Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

Midwest GameFest Online

What is Midwest GameFest Online?

Midwest GameFest Online is an annual four-day tabletop hobby game convention held each Spring online. It is the companion convention to our in-person event, Midwest GameFest, held each Fall in the Kansas City area. Come join us for online role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, workshops, game designers, benefit events, and more! Midwest GameFest Online is organized and funded by The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City.

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When is it?

Doors open to the public on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 12 p.m. and the event runs through Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. See our Schedule page for details.

Where is it?

While our Fall in-person event is hosted in Kansas City, our Spring online event is hosted via Discord, a free text, audio, and video service. Discord is a web-based service that also has great desktop and mobile apps. You don't need anything more than the cell phone, tablet, or web browser you're using right now. There's nothing to download or hook up, but a mic and headset would be great. We use a number of online virtual tabletops (VTTs) including Roll20, Tabletop Simulator, and more (game hosts decide).

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Does Midwest GameFest benefit a charity?

HarvestersMidwest GameFest is not a charity itself, and neither is its parent organization the Role-players Guild of Kansas City. However, we have historically provided a charity raffle benefitting Harvesters Community Food Network, a large community food bank in the Kansas City region. You can learn more about this at our Benefit Raffle page.

Additionally, separate groups at Midwest GameFest have historically gathered donations for their own charity causes, such as Heroes of Rokugan's annual Toys for Tots drive.

Red CrossWe are also hosting a virtual Red Cross Blood Drive.


We host a number of tabletop gaming and fantasy-related dealers, vendors, and small-press game companies. Check the Exhibitors page for details on this year's dealers.

Event Organizers

Event/game organizers should contact us as soon as possible so details may be worked out. We are looking for events ranging from a single board game or RPG round, to miniatures tournaments or sanctioned trading card events. If you want to run a tournament, live-action or large-scale event, please contact us directly. See our Events page for details.


Volunteers are always needed. See our Volunteers page for volunteer discounts and to sign up as a volunteer.

How does my group, store or I get involved?

Essentially just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information and what you might want to do. See below for additional info:

  • Gaming Groups: We will have a table for flyers and other promotional information for area gaming clubs and conventions. Groups that are interested in greater participation should This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details. Volunteer discounts are a great opportunity for your group or club. See our Volunteers page for details.
  • Stores: We will have a wall or table to put out advertisements and other promotional items for the Kansas City area and other game stores. Stores may contact us directly to discuss attending as a dealer, or to provide other support. See our Exhibitors page for details.
  • Individuals: Individuals may participate as players and event organizers, and need not be part of a larger group to do so. See our Volunteers and Events pages for details.

Who are the convention staff and organizers?

Midwest GameFest brings a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations together under one roof: The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), Recruits (A Historical, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi Wargaming Convention), and Gamer's Haven Game Library. The convention is organized, staffed, and financed by a cadre of experienced volunteer conventioneers from The Role-players Guild of Kansas City with an advisory board made up of participating members/organizers from our partner groups and other interested folks. The convention is financed by RPGKC coffers, door proceeds, exhibitor fees, and sponsorships. The RPGKC is a 501(c)(7) non-profit group of role-playing game enthusiasts dedicated to bringing quality gaming to all and educating the public about that gaming.

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