PrairieCon 2019 Invitation to Gamemasters and Volunteers

Feb 2, 2019

tl;dr: Please GM games/volunteer at PrairieCon! Email your games and interests into by March 20.


Hello PrairieCon GM (and Volunteer)!

It’s our 40th year! XL, get it! Well, we are easily amused. But this is a signature year for us and we want you to be there. We want you there to run games. Big games, Large games, Colossal games! And small games too. Any and all games and in large numbers. So come out and game large!

To make this a big convention, 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 big ways to help like setup, cleanup, running the canteen, and registration.

This year, we would like to have more kids games and more heavy games. If you have some games that would fit these categories, I want to hear from you! Also we need more RPGs, especially non-standard ones. If you have an idea for a (for example) Chill, CoC or Amber game, I want you to run it! Finally if you have a game on the BGG “The Hotness” list, we’re interested! The list, as of the end of January, is copied below.

PrairieCon 2019 (XL/40) will be at Assiniboine Community College this year, 14-16 June 2019. Similar to last year, we have 17 slots during the entire weekend with a duration of 2 hours each. With this we may offer many shorter games with the option of double or longer slot opportunities for heavier gaming. See the attached slot schedule pdf.

As a way of thanking you for making the summer Convention 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.

By 20 March, we need the details about your games. 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, 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.

Once you are at the convention, come to registration and we will get you set up. Make sure to come early, as there are always complications 🙂

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. In you’re interested, contact me.

Questions? Talk to James on the Games Team or email Volunteers should talk to Kelly or email him at


p.s. here is the Board Game Geek “The Hotness” list: 

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
Terraforming Mars
Spirit Island
Battle of the Bards
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Architects of the West Kingdom
Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done
Sleeping Gods
Aeon’s End: Legacy
New Frontiers
Doppelt so clever
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
Mage Knight Board Game
Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)
Great Western Trail
Gaia Project
KeyForge: Call of the Archons
The 7th Continent
Forum Trajanum
Black Angel
Underwater Cities
Brass: Birmingham
Western Legends
The City of Kings
Kingdom Death: Monster
Dinosaur Island
The Castles of Burgundy
That’s Pretty Clever
Legends of Andor
Arkham Horror (Third Edition)
Rising Sun