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Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

Early Bird Event Sign-ups Now Open

Early Bird badges can head on over and sign-up for events

Early Bird event sign-ups are now open for Early Bird badge holders and VIGs alike. Head on over to get a crack at the early offerings.

Just find the events you want, click to add them to your cart, then checkout to complete the order! Always a good idea to double-check that your checkout is complete. ;)

Regular event sign-ups start March 1, 2024 so Early Bird badge holders don't delay!

Events are being added through April, so if you don't see what you want then check back soon!

» SIGN-UP NOW!

» GET YOUR BADGE!

Event Submission Opens

Event submission is now officially open!

Game hosts can earn discounts on admission for running games and events. Run 4 hours of events and get the rest of the day free. Run 16 hours of games to get the whole weekend free!

Check our main events page for discount codes and other details.

What will YOU run this year?

» SUBMIT EVENTS

Our In-Person Event is Now Spring, and Our Online Event is Now Fall!

We are flipping seasons to alleviate our pain points and also to make room for others. We will be online each December, and in person each April, still hosting two conventions a year. And we'll know the dates a year in advance!

TLDR;

  • Online: December 7-10, 2023 (each Fall)
  • In Person: April 18-21, 2024 (each Spring)

Get Started Early!

Buy badges and sponsorhips or submit an event for either convention RIGHT NOW!

 


But Why the Change?

We've been a Fall in-person convention for ages and ages, and we loved it. But at our current (beloved) venue we were always subject to the whims of the NFL. Due to contract issues, the NFL had to announce their schedule before we could determine our own dates. Really? Yes, really. This meant we never knew our dates for sure until May or June, and the dates were never the ones we wanted. For this pain, we received a discount on ballroom and conference room costs. Which worked out fine.

But as of 2023 we no longer receive a discount for this arrangement. With a number of other area conventions already in the Fall (TsunamiCon, Meeple-a-thon, and more), and the uncertainty of the weather in November and December, plus conflicts with FIRST Robotics seasons and other Fall events, this was a great opportunity to make a change.

So, we polled some of our exhibitors, sponsors, partners, and attendees. They were overwhelmingly in favor of the move to Spring. And there's no time like the present, so this was the year to tear the band-aid off. Huzzah!


Looking to the Future

Some thoughts on the future:

  • We expect to continue this pattern but will evaluate it after the first year.
  • We are also looking hard at options to expand our space and accommodate more events and players. Our growth is pushing the envelope on what our beloved traditional venue can accommodate and we know it. Change is in the wind.
  • Things are good! We had record in-person attendance in 2022 and record income. As a not-for-profit, no one gets to pocket any of this money. All staff are volunteers and there are no payments to anyone or benefits to being on the organizing team (other than a job well done). We turn around and invest any profit into shelving, signage, other infrastructure, and a war chest for rainy days and strategic purchases.
  • We've got a good bench of talent, and folks interested in continuing when some folks step down. And there is ALWAYS a need for new blood with fresh ideas. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks for your continued support of Midwest GameFest and the Role-players Guild of Kansas City!

Brad

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Brad Kelley
Director, Midwest GameFest
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816-529-3096

Early Bird Event Sign-ups Now Open

Early Bird event sign-ups are now open for Early Bird badge holders and VIGs alike. Head on over to get a crack at the early offerings. Events are being added through November, so if you don't see what you want then check back soon!

Regular event sign-ups start November 1, 2022 so Early Bird badge holders don't delay!

» SIGN-UP NOW!

» GET YOUR BADGE!

Midwest GameFest

Midwest GameFest is Back In Person for December 1-4, 2022!

The Role-players Guild of Kansas City is pleased to announce the (really and truly) in-person return of Midwest GameFest in 2022! 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's cosplay contests, workshops, and panels and our wonderful array of exhibitors with all manner of hobby gaming and fantasy-related products. There will be some great special guests, and this year we'll even have a variety of new activities.

When: December 1-4, 2022

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

Details: https://www.midwestgamefest.org

Registration: Attendee and exhibitor sign-ups start May 15!


COVID Precautions

Midwest GameFests takes our responsibility to public health and safety very seriously. We'll be following local and CDC guidance on event protocols. Right now there is no mask or vaccine requirement for attendees.

Expect the following precautions this Fall:

  • Masks are recommended but not required for entry to the convention
  • Masks may be required for certain specific events* (CDC-approved masks available at no cost)
  • Entry prohibited to those who are ill
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue
  • Acrylic screens at volunteer stations
  • No vaccination requirement, but volunteers, GMs, exhibitors, and attendees are heavily encourage to be vaccinated.

* Heroes of Rokugan events currently require masks.

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Registration Open Now for Attendees, Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Events!

Event submission, pre-registration, and exhibitor applications are now open! So head on over now to get your badge, get some games submitted, or apply to be an exhibitor! Exhibitors take note: Last year we filled up fast, so don't delay!

» GET YOUR BADGE

» HOST AN EVENT

» BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

» BECOME A SPONSOR


Stay Tuned

Watch for additional announcements on our site, Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and email.

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