Vol. 26, No. 1
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
ANNUAL REPORT for 2016
from the Chair, M. Alan Thomas II
Members: We stand at 18 memberships representing 19 members. This represents a gain of 2 new members and a loss of none over the course of the year.
Members are encouraged to recruit additional members. The recently-revised membership form is available at http://www.car-pga.org/CAR-PGa/MembershipForm and all members are encouraged to send it to me so we have up-to-date information.
Activity/Points: Points were awarded this year under the rules laid down by Paul as best I understood them, plus additional points as I considered necessary and reasonable. Additionally, due to the changes in the Newsletter (below), all members are currently receiving 1 point for having a Newsletter subscription. Due to these changes, 12 memberships (13 members) are considered Active. On the flip side, 4 members were at some point in the year subsisting entirely on points from subscribing to the Newsletter and/or being on the Board.
After observing the operations of the points system for a year, I intend to propose revisions to the current system. Please send me any input you have on this.
Chair: I have now completed one year as Chair. I surveyed what the members wanted, and as it did not match my platform (reform or die) and my major referenda were mostly defeated. I therefore intend to make some basic governance reforms to aid my successor and then resign. It is not my intention to serve more than one more year.
Board: Jenny Hein (Region 6, Australia) and Omar G. L. Diniz (Region 8, Latin America and Caribbean), neither of whom had contributed anything in the past year and were Inactive, resigned from the Board due to lack of time, lack of anything to contribute, and pressure from myself to eliminate non-contributing members from the Board. I have thanked them both for their past service and credited their activity points for the Board to their date of resignation. Ronald Pehr (Region 3) refused to resign under the same circumstances, although there is a member willing and able to take over for him in his Region.
In happier news, one of our new members, Bob Bledsaw II, has achieved Active status and has agreed to assume the seat I vacated upon my election to Chair (Region 2).
A number of members have agreed that a region-based Board is no longer a useful mechanism and that Board seats should become at-large. This is being considered.
Elections: Any position may be challenged at any time. However, it is traditional to call for opposition in the Annual Report, so here it is: This is the standard notice that anyone wanting to contest an office should state their platform now. Voting is by the Instant Runoff Voting system - vote for first, second, third, etc. choice, as far down as you wish (or candidates exist), and the lowest vote is dropped with the rest of those votes redistributed until someone gets a majority. This involves not only the Chair but the Board.
I will note that, if basic governance reforms are completed this year, I will step down and the Board will also become vacant to allow for at-large elections. If you would like to help design these reforms, you don’t need any more office than being a member; just let me know!
Changes: Since the beginning of this year, the Editor has been David Millians. As might be expected, there were some growing pains during the transition, but all has been well since then. At David’s suggestion, the Newsletter has become free. As a result, all members were automatically subscribed to help keep them informed. In addition, we have 3 non-member subscribers. They are welcome to join CAR-PGa at any time by sending in the membership form.
Convention Calendar: The convention calendar is a major part of the Newsletter. It is probably the most comprehensive in the industry, but it is still far from complete. We need members to submit to the Editor any conventions they know of, preferably in our usual format: dates, name, specific location, website, and a point of contact with email address or similar. However, we will accept information in any form, fliers for the cons and online lists being the most common.
Due to the increased interest in preventing harassment at conventions, and the widespread adoption of the Scalzi Convention Policy in the 3.5 years since it was formulated, anyone submitting a convention is also asked to submit a link to its harassment policy, if known, and especially to report if it is ever shown to be unenforced.
Current Status: A variety of articles and announcements of varying relevance were added to the Archive this year, as always. However, there were no copy requests for items from the Archive. The membership has made it clear to me that this is a valuable resource, so I would encourage them to use it more. Please note that use is not restricted to members; if you know someone conducting relevant research who would like access to our archives, that is entirely possible!
Future Actions: The Archivist remains Paul Cardwell. The members narrowly voted to see about donating the Archive to an institution willing and able to care for it. After some consultation, I intend to see if an institution would be willing to digitize the archive and take a digital copy which they could then make more easily findable by scholars.
