Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)

 

Welcome to the game convention list for the Mountain States. We’ve strived to list every single con on our calendar. If, however, we missed on, please add it using our Game Con Submission Form.

You will note that some of the conventions towards the bottom have ?-month as their start date. ? – is a place holder since the exact dates for the next convention haven’t been released. The month is the month of the previous year’s convention.

Conventions that span two months (i.e. where they start on the 30th of one month and end on the 1st of the following month) are listed here under the month of their start date.

2014

October 2014

10 October – 12 October

Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous

Great Falls, MT

Gaming Convention. From their website: We’ll offer a variety of games and events to keep you entertained all weekend long.

10 October – 12 October

RinCon

Tucson, AZ

Game Convention.

24 October – 26 October

MileHiCon

Denver, CO

Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy convention with a gaming room.

25 October – 28 October (Sat-Tues)

Vegas Con

Las Vegas, NV

Four day/three night Gaming vacation from Icarus Tours. From the organziers: Guests spend 3 nights at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino located on the Strip in Las Vegas, NV. Three full days of strategy gaming are included as well as lodging, meet and greet breakfast, and tickets to a Dinner Show.

31 October – 2 November

Battle in the Bosque

Albuquerque, NM

Game convention.

31 October – 2 November

TusCon

Tucson, AZ

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror convention with some computer gaming.

November 2014

21 November – 23 November

Comic Con Wizard World Convention – Reno

Reno, NV

Annual pop culture convention including Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles and More.

December 2014

2015

January 2015

16 January – 19 January

BryceCon

Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764 (southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park)

Games convention at an inn right outside of Bryce Canyon National Park and in the heart of Utah’s breathtaking Color Country. A weekend of board, card and role playing games, events, activities and more.

? January – ? January

DarkCon

Mesa, AZ (Phoenix area)

Biennial convention. From their website: DarkCon offers an ecclectic mix of workshops, gaming, demos, parties and other special events.

February 2015

? February – ? February

Lvl Up Expo

Henderson, NV (Las Vegas area)

Annual gaming convention exploring all aspects of gaming.

? February – ? February

GenghisCon

Aurora, CO (Denver area)

Denver Gamers Association’s Winter gaming convention. (They run TactiCon in the summer.)

? February – ? February

GalaxyFest

Colorado Springs, CO

From their website: We take a little bit from the Genres (SciFi, Fantasy, Anime, SteamPunk, Horror, and more) and interweave artists, authors, actors, behind-the-scenes, vendors, and you, then mix-it all up into a fun-filled weekend. GalaxyFest launches Thursday at 3pm with a Zombie Crawl and Launch Party! Break out your old costumes and clothing … Zombie them up … ramble around downtown colorado Springs *all ages* then join us for an 18+ Launch Party.

One aspect of our unique orientation is our split personality. There is much so to do regardless of your age. Children/Kid programming, activities, events, and open crafts. Teen and All-Age programming. Then there is the Video room, Gaming, Films, Costumes, Masquerade Contests, Dance, Music, CosPlay, Panels, Workshops, Activities, Fashion Shows, meet the Author/Artist/Celebrity: Take a picture with them … pose … autographs, huge vendor room with purveyors of most weird and wonderful (comics, toys, clothing, photos, schwag of all sorts), and more!

March 2015

12 March – 14 March

SaltCON

Layton, UT (Salt Lake City area)

SaltCON is a Board Game Convention for families, gamers, and game
designers. They have exhibitors, prizes, game teachers, tournaments and a huge game library to try out new games. They’ll have board, card, and party games available.

16 March – 20 March

GAMA Trade Show

Las Vegas, NV

Game trade show for game store owners and game manufactures.

April 2015

24 April – 26 April

Comic Con Wizard World Convention – Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

Annual pop culture convention including Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles and More.

? April – ? April

EverCon

Wheatridge, CO (Denver area)

From the organizers: Play games. Support education. EverCon is a benefit gaming convention to support Everitt MIddle School. Everitt students are 50%+ low income and budget shortfalls are hitting this school hard. The school deserves a better fundraising experience than selling overpriced candy bars and so, EverCon was born!

May 2015

20 May – 27 May

ConsimWorld Expo (CWE) with MonsterGame.CON

Tempe, AZ (Phoenix area)

Week long War game convention with a focus on ‘monster’ games – games spanning multiple maps with multiple players over many hours and thousands of counters. Half of their schedule consists of shorter smaller open war games as one would traditionally find at a gaming con.

22 May – 25 May

MisCon

Missoula, MT

Four day convention touching on science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. Has panels, guests, and gaming.

? May – ? May

GameFest (within StarFest)

Denver, CO

GameFest is a video game convention run ‘within’ the StarFest multigenre convention. Separate entrance fees apply.

28 May – 31 May

Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix, AZ

Annual comic convention with open and scheduled gaming.

