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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(202) 483-3000

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.

The team is hard at work preparing the events schedule, so check back and watch the Newsletter for announcements.

Sales Launch March 1st 8:00 PM EST

In an effort to avoid some congestion in the cart this year we are staggering badge and ticket sales by 30 minutes. Badge sales go live at 8:00pm and event tickets go live at 8:30pm on March 1st.

What's New This Year

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

We have increased the number of Dwarf Nova badges (weekend badge + NOVA Open goodies)

We are launching two new one-click passes:

  • 40k GT One-click Badge - Includes your weekend badge, 40k GT ticket, convention t-shirt, and guaranteed ability to reserve a deluxe 1 King bed room room
  • Age of Sigmar GT One-Click Badge - Includes your weekend badge, convention t-shirt, AOS GT ticket, and guaranteed ability to reserve a deluxe 1 King bed room room

Simplify your registration experience by grabbing one of these badges while supplies last!

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.

Or check out the TTE help:

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

Rooms will be available for $144/night + tax through our room booking portal Launching with Registration March 1.


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.