Nexus Game Fair is excited to announce that we have moved to a new hotel this year: the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at the Milwaukee Airport! We now have even more convention space, as well as nearly double the available room capacity.
Hotel and Travel Information
Nexus Game Fair has secured a very competitive rate of $105/night for our show attendees booking rooms in our block. The hotel offers both free parking and a free 24-hour airport shuttle.More Hotel Information
If you wish to book your room with the hotel directly, please call (414) 764-5300, or use the following link for online reservations. Be sure to make your reservation early, as last year the hotel was sold out!
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 6401 S. 13th St., and is just a few minutes from General Mitchell Airport. Air travelers should call for the free shuttle from the baggage claim area, while those driving will take Exit 319 off of I-94/US 41 and head east to South 13th Street and take it south about 1/4 mile to the hotel, which will be on the right, just past the Ramada Hotel.
Please enter through the main hotel lobby.
We're working hard to finalize a long list of special guests for our 2015 show, and we plan to announce the list of special guests in the coming months. If you are (or know someone that is) a game designer, artist, author, publisher, or otherwise involved significantly in the gaming industry, and would like to be considered as a special guest at Nexus Game Fair, please drop us a line.
Dealers & Exhibitors
Nexus Game Fair hosts a robust Dealer Hall, with over 4,000 square feet of space allocated. Our Dealer Hall was sold out in 2014 and we're looking to expand it for 2015. If you are interested in being an dealer at Nexus Game Fair, please contact us soon as space is limited and not expected to last.
Sponsors & Advertisers
Currently, we have a small number of opportunites for show sponsorship and program guide advertising. We produce a full color, professional program guide, which is distributed at no cost to all of our attendees. Please contact us for additional information on these programs.
This year's show runs from 8am on Thursday, June 25th, until 6pm on Sunday, June 28th, 2015. Badge registration begins in September and badges may be purchased by clicking on the registration link. Be sure to register for a new account, if you haven't done so already, in order to receive important updates.
This year's show hours are:
Thursday:8am to 1am
Friday:8am to 2am
Saturday:8am to 2am
Sunday:8am to 6pm
Registration is available Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 7am until 7pm.
Dealer Hall Hours
This year's dealer hall hours are: Thursday:11am to 7pm
Friday:11am to 7pm
Saturday:11am to 7pm
Sunday:11am to 2pm
Our dealer list will be made available in April, 2015.
Do you like to play? So do we! Our unofficial motto at Nexus is "Everybody Plays!" Our event catalog is gearing up to have a huge number of events this year and all of our attendees should be able to play as many games as they can schedule during the show. And remember, at Nexus Game Fair, all standard events are free!
Board Game Library
Do you like board games? Did you know that at Nexus Game Fair, you will have access to one of the largest board game libraries in the United States? The Milwaukee Company of Gamers (MilCoG) is bringing their board game library with over 1,100 titles! The library is free to our attendees.
Important & Upcoming Dates
October 9, 2014 Badge Registration Begins
October 13, 2014 Event Submission Begins
April 6, 2015 The Event Catalog is Released
May 3, 2015 Event Registration Begins
Are you a hard-working Gamemaster? We promise to show you the respect you deserve and will take pride in hosting your events. We believe that our Gamemasters and Event Organizers are an essential part of the success of our show and we are actively working on a service reward program and concierge service that will make your job as easy as possible.
If you are interested in helping out with the daily show operations and can contribute at least 8 hours over the course of the show, then we would like to discuss opportunities for you in this area. Our convention volunteers are eligible for a free badge, a volunteer swag bag plus discounts on convention souvenirs.
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Nexus Game Fair is a multi-genre game convention destined to bring summer gaming back to the city of Milwaukee. Our 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. Our growing team of organizers has a myriad of backgrounds, educations, day jobs and gaming experience. We came together to address what we perceived as a growing lack of concern about the attendee gaming experience at larger game conventions.
The future of table top gaming is uncertain as video game consoles and computer games continue to proliferate and increasingly dominate the free time of so many. Nexus Game Fair hopes to ignite the passion for table top gaming in the next generation of gamers.
Nexus Game Fair offers several types of badges, in an effort to meet all of our attendees' needs.
Standard Badge Package
Our standard badge package includes the following: 1) 4-Day Badge
2) Nexus lanyard/badge holder
3) Deluxe program guide
4) 2015 Souvenir Die
5) 2015 Souvenir Stadium Cup
6) Tournament Pass
Premier Badge Package
Our Premier Badge Package includes everything in our standard badge package plus: 7) Swag Bag
8) Nexus Messenger Bag
9) Set of 2015 Souvenir Dice
10) Power Ring of Nexus
This special package is limited to only 50 attendees, so don't delay!
Weekend Badge Package
Our weekend badge package includes the following: 1) Saturday & Sunday Badge
2) Nexus lanyard/badge holder
3) Deluxe program guide
4) 2015 Souvenir Die
5) 2015 Souvenir Stadium Cup
6) Tournament Pass
One Day Badges
This year, our 1-day badge pricing is as follows: Thursday:$15
Our 1-day badges come with a lanyard, program guide and stadium cup.
At Nexus Game Fair, all standard events are included with your badge purchase and are available for no additional fee.
Souvenirs & Swag Bags
This year Nexus Game Fair is pleased to offer a Swag Bag for our Premier Badge holders (all tucked neatly inside our high quality souvenir Messenger Bag). The rest of our line-up of show souvenirs for 2015 will be announced soon.
Do you like to compete in Magic: the Gathering? Netrunner? Star Wars X-Wing? This year Nexus will be offering several exciting tournaments with great prizes. A tournament pass will be required in order to compete in these premium events.
Don't miss out on the inaugural Milwaukee Open! This Magic: the Gathering tournament has several events over the course of our show with over $3,000 in prizes. You won't want to miss this!
2015 Milwaukee Open - A Magic: The Gathering Tournament Series
Nexus Game Fair is excited to announce our inaugural Magic: the Gathering tournament series, the 2015 Milwaukee Open. Three tournaments in three days, with a total prize pool of over $3,000!
Friday Night Magic Saturday Sunday Prizes Each Event Format: Standard Format: Modern Format: Legacy 1st: $150 plus 48 boosters Registration: 5:30pm Registration: 9:30am Registration: 9:30am 2nd: $50 plus 36 boosters Seating: 6:00pm Seating: 10:00am Seating: 10:00am Prizes to 8th Place Swiss, Cut to Top 8 Swiss, Cut to Top 8 Swiss, Cut to Top 8
Are you ready to strap on your sword and shield 'Old School' style? Can you survive a dungeon of old school gaming played at its finest: fast and furious with horrible enemies and deadly traps lurking behind every door? The Tower of Gygax event runs all weekend, stop by any time to join the massacre!
Catan National Qualifier
This year, Nexus is pleased to host a qualifer for the Catan National Championships! The winner will receive an all expense paid trip to Gen Con 2015!
Fantasy Flight Tournaments
We have additional prize tournaments scheduled for the following games by Fantasy Flight:
Silent Auction & Math Trade
Have games collecting dust on your shelves? Looking to add something new to your collection? This year at Nexus, be sure to bring your extra games to sell in the Silent Auction, or bring some extra cash to see what deals can be found. If you're an avid games trader, be sure to check out our Board Game Geek math trade!
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