CONVENTION SCHEDULE

2017

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
April 20-23 GMT Weekend
GMT HQ

Hanford, CA
Saints in Armor
Flying Colors
A House Divided
   
October 5-8 GMT Weekend
GMT HQ

Hanford, CA
     

2016

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
February
12-15
DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA

Into Ringworld
Larry Niven's Ringworld

It will take decades to explore Ringworld: an artificial world with a surface area three million times larger than Earth's. And your ship has just arrived.

The Ringworld science fiction role-playing game was published by Chaosium in 1984, using the Basic Role-Playing (BRP) for its rules and Larry Niven's Ringworld novels as a setting.

This will be the first session of a multiyear story arc of games at DunDraCon. I will provide characters for the players to choose from. You may play the same character from year-to-year, and players will not need to play every session.

 
April 21-24 GMT Weekend
GMT HQ

Hanford, CA
     
May 27-30 KublaCon
Burlingame Hyatt

Burlingame, CA
Annic Nova
Traveller
   
June 25 - July 2 ConSimWorld
Tempe Mission Palms
Tempe, AZ
The Third Winter
Operational Combat Series
Playtest of the OCS series game The Third Winter  
October
13-16
GMT Weekend
GMT HQ

Hanford, CA
     
November 11-13 SD Historical Games
San Diego, CA
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2015

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
Feb 13-16 DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA

Something Rotten in Avalon
Hidden Kingdom

Friday Noon

A festive tournament is ruined by a kidnapping. The only clue is a basket of rotten apples.

The knights and ladies of the Kingdom of Wessex will need to travel through legendary lands and mystical realms to find who is responsible.

Hidden Kingdom is an RPG set in Arthurian legend.

 

April 23-26 GMT Weekend
GMT HQ

Hanford, CA
   Played Twilight Struggle, Wild Blue Yonder, Ivanhoe, Nightfighter.  
May 22-25 KublaCon
Hyatt Regency
Burlingame, CA
Dealer Room Manager    
June 19-21 PolyCon
San Luis Obispo, CA

Shadows of Brimstone

A fully cooperative boardgame of cowboys versus aliens, zombies, lizard men, cultists, mutants, and… Well, cowboys versus just about everyone!  
June 20-27 ConSimWorld
Tempe Mission Palms
Tempe, AZ
Frank Chadwick's ETO

Hellfire Pass

Nightfighter Ace

Down in Flames

Helped by play testing Frank Chadwick's new games: Frank Chadwick's ETO and Hellfire Pass. Also play tested Greg Smith's Nightfighter Ace.  
July 17-19 7th Annual T&T Convention
Scottsdale, AZ
Tunnels & Trolls    
 July 30 - August 2 West Coast Meeplefest
The Plaza Suites
Santa Clara, CA
-    
Sept 4-7 CelestiCon
Fremont Marriott
Fremont, CA
Convention Organizer    

October
1-4

Birds of Prey Convention
Colorado Springs, CO
     
October
15-18

BigBadCon
Oakland Airport Hilton
Oakland, CA

 Just playing.    

2014

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
Feb 14-17 DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA

Rhodesia, 1975
Merc

Following the Second World War, European colonial interests started to decline in Africa, self-rule started to again rise. By 1975 only two nations in Africa could still boast of a white power control and both were under attack. These were South Africa and Rhodesia.

Completely outnumbered by the black population, the white minority fought to hold on to control while it was condemned by the United States, Britain and other nations. Rhodesia was in political turmoil and under embargo. This situation was opportune to Communist interests. Soon terrorists appeared... and armed with Soviet weapons.

To attempt to stabilize the situation, the White government decided to hire mercenaries to train and lead loyal troops (both white and black). Hundreds of white soldiers of fortune answered the call.

The year is late 1975, and it looks like an African version of Viet Nam: a 'no-win' guerrilla war.

