Dayton Convention Center
22 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA
Use the access code CON or mention AcadeCon when you make reservations at the attached Radisson hotel for a discount in our room block.
IMPORTANT DATES AND INFO:
Event Dates: 11/03 - 11/07
Location: The Dayton Convention Center
Hotel: The Radisson Hotel Dayton convention Center in Dayton, OH. You must call to reserve a room. Currently there is no online option to be in our block. It's extremely helpful to us to be in the block. Please call (937) 224-0800
Event Registration: Mid October
VIP registration will open early October TBD
General Registration opens a week later TBD
Running Games: Submissions open NOW
Submission deadline is November 1st, 2021
Events may be added after initial registration
To see a short video on how to submit events, click HERE:
Vendors: click HERE:
We at The RPG Academy podcast have had the extreme good fortune of building a community of wonderful gamers that listen to our podcast and want to play games with us. More than anything, we thrive on interacting with our listeners and fans. This is the true purpose of AcadeCon. In addition to playing games with friends, both old and new, AcadeCon offers almost unprecedented access to some amazing RPG designers, authors, and some of your favorite podcasting personalities. At AcadeCon, these people are there to have fun and play games, just like you. Join into one of their events and don’t be surprised if they join into one of yours!
If you’re still not convinced that AcadeCon is the place for you, please consider our motto: Gaming with friends, old and new!
If that sounds like something you’d like to support then this is the place for you. Please be aware - other than the limited number of VIP badges -we are not selling any actual badges through this project. We will be using another on-line service to sell the badges later in the year.
AcadeCon is specifically designed to be a smaller, non-traditional convention. We are not trying to (nor do we want to) compete with or replace the huge conventions that attract a national audience. At our convention, you're going to get access to some of the most amazing GMs and players from all over, a better chance to play in the games you want, the opportunity to spend time and game with special guests, and time to hang out with some of the best gamers in the world—the fans of our show!
Whether you are one of our listeners, are interested in meeting and playing with some of our special guests, or just found us by accident, we hope you'll consider donating to the cause.
AcadeCon 2021 is our 9th annual gaming convention. We've hosted six previous successful cons (the first two were invite-only due to space limitations and last year was virtual only due to Covid 19). Our third year was our first foray into a public event, and our success led us to look for a larger and lasting home with the Dayton Convention center with this being our 5th year at this location.
Each year we've grown and our goal for 2021 is 500+ people. With your help, we can get there and then some.
More reasons you should support our project now and grab and badge to join us later -
Sponsored by Double Exposure, the Envoy program is unique and awesome! The Double Exposure team will provide us with about 25 brand-new games that you can try out during AcadeCon. Every time you play a demo, you are entered into a drawing to win that game! You can play the same game multiple times to get a better chance at winning something you really enjoy or play them all and see if Lady Luck is smiling on you.
Open Game Library: all badge holders are able to check out any of our game library games free of charge (with ID) during our regular event hours.
AcadeCon is an inclusive gaming event open to gamers of all types. Every attendee will be subject to our Code of Conduct and Terms of Service.