Card Game Conventions

Matsuricon [tweet this] Matsuricon website matsuricon on Twitter

Aug 22nd-24th 2014 • Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus, OH 43215

animation, anime, board game, card game, cosplay, costume, dance, geek, karaoke, manga, media, music, technology, video game,

Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as anime), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres. We are considered a family friendly event. Most of our panels are all ages unless otherwise stated. We do showcase certain events that are not appropriate for attendees under the age of 18, and our convention staffers check the IDs of all attendees before they enter these events. Because of our family friendly image, our mascots are a traditional Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, and a dog. Matsuricon’s goal is to promote the cultural awareness of japanese pop-culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural presentations.

Intervention [tweet this] Intervention website interventioncon on Twitter

Aug 22nd-24th 2014 • Hilton Rockville/DC, Rockville, MD 20852

academic, animation, board game, card game, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, fantasy, feminist, filk, film, furry, geek, glbt, goth, horror, larp, lovecraft, manga, media, music, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, twitter, video game, zombie,

Intervention is a combination of educational conference, art festival, and gaming convention in its fifth year. Its goal? To Intervene and Inspire the whole family to take advantage of what they can do with creativity and technology. Many guest speakers will attend - and, in keeping with the convention's focus all of the guests are creators who have made a name for themselves by using the Internet to build their fan base. New guest speakers include David Pescovitz, co-editor/managing partner of Boing Boing and a research director at Institute for the Future and Jonathan Rosenberg, the creator of the webcomic Scenes From A Multiverse. Pete Abrams of the popular webcomic Sluggy Freelance returns along with numerous other art and comics professionals. Always on the cutting edge of innovation, new events this year will include 3D printing and Arduino, an inexpensive and easy way to program interactive objects. The convention features educational content, childrens programming, board gaming, video gaming, vintage arcade cabinets, an extensive art festival, live action roleplaying, musical performances, and plenty of giveaways. As in past years, there will be a charity auction to benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an international non-profit digital advocacy group that helps to defend civil liberties in the digital space.

Geek.Kon [tweet this] Geek.Kon website GeekKon on Twitter

Aug 22nd-24th 2014 • Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI 53562

animation, anime, board game, card game, cosplay, costume, dance, fantasy, geek, karaoke, lan, roleplaying game, science fiction, video game,

As Madison, Wisconsin’s convention for all thing geek, Geek.Kon offers fans of many genres a fun, safe environment to enjoy, share, and indulge in their fandoms while learning about and participating in others easily.

South Attleboro Comic, Toy, & Card Show [tweet this] South Attleboro Comic, Toy, & Card Show website

Aug 24th 2014 • Knights of Columbus Hall, Attleboro, MA 02703

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, doctor who, fantasy, film, geek, ghosts, goth, halloween, harry potter, historical, horror, lovecraft, manga, media, miniatures, monster, music, mystery, paranormal, pirate, pulp, roleplaying game, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, twilight, ufo, vampire, video game, war game, weird, westerns, zombie,

We produce a collectable show featuring comic books, non-sport trading cards, new and vintage toys with a variety of dealers displaying their wares in unique and interesting ways that could be easily viewed and appreciated by both the general public and devout collectors alike. Now some 18 years and 134 shows later we hope that we have accomplished our goal, and then some.

GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention [tweet this] GrandCon Gaming & Comics Convention website GrandConGCA on Twitter

Sep 19th-21st 2014 • Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, film, geek, miniatures, roleplaying game,

GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms (board games, role playing games, miniatures), as well as comic books and the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow tabletop gamers and comic book fans to mingle and appreciate their shared interests. We also have a charitable partner with the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation and we donate part of our attendance proceeds to HDCF. Come show the spirit and the love of being a ’nerdist’ and help GrandCon give back to the community where we can.

Necronomicon [tweet this] Necronomicon website Necronomicon_Fl on Twitter

Oct 3rd-5th 2014 • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL 33604

board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, dance, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, filk, geek, larp, literary, music, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, twitter, writing,

Necronomicon is the longest running SF/Fantasy/Horror convention in Florida. This is our 33rd year! GoH is Eric Flint. Other guests include Richard Lee Byers, Johanna Bolton, Kat Heckenbach and Timothy Zahn (more to be added). Panels, Dealers room, Art Show, Gaming, Masquerade, Necronomiprom, Ygor Party, Talent Show and much more!

CharCon [tweet this] CharCon website CharCon on Twitter

Oct 24th-26th 2014 • Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV 25301

art, board game, card game, costume, fantasy, historical, larp, miniatures, roleplaying game, war game,

The best general game convention in West Virginia. We have miniatures, boardgames, RPG, LARP, CCG, costumes, dealers, artists, tournaments, kid friendly events, late night adult events, and our famous raffle. Fun for everyone!

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