Attacks: There was one known attack on RPGs this year, a rehash of old talking points by Pat Robertson on the 700 Club. We have no reason to think that anyone other than regular viewers of that show took it seriously (or, for the most part, even know of its existence), no way of directing a response to them, and no interest in drawing a quiescent public’s attention to Robertson’s views.
Harassment: A variety of pieces describing continued sexism and harassment in the RPG community, especially at conventions, drew some attention this year but no responses from CAR-PGa members. Gender equity among gamers has been a longtime interest of CAR-PGa, and there is work yet to be done on this front. For example, see the final paragraph of the Newsletter section, above.
Current: The Treasurer remains Paul Cardwell. After consulting with him, it is my understanding that there was no income or expenses this year; therefore the numbers from last January remain unchanged. The costs of the one or two snail-mail subscriptions to the Newsletter are being absorbed by David’s employer. The costs of my sending everyone with not one but two snail-mail surveys I am absorbing myself. There were no copy requests from the Archive this year.
Future: There is, however, an anticipated future expense: By longstanding arrangement, whenever Paul replaces machinery that he has used to produce copies of the Newsletter, to print out copies of internet resources for the Archive, and to fulfill copy requests, CAR-PGa contributes a pro-rated sum to represent our share of the use of that machinery. One such expense is coming up. We have sufficient funds to cover it at this time, but it is worth noting that we will, in the very long-term (i.e., post-2017), need to raise additional funds at some point.
by Paul Cardwell, Jr.
Are there new materials you think are outside our meaningful purview?
We have traditionally had a two tier scope of official interest. On the top level, we have covered anything of more than passing interest in the field role-playing games - which includes LARP, since they also lack a script, are improvised, and represent individual characters with known characteristics (at least to their players) and documented on some sort of character sheet. The documentation of these are placed in the archives in a retrievable form.
The second tier is composed of material on board games, video, puzzles, film, and such, which may influence RPG by means of innovation or public opinion. These are what librarians call vertical files - generally clippings or recordings - which are sorted by subject, but not individually cataloged, although you are including them in the New Material section of the Newsletter; excellent, as long as I get a copy to file.
Are there important aspects of our work that never seem to have new materials?
Many subjects lack adequate material, but the only one lacking recent material, thankfully, are appellate court transcripts, mainly because our games are not being attacked to the degree that would produce such documents. Also responses to the RPG as academic subject survey, as most institutions now permit this (even if I was denied that for a thesis back when it would have been somewhat cutting edge).
FROM DAVID MILLIANS
Atkinson, Simon (2016 December 14) Pokémon Go: Exercise impact ‘short-lived’. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38311371. BBC News. Harvard study finds no lasting change in exercise habits.
Dymphna (2016 November 19) Women in Historical RPGs. https://chariotrpg.blogspot.ca/2016/11/dymphna.html. Historical accuracy as a flawed argument and better ways to work with a game group around gender.
FROM JOHN BOARDMAN
Brantley, Ben (2016 November 5) Shakespeare’s Take on the Game of Thrones. The New York Times, C1 & C2. Theater review of “Kings of War” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Gates, Anita (2016 October 27) Jack T. Chick, Cartoonist Whose Tracts Preached Salvation. The New York Times. Obituary.
Ham, Tom (2016 November 23) Let the (best) games begin!. The Washington Post, C10. Kids Post reviews of Destiny: The Collection, Forza Horizon 3, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Skylanders: Imaginators, and Super Mario Maker.
Suellentrop, Chris (2016 November 25) Video Games. The New York Times. Brief review of Playstation VR, NES Classic Edition, Inside, The Last Guardian, Firewatch, and Uncharted 4.
Wilson, Carl (2016 October 26) Chinese gamers on the move. The Washington Post, H4. Mobile phone games grow rapidly in China.
New listings this month were provided by Paul Cardwell, 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.
"[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. 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 what- ever 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.
Conventions are currently being compiled by archivist Paul Cardwell, 1127 Cedar, Bonham, TX 75418 or email@example.com, so send them there.
