PrairieCon 39 call for games!

Traps. Whether in the deepest of space, in the darkness of dungeons or in the deception of boardgames, traps exist everywhere around us. In honour of this everpresent thing, PrairieCon celebrates the trap. Yes, PrairieCon 2018 will be a fun trap for us all! Whether you are a builder, a disarmer or an occasional target, this is the year for you!

To make this trap happen (or disarm it, your call), we need your help. We need volunteers to run games and do the many other important tasks that make the con a success.

Become a PrairieCon Gamemaster or a PrairieCon Volunteer. Or both! The more games we have, the more successful we can be and the more perfect PrairieCon will become. If running games is not for you, we have other ways to help, like setting up, trap detection, cleaning up, running the canteen, and registration.

PrairieCon 2018 (XXXIX/39) will be at Assiniboine Community College this year, 15-17 June 2018. Similar to last year, we have 17 slots each with a duration of 2 hours. With this schedule, we may offer many shorter games with the option of double or longer slot opportunities for longer games. See the attached slot schedule pdf.

We need the details about your games by March 20.

As a way of thanking you for making PrairieCon a success, Gamemasters and volunteers alike will receive some special perks. The more slots in which you run games or volunteer your time the more perks you will get. See the attached recognition and incentive pdf.

We need the details about your games by March 20. The info we need is in the attached Gamemaster FAQ and Game Submission Requirements. Again this year, all GMs who provide all of the information requested, in a manner that may be easily copied and pasted, and by the deadline of 20 March, will be entered into a special thank you draw. Giving us all the info early makes our lives easier.

If you want to GM but are not sure what you want to run, let me know. We sometimes receive Play-to-Win games that need GMs. If you’re interested, contact James at


Talk to James on the Games Team or email

Volunteers should talk to Kelly or email him at



Respectful Participation Policy

PrairieCon Tournament Policy 2018

Game Submission Requirements 2018

PrairieCon 2018 Slot Schedule Final

GM and Volunteer Incentives 2018


Rog Rog want you!

Rog Rog want you!

Convenshun only happen when minion do work!
Rogrog want you to volunteer to be 

Glorious job of kleaning Rog Rog’s toes and uuhhhh others.

What Rog Rog is trying to say is PrairieCon is looking for volunteers to help on the committee.
We are looking for people to help with Promotions and we are looking for a new Treasurer.

PrairieCon is looking theme ideas for next year!

PrairieCon is looking theme ideas for next year!

In case you haven’t noticed, PrairieCon has a theme every year. Our artwork is drawn up
Our artwork is drawn to match and we used to even have a story contest (maybe it’ll come back some day soon).
Now we need a new theme for next year’s convention.
We’ve had Year of the Hero, Year of the Villain, Year of the Dragon, Shadows Over PrairieCon, and, well, you get the point.
But, now we want your ideas!
Include your idea, a brief description of your idea, your name and your email address.
That’s a wrap!

That’s a wrap!

Sadly, another PrairieCon has come and gone, but we hope that you all had an amazing time! We hope you were able to play some new games, make some new friends and picked up a great new game or too. Be sure to watch for the Trump Board Game being run in MANY slots next year so that we can make PrairieCon great again!

PrairieCon Tournament Winners!

Congratulations to the Mordenkainen’s Watchdogs, winners of the D&D Tournament this year! Thanks to all 47 players who participated, and the wonderful cadre of DM’s who ran the sessions. It was great fun, and the groups all did a wonderful job, in spite of moss-induced madness!

Also, thank you to Alyssa Fraser, Rick Pemkowski and Ernie Cameron for providing original artwork, painted miniatures, and terrain for the event.

Congratulations to Benoit Deslauriers who took home The Master of Mayhem Metal from Another Roadside Apocalypse. Benoit dished out an impressive Beating on Homer’s Daemons, having been on the receiving end of those Daemons in previous Apocalypse Games I know what kind of a challenge they can be.

And congratulations to Homer who is taking home the voucher for the new Dark Imperium box set from Maxx Collectibles.

Congratulations to Kelly Mitton who won the Settlers of Catan Tournament!  Kelly proved that her settlement was the best and her capital city was the best, she built this city on wheat and ore.

Social Media at PrairieCon 38

The hashtag for PrairieCon this year is #pcon38

PrairieCon has now officially started, and we just wanted to drop a quick message to say we encourage you to post any photos and pix of you having a good time on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat!

This year we even added in a SnapChat GeoFilter that will be live by 3:00 today (Friday)!!

So please, show your friends how awesome PrairieCon is with all your photos and posts on social media!

Happy Gaming!