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Nov 12-15, 2020 Online

Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming Online

Midwest GameFest

What is Midwest GameFest?

Midwest GameFest is an annual game convention bringing a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Gamer's Haven Game Library have banded together to bring you role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, workshops, game designers, dealers, benefit events, a used game sale and more! The list of events expands up until the convention, so check back regularly.

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Where is it?

DiscordNormally, we call Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri our home (we are part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area). But in the world of COVID-19 we are hosting the event online via Discord (a free text, audio, and video service) with a number of online virtual tabletops (VTTs) including Roll20, Tabletop Simulator, and more (game hosts decide). Discord is a web-based service that also has great desktop and mobile apps.

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When is it?

Doors open to the public on Thursday, November 12 at 12 p.m. and the event runs through Sunday, November 15 at 7 p.m. See our Schedule page for details.

Exhibitors

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

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?

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 the Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, the Gamer's Haven Game Library and other interested folk. The convention is financed by RPGKC coffers, door procedes, 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.

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.

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