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Saturday Events at AwesomeCon

Register now for one or more of our Saturday (March 9th) events at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center! Secure your spot! (View our Friday and Sunday events at AwesomeCon.) 

TournamentsFeatured Game DemosCCGs & TCGsRoleplaying Games

Saturday Tournaments

11am-2:30pm - Wingspan Tournament
Enter round one – and win – to advance to the final game!

4-7pm - 7 Wonders Duel Tournament
Test your skill in a tournament based on one of the most popular two-player games!


Saturday Featured Game Demos

11am-12pm - R&R Games
R&R Games, Inc. makes original, high-quality card games, strategy games & party games for the whole family. We've got the games you'll want to play. 

11am-12pm - We’re Sinking with creator Joseph Frederick, Ludamus Games
Your pirate ship is under siege! Take secret actions and fight to survive!

11am-1pm - Cascadia
Puzzle together habitats and wildlife to create the most harmonious ecosystem.  

11am-12pm - Walking Dead Miniatures Game
Control popular characters from The Walking Dead, battle to survive!

12-1pm - We’re Sinking with creator Joseph Frederick, Ludamus Games
Your pirate ship is under siege! Take secret actions and fight to survive!

12-1pm - R&R Games
R&R Games, Inc. makes original, high-quality card games, strategy games & party games for the whole family. We've got the games you'll want to play. 

12-2pm - Dune Imperium
Enter the Dune universe in this deckbuilding game with a hidden-information angle and traditional worker placement mechanics.

12:30-1:30 - Walking Dead Miniatures Game
Control popular characters from The Walking Dead, battle to survive! 

1-3pm - Meet Elizabeth Hargrave
No registration necessary!
Get ready to hob-knob with a self-professed "nature geek" and the mastermind behind top-selling board games including Wingspan, The Fox Experiment, Undergrove & more!  

2-4pm - Earth
Tackle this engine builder with simple rules and a near-infinite number of tableau combinations. 

2-3pm - Walking Dead Miniatures Game
Control popular characters from The Walking Dead, battle to survive!

3-4pm - Apiary and Wyrmspan with designer Connie Voglemann
A worker-placement, hive-building challenge awaits you as you play Apiary! Or, try to attract dragons to your cave in the brand-new engine-builder, Wyrmspan!

3-5pm - Root
Root provides limitless replay value as you and your friends explore the asymmetric factions trying to rule a fantastic forest kingdom.

3:30-4:30 - Walking Dead Miniatures Game
Control popular characters from The Walking Dead, battle to survive!

4-5pm - Apiary and Wyrmspan with designer Connie Voglemann
A worker-placement, hive-building challenge awaits you as you play Apiary! Or, try to attract dragons to your cave in the brand-new engine-builder, Wyrmspan!

4-6pm - A Study in Emerald (1st Edition)
In this stylistic mash-up of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft, the worst has already happened and the world is now ruled by the Old Ones. However, a secret war is being fought to free mankind from their servitude. 

5-6pm - Votes for Women with designer Tory Brown
Play and discard cards to determine the outcome of the American women's suffrage movement from 1848-1920!

6-7pm - Votes for Women with designer Tory Brown
Play and discard cards to determine the outcome of the American women's suffrage movement from 1848-1920!

5-6pm - Star Wars: The Deckbuilding Game
Play as either the Empire or the Rebels – work to strengthen the power of your starting deck and destroy your opponent's bases!

5:30-6:30 - Walking Dead Miniatures Game
Control popular characters from The Walking Dead, battle to survive!

6-8pm - Star Wars: Outer Rim
Play as bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers moving resources and racing across the galaxy! 

7-8pm - Thunder Road: Vendetta and Betrayal at House on the Hill with designer Dave Chalker
Rev your engines and grab your crew to roll and race through Thunder Road: Vendetta! Or, explore a haunted house as a team... until one of you turns against the rest in Betrayal!

7-8pm - Walking Dead Miniatures Game
Control popular characters from The Walking Dead, battle to survive!

7-9pm - Escape-Room Evening
Play a game from the EXIT Series – these puzzle-solving games bring the intensity and teamwork of a traditional escape room to your table.

8-9pm - Thunder Road: Vendetta and Betrayal at House on the Hill with designer Dave Chalker
Rev your engines and grab your crew to roll and race through Thunder Road: Vendetta! Or, explore a haunted house as a team... until one of you turns against the rest in Betrayal! 

