GrandCon Gaming Convention

In 2012 GrandCon Gaming & Comic Arts Convention was formed. The first event of it’s kind was held at the Prince Conference Center on Calvin College’s campus in 2013. Proving to be a successful gathering of gamers and comic book enthusiasts, GrandCon Gaming and Comics Arts continued to evolve and grow from it’s fan base. Over time it became obvious that the majority of attendees where coming for the family fun with hobby gaming; It was always Brian Lenz’s (Founder) vision to expand and grow the show for the love hobby gaming industry. So, Lenz officially renamed the show in 2016 to GrandCon Gaming Convention.

In 2017, Lenz relocated GrandCon to downtown Grand Rapids, and It’s now being held at the beautiful DeVos Place Convention Center every Labor Day weekend. The show focuses on bringing in anyone who wishes to be educated and entertained with what we do in the hobby gaming industry. Fun!

GrandCon features tabletop (board, card, and roleplaying) gaming including the creators and or authors behind them.  You can attend tournaments, special charity events, come dressed as your favorite character, or get involved in open gaming from our library of over 1300 games!  Mingle with industry guests and other gamers that appreciate similar gaming interests, ranging from games like Monopoly to Tokaido, Champions to Dungeon & Dragons, or Euchre to Fabled Fruit.  Make sure to check out prototypes-unpublished games; maybe you'll learn how to design a game or simply sneak a peek at some cool upcoming games.  

GrandCon is a family friendly board gaming convention. A place where you can shop exhibitors, artists, cosplay, play hobby games all day long, attend seminars, participate in tournaments, and meet and mingle with industry guests.  GrandCon welcomes all, and we invite you to Come Play with Us!

GrandCon, at its soul, is an all inclusive community gaming event that wants to give back, all while having some FUN. The event creates a unique network of community gaming opportunities, a place where you can make new friends and see old friends alike.  It's a gateway for discovering a world of creativity, that maybe you didn’t even know existed. We would hope to see you at GrandCon for our next adventure in gaming.

Come Play with US!