We are headed for pre-registration shut down!  Only 5 hours to go!!!  Request for GM Pre-Scheduled games are flying in!  As of 6:30PM we have 93 pre-scheduled games requested.  More than half of them have been posted on our website schedule: http://springfieldgame.com/all_events/

You can still get in to G.A.M.E. EXPO as a GM for FREE with 4 pre-scheduled games.  Just 5 hours to the deadline!  Go here and sign up: http://springfieldgame.com/gamemasters/

We will be working over the next few days to get all the games posted, so bear with us!  😉



We have lots of game scheduling request coming in!  This is fantastic!  As we near our deadline of 9/15 it’s great to see all the game masters that are diving in to sign up and help us make G.A.M.E. EXPO Year 9 an amazing weekend for all of us!

Please be patient as we get to putting all these games into the schedule.  We will get them posted as quickly as we can.  If your a GM and you’ve submitted 4 games as per the rules on the website, you will have a FREE badge waiting for you at the door on October 6th.  Nothing else you need to do.



ATTENTION GMS!  If you have already submitted a game or multiples, we are working on getting these posted within the next week or so.  Thank you for your patience.  You DO NOT need to resubmit with table choices.  We will assign those based on what information we’ve received. You are all good.

Going forward with all submitted pre-scheduled games, this is now the rules below.

As we plan for tables and pre-scheduled games at Year 9, we want to address an issue from Year 8.

We had some games that grabbed tables and did so without checking in at GAME HQ and this screwed up pre-scheduled games and our ability to schedule tables correctly.

For Year 9, as always, pre-scheduled games submitted online get first table assignments.   Pick-up games scheduled during the 3 days of GAME get scheduled by GAME HQ based on available space.

Available table arrangements are:

  • 1 table for up to 6 players
  • 2 tables for 8 to 10 players
  • 3 tables for 12 to 14 players
  • 4 tables for 18 to 20 players

Games larger than 20 players, we will not be able to accommodate.  You’ll need to break these games into smaller groups.

We are very accommodating to pick-up and prescheduled games, but tables must be assigned by GAME HQ.  If you grab tables and chairs your game will not be allowed to be run.   Thanks for you patience and understanding.

READ MORE about how to be a GM here:   http://springfieldgame.com/gamemasters/



The DM Battle is a unique fun event where players and DMs alike get to dive into a impromptu D&D game to see who’s the best DM and the players decide!   The day starts with assigning the players randomly to a DM.  We will do our best not to put players into a group where they nominated that DM.   Then the three secret ingredients are revealed.  Last year they were; fungi, ferryboat and frozen.  The DMs then take these ingredients and retreat to the library to make an adventure in less than 1 hour.

While the players wait we work on selecting pre-generated characters based on instructions from the DM.  Once this is done we have a Trivia Contest with fun and prizes.

The DMs rejoin the room after prep and the DM Battle begins.  They have four hours to run an adventure integrating the three ingredients.  We will take a break at the two hour mark.

At the end of the event, the DMs retreat to the library and the players are given their evaluation forms.  The DMs then share with EE Staff what their adventures were about and any highs or lows in the game.  Evaluation forms are gathered by EE Staff and reviewed.  Then after points are tallied and EE Staff discusses, we announce the winning DM and the DM awards the best player at their table.

The winning DM will receive a gift certificate from Meta Games.  Amount will hopefully be $100.  We will have that confirmed soon.

Join us!  Let’s PLAY!