Round Rock, Texas
Chupacabracon is the premiere tabletop RPG and board game convention in the greater Austin area. In 2023 it will again be held at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas, just North of Austin, proper. The convention is run by nonprofit foundation Austin Creative Pathways benefiting Extra Life whose mission is to unite thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
Due to the global pandemic, or is an endemic now? Regardless, due to issues related to COVID-19 and the <insert name of the current strain here> strain, we are requiring proof of vaccination at registration. The wearing of masks is not required at this time, though please use your best judgment. If you have a cough or are sneezing, please have and wear your mask. We will be conducting temperature screening at the door throughout the event. If you are running a fever, expect to be turned away.
If you are not comfortable with these measures, we invite you to join us next year.
If you are still uncomfortable joining us, watch this site for information regarding streaming panels and some major events. We have not determined if this is a possibility, yet, so please be patient while we continue to figure out how to live in a hybrid world.
And now, back to our standard hype.
ChupacabraCon is a small event, pulling visitors from around the country. We are known for having an unusually high number of professional guests for an event at our size. We routinely host 25 to 30 industry guests (more than 45 this year, so far) including designers and authors of many of the top RPGs. Being a small event of fewer than 1000 attendees, this is a unique opportunity to meet your favorite designers, many of whom run their games at ChupacabraCon.
We also host many special events at the convention. D&D Adventure's League and Pathfinder Society regularly host unique, special events at our little convention. We have also hosted Savage Saturday Night every year from our inception. This is an evening of games run by the authors of Deadlands, East Texas University, Savage Rifts, and many other Savage Worlds settings. We hold an interactive celebrity game, where audience members can pledge to the charity for the opportunity to shape the story, make the rolls for the celebrity players, and otherwise make their session more interesting.
Chupacabracon is returning to the newly renovated Wingate by Wyndham and Williamson Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas. Rooms are available at a special rate of <something that has not been negotiated yet> using the code CGCC23 (we think... again, not negotiated). In years past you would need to call them with the code. We've been assured the online registration system has been updated to accept the code.
We have been told, from attendees and industry guests both, that Chupacabracon is one of their favorite events of the year. Come join our family of gamers!
ChupacabraCon is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy and terms of purchase (including rules and regulations) can be found in our Code of Conduct.