NOVA Open 2023

NOVA Open 2023


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Washington, DC


Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

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This year we are excited to bring the NOVA Open to a new venue in the heart of DC, the Washington Hilton!


We are proud to announce a new chapter of NOVA Open history as the 12th annual convention comes to DC at the spacious Washington Hilton hotel.

Get the digital guidebook here.

What's New This Year

In addition to a new venue, this year we are trying a few new things:

Casual, Charity Painting Events: We are partnering with the Mental Health Charity Painters (MHCP) to raise money supporting mental health services for veterans by offering a whole new slate of beginner-friendly painting events!

MORE GAMES than ever before! This year the NOVA Open is proud to offer a more varied program that EVER BEFORE with more than 34 different game systems represented, dozens of RPG systems, and more than 100 hands-on classes. Check out all the different offerings on our Schedule.

How to Use

To get your badges and tickets simply click the green Buy Badges, Buy Tickets, and Buy Merch links to the right or click Attend from the page menu. To get your tickets the most quickly possible, be sure to create a TTE Account in advance!

Feel free to browse the schedule.

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IMPORTANT Highlights

General Convention Info

  • Labor Day weekend (Aug 31 - Sept 3) - 4 full days of events!
  • Early check-in starts Wed Aug 30 plus a few evening events
  • NEW hotels: Washington Hilton.
  • Contact us at with questions


Things to do

There is so much to do and see! Come join us for a wide range of miniatures events ranging from competitive to casual across dozens of game systems. Hone your skills and learn in one of our many hobby seminars. Relax with your friends at the hobby haven, our painting lounge chock full of free paints and materials generously brought to you by The Army Painter. Stop by and learn a new game or drop into events in the always-hopping board game lounge. And so much more!


Health and Safety

It's been a wild ride these past few years of the COVID pandemic. As we welcome folks back to gaming we are working hard to ensure that NOVA Open 2023 is as safe as can be. Please see our COVID Policy for the most up-to-date information about any health and safety requirements.