Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

Midwest GameFest

The Role-players Guild of Kansas City is pleased to announce the return of Midwest GameFest in 2016! Attendees can enjoy four fantastic days of tabletop hobby games of all kinds, from role-playing games, LARPs, and social games, to board games, card games, and historical and fantasy miniatures games! There will also be great panels and workshops, and a wonderful array of ehibitors with all manner of hobby gaming-related products. There will be some great special guests, and this year we'll even have a variety of cosplay events. All this and more are brought to you by The Role-players Guild of Kansas City, Borderwars, and the Gamers Haven Game Library!

When: November 10-13, 2016

Where: Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Independence, Missouri

We'll be opening up event submission and pre-registration later this summer, so stay tuned!

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Early-bird event sign-up for Kickstarter backers is now over, so everyone can create an account, pay through PayPal, and sign-up for events! Head on over to create your account and get started!


Check out the Event List:

...and the Event Table:

We are still missing a lot of our organized play events, but D&D Adventurer’s League is already in the system. Check back later for Pathfinder Society, Heroes of Rokugan, and Shadowrun Missions.

New Special Guests

In addition to great guests like Star Wars’ Sterling Hershey and D&D Adventurer’s League's Jon Lamkin, we are pleased to announce a slew of new special guests! Here are the highlights, but get the full scoop at the site.


  • Jon Hook, freelance author and award-winning Call of Cthulhu podcaster.
  • Charles Ryan, chief operating officer at Monte Cook Games, the makers of Numenera andThe Strange.
  • Tammie Ryan, customer service manager at Monte Cook Games.
  • Bear Weiter, art director at Monte Cook Games.


Our special guests will be participating in panels Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. Watch for an announcement with panel details coming soon!

Pre-registration and event sign-up are now available to everyone! Our Kickstarter backers had a week of early-bird registration and now its everyon else's turn! Head on over to create your account, pay with PayPal and sign-up for events.

» Sign-Up for Events

Event hosts/GMs and volunteers can indicate their discounts on the pre-registration form to save a ton, all the way up to free admission.

Spread the word!

Our Kickstarter backers are almost done with their early-bird event sign-up period. That means it's almost time for everyone else to get registered!

Starting Monday, October 12, nonbackers will be able to pre-register and sign-up for events right from the Midwest GameFest website. Event hosts/GMs and volunteers can indicate their discounts on the pre-registration form to save a ton, all the way up to free admission.

Check back October 12 for pre-registration launch announcement, and spread the word!

Watch Your Emails

Backers who submitted their surveys will be receiving an email from Midwest GameFest with a link to activate their midwestgamefest.org accounts. Remember, each email address is unique and tied to your backer account. We have sent an email with a unique link to each attendee (spouse, child, etc) as detailed in our backer survey. Make sure and use these links to create accounts for everyone who is coming.

Sign-Up/Pre-Registration Instructions

Follow the link in the email and you'll be taken to the Midwest GameFest sign-up system where you'll be asked to finalize your account creation. Provide a password and you'll be set to sign-up for events, select the days you'll be attending, and get the details squared away. Change you mind on events later? No sweat, since you can come back at any time and change your events (up until closer to the convention). When you come back to make changes, visit the site and find the Sign-Up link under Events.

Didn't Get an Email?

If you're a backer who has submitted a backer survey and you don't receive an email with the subject "Midwest GameFest Backer Early Sign-Up Instructions" from address "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." then you'll want to check your spam folder. If you suspect you might have been skipped, just shoot us a message at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll get you squared away.

Organized Play Events

Part of being an early-bird is that not all of the worms are available yet. Our organized play events are not yet in the system. We hope to get that taken care of during this week, but we do not yet have events submitted by all parties. Don't let this stop you from signing up though, as you can always come back and change your schedule as more events are added!


We couldn't have gotten this far without your help, and we know it. Take this early-bird sign-up week as a small token of our affection and go play some games!

---Midwest GameFest Staff