Jay Meyers
Marc Willner
Randy Greer
Jo DaDa
Eric Gruber
Jesse

April 24-27 GMT Weekend
GMT HQ

Hanford, CA
     
May 23-26 KublaCon
Hyatt Regency
Burlingame, CA
Dealer Room Manager    
June 20-22 PolyCon
San Luis Obispo, CA

Cyclades

Pandora's Box
Tunnels & Trolls

   
July 18-20 7th Annual T&T Convention
Scottsdale, AZ
Cowboys in Khazan
Tunnels & Trolls
   
July 30 - Aug 2 West Coast Meeplefest
The Plaza Suites
Santa Clara, CA
TBD    
Aug 29 - Sept 1 CelestiCon
Fremont Marriott
Fremont, CA
Convention Organizer    
 Oct 1-5 Birds of Prey Convention - “Tiger(shark) Meet”
 Courtyard Tucson Williams Centre
Tucson, AZ
Birds of Prey     
Oct 16-19 GMT Weekend
GMT HQ
Hanford, CA
     

2013

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
February 15-18 DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Year of the Phoenix
It is 1997. You are a soldier of the United States Space Command, a member of the warrior elite. Your job is to protect our interests in space.  
March 18-22 GAMA Trade Show
Bally's Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Exhibitor with 1A Games    
April 18-21 GMT Weekend
GMT HQ
Hanford, CA
Pax Baltica
Panzer
I played Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, Pax Baltica, PQ-17 and Down in Flames.  
May 25-28 KublaCon
Hyatt Regency
Burlingame, CA
None.  Volunteering for the convention.    
May 27-June 2 ConSimWorld
Tempe Mission Palms
Tempe, AZ
Down in Flames
Pax Baltica
PQ-17
   
June 21-23 PolyCon
San Luis Obispo, CA
TBD    
TBD 6th Annual T&T Convention
Scottsdale, AZ
Meme of Heaven
Tunnels & Trolls
   
August 1-4 West Coast Meeplefest
The Plaza Suites
Santa Clara, CA
     
August 2-4 Grand Tribunal America
Clearlake, CA
Playing Ars Magica    
Aug 30 - Sept 2 CelestiCon
Fremont Marriott
Fremont, CA
Convention Organizer

 

 
Sept 5-8 Birds of Prey-Gun 2013
Chino Hills, CA
Birds of Prey Given call sign "Duke", after a convicted felon.  
Oct 4-6 BigBadCon
Oakland Airport Hilton
Oakland, CA
Bacchanal   Jason, Cassie, Lisa, Kris
Dec 13-15 Dead of Winter
Cary House
Placerville, CA
 Just playing    

2012

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
February 17-20 DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Handle With Care
Twilight Imperium: The Role-Playing Game
A famed Xxcha ambassador suspects that she has enemies.  A bomb was planted in her skycar; an assassin tried to gun her down.  This is where the characters come in. 6
May 25-28 KublaCon
Hyatt Regency
Burlingame, CA
None.  Volunteering for the convention.    
June 22-24 PolyCon      
July 20-22 5th Annual T&T Convention
Scottsdale, AZ
The Burning Desert    
August 3-5 West Coast Meeplefest
The Plaza Suites
Santa Clara, CA
     
Aug 31 - Sept 3 CelestiCon
Fremont Marriott
Fremont, CA
Convention Organizer

 586 attendees! With Frank Chadwick and Richard Borg as special guests.

 

 

2011

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
18-21 February DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Battle Across the Planes
Legends of Anglerre (FATE)

From across the many planes of the Internection the greatest heroes, wizards and demigods are called to battle a growing evil...

Character generation is easy enough that we will generate characters at the table (which is a lot of fun) and be into the adventure very quickly.

 
Demon Dimension
Starblazer Adventures (FATE)

It was a normal space patrol, like any other, until the tear in the space-time continuum opened…

Character generation is easy enough that we will generate characters at the table (which is a lot of fun) and be into the adventure very quickly.

 
27-30 May KublaCon
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA
Worked as Onsite Exhibit Hall Coordinator    
24-26 June PolyCon
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA
Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga This is a game that spans the time of the Viking Sagas. The epic journeys that led Norsemen to raid, trade and settle over the known and unknown territories of the northern hemisphere. You command your warriors and map out your strategy - only the strongest, most courageous and luckiest will triumph.  
14-17 July 4th Annual T&T Convention
Scottsdale, AZ
Oscar's Inn
Tunnels & Trolls
A series of ghoulish culinary disasters in a roadside inn. Bear Peters
Felicia Peters
Martin
Lisa
Doug Mitten
August 4-7 West Coast Meeplefest
Santa Clara, CA
Played lots of board games with friends.    
September 2-5 CelestiCon
Hotel Sofitel
Redwood City, CA
Convention Organizer Over 460 attendees!  Not bad for our first year going big.  
9-11 December Dead of Winter
Brookdale Inn & Spa
Brookdale, CA
Just a player...    

