Nexus Game Fair

Show Information

This year's show runs from 8am on Thursday, May 31, 2018, until 6pm on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Early Bird badge registration opens January 7, 2018, and regular badge registration opens February 5, 2018. 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:
On Site
Wednesday:None3pm to 1am3pm to 7pmClosed
Thursday:8am to 2am7am to 4am7am to 7pmClosed
Friday:8am to 2am7am to 4am7am to 7pm3pm to 7pm
Saturday:8am to 2am7am to 4am7am to 7pm10am to 7pm
Sunday:8am to 6pm7am to 6pm7am to 3pm10am to 3pm

Please note that while scheduled gaming events in the system must start at 8am or later and end by 2am, we will keep some gaming areas open as long as games continue to played, including open gaming. Each year, we have several games playing until the sun came up!

Event Submission

Are you interested in running events at Nexus? We want your events! Nexus Game Fair is proud to offer our attendees a massive line-up for events provided by not only our attendees, but also local area gaming groups, demo teams, organized play groups, and our in-house staff. Our show revolves around playing games and relies upon our attendees and event organizers to help provide them.

If you enjoy playing a board game, but can't find players, or if you love to gamemaster an RPG for a fresh group of players, you're welcome to bring your games and events to Nexus. We have a generous GM rewards program, and our Events Team will do anything they can to help make your events a success at the show.

Table space is limited, so be sure to submit your events early to help ensure you obtain the day and time you're looking for.

Event Registration

Event registration at Nexus is handled via pre-registration. Our event catalog will have its initial release on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Feel free to browse the catalog all month, as additional events will continue to be added. You may use our Favorites feature to save events you like, as a reminder when registration opens.

Standard event registration begins at 8pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018 (Central Time). Our system is a live system, which is a first-come, first-serve. You must have purchased a badge in order to participate in event registration. Please note that our Early Bird and Premier badge holders have access to early event registration.

Upcoming & Important Dates

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Online Event Catalog goes live
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Cut-off date for Event Submissions to be listed in the On-Site Program Guide
Friday, May 4, 2018
& Saturday, May 5, 2018
Early event registration begins for Premier & Early Bird Badge holders
Sunday, May 6, 2018 Event registration begins at 8pm CST for all Standard Badge holders
Sunday, May 27, 2018 Online Event Registration suspended until the Convention begins
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Nexus Game Fair begins at 8am!


Nexus Game Fair is proud to carry a limited line of show souvenirs. Additional information regarding this year's souvenirs will be available soon.