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Midwest GameFest

Plans are already underway for Midwest GameFest 2017, and we're pretty excited about what we have in store for guests this year: more space, more food options, more types of events! But... we don't have a contracted date just yet due to an issue at our 2017 venue of choice, the fabulous Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri.

The Problem

Specifically, a professional sports team has contracted with the hotel for all of their home games this Fall. That's great for the hotel but has played havoc with existing events like ours. Furthermore, it would be easy enough to work around except the team's home game schedule won't be finalized until mid-April. So, we'll be making an official announcement in late April, coinciding with our efforts working at Planet Comicon's tabletop gaming hall. Look for signs there, on this website, and in our social media channels!

Save the Dates

We've had our options narrowed down to the following five four-day weekends this Fall:

  • Oct 12-22
  • Oct 26-29
  • Nov 2-5
  • Nov 9-12
  • Nov 16-19

So pencil us in, and stay tuned for more details in April!

Questions?

Reach out and contact us with any questions or concerns.

Main Hall 2016

Whew! Another Midwest GameFest has come and gone, and what an experience it was. A big year of additions, changes, and records with lots to talk about, celebrate, and improve. Head on over to the year-end wrap-up and look ahead to 2017!

» MWGF 2016 Wrap-Up

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The time has come! Today we are opening event signups to all badge holders for Midwest GameFest, our four-day tabletop game convention being held this November 10-13, 2016 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. Early-bird badge holders began event signup last Monday, October 3rd and now everyone can get in on the action.

Head on over to check out our event selection and signup for events! Not everything is in yet, with some organized play events in and some missing (D&D Adventurers League, Shadowrun Missions coming soon), cosplay events, and other panels, but there are tons of game events to choose from.

» SIGN UP FOR EVENTS

Badges and Add-Ons Still Available

If you haven't bought a badge yet, now's the time! Four-day, single-day, and VIG badges are still available. And if you haven't seen any of our cool add-ons, like t-shirts, mugs, dice, raffle tickets, and organized play perks, then you are missing out. Head on over now to check out what's still available!

As you know, this year we decided against a Kickstarter. We didn't know what to expect, but attendee response to our new badge system and add-on store has been phenomenal! But we can always do better. The convention is a non-profit effort run by volunteers with limited resources, and so every little bit of support, time, and money helps a tremendous amount.

Add-On Merchandise

» GET YOUR BADGES!

» Get Your Add-Ons

 

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Today we are opening event signups to our early-bird badge holders for Midwest GameFest, a four-day tabletop game convention being held this November 10-13, 2016 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. Regular badge holders begin event signup next Monday, October 10th at noon.

If you secured an early-bird badge while they were available, head on over to check out our event selection and signup for events! Not everything is in yet, especially organized play events (Heroes of Rokugan, D&D Adventurers League, Pathfinder Society, Shadowrun Missions), cosplay events, and other panels, but there are tons of game events to choose from already. So if you're an early bird, take advantage of this week and go get your worm!

» SIGN UP FOR EVENTS

Badges and Add-Ons Still Available

If you haven't bought a badge yet, now's the time! Four-day, single-day, and VIG badges are still available. And if you haven't seen any of our cool add-ons, like t-shirts, mugs, dice, raffle tickets, and organized play perks, then you are missing out. Head on over now to check out what's still available!

As you know, this year we decided against a Kickstarter. We didn't know what to expect, but attendee response to our new badge system and add-on store has been phenomenal! But we can always do better. The convention is a non-profit effort run by volunteers with limited resources, and so every little bit of support, time, and money helps a tremendous amount.

Add-On Merchandise

» GET YOUR BADGES!

» Get Your Add-Ons

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More About Midwest GameFest

Midwest GameFest brings together long-running regional conventions ShaunCon and Borderwars and throws in the extensive gaming hoard from the Gamer's Haven Game Library to provide four incredible days of tabletop gaming, panels, workshops, contests, and more.

ShaunCon, Bordewars, and Gamer's Haven Game Library

More About the RPGKC

Role-Players Guild of Kansas CityThe Role-Players Guild of Kansas City, Ltd. is a non-profit group of role-playing game enthusiasts dedicated to bringing quality gaming to all and educating the public about that gaming in Kansas City and the surrounding areas since 1990. One of the largest game clubs in the midwest, we maintain relations with many game companies, industry luminaries, local game shops, and Midwest gaming groups. We play mainly roleplaying games and board games, along with some miniatures, card games and LARPs. Our members play at Guild-hosted events and often arrange their own game sessions. The majority of our members reside in the Kansas City metro area, with some located across the nation. New players welcome!

 

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The RPGKC is proud to announce the launch of pre-registration and even submissions for Midwest GameFest, a four-day tabletop game convention being held this November 10-13 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. There is a very limited supply of Early Bird badges available, so get them while they're hot! Early Bird badges also grant you early access to event sign-ups in September, so don't delay!

» GET YOUR BADGES

What About Add-Ons?

This year we decided against a Kickstarter. Payment arrangements with our new venue allowed us to pay the majority of our rental fees after the event, rather than before as in years past. Whew! But just because there's no Kickstarter doesn't mean there aren't great "reward add-ons" for your badges! Our super cool V.I.G. packages, available here, already include a fantastic selection of merchandise. These items, and more, are also available as add-ons in the Midwest GameFest Store. We've got great commemorative items like mugs, bags, t-shirts, and dice.

Add-On Merchandise

» GET YOUR ADD-ONS

What About Organized Play Add-Ons?

We've got you covered. Right now we've got great add-ons for Heroes of Rokugan and Shadowrun Missions, and working on more!

Heroes of Rokugan

Heroes of Rokugan

  • Lucky Moment
    One certificate allowing you to reroll your dice on one roll in a Heroes of Rokugan IV: Champions of the Ivory Throne game at Midwest GameFest 2016. Usable once; limit one.
  • A Glimpse Back
    LIMITED SUPPLY! One guaranteed seat at the Sunday morning exclusive slot of "The Final March of Toturi IX." Limit one.

Shadowrun Missions

Shadowrun Missions

  • NERPS!
    One of nine custom NERPS! cards, each granting a +3 dice pool modifier on a single test once per Mission, good only at Midwest GameFest 2016; available at Missions HQ.
  • Missions Premiere Event
    LIMITED SUPPLY! One seat at the Friday night Missions Premiere event; available at Missions HQ. The Missions Premiere Event will be a special Mission available for the first time outside of GenCon and Origins in the KC area.

More About Midwest GameFest

Midwest GameFest brings together long-running regional conventions ShaunCon and Borderwars and throws in the extensive gaming hoard from the Gamer's Haven Game Library to provide four incredible days of tabletop gaming, panels, workshops, contests, and more.

ShaunCon, Bordewars, and Gamer's Haven Game Library

More About the RPGKC

Role-Players Guild of Kansas CityThe Role-Players Guild of Kansas City, Ltd. is a non-profit group of role-playing game enthusiasts dedicated to bringing quality gaming to all and educating the public about that gaming in Kansas City and the surrounding areas since 1990. One of the largest game clubs in the midwest, we maintain relations with many game companies, industry luminaries, local game shops, and Midwest gaming groups. We play mainly roleplaying games and board games, along with some miniatures, card games and LARPs. Our members play at Guild-hosted events and often arrange their own game sessions. The majority of our members reside in the Kansas City metro area, with some located across the nation. New players welcome!

 

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