? May – ? May

Leprecon

Tempe, AZ (Phoenix area)

Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention with an emphasis on art. Has a room for gaming as well. From their organizers: LepreCon 39 is proud to announce to all Dungeons and Dragons gaming fans that we have the Art Director for Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro, Jon Schindehette, as our Art Industry Guest of Honor. Jon is the decision maker for all works in the D&D world and the Magic the Gathering Card Game.

? May – ? May

Salt Fest

Salt Lake City, UT

From the organizers: Salt Fest is a video gaming convention by gamers for gamers. We offer panels, costume contests, events, live music, raffles, vendors, artists, indie developers, industry guests, voice actors and more!

June 2015

14 June – 20 June

Teton Con

Jackson Hole, WY

Board game convention / vacation by Icarus Tours. From the organizers: Set in gorgeous Jackson Hole, Wyoming, just outside of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Teton Con sets guests up for a week of travel, strategy gaming and adventure. Lodging, meals and two national park tours are included in this 6 night, 7 day vacation. Gaming is available all day in the resort’s conference rooms including everything from pickup board games to convention events including all the guests. All non-sealed events are included in the price of the vacation, play as much or as little as you’d like.

? June – ? June

CombatCon

Las Vegas, NV

There doesn’t seem to be any gaming, but cool all the same! From their website: From comic book fans to movie stars, from role-players to weapons makers, CombatCon is a melting-pot of people who enjoy martial arts, sword fighting, high-octane action, and good, old fashioned fun. Specifically, CombatCon focuses on the Western Martial Arts (WMA), so you’ll find knights in armor, elves with bows and short swords, longsword experts teaching lightsaber technique, Wild West Steampunks learning the finer points of fisticuffs and walking cane defense, knife masters displaying their deadly art, and everything in between.

? June – ? June

ACE: Albuquerque Comic Expo

Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

Comic book, pop culture and entertainment convention with video gaming, retro video games, and a tabletop gaming room.

July 2015

? July – ? July

GAME Expo

Reno, NV

Gaming convention. From the organizers: The GAME Expo is an event featuring every kind of game under the sun. Retro console free-play, video game tournaments, trading card tournaments, Dungeons & Dragons, and boardgames. Includes music and entertainment brought by the Reno Video Game Symphony, a collective of video game music performed by Reno’s best players.

? July – ? July

Conclave of Gamers

Denver, CO 80239

Board game convention. From the organizers: A weekend of open gaming focusing on table-top gaming of all kinds: board and card games, role-playing games and miniature games. Everyone who comes is encouraged to bring some of their favorite games to share and teach. You are welcome to ask to join any game that isn’t full and start any game as long as there is an available table. No seat fees and mainly open play. Play what you want, when you want.

? July – ? July

Annual Tunnels and Trolls Convention

Mesa, AZ (Phoenix area)

Flying Buffalo’s game convention dedicated to Tunnels and Trolls.

August 2015

28 August – 30 August

Bubonicon

Albuquerque NM

Annual Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention with some gaming.

? August – ? August

Salt City Steam Fest

Salt Lake City, UT

Steampunk convention with minimal gaming.

? August – ? August

Fandemonium

Nampa, ID (Boise area)

Anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comics and more!

? August – ? August

MaricopaCon

Mesa, AZ (Phoenix area)

Annual gaming convention including board games, card games and RPGs. They are also hosting the Arizona Shadowfist Championship Tournament and the CONflagration Gamer Olympics.

? August – ? August

SOE Life (Sony Online Entertainment)

Las Vegas, NV

Video game convention. A celebration of all SOE games and gamers. Includes tournaments, developer panels, costume contest, and more!

? August – ? August (Fri-Sat)

Las Cruces Game Convention (LCGC)

Las Cruces, NM

Anime / Card / Video game convention hosted by the Las Cruces Game Knights. From the organizers: Gamers of all skill levels and genres are welcome and sure to have a memorable time at the LCGC! There is also cosplay contests, food, raffles, trading card games, anime, and tabletop games. The LCGC is a non-profit event with 100% of the proceeds going towards the community, equipment, and future events.

? August – ? August

FANtasm [previously CopperCon]

Mesa, AZ (Phoenix area)

Science Fiction convention with a separate gaming track.

? August – ? September

Tacticon

Aurora, CO (Denver area)

Board game, RPG, Miniture games convention with a large dealers room. Run by the Denver Gamers Association who also runs GenghisCon in the winter.

September 2015

4 September – 7 September

Saboten Con

Phoenix, AZ

Japanese pop culture convention with a dedicated gaming track run by Same Room Gaming. Over 4000 annual attendees.

? September – ? September

Classic Gaming Expo (CGE)

Las Vegas, NV

Video game convention dedicated to classic video gaming. Offers over 100 playable arcade and console video games, including a Pinball Hall of Fame coin-op collection with over 40 classic pinball and video games in the hotel lobby. There is also a nearly 7,000 square foot Video Game History Museum with rare items like prototypes, limited releases, accessories, and memorabilia. There will be contests, tournaments, prizes, exhibitors and vendors, musical acts, documentaries and movies, Q&A sessions with creators, and even a charity auction!