6-7: ShadowCon, Clarion Convention Center, 2007 S Service Rd, West Memphis, AR; shadowcon.org
6-8: Morpheus, Stadttelzentrum, Wilhelmstr. 89a, Herne; herner-burg.de/morpheus
6-8: Evercon, D. C. Everest Junior High School, 1000 Machmueller St, Schofield, WI; evercon.org
6-8: GenghisCon Athens, Live Wire Event Space, Athens, GA; genghisconathens.com
6-8: GenghisCon Denver, Radisson Denver Southeast, 3155 Vaugn Way, Aurora, CO; gengiscondenver.com
6-8: Sac Anime Winter, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA; sacanime.com
6-8: Winter Stabcon, Britannia hotel, Dialtone Ln, Stockport; stabcon.org.uk
6-8: Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Morial Conference Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA: wizardworld.com
12-15: Midwinter Gaming Convention, Hilton City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI; midwintergamingconvention.com
13-15: GenghisCon Perth, RAAFA, Perth, WA; genghiscon.org
13-15: MarsCon, Ft. Doubletree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsbuurg, VA; marscon.net
13-15: Ohayocon, Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH; ohayocon.org
13-15: OrcaCon, Holiday Inn Downtown, Everett, WA; orcacon2017.org
13-15: Rustycon, Marriott Seattle Airport, 17620 International Blvd, Seattle, WA; rustycon.com
13-15: Siege of Augusta, Augusta Doubletree, Augusta, GA; siegeofaugusta.org [mainly mini wargaming]
13-16: Arisia, Westin Waterfront Hotel, 428 Summer St, Boston, MA; arisia.org [mostly LARP]
13-16: BryceCon, Ruby's Inn, 26 S. Main, Bryce Canyon City, UT; brycecon.com
13-16: Scarab, Medallion Convention Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC; s-c-a-r-a-b.com
14: Trashfest NW, 1148 Heffley Cres, Coquitlam, BC; fortressat.com/trashfest-nw
14-15: SwampCon, Reitz Student Union, 686 Museum Rd, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL; swampcon.com
14-16: Gamers of Winter, Wyndham Gardens Hotel, 765 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA; pocketchange productions.com
14-16: PolyCon, Winter Minicon, University Union, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA; polycon.org
15-16: SnowCon, Cross Insurance Center Bangor, ME; snowconmainee.com
20-22: Betacon, Raqmada Inn, Clarks Summit, PA; betacon.dracowold.com
21-22: Kapcon, Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St, Mt. Cook, Wellington, NZ; kapcon.rpg.net.nz
21-22: Setducon. Toftrees Conference Center, State College, PA; setsuco.com
26-29: Arcanacon, Melbourne High School, Chaple St. & Alxandra Ave, South Yarra, Melbourne, Vic; arcanacon.org
27-29: PAX South, Gonzolez Convention Center, 200 E. Market St, San Antonio, TX; south.paxsite.com
27-29: Protospiel, Best Western Plus, Bloomington, MN; protospiel.org
27-29: Running GAGG, College Union, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY; geneseo.edu/gagg
27-29: WarpCon, University College, Cork, Ireland; warpcon.com
27-29: Winter War, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Centre Dr., Champaign, IL; winterwar.org
28-29: GCOM, Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr, Rockville, MD; winterquest.gamesclubofmd.org
1-5: Winter Fantasy, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN; wintfan.baldmangames.com
3-5: Ambercon Northern Ireland, Belfast; ambercons.com
3-5: Captain Con, Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI; captaincon.com
3-5: London Anime Con, London Metropolitan University, Rocket Complex, London; londonanimecons.com
10-12: Con DFW, Radissdon Fort Worth Fossil Creek, Fort Worth, TX; condfw.org [literary]
10-12: OwlCon, Rice University, Houston, TX; owlcon.com
10-12: Rapier, Jacksonville Airport Doubletree, Jacksonville, FL; rapiercon.com [mostly board and miniature]
11-12: Kontakt, Yildiz Technical University Davutpasa Campus, Istanbul; kontaktconvention.com
16-18: U-Con, Dortmund; dortmund-in-2017.com
16-19: Capricon, Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL; capricon.org
16-19: Dreamation, Morristown Hyatt, 3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ; dexposure.com
