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.

PrairieCon is coming 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!

PrairieCon XL D&D Tournament Update

PrairieCon XL D&D Tournament Update

Have you assembled your team?

The opening date for registration is a scant two weeks away! Where does the time go?

Play testing of the D&D tournament scenarios was a smashing success, and I think that our excellent gang of Game Masters will be well prepared to deliver entertaining and challenging games for all of their players. As you can see, the onerous task of printing and assembly is now well underway:

That’s a lot of printing!

Please remember that if you are welcome to register individually or as part of a team. If you have a team of up to 5 players you would like to play with, please make sure that you email the roster to me at so that I can ensure that you all play together. Even if you just have a buddy you want to play with, let me know and we should be able to make it happen!

You can find more information about the tournament scenarios on our games list page.

I hope to have one more update before the floodgates of registration open. In the meantime, please feast your eyes on this new character portrait from Alyssa Fraser:

I am not an animal!!!
Time for our games plea!

Time for our games plea!

We need more games!  

And we need people to run those games.

It’s time to really put the XL in XL! And to do this we need your help!

Most importantly what we really need are more board games and more card games!

First, have a look at our games list and see what you have that isn’t being offered yet. Second, check out the links below to send in your game information!

PrairieCon XL/2019 will be at Assiniboine Community College this year, on June 14-16, 2019. We have 17 slots running throughout the weekend with a duration of two-hours each, allowing us to offer many shorter game slots with the option of double or longer slot opportunities for longer games.

Advanced Chainmaile – Ocean Wave

Advanced Chainmaile – Ocean Wave

Duane Leicht will be back with his Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Chainmaile classes this year.  This year the Advanced Chainmaile workshop will feature the Ocean Wave (as shown in the photo!).  Its interlocking rings help to create a wave-like pattern.  Use of colour will make each bracelet unique to the builder.  Creativity is not only a requirement, but it is also highly encouraged.  By the end of the session each participant will have completed their own bracelet.

There will be an additional cost of $5.00 for each participant in this class.

If you prefer, you may make the bracelet with Sterling Silver instead of aluminium.  This will cost an additional $30 for the materials.  

If you are interested in the Sterling Silver option, you must contact us by May 30 so that Duane can order the materials.

Contact Duane at to let him know if you want the sterling silver option.