New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

 

This page contains the complete game convention list of every gaming con in New England for the coming months. If we are missing a conventions, please be so kind as to use our Gaming Convention Submission Form and submit it to our calendar.

Next, you may see some of the cons towards the bottom have ?-month as their start date. ? – shows that the exact dates for this convention haven’t been published as of yet, but will be updated when they are. The month is the month of the previous year’s convention.

Conventions that begin on the 31st of one month and finish on the 1st of the following month will be listed under the month of their start date.

2014

August 2014

September 2014

26 September – 28 September

FalCon

Stamford, CT (southwest CT, between NYC and New Haven)

ConnCon’s fall gaming convention.

October 2014

November 2014

7 November – 9 November

Carnage

Killington, VT (central Vermont)

Annual tabletop game convention, featuring board games, card games, miniatures and role playing games (rpgs).

14 November – 16 November

Bakuretsu Con

Colchester, VT (Burlington / Lake Champlain area)

Anime, Cosplay, Manga, LARP, Board Game and Video Gaming Con.

15 November – 16 November

DrawnCon

Nashua, NH

Cartoon and animation convention with panels, costume contest, DrawnConcert, special guests, and a gaming room run by Gamer’s Sanctuary.

? November – ? November

Maine Game Con

Augusta, ME (between Portland and Bangor)

Games Convention. From their website: Three days of card, miniature, board and video gaming.

? November

JiffyCon East

Somerville, MA (Boston area)

From their website: A day of games, food and awesomeness.

December 2014

? December – ? December

AnonyCon

Stamford, CT 06901 (southwest CT, between NYC and New Haven)

An annual game convention.

2015

January 2015

? January – ? January

Arisia

Boston, MA

Annual science fiction convention with Anime, gaming, films, a masquerade and more.

? – January – ? January

SnowCon

Orono, ME

Central and Northern Maine Gaming Convention.

? January

Unity Games

Danvers, MA

Annual gathering of the Unity Games coalition for a full day of board games and card games. Over 500 attendees.

February 2015

13 February – 15 February

Boskone

Boston, MA

Boskone is a Science Fiction Convention that attracts more than 1,000 fans and pros for a weekend of panels, readings, demonstrations, small group discussions, games and more!

19 February – 22 February

Total Confusion

Mansfield, MA 02048 (South of Boston)

New England Game Convention.

? February – ? February

TempleCon

Warwick, RI 02886

Rapidly growing retro future/game convention in Rhode Island.

26 February – 1 March

InterCon

Chelmsford, MA (Northwest of Boston)

LARP Convention with a Thursday evening pre-convention.

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March 2015

? March – ? March

Quinni-Con

Qunnipiac University, Hamden, CT 06518 (New Haven area)

From the organizers: Quinni-Con is a celebration of art, film, food, music, dance, video games and Japanese culture. There are many different events at the convention that range from a cafe to movie screenings and guest speakers to dances. The whole purpose of the convention is to bring people of all ages together to have a great time, make friends, and try something different! It’s totally free although we do accept humble donations that will go to the Child’s Play Charity!

? March – ? March

ConnCon

Stamford, CT (southwest CT, between NYC and New Haven)

Games Convention.

? March – ? March

Vericon

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Boston area)

Harvard’s annual SciFi, Fantasy, anime and gaming convention.

? March – ? March

Nor’easter

Boxborough, MA 01719 (Boston area)

Annual Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) New England regional championships hosted by The Bunker and the Yankee ASL Group.

? March – ? March

Havoc

Shrewsbury, MA

Battle Group Boston’s annual miniature games convention.

? March – ? March

ConBust

Seelye Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA (Springfield area)

SciFi/Fantasy/Anime/Game Convention at Smith College in Massachusetts where the focus is on the contributions of women to the various genres of fandom.

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April 2015

? April – ? April

Chaos in the Valley

Danby, VT

Annual casual boardgame convention hosted at the Silas Griffith Inn in VT. From the organizers: Join us for a whole weekend of boardgames and tabletop games from the simple to the sublime, party games, strategy, card games – you name it and we’ve probably got it! Featured games include Fluxx, Munchkins, Ticket to Ride, Yatzee and many more. Over 100 games will be available. Plus, anime in the parlor, competitions, and door prizes from Looney Labs! Memberships include the Breakfast Buffet Sat and Sun, plus the Snack Pass at Emma’s. We’re a laid-back convention, perfect for hard-core gamers and casual gamers. Bring the family and enjoy Friday Family Game Night from 5-8 PM and Tavern Games from 8-11 PM. Grab a game, players and a table in the Great Room or in Emma’s. Want to run a game? Contact us and
schedule a slot.

? April – ? April

Pax East

Boston, MA

Penny Arcade’s Annual East Coast Video Game Convention with a sizable Tabletop Game component as well.

? April – ? April

EconoCon

Plymouth, NH 03264 (central New Hampshire)

Game convention. From their website: Each April, Plymouth State University’s gaming club hosts EconoCon which features a variety of games over the course of an entire weekend. From 8 AM to midnight Saturday and 8 AM to 6 PM Sunday, EconoCon takes over our student union building with role playing games, boardgames, card games, tournaments, miniature wargames, and added electronic games!

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May 2015

? May – ? May

Huzzah!

Portland, ME

Historical war gaming convention.

June 2015

25 June – 28 June

PortConMaine

South Portland, ME (Portland area)

Geek Culture Con including anime, gaming, science fiction, costuming, fantasy, computer / video gaming, boffer combat, steampunk and more!

July 2015

? July – ? July

ConnectiCon

Hartford, CT (northern Connecticut)

Massive Multi-Genre Convention with gaming, cosplay, guests, and movie screenings.

? July – ? July

OGC

Nashua, NH 03063

Annual game convention with over 100 role playing, miniature, and board game events.

31 July – 2 August

Pi-Con

Enfield, CT 06082 (Springfield, Massachusetts area)

Fan Convention with performances, workshops, readings, discussions, gaming, panels and more.

August 2015

? August – ? August

NecronomiCon Providence

Providence, RI

A Lovecraft convention. From the organizers: While we’ll very much be a literary and scholarly conference at the core, we’re placing an understandably major emphasis on featuring all manner of Lovecraftian gaming, CoC, Arkham Horror, Cthulhu Live, etc, etc, etc – and, we’re psyched to feature some of the Big Names in the field as our guests: Sandy Petersen, Kevin Ross, Scott Aniolowski, Scott Glancy, Sean Branney, and others!