16-19: Genghiscon, Radisson Southeast Aurora, CO; genghiscondenver.com
17-19: Anime Milwaukee, Hyatt Regency, 333 W Kilbourne Ave, Milwaukee, WI; animemilwaukee.com
17-19: Bashcon, University of Toledo Student Union, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH; bashcon.com
17-19: Boskone, Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA; nesfa.art/boskone
17-19: Con of the North, Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Minneapolis, MN; conofthenorth.org
17-19: Farpoint, Radisson North Baltimore North, 2004 Greenspring Dr, Timonium, MD; farpointcon.com
17-19: Bashcon, University of Toledo Student Union, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH; bashcon.com
17-19: Midgard West Con, Jugendherberge, Burg Blankenheim; midgard.westcon.de
17-19: RadCon, Red Lion, Pasco, WA; radcon.org
17-20: DunDraCon, San Ramon Marriott, San Ramon, CA; dundracon.com
17-20: OrcCon, Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; strategicon.net
17-19: Pensacon, Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL; pensacon.com
18-21: New York Toy Far, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY; toyfairny.com
23-26: Hoop and Stick Con, Ravenwood Castle, 65666 Bethel Rd, New Plymouth, OH; ravenwoodcastle.com/hoopandstick
23-26: PrezCon, Doubletree Hotel, 990 Hilton Heights Rd, Charlottesville, VA; prezcon.com
23-26: Total Confusion, Best Western, Marlborough, MA; totalcon.com
24-26: Adventurecon, Eidelstedter Bürghaus, Alte Eibagaustr.12, Hamburg; sdnv.de
24-26: Anachrocon, Atlanta Marriott Perimeter, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy, Atlanta, CA; anachrocon.com [steampunk]
24-26: Fire and Ice Convention, Manitowoc County Expo Center, Mantiowoc, WI; fireandiceconvention.com
24-26: Gamicon, Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA; gamicon.org
24-26: GalaxyFest, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO; galaxyfest.org
24-26: LepreCon, Goldsmith Hall, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; leprecon.ie
24-26: Mysticon, Holiday Inn Tanglewood, 4468 Cathrey Rd, Roanoke, VA; mysticonva.con
24-26: Redemption, TBA Britannia Hotel, Coventry; smof.com/redemption
24-26: VisionCon, Hilton Branson Center, 200 Sycamore St, Branson, MO; visioncon.net
24-27: Con Nooga, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Chattanooga, TN; connooga.com
2-5: Emerald City Comiccon, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA; emeraldcitycomicon.com
2-5: Salt Con, Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT; saltcon.com
3-5: Cincycon, Butler County Fairgrounds, Cincinnati, OH; cincycon.org
3-5: CoastCon, Mississipi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, MS; coastcon.org
3-5: ConDor, Sheraton Four Points, San Diego, CA; condor.org
3-5: Gadcon, Holiday Inn Express, Aberdeen, 1050 Beards Hill Rd, Aberdeen, MD; jestergamesmd.com
3-5: Genericon, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; genericon.union.rpi.edu
3-5: GnomeCon, Ramada Inn, 301 Governor Treulen Rd, Pooler, GA; gnomecon.org
3-5: Gryphcon, University Center, University of Guelph, 158-50 Stone Rd. E, Guelph, ON; gryphcon.org
3-5: Made in Asia, Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium; madeinasia.be
3-5: PlatteCon, Ullsvik Hall, 1 University Plaza, University of Wisconsin Platteville, Platteville, WI; plattevillegaming.com
3-5: Prolog, Stenbygatan 10, Västerås, Sweden; lajvkonvent.se [LARP]
4-5: Bremer Spiele-Tage, Bremer Volkshochschule, Bremen, Germany; spieleninbremen.de
4-5: Terminal City Tabletop Convention, Bonsor Recreation Complex, Burnaby, BC; terminalcitytabletop.com
10-11: Twister Con, Sheraton MidWest City, 5750 Will Rogers Rd, MidWest City, OK; twistercon.com
10-12: Cleveland ConCoction, Sheraton Cleveland Airport, Cleveland, OH; clevelandconcoction.org
10-12: Fogcon, Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA; fogcon.org [primarily writer workshop]
10-12: Joelanta, Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Center Blvd, Atlanta, GA; Joelanta.org
10-12: Lexington Comic Con, Lexington Convention Center, 430 W Vine, Lexington, KY; lexingtoncomiccon.com
