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Nov 1-4, 2018 Kansas City

Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center

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And we'll see you all at this year's Midwest GameFest, rapidly approaching this November 1-4, 2018 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. Get your badge now!

 

Special Guest Richard Norton brings his traveling Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator to Midwest GameFest! Artemis lets you and your team of players assume the roles of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, Weapon Control, and Fighter Pilot. Together, you operate your ship and defend the sector from invading aliens and monster threats. Richard brings a complete bridge solution with workstations, a main view screen, a joystick for the pilot, music, and more!

Artemis is a casual "walk-up and play" experience, with sessions starting periodically. No event sign-up is necessary, and Artemis won't even be included in the online event listing. Want to sign-up a session for just you and your friends? Talk to Richard at the convention to make arrangements.

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RIchard Norton

Midwest GameFest

The Role-players Guild of Kansas City is pleased to announce the return of Midwest GameFest in 2018! 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: November 1-4, 2018

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

Event submission pre-registration, and exhibitor applications are all now live! 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!

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And another Midwest GameFest has come and gone, and wow! Another year of changes and growth with lots to discuss, so let's get to it!

Heroes of Rokugan

What is Heroes of Rokugan?

Heroes of Rokugan is the largest living campaign focused on the Legend of the Five Rings world. This is the fourth iteration of Heroes of Rokugan, which has attracted thousands of players from around the world to take part in a collaborative storytelling and gaming experience like none other. A fascinating world of danger intrigue await, and the heroes of Rokugan stand ready to meet it head on! Will you join them?

This year’s highlights include three new module releases and an all-new Saturday night political interactive! Come in costume for extra fun, but remember to check Midwest GameFest's Cosplay Policy (e.g. no real weapons).

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Dont' miss Hybrid Vigor Studio's "Sector 37" megagame Sat, Nov 4 at Midwest GameFest! Up to fifteen folks try to stave off disaster in this space adventure that attendees will be talking about all year! Possible encore on Sunday if interest is there, but no guarantee!

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Special Event Sector 37 Mega Game

The Cosplay Costume Contest form is now online. Register today to show the world your cosplay chops, and win cash prizes for your trouble! There are a lmited number of online spots, and once they're gone that's it! Win up to $60. =)

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Cosplay Contest Rbbons

Event sign-ups are now wide open for ALL badge holders! Head on over to get your pick of the over 180 events being run. Check back often, though, as events are being added each week through October 13!

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Event Sign-upS Now Open

Finally! Early Bird badge holders can now sign-up for events! We've got over 150 events already, and many more to come! All other badge holders can sign-up for events starting Sept 22, 2017!

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Early Bird Pricing Ending Sept 4! Early Bird tickets get early access to event sign-ups and save a bundle to boot! Early Bird pricing ends Labor Day weekend (Sept 4). Early Bird badge holders get early access to event sign-up starting September 15!

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Early Bird Pricing Ends

Special Guest Richard Norton brings his traveling Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator to Midwest GameFest! Artemis lets you and your team of players assume the roles of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, Weapon Control, and Fighter Pilot. Together, you operate your ship and defend the sector from invading aliens and monster threats. Richard brings a complete bridge solution with workstations, a main view screen, a joystick for the pilot, music, and more!

Artemis is a casual "walk-up and play" experience, with sessions starting periodically. No event sign-up is necessary, and Artemis won't even be included in the online event listing. Want to sign-up a session for just you and your friends? Talk to Richard at the convention to make arrangements.

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RIchard Norton

George and Justin Westwater from Brotherhood Props join us this Nov 2-5 for cosplay panels, workshops, a contest, and more!

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George and Justin Westwater

Photo: Brotherhood Props

Joe DiGusto from Dig Us Cosplay joins us this Nov 2-5 for cosplay panels, workshops, a contest, and more!

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Joe Digusto

Photo: Noah Smith Images

StarburstCosplay joins us this Nov 2-5 for cosplay panels, workshops, a contest, and more!

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Starburstcosplay

Photo: Retro Hawk Productions

Join us this November 2-5 for cosplay panels, workshops, a costume contest, parade, and more! Special guests include George and Justin Westwater, Joe DiGusto, and StarburstCosplay!

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Cosplay Panels and Events

Midwest GameFest is a regional game convention each Fall in Kansas City featuring role-playing games, tabletop games, miniature wargaming, LARPs, cosplay and more!

This event page is for the cosplay event and contest information for Midwest GameFest Nov 2-5, 2017 at Stoney Creek Hotel in Independence, MO. Cosplay coordinator Legendary Rose Cosplay and assistant coordinator Lothlorien Woods Cosplay invite you to enjoy join us for cosplay panels, workshops, a cash prize contest, and more all weekend long. Featured cosplay panelists include George and Justin Westwater, Joe DiGusto, and StarburstCosplay! 

For details and more info, check out:

If you have any questions regarding cosplay at Midwest Gamefest, email our coordinator at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event submission is now officially open! Earn discounts on admission for running games and events. What will YOU run this year?

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Event Submission Opens

The wait is over! Early Bird Pre-Registration is now open! Head on over to save a bundle and get access to early event sign-up when it opens Sept 1st!

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Early Bird Pre-reg Opens

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Midwest GameFest is pleased to announce the first of our Special Guests for 2017, industry veteran Rick Loomis of Flying Buffalo Games! Rick is the president and founder of Flying Buffalo Inc, the oldest adventure game company still run by its original ownership. Rick will be running Nuclear War tournaments, selling his games, offering sage advice, and more! Get the details overs at Rick's Special Guest page!

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Midwest GameFest

The Role-players Guild of Kansas City is pleased to announce the return of Midwest GameFest in 2017! 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-related products. There will be some great special guests, and this year we'll even have a variety of new activities. 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 2-5, 2017

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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