2010

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
12-15 February DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
A Proposition of Inestimable Barratry
The Dying Earth
“Why make plans?  The sun might well go out tomorrow.”  In Jack Vance’s “Dying Earth” the sun is feeble and red; evil, distilled by the aeons… Earth is dying. Ezra Denney
Scott
Joe Falcon
Sam Stephenson
Ken Hooper
28-31 May KublaCon
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA
Missed GM registration.    
8-10 October CelestiCon/
Ground Zero Games West Coast Convention

San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Action on Tarkine
Striker
The IoTA rebels have been succeeding in their campaign to overthrow the Tarkine government.  Now they are advancing on the planetary capitol but the fate of the planet is still in the balance.  Rules will be taught and each player will play a platoon of troops. Turned into a play test.  Striker is not a good game for a convention.
10-12 December Dead of Winter
Brookdale Inn & Spa
Brookdale, CA
Just playing.    

2009

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
13-16 February DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Dark Heresy: Another Twist of the Sacrificial Knife
Dark Heresy
Betrayal, treachery and, well, that's what you'd expect from a bunch of Chaos cultists anyway.
 
22-25 May KublaCon
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA
Descent: Tomb of Ice
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
Mighty heroes must enter Isheim’s frozen caverns to defeat this supernatural menace before the south is trapped in endless winter. In this glacial underground, treacherous ice chasms crumble underfoot. Ghostly creatures, immune to the touch of sword and axe, haunt derelict ruins. The growls of ferocious beasts – capable of swallowing a man whole – can be heard from the cold blue darkness.

I will be running the "Tomb of Ice" expansion for Descent.
 
31 July -
2 August
2nd Annual T&T Convention
Scottsdale, AZ
Just played in lots of T&T games. Photos here! TBD
23-25 October CelestiCon/
Ground Zero Games West Coast Convention

San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
     

2008

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
15-18 February DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Length of Game: 13 Hours
Don't Rest Your Head
Friday 8 PM, room 152
You can't sleep. Cons are like that. But then something clicked. The Nightmares are real and the game has only one rule:  Stay Awake. Don't Rest Your Head.

Elisabeth
Michael G.
Rob G.
Chad L.
Tyson M.
Michelle
28-30 March GameStorm
The Red Lion at the Quay
Vancouver, WA
Descent: Altar of Despair
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
In Descent: Journeys in the Dark, heroes explore the corridors, chambers, and caverns that exist below the surface of the world, gathering equipment and treasure, battling monsters, and working together as a team to complete their quest. Can you survive the dark?  
23-26 May KublaCon
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA
None Just going to play this time.  
29 August -
1 September
Dragon*Con
Atlanta, GA
None Just attending.

 

2007

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
16-19
February
DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Another Twist of the Tail
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Children of the Horned Rat 

Betrayal, treachery and, well, that about sums up a day in the life of an ambitious Skaven.
31 August -
3 September
Strategicon
Gateway 2007
The Westin Los
Angeles Airport
Los Angeles, CA
Nothing Just being a player this convention!
2007 Nuke-Con,
Creighton University Skutt Student Center
Omaha, NE
Event Coordinator I would like to run a game but running the events at a convention is just as fun.  Please stop by or run a game at Nuke-Con.

2006

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis Players
17-20 February DunDraCon
San Ramon
Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Murder on the Mount
Space 1889 
Sunday, 8:00 PM
Our intrepid adventurers receive a telegram from the director of Earth’s first mountaintop observatory: the benefactor of observatory has been murdered! The work of anarchists? Martian sympathizers? Or perhaps a more sinister plot.