10-12: Madicon, Festival Conference Center, 1301 Carrier Dr, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; madicon.org
10-12: Revelcon, Brookhollow Crowne Pl;aza, Houston, TX; revelcon.com
10-19: South by Southwest, Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704; sxsw.com
13-19: GAMA Trade Show, Bally's, Las Vegas, NV; gamatradeshow.com [trade only]
16-19: All-Con, Crowne Plaza, 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX; all-con.org
17-19: CJMC, Cintermex, 4400 Ave Lázaro Cárdenas, Monterrey, Mty; ecreativo.com
17-19: Con GT, Riverview Inn, 50 College St, Clarksville, TN; congt.org [Dr. Who]
17-19: ConnCon, Sheraton Stamford, 700 E Main St, Stamford, CT; conncon.com
17-19: Princecon, McCosh Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; princecon.org
17-19: Shuto Con, Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI; shutocon.com
17-19: TN Game Days, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, TN; tngamedays.com
17-19: Toronto Comicon, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON; comicontoronto.com
18: Concrete Cow, Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes; mk-rpg.org.uk
18-19: Keks Con, Kulturtreff Hainholtz, Voltmerstr. 40, Hanover: keks-con.de
18-19: LANtasy, Peakes Arena, 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, BC; lantasy.com
19: Zuiderspel, Klogebow 50, Eindhoven; klogebow.nl
23-24: AdeptiCon, Renaissance Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL; adepticon.org
23-26: Gary Con, Grand Geneva Resort, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI; garycon.com
24-26: Conburst, Seelye Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA; sophia.smith.edu/conburst
24-26: Eville Con, Holiday Inn, 7101 US 41, Evansville, IN; evillecon.com
24-26: Hydra, Brookfield Scout Camp, Rd 1 562 Moore Valley Rd, Wainuiomata, Wellington, NZ; nzlarps.org [LARP]
24-26: Mace West, Doubletree, Asheville, NC; justusproductions.com
24-26: Marmalade Dog, Bernhard Center, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; marmaladedog.org
24-26: MidSouthCon, Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd, Memphis, TN; midsouthcon.org
25: Egocon, Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, WI; discoverwisconsin.com
25-26: Armegeddicon, Holiday Inn Worthington, Columbus, OH; animepunch.org/armageddicon
30-April 2: Game Storm, Red Jantzen Beach, 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR; gamestorm.org
31-April 2: Albacon, Best Western Albany Airport Inn, Wolf Rd, Albany, NY; albacon.org
31-April 2: Anime Boston, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA; animeboston.com
31-April 2: Nashicon. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC; nashicon.com
31-April 2: Simcon, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; sa.rochester.edu/simcon
31-April 2: Who's Yer Con, Wyndham Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, IN; whosyergamers.org
31-April 2: Wondercon, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA; comic-con.org
1-2: Gem City Comic Con, Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, OH; gemcitycoomiccon.com
1-2: PLAY, Modena Exhibition Center, Modena, Italy; play-modena.it
1-2: Tupelo Comic Con, Tupelo Furniture Mart, Bldg 5, 1879 Coley Rd, Tupelo, MS; tupelo.net/events/tupelo-comic-con
1-3: WillyCon, Student Center, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE; wildcat.wsc.edu/clubs
6-9: Ambercon, Embassy Suites Detroit-Livonia, 19525 Victor Pkwy, Livonia, MI; ambercon.com [Amber diceless only]
6-9: Furry Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA; furryweekend.com
6-9: Tekko, Lawrence Conventioner, Pittsburgh, PA; teamtekko.us
7-8: Conpulsion, Teviot Row Student Union, Bristol Square, Edingburgh; geas.rg.uk/conpulsion
7-9: 221B Con, Marriott Perimeter Center, 246 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA; 221bcon.com [Sherlock Holmes]
7-9: Anime Matsuri, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX; animematsuri.com
7-9: CodCon, Turner Conference Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL; codcon.com
