We tend to think of summer as the height of convention season, but actually quite a number of events are held throughout the rest of the year. Some of those taking place in the next 2 months include:

RinCon, October 9-11 in Tucson, Arizona — A popular regional convention for playing games of all types, RPGs, board games, miniatures, CCGs, and LARPs.

Essen Spiel, October 22-25 in Essen, Germany — The world’s largest tabletop game fair, with 150,000 or so attendees. More of an expo, where publishers from all over the world introduce their latest products.

Euro Quest, November 12-15 near Baltimore, Maryland — Lots of open gaming with a few tournaments. Focused on strategy board games. I’ll likely be there.

BoardGameGeek.Con, November 19-22 in Dallas, Texas — Another convention for playing games, focused on board games. Also a great place for playing the latest Essen releases in the United States. Yehuda will be attending this one.

Chicago Toy & Game Fair (aka CHITAG), November 21-22 — An expo for industry and the public with more focus on mass-market than hobby games. Also has events for toy and game inventors.