CanGames, May 14th – 16th

Escape to Ottawa, Ontario, this May for CanGames, the longest-running game convention in Canada. Facilitating “friendly mayhem since 1977,” CanGames offers the full complement of gaming opportunities. Moreover, they also offer games for the younger set, ages 8 to 12, so the kids can get in on the fun, too.

I-CON 29, March 26th – 28th

This venerable institution of a convention returns for its twenty-ninth year this March. I-CON’s offerings run the gamut of what one expects to find at a convention: big name guests from all fields, screenings, discussion panels, costuming and, of course, gaming. Based on Long Island in New York state, I-CON serves a huge population base and they take over an entire college to do so.

Happy GM’s Day!

As first proposed on ENWorld, March 4th has become GM’s Day, an occasion on which to recognize the hardworking men and women who put in the time and energy to get games played. Certainly without GMs, Northeast Wars and every other gaming convention flat out wouldn’t exist.

So take the time to show your appreciation to your group’s GM for all the work they do. Some retailers have a GM’s Day sale; maybe you could pick up that supplement your GM has been eyeing. Or just say “thanks” the next time your group gets together. A little gratitude goes a long way.


Total Confusion 24, February 18th – 21st

Now more than ever, it is important to keep your head, stay cool and not give in to Total Confusion.

Or, on the other hand, why not just go with the flow? Totalcon, as it’s affectionately called, is back for another year of miniatures, roleplaying — particularly in their living campaign TC Realms — board games and more at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA. Hie thee hence, young gamer, for four straight days of gaming. Come back with your dice or on them!


AnonyCon, December 4th – 6th

What convention is that? No one knows. It’s . . . AnonyCon!

In two weeks time, bellies still groaning from Thanksgiving dinners that couldn’t be beat, gamers will arrive in Stamford, Connecticut, for full helpings of adventure, with a particular emphasis on Living Forgotten Realms and Pathfinder Society.

December is traditionally a busy month for family gatherings and holiday activities, so be sure to squeeze in that last weekend of gaming before the new year!


New England Fan Experience, November 13th – 15th

The New England Fan Experience — or NEFanX, as they like to say — is a one-stop shop convention in Boston, MA. Their programming tracks cover science fiction, anime, gaming, pop culture and science and technology. That’s a full weekend! Looking over their past events, NEFanX has an impressive roster of past guests, as well, with notable names in every field.

If you’re free the weekend of the 13th to the 15th in the Boston area, swing by and see what’s up.