2020 Show Updates

Harold Johnson: Game Design Workshop

Learn to create role playing games from the master of game design, Harold Johnson! Harold wrote the best selling Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan expansion for TSR in 1980, and worked to help create the original Dungeon Masters Guide. By 1982, Johnson was promoted to Director of Games Research & Development for TSR games, supervising the […]

Seth Graham: Board Game Design for Beginners

Creator of the kids board game “Burrow” Seth Graham will walk you through the complex process of designing a board game from start to finish. Learn what to expect from publishers and how to prepare a presentation that can help get your game published and produced. Register Now!

Larry Elmore: Art Workshop

Join world famous artist Larry Elmore for the first Art Workshop ever offered in his over 40 year career! Learn from a master artist who in 2018 he was honored by winning the L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement award. Learn the step by step process he has used for years to create masterpieces for the […]

Open Play

Sometimes the best game is the game you just sit down and start playing! Play against friends and foes you just met on our open play tables in between RPG quests or whenever you want!

Event Submission

Want to ensure we have exactly the tournament, quest or adventure that you want at the show? We are currently accepting event submissions via our special Gamer Quest Event Submissions Web site! Event hosts can even earn special goodies for hosting successful events!

Demo Games

Learn a new game with help from our demo team! With multiple new games on hand, it’s time to learn a new favorite!

Gamers (Who Happen to Be Women)

We put together a panel of some super influential gamers… that happen to be women! Jordan “Savage Giggles” Price was a NOS Sponsored competitive Halo player and has worked for various gaming companies for 9 years. Roxanne Adams is a co-founder of Clopas, innovator of engaging and immersive Conversational Adventure games. Erika “Verika” Philipp runs […]

Industry Professional Meet & Greet

The gaming trade has a lot of fascinating professionals to meet! Please note – ALL Meet and Greets are included in your admission price, however capacity is limited. For sessions with high demand, we will issue line tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis at the beginning of the signing. Those who step out of line […]

Harold Johnson: History of Gaming and GenCon

It’s hard to encapsulate what Harold Johnson has done for tabletop games in a paragraph! He copyedited the original Dungeon Master’s Guide, developed multiple D&D tournament modules, was the Director of Games Research & Development at TSR, worked on the design team for DragonLance, Forgotten Realms, Spelljammer, and Ravenloft… and continues to this day with […]