Hey folks. Strategicon is Los Angeles’ 3x / year game convention. It runs about 2000-2500 people each time, and although board games is the biggest thing, it has a large component of RPGs, including both D&D AL and Pathfinder, as well as a healthy and vibrant indie RPG community. This year Gamex has been physically cancelled, but will be running virtually THIS COMING WEEKEND, May 22-25 (Monday is a US holiday). Registration for the convention is free! And with the added $0 cost of hotel and flights, it’s a pretty good bargain.
I personally run Games on Demand for the con for the last few years, and we have our own little section of the convention where we gather up and pitch and run and play games… the same types of games played up on the Gauntlet and in other Games on Demand venues across the globe. So, if anyone is interested in joining, feel free.
Start with registration here: https://www.strategicon.net/?order/. You can check out and register for scheduled games on the events page (https://www.strategicon.net/?events/), including all manner of board games, party games, some larps, video game, and more. There’s scheduled RPGs there, and of course you’ll see some entries for “Games on Demand”. You actually don’t need to register for GoD, just have to show up around the time when we pitch games (which this weekend is set to be: Friday 2pm, Saturday 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at noon. (All times are Pacific / West Coast USA). Also on Sunday 11am for an hour we’re doing our Game Design Lean Coffee.
The convention is hosted on a Gamex 2020 Discord server, so that’s where we’ll gather up, pitch games, and put players into them. We do things very ad hoc. If enough people show up we’ll use some sort of boarding pass type system… otherwise, we’ll just try to make it work (and with our numbers it generally works).
Questions? Ask away.