Friday, March 22, 2013

From Conception to Convention by Dice Hate Me

I've been following a series of articles call From Conception to Convention on about planning and running a game convention - in their case GrandCon.  I figured I'd link out to this series:

Prelude and Part 1: How I Got Here

Part 2: The Only Ship That Won't Sail, You Say?

Part 3: Extra Life 2012

Part 4: U-con and Fanfare

Part 5: Were Going to Make this Place Your Home

They're publishing a part a month or so.  I'll update this post as they add more!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Game Con Calendar Update

When we hit the 500th listing in our calendar last time we decided to lay off the search for more gaming conventions.  Sadly, the internet had other plans and we stumbled upon or were sent another 29 game cons pushing our total up over 550 this month!

New Zealand / Australia Games Con List:

  • Board Games by the Bay – Tauranga (March 16-17, Tauranga, NZ)
  • 33AR (April 5-7, Wainuiomata, Wellington, NZ)
  • RobzaCon (April ?-?, Auckland, NZ)
  • Board Games by the Bay – Auckland (Fall) (May 11-12, Auckland, NZ)
  • Au Contraire! (July 12-14, Wellington, NZ)
  • Board Games by the Bay – Hamilton (July 20-21, Hamilton, NZ)
  • Board Games by the Bay – Palmerston North (September 7-8, Palmerston North, NZ)
  • SANCon (September ?-?, Christchurch, NZ)
  • Freeplay Independent Games Festival (September ?-?, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Board Games by the Bay – Auckland (Spring) (November 23-24, Auckland, NZ)
  • MacquarieCon (December ?-?, Sydney, Australia)

Canada Game Convention List:

  • Legiocon (February ?-?, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
  • Harbour Con-fusion (August 2-4, Saint John, NB, Canada)

Europe Gaming Cons:

  • ConDamned (June 14-16, Amsterdam, NL)

Online Game Convention Calendar:

  • Conopomorphic (March 9, Online)
  • ConTessa (June ?-?, Online)

USA Game Conventions:

Capital Region Gaming Con:

  • DC Gameday - Spring (March 9-10, Washington, DC)
  • DC Gameday – Fall (October ?-?, Washington, DC)

Great Lakes Game Cons:

  • RavenCon (March 1-3, New Plymouth, OH)
  • Den Con (March 23, Granville, OH)
  • Gaming Hoopla – Spring (April 19-21, Janesville, WI)

Mid Atlantic Game Con List:

  • Summer of Gamers (July ?-?, Grantville, PA)
  • Winter of Gamers (January ?-?, Grantville, PA)

Mountain Region Gamer Con:

  • Lvl Up Expo (February ?-?, Henderson, NV)

Pacific Gamers Conventions:

  • GeekGirlCon (October 19-20, Seattle, WA)

South Atlantic Gaming Cons:

  • CoolMiniOrNot Expo(May 17-19, Atlanta, GA)

South Central West Gamer Con:

  • SGC [ScrewAttack Gaming Convention] (June 21-23, Dallas, TX)

Upper Midwest Games Conventions:

  • Berserkon (May 24-26, Duluth, MN)
  • JenCon (May ?-?, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA)