoerndon, Wellington, New Zealand; wellycon.org.nz
- 5-7: In Con Junction, Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN; inconjunction.org
- 6-9: North Texas RPG Con, Westin DFW Airport, 4545 W Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX; ntrpgcon.com
- 7-9: OMGcon, Owensboro Convention Center, Owensboro, KY; omgcon.com
- 7-9: Niagara Falls Comic Con, Scotia Bank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON; niagrafallscomiccon.com
- 7-9: Soonercon, Embassy Suites, Norman, OK; soonercon.com
- 7-10: Continuum, Ether Conference Center, 265 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Vic; contuum.org.au
- 7-10: Eternal Convention, Castle Stahleck, Bacharach; eternal-con.de
- 8: SWFL SpaceCon, Lee Civic Center Arena, 1831 Bayshore Rd, North Ft. Myers, FL; swflsacecon.com
- 12-16: Origins, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH; originsgamefair.com
- 13-16: Anime Matsui, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX; animematsuri.com
- 13-16: Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA; wizardworld.com
- 14-16: ConDamned, Cafe 2 Klavern, De Clercq Str 136, Amsterdam; condamned.nl
- 14-16: NordCon, Schule beim Pachthof, beim Pachthof 15, Hamburg-Horn; nordcon.de
- 14-16: PrairieCon, Assiniboine Community College, 1430 Victoria Ave. E, Brandon, MB; prairiecon.com
- 14-16: SaltCon Summer, Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT; saltcon.com
- 21-22: Augusta Toy and Comic Show, Doubletree, 2651 Perimeter Pkwy, Augusta, GA; augustatoyandcomicshow.com
- 21-22: Pure Speculation, Alberta Ave Community Hall, 9210 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB; purespec.org
- 21-23: Magic City Con, Hyatt Regency, Birmingham, AL; magiccitycon.com
- 21-23: PolyCon, University Union, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA; polycon.org
- 21-23: Too Many Games, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA; toomanygames.com
- 26-28: iGBL, Clayton Hotel, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland; igbl-conference.com [game-based learning]
- 27-29: Salt Lake Gaming Con, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT: saltlakegamingcon.com
- 27-30: A-Kon, TBA, Dallas, TX; a-kon.com
- 27-30: PortConMaine, Doubletree Hotel, Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME; portconmaine.com
- 27-30: RPC: Köln Messe, Messerplatz 1, Köln; rpcgermany.de
- 28-30: Animaritime, Fredericton Convention Centre, Fredericton, NB; animeritime.org
- 28-30: GEXCon, DullesExpo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA; gexconvention.com
- 28-30: Ragecon, Circus circus, Reno, NV; ragecon.com
- 29-30: Rob-Con, MeadowView Convention Center, 19001 Meadowview Pkwy, Kingsport, TN; robcon.org
- 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
- 12-14: 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: 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; tdruegamerzexpo.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, Wythevile 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 & Northbournne Ave, Canerra, 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; www.diophant.de/consite/content/index.htm
- 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: Mycon, Cache County Fairgrounds, Logan, UT; myron.me
- 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: 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: 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
- 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: Meta Con, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN: metaconvention.com
- 30-September 1: Q-Con, Queen’s University Belfast, lmwood Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland; q-con.org.uk
- 30-September 2: B-Con, Ramada Plaza Northglenn/Denver North, 120 E 120th Ave, Northglenn, CO; www.facebook.com/events/ramada-plaza-northglenndenver-north-10-e-120th-ave-at-i-25/b-con-game-convention/2167741626831274/
- 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
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