The vast majority of our events at Pacificon Game Expo are run by volunteers who put together some snazzy stuff to share with the community each year! For those who send us their games by the submission deadline and have their games approved, we offer a free admission to the convention. Only eight hours are required to be awarded a free admission.

Before submitting an event, be sure you have read over the GM and Volunteer requirements listed on this other page.

button (13)To help better organize our program, we divide the convention into Time Blocks. (See the chart to the left.) The blocks begin at 11am on Friday and 9am Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

You can run a game for a little as a single Time Block. You can run a game in Time Blocks A & B, or C through E, depending on the length of your game.

If you have any questions regarding the Time Block system, please send an email to the Program Manager at:

To submit your event, please follow the link below, create a GM account, and be sure to include a valid email address so we can contact you. We cannot accept events without a valid email address at this time, and, besides, it makes it really hard to communicate.

Once your event has been submitted two things happen. The area coordinator will decide whether or not to approve your game, and if so, then work with you on scheduling the event. Our program manager will make sure you qualify for your free pass to the show, and make sure you understand the rules and requirements for running a game at Pacificon Game Expo. Once they have both approved you, you will be issued your GM weekend pass for Pacificon, and be all set to run your game at the show and have a lot of fun!

Thanks so very much for being part of this long standing Bay Area Labor Day gaming tradition!

To submit a game for consideration, please use this link!

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Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2018 – Labor Day Weekend