Saturday CCGs & TCGs

All Day - Command Zone: Casual Commander
No registration necessary!
Grab a seat and join a pod, where the focus is on fun, social, casual play – not wins or losses. You’ll earn prize tickets to use at our Prize Wall, simply for participating!

11am-2pm - Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering
Experts will teach you everything from the game’s fundamentals like casting spells and summoning creatures to basic strategy and deck-building advice. You’ll even shuffle-up, draw, and battle! Labyrinth Games & Puzzles will lend you cards to use while you learn!

11am-3pm - Disney Lorcana Casual League
Illumineers! Step into Lorcana, engage in duels, trade cards, or even teach the game! Please bring your own cards and decks! You'll earn League Points for your participation.

11am-3pm - Learn to Play Pokémon
Join us to learn how to be a Pokémon Trainer! We’ll teach you the rules of the game and how to master the adorable creatures of the Pokémon universe. Labyrinth Games & Puzzles will lend you cards to use while you learn!

12-3pm - Learn to Play Star Wars: Unlimited
Unleash your inner Jedi or Sith! Come learn the brand-new Star Wars: Unlimited trading card game! We’ll teach you how to fill your deck with iconic characters, command starships, and then settle debates like: Wookiee v. Sith, who will dominate?!

2-6pm - Magic: The Gathering: Chaos Draft
Dive into the chaos with a deck constructed from packs from 3 sets! Then, enter a thrilling 3-round swiss tournament. The more you win, the more prize tickets you’ll earn to use at our Prize Wall!

2-6pm - Learn to Play Flesh & Blood
Experience 1v1 battles in the land of Rathe! Begin your journey towards legend in Flesh and Blood combat which was created – and rigorously tested – by trading card game fanatics! Let Labyrinth staff teach you how to equip your hero with weapons, armor, and abilities; take actions; and try to outlast your opponent! Labyrinth Games & Puzzles will lend you cards to use while you learn!

4-8pm - Pokémon Pack Battle
Crack open a single pack and face off instantly! Unleash your Pokémon, showcase your skills, and snag prizes for your wins. Oh, and, the pack cost? Covered in the event fee! Get ready, get set, battle!

4-8pm - Learn to Play Lorcana
Let us teach you all about Lorcana! Learn to play as an “Illumineer” who wields magical ink (cards) of beloved Disney characters and builds teams (decks) to race other Illumineers for lore! Labyrinth Games & Puzzles will lend you cards to use while you learn!

7-10pm - Magic: The Gathering Fallout, Commander Launch Party
Explore the post-nuclear world of Fallout! Grab your spot in a 4-person pod for casual, fun play. Your entry fee includes a Commander deck from the set, but you can bring other unaltered decks from the set to try out as well. The first 20 arrivals each day will get a mystery promo card! And, you'll earn prize tickets for our Prize Wall!

Saturday RPGs

11am-2pm - Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
Experience the thrill of a one-part encounter in the world’s most famous role-playing game, taught by an expert.

11am-12:30pm - Introduction to RPG Sessions for Kids at AwesomeCon (AGES 11-16)
Calling all parents eager to ignite their children's creativity and critical thinking skills! Dive into the captivating world of role-playing games (RPGs) with our specially curated introductory sessions designed for budding adventurers, led by a games master with years of experience running kids RPGs under Deadly Penguin Games. 

11am-2pm - Fantasy AGE
Learn the basics of Green Ronin Publishing's Fantasy AGE, as you hunt down an evil cult in the sewers of Freeport!

11am-2pm - Pathfinder: The Second Confirmation
In this introduction, experience the Pathfinder world.

11am-2pm - Pathfinder: Foundation's Price
Experience an adventure in the Pathfinder world.

11am-1pm - Call of Cthulhu (Mature Content)
Venture into H.P. Lovecraft's dark version of our world!

11am-3pm - Stealing Stories for the Devil
As time travelers from the 31st century you must fix reality. Then get out.

11:30-2:30pm - Avatar: Legends
Go on an adventure focused on growth and the bonds between friends.

12-3pm - Intro to Blades in the Dark
From the designer: Blades in the Dark is a tabletop role-playing game by John Harper about a crew of daring scoundrels seeking their fortunes on the haunted streets of an industrial-fantasy city. There are heists, chases, occult mysteries, dangerous bargains, bloody skirmishes, and, above all, riches to be had—if you’re bold enough to seize them. 

12-3pm - D&D: The Black Ballad from Storyteller's Forge
Follow the fate of the afterlife itself in this campaign.