Dan Johnson
Lisa
George Aden
Brent
Gabriel Borghi
Basil Benitz
Erik
Dennis O'Brien
16-18 June PolyCon 24
Embassy Suites
San Luis Obispo, CA
Con of the Dead
Descent: Journeys in the Dark
In Descent: Journeys in the Dark, heroes explore the corridors, chambers, and caverns that exist below the surface of the world, gathering equipment and treasure, battling monsters, and working together as a team to complete their quest. Can you survive the dark?  
1-4 September ConQuest SF
Burlingame, CA
Here I Stand
Saturday, 2:00 PM
A card driven boardgame that covers the political and religious conflicts of early 16th Century Europe. Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Suleiman the Magnificent, Magellan and Copernicus--a great way to learn Reformation history. -
6-8 October Nuke-Con
Mid-America Center
Council Bluffs, IA
Command & Colors: Ancients
Friday, 8:00 PM
Command & Colors: Ancients is a ancient battles card-driven boardgame.  The rules are similar to Memoir '44.  I'll have two copies of the game, so I can teach 4 players at a time and players can rotate in and out to allow more people to play.  If others bring copies of the game, more than 4 can play.  See http://www.gmtgames.com/cca/main.html  

2005

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
18-21 February Dundracon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Star Trek: How Sharp the Twisted Knife
Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife
Sunday, 8:00 PM
Betrayal, treachery and an Ensign Hessan that can be on the away team! This is part of the 'Star Trek Another Twist of the Knife' series, but it will be a new adventure.
24-26 June PolyCon
San Luis Obispo, CA
Star Trek: Just a Little Twist of the Knife
Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife
Betrayal, treachery and a Lieutenant Shirt (all his friends call him "Red") who could make captain. Formerly a Dundracon exclusive, now coming to Polycon for the first time.
2-5 September ConQuest SF
Burlingame, CA
Wizard's 18 Degree Twilight
Eldritch Ass Kicking
A game of "arcane action and old men with sticks." You play a wizard with uncanny, magickal power. Will you use your magick to save your homeland, or will you scheme to conquer it?
The Cake From Beyond Space
Battlestations
An alien encounter proves that you can have your cake and it will eat you too!
30 September -
2 October
2005
Nuke-Con
Mid-America Center
Council Bluffs, IA
Wizard's 18 Degree Twilight
Eldritch Ass Kicking
A game of "arcane action and old men with sticks." You play a wizard with uncanny, magickal power. Will you use your magick to save your homeland, or will you scheme to conquer it? Characters will be generated during first 10 minutes of game. Pointed hats optional.

2004

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
February DunDraCon
San Ramon
Marriott
San Ramon, CA
   
3-6 September ConQuest Mutant Zone Death Match
Stargrunt II
Individual human, mutant and alien squads battle to achieve supremacy in a radioactive wasteland.  Simple death match format designed to be suitable for beginners and fun for all.  Battle honors will be awarded.
1-3 October Nuke-Con
Days Hotel Carlisle
Omaha, NE
Star Trek:  Another Twist Of The Knife
Star Trek:  Another Twist Of The Knife
"Betrayal, treachery and a Deanna Troi in black leather." This unusual program description at DunDraCon 22 started a cult phenomenon in Northern California. The GM is returning home and bringing it to Nuke-Con for the first time.

2003

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
February DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
   
29 August -
1 September
ConQuest
Hyatt Rickeys
Palo Alto, CA
Tyranids and Friends
Warhammer:
Epic 40K
Even after scorching the planet, the Tyranids are back!  Will the Imperial forces be able to stop them this year?

2002

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
15-18 February DunDraCon
San Ramon
Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Star Trek: Any Old Twist Of The Knife
Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife
Betrayal, treachery and Kirk without a shirt! This is part of the "Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife" series that started at DunDraCon XXII, but will be a new adventure.  New players welcome.
30 August -
2 September
ConQuest
Hyatt Rickeys
Palo Alto, CA
Who Ate The Squats?
Warhammer:
Epic 40K
A clash of two mighty armies in the Warhammer 40K universe.  We may find out the truth of the rumor that the Tyranids ate the last of the Squats.

