Other Conventions

Nuke-Con and all its volunteers firmly believe that game, fan, and media conventions should support each other so we can spread our hobby to more people! To that end we present this list of conventions of interest.

We suspect this list is incomplete, because we know there are conventions popping up every year. If you know of a gathering that belongs here, contact Josh with information.

Game Convention Central – The world’s largest game convention listing with over 600 game cons on six continents!

Midwest Area Gaming Enthusiasts

VerminCon – Gaming Convention
Vermilion, SD
Annual Con held January

Gamicon – the longest running gaming convention in eastern Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Annual convention in February

Genghis Con – Gaming, including a specific “kids con”
Denver, CO
Annual convention held over President’s Day weekend

Vision Con – Southwest Missouri’s Anime – Gaming – Sci Fi Convention
Springfield, MO
Annual Convention in February

Great Plains Game Festival – Come Game With Us
Lincoln, NE
Annual Con held in March

Heroicon – Illinois first and only tabletop game convention. Proceeds go to Games For Troops, a non-profit charity who sends games to the men and women of the US Armed Forces.
Decatur, IL
Annual Convention held in the spring.

Tri-Con Spring. Hyperlink

PretzCon – Games Will Be Played
Omaha, NE
Annual Con held in April

Willy Con – Sci/Fi and Fantasy
Wayne, NE
Annual convention at Wayne State College in April

Penguicon – For hackers, makers, foodies, open source software junkies, anime buffs, and science fiction fans
Dearborn, MI
Annual convention held in April

Tri-Con Spring – Sioux City Tri-State Area board games, miniatures, roleplaying and video gaming convention
Sioux City, IA
Annual convention held in May

DemiCon – Des Moines’ Annual Science Fiction, Fantasy and Gaming Convention/
Annual convention held in May

Conquest – Kansas City’s longest-running science fiction convention
Kansas City, KS
Annual convention in May

Origins – Where Gaming Begins
Columbus, OH
Annual convention held in June

British Fest – Bringing the best from across the pond to Omaha, Nebraska!
Omaha, NE
Annual convention in July

CONvergence – Science Fiction and Fantasy in all media
Bloomington, MN
Annual convention in July

InConJunction – Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Indianapolis, IN
Annual convention in July

Anime Iowa – Largest anime convention in Iowa
Coralville, IA
Annual convention held in July

OSFest – Science Fiction
Omaha, NE
Annual convention in August

Gen Con – The Best Four Days in Gaming
Indianapolis, IN
Annual convention held in August

TactiConGaming, including a specific “kids con”
Denver, CO
– Annual convention held over Labor Day weekend

Fall Recruits – Historical/Fantasy/SciFi Wargaming
Lee’s Summit, MO
Annual convention held in September

Fields of Honor Spring – Historical, fantasy, and sci-fi miniature, board, and role-playing games
Des Moines, IA
Annual convention in September

Tri-Con Fall http://tristategamers.org/  We run conventions in South Sioux City, NE and game days in Sioux City proper.  Hyperlink

Mile Hi Con – Largest Science-Fiction Fantasy Literary Convention in the Rocky Mountain Region
Denver, CO
Annual convention held in October

Archon – Midwest’s Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Event
St. Louis, MO
Annual convention in October

FlatCon – Three Days of Dice-Rollin’, Mini-Bashin’, Nacho-Eatin’, Gaming Fun
Bloomington, IL
Annual convention in October

Anime Nebraskon – Japanese Animation and pop culture convention /
Annual convention held in November

ICON – Science Fiction and Gaming
Cedar Rapids, IA
Annual Fall convention in November

PentaCon – Indiana’s longest running game convention
Fort Wayne, IN
Annual convention held in November

WindyCon – Chicagoland’s oldest science fiction convention
Lombard, IL
Annual convention held in November

Chambanacon – Central Illinois’ longest-running relax-a-con
Urbana, IL
Annual convention in November