Midwest GameFest 2019
Nov 14-17, 2019
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
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About Midwest GameFest 2019
The list of events expands up until the convention, so check back regularly.Three Organizationsgames 870Where is it?The Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located in Independence, Missouri at the southeast intersection of I-70 and I-470. The facility address is 18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO 64055 (map), and we have some great directions at our Lodging and Travel page. Independence is part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.When is it?Doors open to the public on Thursday, November 1 at 12 p.m. and the event runs through Sunday, November 4 at 7 p.m. See our Schedule page for details.Onsite foodMcCoy's Food MenuIndependence has some of the region's best food options, many of which are only a short drive away. But for folks who want to stay at the convention facility (and maximize their game playing) the hotel offers McCoy's Whiskey & Wine Bar, with typical bar fair plus a great selection of exclusive wine and local craft beers. There are a number of great restaurants nearby, including one right outside the hotel, and many within walking distance or a short drive. Snacks and sodas are available near the hotel desk, and hotel guests receive complimentary breakfast. No outside food or drinks are allowed.Wi-FiBoth the main game hall and our pre-function area at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center will feature complimentary wi-fi. Network conditions will vary with the number of active users on the network.ExhibitorsWe host a number of tabletop gaming and fantasy-related dealers, vendors and small press game companies. Check the Exhibitors page for details on this year's dealers.Event organizersEvent/game organizers should contact us as soon as possible so details may be worked out. We are looking for events ranging from a single board game or RPG round, to miniatures tournaments or sanctioned trading card events. If you want to run a tournament, live action or large-scale event, please contact us directly. See our Events page for details.VolunteersVolunteers are always needed. See our Volunteers page for volunteer discounts and to sign up as a volunteer.LodgingMidwest GameFest is pleased to offer room discounts at our convention hotel, Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. Get reservation information and directions at our Lodging and Travel page.How does my group, store or I get involved?Essentially just shoot us an email with your contact information and what you might want to do. See below for additional info:Gaming Groups We will have a table for flyers and other promotional information for area gaming clubs and conventions. Groups that are interested in greater participation should send us a message with details. Volunteer discounts are a great opportunity for your group or club. See our Volunteers page for details.Stores We will have a wall or table to put out advertisements and other promotional items for the Kansas City area and other game stores. Stores may contact us directly to discuss attending as a dealer, or to provide other support. See our Exhibitors page for details.Individuals Individuals may participate as players and event organizers, and need not be part of a larger group to do so. See our Volunteers and Events pages for details.Who are the convention staff and organizers?The convention is organized, staffed, and financed by a cadre of experienced volunteer conventioneers from the Role-players Guild of Kansas City with an advisory board made up of participating members/organizers from the Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, the Gamer's Haven Game Library and other interested folk. The convention is financed by RPGKC coffers, door procedes, exhibitor fees and sponsorships. The RPGKC is a 501(c)(7) non-profit group of role-playing game enthusiasts dedicated to bringing quality gaming to all and educating the public about that gaming.Does Midwest GameFest benefit a charity?HarvestersMidwest GameFest is not a charity itself, and neither is its parent organization the Role-players Guild of Kansas City. However, we have historically provided a charity raffle benefitting Harvesters Community Food Network, a large community food bank in the Kansas City region. You can learn more about this at our Benefit Raffle page. Additionally, separate groups at Midwest GameFest have historically gathered donations for their own charity causes, such as Heroes of Rokugan's annual Toys for Tots drive.Red CrossWe are also hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive Friday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.What about KC Game Fair?KC Game Fair is on hiatus with no plans for it to return. The parties responsible for that event have parted ways on amiable terms and wish each other all the best. Midwest GameFest is comprised of some groups previously involved in the KC Game Fair. However, they are wholly separate events with separate owners, not just a name change and a shuffling of chairs.SponsorsSponsor Badge GoldMiniature MarketMiniature Market is your online gaming superstore since 2004. They've got an incredible selection of board games, tabletop games, collectible card games, collectible miniatures, role-playing games and they sport a wide variety of products from all the major gaming vendors. Miniature Market is proud to have grown into your one-stop shop for all gaming needs, and supports Midwest GameFest's benefit raffle for Harvesters. Show them your
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