Welcome to fun & games at the Huntsville Comic & Pop Culture Expo!
Board, card, role-playing, and miniature strategy games are available to play for all ages and experience levels. We offer a game library from which attendees may check-out games to play as time allows and a play-to-win game selection (provided by our wonderful sponsors) from which lucky players get to take a fun game home. Additionally, there will be games hosted at specific times. These scheduled games depend on submissions by game enthusiasts who volunteer to host a game. If you have a game you love, please consider volunteering.
The Safer at Home order issued by the governor of Alabama impacts the games and activities we offer in 2020. The basic concept is that game components cannot be shared between individuals. Therefore, we cannot host a majority of card and board games. We also cannot have a game library or play-to-win game selections. But all is not lost and there is fun to be had! We are hosting scheduled games of the Magic: The Gathering card game and role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Click on the link below to see for yourself! Additionally, prizes from our terrific sponsors will be randomly given to people as they play!
In order to participate in any game, you are required to wear a mask. No experience is required to play the role-playing games (and we encourage you to join the fun), but there is a limited supply of sanitized game materials available. If you are an experienced role-player, we ask you bring your own materials such as dice, rule books, pens, and paper.
Tabletop gaming at the convention couldn’t be accomplished without the game volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to teach others great games. Are you friendly and passionate about a particular game or games? Then please consider becoming a volunteer. Beyond the appreciation of the convention staff, you can gain the following benefits:
To become a game volunteer and submit a game to the convention schedule, click the button below. The more games we have submitted before the convention, the better we can advertise what is available and gain support from game companies. If you want to run a game, please submit as soon as possible.
Tabletop gaming is available 10:00 am – 12:00 am on Saturday and 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday. Most scheduled games align with the following time slots (although long games may encompass more than one slot):
|Game Slot #1||Sat||10:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Lunch Break||Sat||12:00 pm – 01:00 pm|
|Game Slot #2||Sat||01:00 pm – 03:00 pm|
|Game Slot #3||Sat||03:00 pm – 05:00 pm|
|Dinner Break||Sat||5:00 pm – 06:00 pm|
|Game Slot #4||Sat||06:00 pm – 08:00 pm|
|Game Slot #5||Sat||08:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Game Slot #6||Sat||10:00 pm – 12:00 pm|
|Game Slot #7||Sun||11:00 am – 01:00 pm|
|Game Slot #8||Sun||12:30 pm – 02:30 pm|
|Game Slot #9||Sun||02:30 pm – 04:30 pm|
As mentioned above, we offer a play-to-win selection of games. The general idea is that you and your friends (including new friends you just met at the convention) check-out an interesting game from the play-to-win desk, play it, and then return it. Once returned, you have the option of entering into a drawing for the game or entering into our general drawing for prize support. We could not offer play-to-win games without our generous sponsors so please let them know you appreciate their support. In 2019, we offered over 80 play-to-win games and hope to have a similar number of games available in 2020!
Our game library is provided by a local gamer, CRAIG GOODRICK. Craig has an extensive game library requiring 12 ft. of shelf-space so if you are looking for a game to play, we should have it! The process to play a library game is simple: you check-out a game from the game library desk and then return it once finished. Craig will be available to teach games as well, but his time may be limited by demand.