2001

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
16-19 February DunDraCon>
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Star Trek:  The Final Twist Of The Knife
Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife
Betrayal, treachery and a Picard who can make Kirk eat that shirt! This is part of the "Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife" series that started at DunDraCon XXII, but will be a new adventure.  New players welcome.
25-28 May KublaCon Albedo RPG  
31 August -
3 September
2001
ConQuest
Hyatt Rickeys
Palo Alto, CA
The Drift
Albedo RPG
Join the anthromorphic crew of the ConFed heavy destroyer DH-260 for a continuation of their mission at KublaCon.  A missing freighter leads to danger and piracy!  This is a new adventure. New players are welcome. Intensive role-playing.
Milk Chocolate Monopoly The Monopoly where you get to "Eat The Opposition."  Imported from England.  When the chocolate pieces run out, we'll switch to other editions of Monopoly.  Feel free to bring your own editions.

2000

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
18-21 February 2000 DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Star Trek: Yet Another Twist of the Knife
Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife
Betrayal, treachery and a Doctor Crusher that's to die for! This is part of the "Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife" series that started at DunDraCon XXII, but will be a new adventure.
26-29 May GameCon
Oakland Airport Hilton
Oakland, CA
Star Trek: Twist the Knife in Deeper
Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife
Betrayal, treachery and a Deanna Troi that likes to feel your pain! This is part of the "Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife" series that started at DunDraCon XXII, but will be a new adventure.
1-4 September
2000
ConQuest
Hyatt Rickeys
Palo Alto, CA
Star Trek: As The Knife Twists
Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife
Betrayal, treachery and a Lieutenant Barclay that's just plain bad!  This is part of the "Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife" series that started at DunDraCon XXII, but will be a new adventure.  New players welcome.

1999

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
12-15 February DunDraCon
San Ramon
Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Star Trek:  The Spinning Knife
Star Trek:  Another Twist of the Knife
Betrayal, treachery and a Wesley Crusher character that's fun to play! This is part of the "Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife" series that started at DunDraCon XXII, but will be a new adventure.
Pass the Pigs Makin' Bacon, Trotters and Piggybacks. It's the classic barnyard game of chance. Prizes provided by Honey-Baked Hams and Spam.
28-31 May GameCon II
Oakland Airport Hilton
Oakland, CA
? ?
11-13 June AgamemCon III
Airport Hilton
Burbank, CA
Attendee only  
9-11 July (Friday only) ManaFest
South San Francisco Convention Center
South San Francisco, CA
Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife (game didn't make, no players) Played Pirates! miniatures game instead.  I only attended the con on Friday.
3-6 September ConQuest
Clarion Hotel
Millbrae, CA
Star Trek:  A Sharper Knife
Star Trek:  Another Twist of the Knife
Sunday, 8:00 pm
Betrayal, treachery and a Geordi LaForge that's a real lady killer! This is part of the "Star Trek: Another Twist of the Knife" series that started at DunDraCon XXII, but will be a new adventure.  New players welcome.

1998

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
12-16 February DunDraCon
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon, CA
Star Trek:  Another Twist of the Knife
Star Trek:  Another Twist of the Knife
Betrayal, treachery and a Deanna Troi in black leather.  Need I say more?
22-24 May AgamemCon II
Burbank Hilton
Burbank, CA
Attendee only  
29 August - 1 September 1998 ConQuest
Clarion Hotel
Millbrae, CA
? ?

1997

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
? Slug-A-Thon XVII
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
None; just attending. I've got the program and remember going. Neither the program, nor my memory, have the dates.  I think I paid $5, walked through and didn't find enough to make me stay.
29 August - 2 September Pacificon 1997
Clarion Hotel
Millbrae, CA
None; just attending. A credit card receipt for $10.77 shows I was here.  I probably didn't stay overnight, but just had lunch in the restaurant.  I have a program book.

1996

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
20-23 June Dragon*Con
Atlanta, GA
Demo
Quest for the Grail
I ran a demo game or two for Stone Ring Games.

1995

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
13-16 July Dragon*Con/ACE/NASFIC
Atlanta, GA
None None

1993

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
July 16-18 Dragon*Con
Atlanta, GA
None Played Legacy time travel LARP.  Lisa and Brian Connelly attended.

1992

Date Convention Adventure Title, System and Time Synopsis
1992 Dragon*Con
Atlanta, GA
None Attended with Brian Connelly and Brian.  Met Dave Nilsen, Steve Bryant and the GDW staff.