Running Games at Dragon Con

How do I volunteer for Dragon Con Gaming? How can I run my own games as a scheduled event?
Volunteering is simple, just contact the director of the appropriate area, as listed on our Contacts page.

To run your own game as a scheduled event, you either submit it via the "Submit Event" button on the Gaming web site, if the event submission deadline has not passed, OR you contact the appropriate director.
Does running games at Dragon Con count as volunteer hours? What perks are offered for running games at Dragon Con?
Yes, running games for Dragon Con counts as volunteer hours. Thus, if you run games for 25 hrs., you will earn a free show membership.

As to other perks, there is not a standard set, but some areas offer such things as free gaming tickets (within reason). Contact the appropriate Gaming Director for more information.

Playing Games at Dragon Con

How much does gaming cost at Dragon Con?
The costs for gaming at Dragon Con vary depending on exactly which events you are interested in. Most non-tournament events generally require a $5 ticket, while tournaments, especially Card Game tournaments, may cost $10, $20, or more if you are required to purchase playing materials. Specific prices are noted in the event descriptions as published here (starting in July), in the Dragon Con app (in late August), and in the Gaming Guide (at the show).
Can I organize a pickup game and play it in Dragon Con's Gaming area? Is there an Open Gaming area? Can I reserve a table?
We love when other Dragon Con attendees love Gaming enough to play their own games at the show. So, yes, please do that!

If you do that, there are a couple of rules we ask you to follow:
  • Check with whoever's in charge of the space before sitting down at a table. There is no Open Gaming area and definitely no unallocated space. It's no fun if the space you sit down in is scheduled for something else and you have to move in the middle of your game.
  • Campsite Rule: Restore the tables and chairs to how they were arranged when you arrived. Clear the table, and throw out your table's trash.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to reserve a table. A great way to reserve a table is volunteering to run a scheduled game. If interested, just contact the director of the appropriate area, as listed on our Contacts page.