After a 12-year hiatus, summer convention gaming returns to the city of Milwaukee with the inaugural show of Nexus Game Fair, which is set for June 19-22, 2014. Nexus Game Fair is a multi-genre game convention focusing on role-playing games, board games, CCG/CMG, and miniature events. Their mission is to run a convention that focuses on optimizing the attendee experience by giving them a full schedule of the best possible events.
Nexus Game Fair is the collaborative effort of a group of gamers from all walks of life. Their growing team of organizers has a myriad of backgrounds, educations, day jobs and gaming experience that came together to address what they perceived as a growing lack of concern about the attendee gaming experience at larger game conventions.
Event Manager, Harold Johnson, is the former director of Gen Con who led that show to grow to over 20,000 attendees during the 1990s. “We’re very excited about our inaugural year,” says Johnson, “and we’re confident in our ability to run a well organized, event focused show. We’ve already committed to 3 years worth of show dates and look forward to extending our stay in Milwaukee indefinitely.”
Nexus Game Fair has already signed a number of industry special guests, including Jolly Blackburn (Knights of the Dinner Table), Mike Carr (Dawn Patrol), Chris Clark (Inner City Games Designs), Bob Coggins (Napoleon’s Battles), Dave “Zeb” Cook (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition), Jeff Easley (Staff Artist, TSR, Inc.), Todd Fisher (Revolution & Empire), Matt Forbeck (Deadlands), Tim Kask (Dragon Magazine), Dave Kenzer (Hackmaster), James Lowder (Author, Prince of Lies), Frank Mentzer (Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set), Merle Rasmussen (Top Secret), Jim Ward (Gamma World), Skip Williams (Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition) and more.