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AcadeCon 2019

  • Dayton Convention Center 22 East 5th Street Dayton, OH, 45402 United States (map)

Join ConTessa this fall for gaming and fun at AcadeCon in Dayton, Ohio!

Want to GM? ConTessa GMs get access to our Safer Space throughout the convention (even when they’re not running games), one of our legendary GM Thank You gift bags, and access to our usual assortment of GMing supplies, snacks, swag, and other goodies.We’ll also have our board game library, and if we get enough GMs, we’ll host a board gaming social or dinner for our GMs, staff, and their friends and family.

Who should GM with us? ConTessa events are run by marginalized people which includes (but is not necessarily limited to) LGBTQ+ and non-binary/gender nonconforming people, women, the disabled (visible and invisible), and people of color.

What should you run? Whatever you like! We accept tabletop roleplaying games, board, card, miniature, and LARPs, and if there’s something you want to do not on that list, let us know and we’d be happy to make it happen!

Traveling? Get discount hotel rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel nearby by mentioning ‘AcadeCon’. Call 800-689-5586 to make reservations!

Questions? Contact us at, and we’d be happy to help you out!

Sign up to Host an Event Today!

Step 1 - Request a GM Badge

ConTessa GMs are entitled to a complimentary badge in exchange for running at least 4 hours worth of games. Before you can submit your games, you’ll need a badge! If you don’t already have one, sign up for an account at, then hit the button below.

Step 2 - Submit Your Events to AcadeCon

Once your badge has been created, you’ll receive an email from Tabletop Events. Head over to the AcadeCon page to start submitting your events! Go to Host -> Submit Events from the menu at the top.

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Then, hit the green ‘New Submission’ button.

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A form will ask you first what type of event you’re submitting, then for the details. Fill out the form as prompted, but in the ‘Title’ field, we ask that you follow the format of: <system> - <title (if applicable> - ConTessa. So, below, Stacy’s game of Tales From the Loop reads: Tales From the Loop - What About Your Friends - ConTessa.

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This will make it easier for people to find your events, so don’t forget!

Once you’ve finished the form, just hit ‘Create’ and your event will be submitted! You’ll get notifications if anything about your event changes, and we’ll be in contact with you before the convention to give you information about our space.

Thank you for GMing with us, you make us awesome!

Earlier Event: April 11
Kingdom-Con 2019 with Stacy Dellorfano
Later Event: November 22
U-Con 2019