7-9: Conglomeration, Ramada Plaza, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy, Louisville, KY; conglomeration.info
7-9: ConQuest SAC, Crowne Plaza, Sacramento, CA; conquestsac.com
7-9: Gaming Hoopla, Holiday Inn Gurnee, 6161 W Grand, Ave, Gurnee, WI; gaminghoopla.com
7-9: Istrakon, Spomen dom Pazin, Croatia; istyrakon.hr
7-9: Kawaii Kon, Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI; kawaii-kon.org
7-9: Lunacon, Westchester Marriott, 670 White POlains Rd, Tarrytown, NY; lunacon.org
7-9: Kawaii Kon, Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI; kawaii-kon.org
7-9: Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, America's Center, St. Louis, MO; wizardworld.com
8-9: Just a Game Con, Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th St, Corvallis, OR; justagamecon.com
8-9: Marble City Comiccon, Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN; marblecitycomiccon.com
12-17: Fastaval, Aarhus; fastaval.dk [specific venue traditionally secret]
13-16: Norwescon, Doubletree Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA; norwescon.org
14-17: Conquest, Melbourne High School, Forest St, South Yarra, Melbourne, Vic; conquest.asn.au
14-17: Eastercon, Hilton Metropole, NEC, Birmingham, UK; eastercon.org
14-17: Eyecon, St. Scholastica's College, 2-4 Avenue Rd, Glebe, Sydney, NSW; eye-con.com
21-23: Cape Comic Con, Osage Center, 1625 N Kingshighway, Cape Giradieu, MO; cape-con.com
21-23: Chicago Comic Expo, South Bldg, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL: c2e2.com
21-23: Filk Ontario, Toronto Airport West, 5444 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON; filkontario.ca
21-23: No Brand Con, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI; nobrandcon.org
21-23; Starfest, Marriott & Hilton DTC, Denver, CO; starland.com
22-23: LuxCon, Forum Geeseknäpchen, Luxemburg; luxcon.lu
27-29: Vaticon, UCD Student Centre, Dublin, Ireland; vaticon.ie
27-30: Calgary Expo, Stampede Park, Calgary, AB; calgaryexpo.com
27-30: Game Days, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, 2501 Putty Hill Ave, Pikesville, MD; gamesclubofmd.org
28-30: Constellation, Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, NE: constelationne.net
28-30: Fire and Ice Convention, Manitowoc County Expo Center, 4921 Expo Dr, Manitowoc, WI; fireandiceconvention.com
28-30: HavenCon, Doubletree Austin, 6505 N I-35, Austin, TX; havencontx.com
28-30: Ice & Fire, Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, VA; iceandfirecon.com [LARP]
28-30: International Steampunk Symposium, Crowne Plaza Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH; thepandorasociety.com/symposium
28-30: M2X, Edward Village, 600 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI; midwestmediaexpo.com
28-30: Midwest Media Expo, Royal Dearborn Convention Center, 600 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI; midwestmediacenteer.com
28-30: OdysseyCon, Radsson Hotel, Madison, WI; odysseycon.org
28-30: OzCon, West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St, West Plains, MO; oz-con.com
28-30: Penguicon, Westin Southfield Detroit, 1599 Town Center, Southfield, MI; pinguicon.org
28-30: Pretzcon, Ralston Arena, 72nd & Q, Omaha NE; pretzcon.org
28-30: Pyrkon, Miedzynardowe Targi, Poznan, Poland; pyrkon.pl
28-30: RavenCon, Doubletree Williamsburg, 50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA; ravencon.com
28-30: Sci-fi on the Rock, Sheraton Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square, St. Johns, NF; scifiontherock.com
28-30: Steampunk Symposium, Crowne Plaza Blue Ash, Cincinnati, OH; thepandorasociety.com
28-30: Teck-Con, Mehrgenerationenhaus Linde, Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany; rsct.net
28-30: UBCon, Student Union, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; ubcon.org
28-30: Zenkaicon, Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA; zenkaikon.com
29-30: Super Bit Con, Oklahoma Expo Hall, State Fair Grounds, Oklahoma City, OK; superbitcon.com
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