The WashingCon Story

WashingCon's mission is to support the tabletop gaming community in Washington, D.C.

WashingCon started in 2015 as a small, one-day con here in Washington, DC. We thought a local con sounded like a great idea and wanted to see what other people thought of it. We rented out about the only space we could afford, a hip neighborhood church in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood that turned out to be the perfect venue for our packed house of about 250 attendees! Our goal the first year was not lose our minds (or the shirts off our backs). With both goals accomplished, we decided to step it up in 2016 with WashingCon 2.

WashingCon 2 was much much bigger. We took the event to a full two days, increased the floorspace by a factor of 10, quadrupled the attendance, recruited 70 awesome volunteers, added a family area and programming, game design panels and demos, a dedicated RPG and miniatures space, and even got he's-so-hot-right-now game designer Rob Daviau to attend as our VIP guest! As one of our sponsors said upon entering the venue at the Gerogetown University Hotel and Conference Center "Wow, this is like, a real gaming convention!"

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Now we're on to WashingCon 2017 and we couldn't be more excited to be returning to the same venue on the same weekend. We've expanded yet again and now we have the entire conference center for both days. Come be a part of Washington DC's own tabletop gaming convention. We can't wait to see you there!

 

Photos from WashingCon 2