12-3pm - Wanderhome
Wanderhome is a pastoral fantasy role-playing game about traveling animal-folk, the world they inhabit, and the way the seasons change. It is a game filled with grassy fields, mossy shrines, herds of chubby bumblebees, opossums in sundresses, salamanders with suspenders, starry night skies, and the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine.

12-3pm - Star Wars Roleplaying Game
Explore locations where the Empire’s laws and influence are dimmed or muted. Meet shady characters, independent thinkers, and insurgents looking to break free of Imperial law.

1-4pm - Pathfinder: Lions of Katapesh
Experience an adventure in the Pathfinder world.

1-4pm - D&D: Masks and Mayhem
After saving the city from a vicious monster, our heroes find themselves invited to a party at the mysterious mansion of a figure simply known as "The Duke." What follows is a night filled with a mayhem, mystical masks, and even rabid animals. Do you have what it takes to traverse the manor?

1-3pm - Skrap Packs
Gather items (cards) to overcome crises! Then, convince others of the wisdom of your tool selection.

1-4pm - Old Gods of Appalachia (Mature Content)
Use a Cypher-based system in a cosmic world. Encounter hardship, heart, and horror.

1:30-3pm - Introduction to RPG Sessions for Kids at AwesomeCon (AGES 6-10)
Calling all parents eager to ignite their children's creativity and critical thinking skills! Dive into the captivating world of role-playing games (RPGs) with our specially curated introductory sessions designed for budding adventurers, led by a games master with years of experience running kids RPGs under Deadly Penguin Games. 

2-5pm - Fantasy AGE
Learn the basics of Green Ronin Publishing's Fantasy AGE, as you hunt down an evil cult in the sewers of Freeport!

2-5pm - Walking Dead (Mature Content)
Face impossible choices in an unforgiving world. 

2-6pm - Lancer
Pilot mechs and enter combat – 15,000 years in the future.

2-6pm - Broken Compass
Search for treasure in this pulp-action roleplaying game.

3-6pm - Good Society
Collaborate to capture the heart of Jane Austen’s work: formal estates, grand balls, sly glances, and more.

3-6pm - Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
Join an adventure in the world’s most famous role-playing game, taught by an expert.

3-7pm - D&D: The Lonely Tower
Explore the secrets of the lonely tower of Roseward and its… curse!

4-5:30pm - Introduction to RPG Sessions for Kids at AwesomeCon (AGES 11-16)
Calling all parents eager to ignite their children's creativity and critical thinking skills! Dive into the captivating world of role-playing games (RPGs) with our specially curated introductory sessions designed for budding adventurers, led by a games master with years of experience running kids RPGs under Deadly Penguin Games. 

4-7pm - Misspent Youth (Mature Content)
Friends! Fight authority, stand up to bullies, forge bonds, and make the world a better place.

4-6pm - Skrap Packs
Gather items (cards) to overcome crises! Then, convince others of the wisdom of your tool selection.

4:30-7:30pm - The Black Ballad from Storyteller's Forge
Follow the fate of the afterlife itself in this campaign.

5-7pm - Fantasy AGE
Learn the basics of Green Ronin Publishing's Fantasy AGE, as you hunt down an evil cult in the sewers of Freeport!

5-8pm - Old Gods of Appalachia (Mature Content)
Use a Cypher-based system in a cosmic world. Encounter hardship, heart, and horror.

5-8pm - Intro to Blades in the Dark
From the designer: Blades in the Dark is a tabletop role-playing game by John Harper about a crew of daring scoundrels seeking their fortunes on the haunted streets of an industrial-fantasy city. There are heists, chases, occult mysteries, dangerous bargains, bloody skirmishes, and, above all, riches to be had—if you’re bold enough to seize them. 

5-8pm - Pathfinder: United in Purpose
In this introduction, experience the Pathfinder world.

5-8pm - Pathfinder: Fury's Toll
Experience an adventure in the Pathfinder world.

6-10pm - Alien
Horror in the cold darkness of space. Stay alive, if you can…

6-8pm - Call of Cthulhu (Mature Content)
Venture into H.P. Lovecraft's dark version of our world!

6-9:30pm - D&D: The Many Mysteries of the Skinned Cat Tavern
From giant owlbears to pirate ships, the tavern holds many secrets.

7-9pm - Intro to Dungeons & Dragons (16+)
Join an adventure in the world’s most famous role-playing game, taught by an expert.

7-9pm - Skrap Packs
Gather items (cards) to overcome crises! Then, convince others of the wisdom of your tool selection.

7-10pm - Pathfinder: The Blackwood Lost
Experience an adventure in the Pathfinder world.