Chupacabracon is the premiere tabletop RPG and board game convention in the greater Austin area. In 2019 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.
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 less 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.
Aaron de Orive, Adam Scott Glancy, Allan Goodall, Andrew Hackard, Ari Marmell, Benjamin Lee Baugh, Brendan Quinn, Camdon Wright, Christopher Tang, Christine Lapp, Daniel A. Burrow, Darrell Hayhurst, Darren Watts, David Lapp, David Orange, Dennis Sustare, Devin Lewis, Ed Wetterman, Greg Stolze, Jake Goliath Paul, Jared Twing, Jeb Boyt, Jeff Dee, Jennifer Baughman, Jerry Blakemore, Jess Nevins, John Goff, Kenneth Hite, Kevin Nunn, Mark Carroll, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Matthew Cutter, Preston DuBose, Robin English-Bircher, Ross Watson, Rusty Zimmerman, Sara Quinn, Scott A Woodard, Sean Roberson, Sean Tait Bircher, Shane Ivey, Shane Hensley, Talzhemir Mrr, Teller, Wen Reischl, and the Wild Cards crew (Gaurav Gulati, Jordan Caves-Callarman, Jordan Pridgen, and Meghan Caves).
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.