Important info for PrairieCon Attendees

Parking Information

On Friday afternoon – Please use the designated event parking in the ACC Parking Map found here.
Friday evening to Sunday afternoon – Parking is free everywhere on the parking lot over the weekend.


To view the times for each slot visit our website here.

Auction details and new form

The Auction is a great place to get rid of your old games and pick up some new ones for a great deal.
**Please note we have a new auction sheet for you to use this year. Since the auction is growing larger each year, we are making some changes to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to get some items through.

Find the new PrairieCon Auction Form here

Want to volunteer

Have some free time over the weekend and want to help out? Look for a redshirt and let us know!


All volunteers and convention participants are expected to follow these policies:
Costumes and Weapons Policy
Respectful Participation Policy
Room Sponsorship Policy

Canteen / Chez Angela

As always our canteen will be open during the entire convention as a place to pick up a drink or some snack. AND this year we’ll be joined by Chez Angela who will have coffee, pastries and other treats available for purchase.

Have a great convention!

Who wants a free pass to the summer fair?

Who wants a free pass to the summer fair?

PrairieCon is heading to the Summer Fair, and we are looking for a few good volunteers to help introduce families and kids to PrairieCon and some board games that aren’t Monopoly!

In addition to sharing the gift of gaming at the Summer Fair, you will also get free admission! So, you get to play some games, get access to rides after your shift and the best part is, you get access to mini-doughnuts without having to pay to get past the gate!

We only have six tickets to give out though, so let us know right away if you want to volunteer!

PLUS, on top of all that, volunteering at the fair will count as a slot toward PrairieCon convention volunteer incentives!

It’s the gift that keeps on giving!!!

If you want to volunteer at the fair and run some games, send an email to

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Can’t make it to the fair?

We still have Prairiecon volunteer slots that need filling during our convention on June 14-16. If you have an open slot or two during the weekend we could really use your help!

PrairieCon XL D&D Tournament – Almost Full!

PrairieCon XL D&D Tournament – Almost Full!


After only a few days of registration, the PrairieCon XL D&D Tournament is almost full! Saturday is completely sold out, and there are only ten spots remaining on Sunday (enough for two more teams). If you are hoping to play, don’t delay!

Just one final reminder to all of the team captains out there – please email me your team roster prior to the event so that I can ensure that your team gets to play together. If you can’t quite recruit the full five members for your team, you are welcome to sign up as a smaller team and we will supplement your ranks with folks who have signed up as individuals. If you have a friend you want to play with, that is fine as well – just let me know, and I will do my best to accommodate your request! No guarantees, of course, because math is a cruel mistress.

Thanks to all of the 40 players who have signed up thus far. I am delighted to see such enthusiasm for the event. If you have any questions, or wish to register a team, please email me at

As further thanks, please enjoy the last two character portraits by Alyssa Fraser:

What’re you lookin’ at?
Don’t I look enchanting?
Pre-Registration is only a few days away!

Pre-Registration is only a few days away!

PrairieCon XL happens on June 14 – 16
Assiniboine Community College.

Pre-registration for PrairieCon opens Monday, May 20 at 7:00 pm.
Be sure you register early, games fill up quickly.

This year marks PrairieCons 40th convention! We will have over 200 different games to choose from, including card games, miniature games, roleplaying games, board games and some other great events that you can take part in!

Check out our games-list (so far) at

Magic The Gathering 1K tournament

To add to the fun, this year, I Want That Stuff and PrairieCon have teamed up to host a Magic The Gathering 1K tournament. Magic players will compete for awesome prizes in this grand tournament! Stay tuned to our website for more details.

Pre-purchase your T-shirt online

Buy your t-shirt online ahead of the con, so you can save all your cash over the weekend for the important things… snacks!
Visit our website at:

PrairieCon is a non-profit organization serving gamers throughout the province of Manitoba. Our mission is to promote gaming as a hobby for young and old – working to build community through diversity and inclusion.

Who wants a free pass to the summer fair?

PrairieCon is coming to the Summer Fair!

PrairieCon is celebrating its 40th annual convention on June 14-16 and we want you to sample the good old-fashion board-game fun before then!

Join us June 9th at the Summer Fair

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Kid’s Zone
(located in the Manitoba Room).

Play an old favourite or learn something new. No registration, slots, or pre-arranged games – just drop in and play!

PrairieCon is Brandon’s own non-profit gaming organization. Our mission is to promote gaming as a hobby for young and old – working to build community through diversity and inclusion.

We’ll see you at the fair!